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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3/2 - 2020 Census Response Rate Map Preview Now Available (Census; direct to map)
3/2 - Agency Releases Annual Automotive Trends Report Showing Marginal Increases in Fuel Economy (EPA; direct to report)
3/2 - Treasury and IRS Release Tax Year 2018 Statistics (Treas)
3/5 - CBP announces February operational update (CBP)
3/5 - EPA Releases List of Disinfectants to Use Against COVID-19 (EPA; direct to report)
3/6 - 2020 Census Invitations Arrive March 12-20 (Census)
3/6 - Joint Statement on the Signing of the U.S.-Taliban Agreement (State; see also text of agreement, via Washington Post)
3/6 - USTR Releases Annual Reports on WTO Compliance of China and Russia (USTR; direct to China and Russia reports)
3/2 - Commentary on the Proposed Rule Defining the Scope of Waters Federally Regulated Under the Clean Water Act and Consideration of the Scientific and Technical Basis of the EPA's Proposed Rule titled The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks (EPA Science Advisory Board)
3/4 - Sixth release of Special Counsel Mueller investigation records (FBI Vault)
3/5 - Judge orders unredacted copy of Mueller report, noting that the Court “seriously question[s] whether Attorney General Barr made a calculated attempt to influence public discourse…in favor of President Trump” (Courts)
3/6 - President Trump visits CDC in Atlanta after coronavirus scare (video via CNBC; see also, White House transcript)
3/3 - Management Advisory Memorandum of Concerns Identified with the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Compliance with Department of Justice Requirements on the Use and Monitoring of Computers, Cybersecurity, and Records Retention (DOJ; see also, press release)
OIG Semiannual Reports to Congress (SARs) for the period April 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019 have mostly been released, though one remains outstanding. If interested, you can check this page to quickly see which reports are available and link directly to the SAR pages.
3/3 - Science & Tech Spotlight: Coronaviruses (GAO)
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.
3/2 - H.R.504 — DHS Field Engagement Accountability Act (requires DHS to develop and update at least once every five years a strategy for DHS engagement with fusion centers)
3/3 - S.394 — Presidential Transition Enhancement Act of 2019 (makes changes intended to smooth the transfer of executive power during presidential transitions)
3/3 - S.2107 — Protecting America's Food and Agriculture Act of 2019 (authorizes CBP to hire/train/assign 240 new agricultural specialists each fiscal year until the total number equals and sustains the requirements identified each year in the Agriculture Resource Allocation Model)
3/6 - H.R.6074 — Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 (provides $8.3 billion in emergency funding for federal agencies to respond to the coronavirus outbreak)