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Federal Tipoffs Involving Iowa Newsletter for Sunday October 06, 2019 ( 6 items )  

Ames Laboratory: How Long Does Memory Last? For Shape Memory Alloys, the Longer the Better
AMES, Iowa, Oct. 3 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory issued the following news release: Known to many as muscle wire or memory metal, shape memory alloys are materials that can be bent or deformed, and then return to their original shape when heat is applied. While people are most familiar with the material in "unbreakable" eye-glass frames, these alloys are also used as vibration dampers, actuators, and sensors in high technology applications like the aerospace and automotive   more

Corps Awards Contract to Repair the Ida Grove - Odebolt Creek Left Bank Flood Control Project
OMAHA, Nebraska, Oct. 3 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District awarded a $359,000 construction contract to repair the damages to the Ida Grove - Odebolt Creek Left Bank Flood Control Project on Wednesday. The Ida Grove Flood Control Project is a channel and levee system that was constructed to reduce flood risk for the Ida Grove, Iowa community. During the 2019 spring flooding significant erosion and scour occurre  more

Surface Transportation Board Issues Decision Involving Savage Davenport Railroad
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board issued the following decision (Docket No. AB 1277) entitled "Savage Davenport Railroad Company Discontinuance of Service Exemption in Scott County, Iowa": On June 28, 2019, Savage Davenport Railroad Company (SDR), a Class III rail carrier, filed with the Board a petition under 49 U.S.C. Sec. 10502 for an exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. Sec. 10903, to discontinue its operation  more

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests to Provide Critical Relocation of an Electric Utility in Sumner, Iowa
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.13 million grant to the city of Sumner, Iowa, to advance local disaster resiliency efforts by helping construct a new substation and transmission drop located outside of the floodplain. The grant, to be matched with $1.13 million in   more

USDA Appoints Members to Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the following news release: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of 20 members to serve on the Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers (ACBFR). The newly appointed members serve terms of up to two years through 2021. Newly appointed members are: * Davon L. Goodwin, Raeford, N.C. * Katie R. Carpenter, Attica, N.Y. * Casey Spradley, Cuba, N.M. * Jacob W. Handsaker, Radcliffe, Io  more

Veterans Administration Outreach Partners With 55th Medical Group Clinic to Serve Veterans
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Oct. 4 -- The U.S. Air Force (55th Air Wing) issued the following news: A Veterans Administration outreach coordinator with the Nebraska Western Iowa VA visited the 55th MDG clinic on Sept. 17 and Oct. 1, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. to provide information and answer questions regarding VA benefits. David Conrad, the VA outreach coordinator, is scheduled to visit the clinic every other Tuesday with the next dates being Oct. 15 and 29. Conrad's visits aim t  more