This page is an attempt to provide current awareness of federal government reports and activities. The page will be updated weekly to provide links to important, newsworthy, or interesting material published during the previous week. The goal is to keep the links to a manageable number for readers, not to be a comprehensive listing.
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1/18 - National Archives Apologizes for Alteration of Women's March Image (NARA; see also NARA blog post and original news article)
1/22 - ODNI-Sponsored Study Examines Bioeconomy (ODNI)
1/23 - EPA and Army Deliver on President Trump’s Promise to Issue the Navigable Waters Protection Rule – A New Definition of WOTUS (EPA; see also Correcting the Record: Media Erroneously Claims EPA and Army Jeopardize Wetlands & Stream Protection for links to news articles)
1/24 - Trump Administration Actions to Protect Life and Conscience (HHS; see also Secretary Azar Statement on March for Life and HHS Issues Notice of Violation to California for its Abortion Coverage Mandate)
1/24 - Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Mary Louise Kelly of NPR’s All Things Considered (State; see also follow-up Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and NPR response)
1/21 - Deletion of prison surveillance video (NARA unauthorized disposition)
1/21 - Loss of research study files for approximately 57 inactive research studies, some containing PII following flood damage to the facility housing the records (NARA unauthorized disposition)
1/23 – Baez-Sanchez v. Barr Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit criticizes Board of Immigration Appeals, which “flatly refused to implement our [prior] decision” (Courts)
1/22 - Seven years after initial request, the Departments of Defense and Sate and the U.S. Agency for International Development have yet to list their 10 most and least successful reconstruction projects asked for by Inspector General John F. Sopko (SIGAR)
OIG Semiannual Reports to Congress (SARs) for the period April 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019 have mostly been released, though four are currently outstanding. If interested, you can check this page to quickly see which reports are available and link directly to the SAR pages.
This new section is being added at the request of two readers. Like other sections on this page, links will be selective rather than comprehensive. Information is from congress.gov; date listed is date signed into law and the description is abbreviated version of bill summary available on that website.
1/17 - H.R.2385 —To permit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a grant program to conduct cemetery research and produce educational materials for the Veterans Legacy Program
1/24 - H.R.2476 - Securing American Nonprofit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2019 (establishes in DHS a Nonprofit Security Grant Program, under which FEMA shall make grants to eligible nonprofit organizations for target hardening and other security enhancements to protect against terrorist attacks)