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U.S. Government Information: WR 2/5/22

Guide to information resources by and about the federal government.

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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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Press releases : Feb 5 - Feb 11

2/7 - Census Bureau Update on 2016–2020 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimates (Census)

2/7 - DHS Issues National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin (DHS; direct to bulletin; see also, House Homeland chair statement)

2/7 - NCTC Releases First-of-its-Kind Mobile App to Federal and Military Partners (ODNI)

2/7 - White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment Report (WH; direct to report)

2/8 - Two Arrested for Alleged Conspiracy to Launder $4.5 Billion in Stolen Cryptocurrency (DOJ)

2/8 - FCC Commits Nearly $126M in ECF Funds for Schools & Libraries (FCC)

2/8 - Copyright Historical Record Books Collection Available Online (LOC; direct to website)

2/8 - New Web Page for Digitized U.S. Navy Logs Through 1940 (NARA; direct to website)

2/8 - United States Releases Updated List of Critical and Emerging Technologies (State; direct to report)

2/8 - American Agricultural Exports Shattered Records in 2021 (USDA; direct to market summary and product summary)

2/9 - U.S. Business Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (BLS)

2/9 - Secretary of Defense Austin Approves More DoD Advisory Committees for Resumption of Operations (DOD)

2/9 - CISA, FBI, NSA and International Partners Issue Advisory on Ransomware Trends from 2021 (NSA; direct to advisory)

2/9 - USCIS Announces New Agency Mission Statement (USCIS)

2/10 - President Biden, DOE and DOT Announce $5 Billion over Five Years for National EV Charging Network (DOE)

2/10 - New HHS Report Highlights How Antipoverty Efforts from the Administration Reduced Poverty in 2021 (HHS; direct to report)

2/10 - Latest Edition of Statistical Compendium Provides New and Historical Data on All Aspects of Education (NCES; direct to website)

2/11 - Statement by US Secretary of Labor Walsh on International Labour Organization report citing serious situation in Xinjiang (DOL; see also, ILO report page)

Bills Signed into Law : Feb 5 - Feb 11

Information below is from Date listed is date signed into law, and the description is an abbreviated version of bill summary available on that website.

- None this week

Miscellaneous : Feb 5 - Feb 11

2/7 - IRS walks away from facial recognition to access online tools after backlash (via Federal News Network, with links to source documents; see also, House Oversight chair statement)

2/7 - Supreme Court lets Alabama use GOP-backed map of the state's congressional districts (via NPR, with link to source document)

2/7 - Biden’s top science adviser, Eric Lander, resigns amid reports of bullying (via Politico)

2/9 - National Archives asks Justice Dept. to investigate Trump’s handling of White House records (via Washington Post; see also, Oversight Committee Launches Investigation into Former President Trump’s White House Records Obtained at Mar-a-Lago)

2/10 - Unauthorized Disposition of Federal Records cases for 1) HHS; 2) FBI; 3) EPA (NARA)

2/10 - Gray Wolves Regain Federal Endangered Species Act Protections (via Earthjustice, with source document)

2/10 - Internal Investigation Confirms Border Patrol Failures Leading Up to a 16-Year-Old’s Death on the Floor of His Cell (via GovExec, with source document)

2/11 - Executive Order on Protecting Certain Property of Da Afghanistan Bank for the Benefit of the People of Afghanistan (WH; see also, fact sheet and Da Afghanistan Bank statement)

2/11 - A New Version Of The Mueller Report Reveals That Mueller Declined To Charge Donald Trump Jr. And Roger Stone With Computer Crimes (via BuzzFeed News, with link to source document)

2/11 - Senators allege CIA collected data on Americans in warrantless searches (via CNN, with links to source documents; see also, Wyden/Heinrich press release)