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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5/3 - Introducing NCES’s New Locale-Focused Resource Hub: Education Across America (NCES; direct to website)
5/3 - Smithsonian Adopts Policy on Ethical Returns (SI)
5/3 - Reclamation’s drought response actions will boost Lake Powell (USBR; direct to plan page)
5/4 - Study Links Urbanization to Poor Ecological Knowledge, Less Environmental Action (NIST; direct to article page)
5/5 - Justice Department Launches Comprehensive Environmental Justice Strategy (DOJ; see also, AG remarks)
5/5 - USDA Promotes Program Access, Combats Discrimination Against LGBTQI+ Community (FNS; direct to policy page)
5/5 - USCIS Simplifying, Improving Communication of Case Processing Data (USICS; see also, processing times page)
5/6 - HHS Launches New Maternal Mental Health Hotline (HHS)
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.
5/5 - S.2629 Better Cybercrime Metrics Act - establishes requirements to improve the collection of data related to cybercrime and cyber-enabled crime; among other requirements, DOJ must establish a category in NIBRS for collecting cybercrime reports from federal, state, and local officials, and questions about cybercrime must be included in the annual National Crime Victimization Survey
5/3 - DHS Actions Related to an I&A Intelligence Product Deviated from Standard Procedures, Redacted [re: 2020 election] (DHS)
5/2 - Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows (via Politico, with source document; see also, statements by Chief Justice Roberts, President BidenSpeaker Pelosi and WH press gaggle)
5/2 - How GSA is Remaking USA.gov (via GovExec)
5/2 - US Court Orders Every ISP in the United States to Block Illegal Streaming Sites (via TorrentFreak, with source documents)
5/5 - Stung by 3 court losses, ISPs stop fighting California net neutrality law (via Ars Technica)
See full weekly list of hearings on congress.gov.
5/4 - Laws and Enforcement Governing the Political Activities of Tax Exempt Entities (Senate Finance)
5/4 - Platform Transparency: Understanding the Impact of Social Media (Senate Judiciary)
5/5 - Should Taxpayer Dollars Go to Companies that Violate Labor Laws (Senate Budget)
5/5 - Ensuring Fairness and Transparency in the Market for Prescription Drugs (Senate Commerce)
5/5 - Securing and Ensuring Order on the Southwest Border (Senate Homeland)