Federal Jury Convicts Three Minnesota Men for Conspiring to Join ISIL and Commit Murder in Syria

Washington, DC - Guled Ali Omar, Abdurahman Yasin Daud and Mohamed Abdihamid Farah were convicted by a federal jury Friday of conspiring to commit murder in Syria on behalf of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and to provide material support to the designated foreign terrorist organization.  Omar was also convicted of one count of attempted financial aid fraud, and Farah was also convicted of one count of perjury and providing a false statement.

Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller Travels to Wroclaw, Amman, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Vienna, and the Hague

Washington, DC - On June 3, Under Secretary Gottemoeller will participate in a panel discussion titled, “NATO’s Future and the Warsaw Summit,” at the Wroclaw Global Forum in Wroclaw, Poland.

USS Stout Completes Multinational Search and Rescue Exercise Argonaut

Mediterranean Sea - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) completed the multinational search and rescue exercise Argonaut May 31.

Supporting Dual Language Learners in Early Learning Settings

Washington, DC - Today the White House is announcing a new Federal policy statement from the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Education on better supporting our country’s youngest dual language learners (DLLs) in early childhood programs. The Obama Administration will be joined by public and private sector organizations that will also announce new commitments to support DLLs.

Researchers to develop energy-saving window film

Bolder, Colorado - The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has awarded the University of Colorado Boulder $1.8 million to develop an innovative window coating that could significantly improve energy efficiency in buildings.