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Federal Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday March 08, 2020 ( 15 items )  

$28 Million Available in Cooperative Agreements for Flood Hazard Identification in FEMA Region 4
WASHINGTON, March 4 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that it expects to award up to 10 cooperative agreements for flood hazard identification and risk assessment programs in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $28 million. The agency said the grant was associated with disaster prevention and relief. The funding is open  more

Air University Press Releases Spring 2020 Edition of Strategic Studies Quarterly
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, March 4 -- The U.S. Air Force (42nd Air Base Wing) issued the following news: Air University Press released the spring 2020 edition of Strategic Studies Quarterly, available at https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/SSQ/. In this issue: * Former U.S. Army professor M. A. Thomas asks, "Between the United States and China, who will win the artificial intelligence arms race?" * Columbia University scholars Jason Healey and Stuart Caudill explore whether the DOD cyber  more

Air University Press Releases Spring 2020 Edition of Strategic Studies Quarterly
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, March 4 -- Air University issued the following news: Air University Press released the spring 2020 edition of Strategic Studies Quarterly, available at https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/SSQ/. In this issue: * Former U.S. Army professor M. A. Thomas asks, "Between the United States and China, who will win the artificial intelligence arms race?" * Columbia University scholars Jason Healey and Stuart Caudill explore whether the DOD cyber strategy will be impleme  more

Air University Students Break Down Barriers for Female Airmen
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, March 5 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Special Agent Alexandra Garced doesn't have a need to wear it yet, but she knows of other female Airmen who avoid wearing the maternity service dress uniform at all costs. The reasons for the avoidance, said the Air Force Office of Special Investigations agent, is that they say the uniform is "uncomfortable, not fashionable, don't feel comfortable with it on, feeling like they stand out, and it's expensiv  more

APHIS Accepts Comments on an Environmental Assessment to Control Cogongrass in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina
WASHINGTON, March 5 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service issued the following news release: The United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has analyzed the potential environmental effects of establishing an integrated management strategy to control cogongrass in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina. The draft environmental assessment is now available for comment. Cogongrass is an invasi  more

Army Astronaut in Space Enlists Six Waynesville High School Students
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama, March 5 -- The Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command issued the following news: Col. Andrew Morgan, a NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station, administered the oath of enlistment Feb. 26 to six students at Waynesville High School through a two-way video conference call -- all while in Earth's orbit. Army officials said it was the first ever enlistment ceremony performed from space. Fort Leonard Wood and Maneuver Support C  more

Army Space and Missile Defense Command: Role Models Inspire Leader to Mentor Next Generation
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama, March 5 -- The Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command issued the following news: Being a good role model and leader means preparing young Soldiers and civilians for the future, according to one of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command's directors. The USASMDC Space and Missile Defense Center of Excellence Director of Operations, Lorenzo Mack, said role models ranging from his parents to the Buffalo Soldiers made him the man he   more

BLS Issues Report on Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization in Alabama for 2019
ATLANTA, Georgia, March 4 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Southeast Regional Information Office issued the following report on the alternative measures of labor underutilization in Alabama for 2019: In 2019, the broadest measure of labor underutilization, designated U-6 (which includes the unemployed, workers employed part-time for economic reasons, and those marginally attached to the labor force), was 5.4 percent in Alabama, significantly lower than the 7.2-perc  more

Department of Labor Conducts Education and Enforcement Campaign to Increase Compliance in Southeast's Agricultural Industry
ATLANTA, Georgia, March 4 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is currently engaged in an education and enforcement initiative to increase compliance with federal labor laws in the Southeast's agricultural industry, educate stakeholders, employers and employees, and to provide employers with compliance assistance. Working with stakeholder organizations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia  more

Maxwell Air Force Base Medical Treatment Facility is Ready for Coronavirus
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, March 4 -- Air University issued the following news: As COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, spreads, the 42nd Medical Group is working closely with local hospitals to ensure plans are executed in unison if a coronavirus case is detected. Symptoms of the coronavirus are a fever, cough and difficulty with breathing. The key is to seek medical treatment early. Although there are no known or expected threats or cases of the coronavirus in Alabama basic hygiene is a g  more

Maxwell Medical Treatment Facility is Ready for Coronavirus
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, March 4 -- The U.S. Air Force (42nd Air Base Wing) issued the following news: As COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, spreads, the 42nd Medical Group is working closely with local hospitals to ensure plans are executed in unison if a coronavirus case is detected. Symptoms of the coronavirus are a fever, cough and difficulty with breathing. The key is to seek medical treatment early. Although there are no known or expected threats or cases of the corona  more

NASS - Southern Regional Field Office: Broiler Hatchery
ATHENS, Georgia, March 5 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Southern Regional Field Office issued the following news release: Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Up 4 Percent Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 241 million eggs in incubators during the week ending February 29, 2020, up 4 percent from a year ago. Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week in the United States was 81.3 percent. Average hatchabilit  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Browns Ferry Power Reactor in Alabama
WASHINGTON, March 5 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54559) involving the Browns Ferry power reactor in Alabama: EMERGENCY DIESEL GENERATOR ACTUATION "At 0416 CST on March 3, 2020, with Browns Ferry Unit 3 in Mode 5, there was a partial loss of 161kV power due to a trip and re-closure of the feeder breaker supplying the Common Station Service Transformer (CSST) A. Unit 3 lost power to the 1A Start Bus and the 3A Unit Board, which supplies power   more

Smithsonian Associates Presents March Program Highlights
WASHINGTON, March 5 -- The Smithsonian Institution issued the following news release: The March issue of the Smithsonian Associates' program guide features a variety of educational and cultural programs, including seminars, lectures, studio arts classes, performances for adults and children and local and regional study tours. Highlights this month include: The Inspirational Quilts of Gee's Band (https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/inspirational-quilts-of-gees-bend) Saturday, M  more

Sridhara Gutti Declared Alabama's 2020 Small Business Person of the Year
WASHINGTON, March 7 -- The Small Business Administration issued the following news release: Sridhara Gutti, the owner of Essnova Solutions, Inc., based in Birmingham, AL has been named the 2020 Alabama Small Business Person of the Year. Administrator Jovita Carranza, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration formally announced National Small Business Week, May 3-9, 2020, along with the 2020 Small Business Persons of the Year winners from throughout the United States, the District of C  more