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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4/26 - Biden Administration Implements New Cost-Saving Energy Efficiency Standards for Light Bulbs (DOE; direct to rules page and enforcement policy)
4/26 - NIST Requests Public Comment on Draft Guidance for 5G Cybersecurity (NIST; direct to draft)
4/27 - Next 2020 Census Data Products to be Released in 2023 (Census)
4/27 - USTR Releases 2022 Special 301 Report on Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement (USTR; direct to report)
4/28 - Statistical Transparency Report Regarding National Security Authorities Calendar Year 2021 (ODNI; direct to report page)
4/28 - Release of the First Annual Interagency Report on the Implementation of the Presidential Memorandum on Advancing the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons Around the World (State; direct to report page; see also, WH fact sheet)
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.
4/29 - H.R.3113 Modernizing Access to Our Public Land Act - directs DOI, Forest Service, and Army Corps of Engineers to jointly develop and adopt interagency standards to ensure compatibility and interoperability among federal databases for the collection and dissemination of outdoor recreation data related to federal lands; specifies related geographic information system data that must be digitized and published
4/25 - The Equal Rights Amendment: Recent Developments (CRS)
4/25 - Fact Sheet: The Domestic Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems National Action Plan (WH; see also, statements from DHS and DOJ)
4/26 - How Newsrooms Use the Public Records Appeals Process to Fight for Information (free public webinar series, including a 5/25 session with Jason Leopold on federal FOIA, from New England First Amendment Coalition)
4/27 - DHS Standing Up Disinformation Governance Board Led by Information Warfare Expert (via Homeland Security Today; see also, Appropriations hearing page and related WH press briefing)
See full weekly list of hearings on congress.gov.
4/27 - Building Confidence in the Supreme Court Through Ethics and Recusal Reforms (House Judiciary)
4/28 - A Growing Threat: The Impact of Disinformation Targeted at Communities of Color (House Administration)
4/28 - Turning An Idea into Law: Modernizing the Legislative Process [with testimony from GPO Director] (House Modernization)
4/29 - Ensuring Scientific Integrity at Our Nation’s Public Health Agencies (House Coronavirus)