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. All links are captured in the Internet Archive if possible, and a list of earlier roundups is available.
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5/30 - Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! Sound Recordings of the Supreme Court of the United States Now Fully Digitized (NARA)
5/31 - Census Bureau Unveils Unique, Interactive Building Permit Tool (Census; direct to interactive map)
5/31 - Census Bureau Provides Update on 2020 Census Data Products (Census)
5/31 - Environmental Compliance History Database Continues Upgrades Through Introduction of Clean Air Tracking Tool (EPA; direct to database page)
5/31 - FTC Says Ring Employees Illegally Surveilled Customers, Failed to Stop Hackers from Taking Control of Users' Cameras (FTC)
5/31 - LGBTQI+ Resources at the Library of Congress (LOC)
6/1 - CFPB Finds that Billions of Dollars Stored on Popular Payment Apps May Lack Federal Insurance (CFPB; direct to report)
6/1 - Former FBI Supervisory Special Agent Indicted in Federal Court on Felony Charges Related to U.S. Capitol Breach (FBI)
6/1 - U.S. Countermeasures in Response to Russia’s Violations of the New START Treaty (State; direct to fact sheet)
6/2 - Biden-Harris Administration Protects Chaco Region, Tribal Cultural Sites from Development (DOI)
6/2 - In Newly Released Audit Report, HHS Announces New Accountability Team, Additional Efforts to Protect the Safety and Well-being of Unaccompanied Children (HHS; direct to report)
6/2 - The U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism: Key Actions by Pillar (WH)
Information below is from congress.gov. Date listed is date signed into law, and the description is an abbreviated version of bill summary available on that website.
6/3 (time-sensitive) - H.R. 3746, Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 - increases the federal debt limit, establishes new discretionary spending limits, rescinds unobligated funds, and expands work requirements for federal programs (via WH)
See full weekly list of hearings on congress.gov.
5/31 - Water Affordability and Small System Assistance (Senate Environment)
5/31 - Solving the Child Care Crisis: Meeting the Needs of Working Families and Child Care Workers (Senate HELP; see also, committee report)
5/31 - From Farm to Table: Immigrant Workers Get the Job Done (Senate Judiciary)
It's time for spring Semiannual Reports to be released. You can track which are currently available here.
5/31 - Serious Concerns Regarding the Return of Paycheck Protection Program Funds (SBA)
6/1 - Audit of the DoD’s Implementation and Oversight of the Controlled Unclassified Information Program (DOD; see also, press release)
6/1 - NHTSA Has Not Fully Established and Applied Its Risk-Based Process for Safety Defect Analysis (DOT)
6/1 - HUD Can Improve Its Oversight of the Physical Condition of Public Housing Developments (HUD)
5/30 - CBO’s Estimate of the Budgetary Effects of H.R. 3746, the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 (CBO)
5/31 - Guide to Committee Activity Reports: Purpose, Rules, and Contents (CRS)
5/31 - NASA: Assessments of Major Projects (GAO)
5/31 - Zoonotic Diseases: Federal Actions Needed to Improve Surveillance and Better Assess Human Health Risks Posed by Wildlife (GAO)
6/1- Is That Climate Change? The Science of Extreme Event Attribution (CRS)
6/2 -The U.S. Census Bureau (CRS)
5/30 - The biggest policy changes in the debt ceiling deal, explained (via Vox)
5/31 - NASA Panel Says Data Problems Make Explaining U.F.O.s Difficult (via NYT; see also, meeting video)
6/1 - Homeland Official Defends Domestic Intelligence Work to Congress (via Bloomberg Government, with source document)
6/2 - Intellipedia Off-Limits: NSA’s FOIA About-Face And Its Impact On Transparency (via The Black Vault)
6/2 - NARA Unauthorized Dispositions, founded case: 1) NY times reported that a military biometric capturing device containing the names, nationalities, photographs, fingerprints, and iris scans of 2,632 people, was sold on eBay for profit. The owner of Chaos Computer Club, a European hacker association, Matthias Marx, purchased this device and made the discovery. The Press secretary of the Department of Defense requested that all devices be returned for further analysis and provided a Fort Belvoir address (DOD, Joint Chiefs)
Trump search warrant:
6/1 - Records Concerning the Search Warrant Executed at Mar-a-Lago on August 8, 2022, Interim Response, August 8, 2022 - September 1, 2022 (DOJ FOIA)
5/31 - Trump captured on tape talking about classified document he kept after leaving the White House (via CNN)
6/2 - Lawyers Unable to Find Document Trump Discussed in Recorded Conversation (via NYT)