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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5/9 - FBI Releases 2021 Statistics on Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty (FBI; direct to data explorer)
5/10 - EIA expects increased U.S. crude oil production, with continued high petroleum prices in 2022 (EIA; direct to STEO and supplement)
5/10 - FDA Takes Important Steps to Improve Supply of Infant and Specialty Formula Products (FDA; see also, WH fact sheet and HHS fact sheet)
5/10 - Reminder of NARA Resources for Damaged Records (NARA)
5/12 - Astronomers Reveal First Image of the Black Hole at the Heart of the Milky Way Galaxy (SI; direct to OA article)
5/13 - Census Bureau Releases Digital Equity Act Population Viewer (Census; direct to viewer)
5/13 - Treasury Announces 2022 National Illicit Finance Strategy (Treas; direct to report)
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.
5/9 - S.3522 Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022 - temporarily waives certain requirements related to the President's authority to lend or lease defense articles if the articles are intended for Ukraine's government or the governments of other Eastern European countries affected by Russia's invasion of Ukraine
5/12 - S.658 National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act of 2021 - allows DHS to work with one or more consortia composed of nonprofit entities to develop, update, and deliver cybersecurity training in support of homeland security
5/13 - S.3059 Courthouse Ethics and Transparency Act – requires federal judicial officers, bankruptcy judges, and magistrate judges to file periodic transaction reports disclosing certain securities transactions; also requires online publication of judicial financial disclosure reports
5/11 - Findings of Misconduct by a then Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Employee for Unauthorized Disclosure of Sensitive, Non-Public Information to the Media, including Information from a Draft DOJ OIG Report (DOJ, summary only; see also, FOIA’d redacted full report via Jason Leopold)
5/11 - DOJ OIG Releases Non-Material Revisions to its January 2021 Review of the Department of Justice’s Planning and Implementation of Its Zero Tolerance Policy and its Coordination with the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services (DOJ)
5/13 - Online Content Moderation and Government Coercion (CRS)
5/10 - A company with an early contract to produce coronavirus vaccine hid evidence of problems (via New York Times; see also, House Oversight press release and staff report)
5/10 - D.H.S. Watchdog Said Damaging Findings Removed From Reports Were Already Known (via New York Times; see also, House Oversight press release)
5/11 - Facing pushback, Biden administration clarifies charter school rules (via Washington Post, with links to source documents)
5/12 - ICE Has Assembled a 'Surveillance Dragnet' with Facial Recognition and Data, Report Says (via GovExec, with link to source document)
See full weekly list of hearings on congress.gov.
5/11 - Securing the Digital Commons: Open-Source Software Cybersecurity (House Science)
5/11 - The Global Food Security and COVID-19 Crises: U.S. Response and Policy Options (Senate Appropriations)
5/11 - Countering the People's Republic of China's Economic and Technological Plan for Dominance (Senate Intelligence)
5/12 - Medicare for All: Protecting Health, Saving Lives, Saving Money (Senate Budget)
5/12 - U.S. Efforts to Support Ukraine Against Russian Aggression (Senate Foreign Relations)