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U.S. Government Information: WR 3/12/22

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 : Mar 12 - Mar 18

3/14 - New HHS Study in JAMA Pediatrics Shows Significant Increases in Children Diagnosed with Mental Health Conditions from 2016 to 2020 (HHS; direct to OA article)

3/15 - Equal Pay Day 2022: Actions include US Department of Labor report on occupational segregation; report explores women’s wage dynamics (DOL; direct to report)

3/15 - The FBI Establishes New Virtual Assets Unit (FBI)

3/16 - Justice Department Announces Civil Settlement in Cases Arising from 2018 School Shooting in Parkland, Florida (DOJ)

3/16 - New Library of Congress Podcast Explores "Space on the Page" (LOC)

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)

3/16 - 2022 Roadmap for the Global Partnership for Action on Gender-Based Online Harassment and Abuse (State)

3/16 - Welcoming the International Court of Justice’s Order Directing the Russian Federation to Immediately Suspend Military Operations in Ukraine (State; direct to ICJ page)

3/16 - U.S. Departments of Treasury and Justice Launch Multilateral Russian Oligarch Task Force (Treas)

3/17 - New Statistics Available From the 2016–2020 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (Census; see also, press kit)

3/17 - The Federal Trade Commission’s First Report on E-Cigarette Sales and Advertising Reveals Disturbing Trends Affecting the Health of Young Americans (FTC; direct to report page)

3/17 - The Library Services & Content Management FY 2021 Year in Review (GPO; direct to report)

3/17 - Smithsonian Collects COVID-19 Artifacts in Pandemic’s Second Year (SI)

3/18 - Justice Department Issues Web Accessibility Guidance Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (DOJ; direct to guidance page)

Bills Signed into Law : Mar 12 - Mar 18

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.

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

Miscellaneous : Mar 12 - Mar 18