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U.S. Government Information: WR 02/20/21

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.

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Press releases : Feb 20 - Feb 26

2/22 - EPA Takes Action to Address PFAS in Drinking Water (EPA; direct to Determination 4 and UCMR 5)

2/22 - After Careful Consideration, EPA Supports Tenth Circuit’s Renewable Fuels Association Decision (EPA)

2/22 - OSC Announces Discipline for Federal Employees who Violated the Hatch Act (OSC)

2/22 - USCIS Reverts to the 2008 Version of the Naturalization Civics Test (USCIS)

2/23 - Ensuring a Robust and Accurate Data Quality Analysis in the 2020 Census (Census; see also, Independent Scientific Advisory Group Releases Report on Assessment of 2020 Census Data Quality Processes)

2/23 - New USGS Strategy Harnesses State-of-the-Art Science to Tackle Wildfires Before, During and After the Flames (USGS; direct to report)

2/24 - Historic Route 66 in California receives National Scenic Byway status (BLM)

2/24 - Census Bureau Releases Report on Same-Sex Couple Households (Census; direct to report)

2/25 - U.S. Conducts Defensive Airstrikes Against Iranian-backed Militia in Syria (DOD)

2/25 - Department of Defense Releases Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies for Academic Program Year 2019-2020 (DOD; direct to report)

2/25 - GPO Celebrates Milestone of U.S. Courts Opinions Published on govinfo (GPO)

2/25 - Latest Edition of Statistical Compendium [Digest of Education Statistics] Provides New and Historical Data on All Aspects of Education (NCES; direct to report)

2/25 - Smithsonian Open Access at One Year: What Have People Created? (SI)

2/25 - Post-wildfire Landslides Becoming More Frequent in Southern California (USGS; direct to report)

2/26 - ODNI Releases Assessment on the Saudi Government’s Role in Killing of Jamal Khashoggi (DNI; direct to version 2 of report and archived original posting)

2/26 - A Look at Enrollment and Other Postsecondary Data [IPEDS spring data collection] (NCES)

2/26 - NOAA begins transition exclusively to electronic navigation charts (NOAA)

2/26 - Accountability for the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi (State)

Bills Signed into Law: Feb 20 - Feb 26

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