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Federal Tipoffs Involving Nebraska Newsletter for Sunday January 19, 2020 ( 7 items )  

Commercial Provider Set to Take Over Offutt Help Desk Services
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Jan. 17 -- The U.S. Air Force Offutt Air Force Base (55th Air Wing) issued the following news on Jan. 16: Beginning January 17, commercial contractor Unisys will take over help desk services for all non-classified IT related issues for Offutt AFB. The change is part of an "Enterprise IT network-as-a-service" program that was implemented in 2018 to improve Air Force IT by outsourcing common services. The biggest change for Offutt users is that they will now be   more

Corps of Engineers Closes a Sixth Breach on Missouri River Levee System L-550
OMAHA, Nebraska, Jan. 16 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release on Jan. 15: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District closed a sixth breach along Missouri River Levee System L-550, located near Missouri River Mile 524 southwest of Rock Port, Missouri, on Tuesday. This is the sixth breach that has been closed under the current contract with Weston Solutions, Inc. of West Chester, PA, leaving one remaining breach on the L-550 Levee System to be repaired. It i  more

Natural Resources Conservation Service: USDA Reminds Historically Underserved Producers of Advance Payment Option
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service Nebraska office issued the following news release: USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) reminds historically underserved producers, who are participating in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), of the advance payment option. This option allows them to get conservation practice payments in advance of practice implementation. "The advance payment option makes NRCS c  more

Offutt Air Force Base: 55th Civil Engineer Squadron Gets the OK for Travis Drive Repairs
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Jan. 15 -- The U.S. Air Force (55th Air Wing) issued the following news on Jan. 14: The 55th Civil Engineer Squadron has allocated funds to make repairs on Travis Drive, which closed due to a 42 inch cavernous hole that was discovered under the road in July 2019. "Once the commander and I became aware of the issue, we could not in good faith allow families to continue using Travis Drive," said Chief Master Sgt. Brian Thomas, the 55th Wing command chief. The 55  more

Offutt Air Force Base: Office of the Warrior Advocate Offers Resources for Service Members
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Jan. 15 -- The U.S. Air Force (55th Air Wing) issued the following news on Jan. 14: The Office of the Warrior Advocate is a program unique to Offutt Air Force Base, and currently the only one in the Air Force. The OWA empowers and advocates for non-wounded, wounded, ill or injured Airmen as they adapt to life with new circumstances. This is accomplished by connecting Airmen with appropriate agencies and resources and by providing support, education and guidance  more

USDA Invests $5.7 Million in Broadband for Rural Nebraska Communities
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development has issued the following news release: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Marketing and Regulatory Programs Under Secretary Greg Ibach announced that USDA has invested $5.7 million in a high-speed broadband infrastructure project that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity in parts of three Nebraska counties. The investment is expected to connect 489 rural households, 24 farms and eight businesses to high-spee  more

USDA Invests $5.7 Million in Broadband for Rural Nebraska Communities
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development - Washington office issued the following news release: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Marketing and Regulatory Programs Under Secretary Greg Ibach announced that USDA has invested $5.7 million in a high-speed broadband infrastructure project that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity in parts of three Nebraska counties. The investment is expected to connect 489 rural households, 24 farms and eight busines  more