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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3/26 - Autism Prevalence Rises in Communities Monitored by CDC (CDC; see also MMWR report)
3/27 - Home Network Tips for the Coronavirus Pandemic (FCC)
3/25 - More Open eBooks: Routinizing Open Access eBook Workflows (LOC; see also, collection page)
3/26 - Internal Emails Show How Chaos at the CDC Slowed the Early Response to Coronavirus (via ProPublica)
3/24 - 2020 Census: The Census Bureau’s Oversight of Contractor Perfomance During the 2018 End-to-End Test’s Census Questionnaire Assistance Operation Was Deficient in Some Areas and Did Not Implement Some Lessons Learned for the Operation (Census)
3/25 - Federal Workforce Statistics Sources: OPM and OMB (CRS)
3/26 - The Employment-Based Immigration Backlog (CRS)
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.
3/23 - S.893 — Secure 5G and Beyond Act of 2020 (requires the President to develop a strategy to secure and protect U.S. fifth and future generations (5G) systems and infrastructure)
3/25 - H.R.4334 — Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020 (establishes, reauthorizes, and revises several programs administered by HHS and DOL relating to care for the elderly)
3/26 - H.R.4803 — Citizenship for Children of Military Members and Civil Servants Act (establishes that a foreign-born child of a U.S. citizen member of the Armed Forces or government employee may automatically acquire U.S. citizenship even if the child is not residing in the U.S.)
3/27 - H.R.748 — CARES Act (provides emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic)