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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5/3 - FBI Releases 2020 Statistics on Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty (FBI; direct to data)
5/5 - Household Pulse Survey Phase 3.1 Biweekly Data Release (Census)
5/5 - Births: Provisional Data for 2020 (NCHS)
5/6 - Biden-Harris Administration Outlines “America the Beautiful” Initiative (DOI; direct to report)
5/6 - U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Establishes New Advisory Committees in U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa and Seeks Nominations of Bipartisan Candidates (USCCR)
5/7 - Justice Department Proposes New Regulation to Update Firearm Definitions (DOJ; direct to proposed rule page)
5/7 - Four Former Minneapolis Police Officers Indicted on Federal Civil Rights Charges for Death of George Floyd; Derek Chauvin Also Charged in Separate Indictment for Violating Civil Rights of a Juvenile (DOJ)
5/7 - NSA CISA, FBI, and the UK NCSC further expose Russian Intelligence Cyber Tactics (NSA; direct to advisory)
5/7 - DHS Withdraws Proposed Biometrics Rule (USCIS)
5/7 - USTR Releases Agency Transparency Principles (USTR)
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.
5/4 - H.R.2630 Extending Temporary Emergency Scheduling of Fentanyl Analogues Act - extends until October 22, 2021, the temporary scheduling order issued by the DEA to place fentanyl-related substances in schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act
5/6 - White House Releases Fact Sheets to Highlight Nationwide Need and Impact of the American Families Plan (WH, with links to individual state fact sheets)
5/6 - Domestic Policy Presidential Directive – 1 re: Organization of the Domestic Policy Council System (WH)
5/7 - The virus is an airborne threat, the C.D.C. acknowledges (via New York Times, with links to source documents)
5/7 - New San Bernadino National Wildlife Refuge (SBNWR) section added to FWS FOIA website (FWS)
See full weekly list of hearings on congress.gov.
5/3 - Improving Government Accountability and Transparency (House Oversight)
5/5 - Responding to Ransomware: Exploring Policy Solutions to a Cybersecurity Crisis (House Homeland Security)