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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3/15 - The FBI Establishes New Virtual Assets Unit (FBI)
3/16 - There’s More to AI Bias Than Biased Data, NIST Report Highlights (NIST; direct to report)
3/16 - NSF establishes new Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (NSF; direct to website)
3/17 - New Statistics Available From the 2016–2020 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (Census; see also, press kit)
3/17 - The Library Services & Content Management FY 2021 Year in Review (GPO; direct to report)
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.
3/14 - H.R.3665 - To designate the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in San Diego as the Jennifer Moreno Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and to support the designation of a component of such medical center in honor of Kathleen Bruyere
3/15 - H.R.2471 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 - among other purposes: provides full-year funding through September 30, 2022, provides supplemental appropriations for Ukraine activities, and reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act
3/15 - S.1543 STANDUP Act of 2021 - amends the Public Health Service Act to provide best practices on student suicide awareness and prevention training and requires state/local/tribal educational agencies receiving funds under the Act to establish and implement a school-based student suicide awareness and prevention training policy
3/14 - NASA's Insider Threat Program (NASA)
3/18 - Electric Delivery Vehicles and the Postal Service (USPS)
3/13 - redesigned website rolled out, NIFA
3/14 - National Archives Sunshine Week Celebration video (with AOTUS David Ferriero and Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden)
3/16 - DOJ’s New FOIA Guidance Promotes Openness (via GovExec, with links to source documents)
See full weekly list of hearings on congress.gov.
3/15 - Correcting the Public Record: Reforming Federal and Presidential Records Management (Senate Homeland)
3/15 - Combatting Authoritarianism: U.S. Tools and Responses (Senate Foreign Relations)
3/16 - Prescription Drug Price Inflation: An Urgent Need to Lower Drug Prices in Medicare (Senate Finance)
3/17 - HBCUs at Risk: Examining Federal Support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (House Oversight)
3/17 - Setting the Standards: Strengthening U.S. Leadership in Technical Standards (House Science)