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Federal Tipoffs Involving Illinois Newsletter for Sunday December 01, 2019 ( 9 items )  

Argonne National Laboratory: Big Trucks, Little Emissions
ARGONNE, Illinois, Nov. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory issued the following news release: One way of increasing sustainability is to reduce carbon fuel emissions within transportation. In 2017 greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from this sector surpassed all others in the U.S., accounting for nearly 30% of total GHG emissions, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. One strategy researchers are exploring for lowering emissions is to produc  more

Argonne National Laboratory: Building a Better Battery With Machine Learning
ARGONNE, Illinois, Nov. 26 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory issued the following news release: * * * - Discovering the next generation of batteries with some help from AI * * * Designing the best molecular building blocks for battery components is like trying to create a recipe for a new kind of cake, when you have billions of potential ingredients. The challenge involves determining which ingredients work best together -- or, more simply, produce an edible (or,  more

Argonne National Laboratory: Scientists Find New Way to Identify, Manipulate Topological Metals for Spintronics
ARGONNE, Illinois, Nov. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory issued the following news release: * * * - Scientists pioneer technique for working with topological materials * * * Topological materials have become a hot topic in quantum materials research, as they have potential applications for quantum information and spintronics. This is because topological materials have strange electronic states in which an electron's momentum is connected to its spin orientati  more

Argonne Researchers Named to 'Highly Cited' List
ARGONNE, Illinois, Nov. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory issued the following news release: * * * - Argonne researchers named in the Global Highly Cited Researchers list. * * * Last week, the Web of Science released its annual list of Global Highly Cited Researchers. The list identifies scientists who have produced papers ranking in the top one percent by citations for their field in the last decade. Ten researchers affiliated with the U.S. Department of Ener  more

Army Materiel Command Commanding General Approves ASC's New Mission, Vision, Center of Gravity Plan
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois, Nov. 27 -- The U.S. Army Sustainment Command issued the following news: The U.S. Army Materiel Command approved the U.S. Army Sustainment's new campaign plan after its commanding general was briefed as part of his quarterly visit here to meet with subordinate commands Nov. 19. Gen. Gus Perna, who leads AMC, received an update from the U.S. Army Sustainment Command mid-afternoon on a number of topics. Prior to the briefing, Perna met with Maj. Gen. Steven Shapiro, ASC com  more

Bekaadiziikwe (Quiet Woman) Shares Ojibwa Heritage at RIA Observance
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois, Nov. 27 -- The U.S. Army Sustainment Command issued the following news: Kim Sigafus McIver, award-winning Ojibwa author, spoke during the National American Indian Heritage Month observance at Heritage Hall, here, Nov. 21. "I love sharing my culture with people," said McIver who told the audience she began to seek knowledge of her native heritage as an adult. That is when her uncle gave her the Ojibwa name, Bekaadiziikwe, which means "Quiet Woman." Wearing her traditiona  more

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency: USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Loebach, A.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency issued the following news release: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Fire Controlman 3rd Class Adolph J. Loebach, 22, of Peru, Illinois, killed during World War II, was accounted for on July 2, 2019. (This identification was initially published July 16, 2019.) On Dec. 7, 1941, Loebach was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl   more

Ill. U.S. Attorney: Former Executives and Employees of Health Technology Company Outcome Health Charged in $1 Billion Fraud Scheme
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois issued the following news release: Four former executives and two former employees of Outcome Health (Outcome), a Chicago-based health technology start-up company founded in 2006, were charged for their alleged roles in a fraud scheme that targeted the company's clients, lenders and investors, and involved approximately $1 billion in fraudulently obtained funds. Charged in a superseding indictment file  more

Litigation: SEC Vs. Nutmeg Group, Randall Goulding
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following litigation release - SEC vs. The Nutmeg Group LLC and Randall Goulding, Civil Action No. 09-cv-1775 (N.D. IL, filed March 23, 2009): An Illinois federal judge entered a final judgment on November 12, 2019 against an investment adviser who the SEC charged in March 2009 with fraud for misappropriating client assets and misrepresenting the value of 15 unregistered investment pools. Following a two week trial, on Oc  more