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U.S. Government Information: WR 5/7/22

Guide to information resources by and about the federal government.

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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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Press releases : May 7 - May 13

5/9 - FBI Releases 2021 Statistics on Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty (FBI; direct to data explorer)

5/10 - Firearm Deaths Grow, Disparities Widen (CDC; direct to report page)

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)

5/10 - NIST Publishes Review of Digital Forensic Methods (NIST; direct to report page)

5/11 - Department of the Interior Releases Investigative Report, Outlines Next Steps in Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative (DOI; direct to report, Appendix A-B, and Appendix C)

5/11 - Justice Department Statement regarding Supreme Court Security (DOJ)

5/11 - Registration Now Open for IIPC’s 2022 Web Archiving Conference (LOC)

5/11 - NOAA and partners launch high definition exploration of historic shipwrecks (NOAA)

5/11 - New NTIA Data Show Enduring Barriers to Closing the Digital Divide, Achieving Digital Equity (NTIA; direct to data explorer)

5/11 - 2022 ATA [Annual Threat Assessment] DNI Opening Statement as Delivered to the SASC [Senate Armed Services Committee] (ODNI)

5/12 - FCC, NTIA, USDA, Treasury Announce Broadband Info Sharing Agreement (FCC)

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 - Biden-Harris Administration Launches $45 Billion “Internet for All” Initiative to Bring Affordable, Reliable High-Speed Internet to Everyone in America (DOC; direct to website)

5/13 - Launch Event for the Establishment of the Counterterrorism Law Enforcement Forum (State)

5/13 - Treasury Announces 2022 National Illicit Finance Strategy (Treas; direct to report)

5/13 - Financial Disclosure Reports Now Available (WH; direct to disclosures page; see also, OGE disclosures page)

Bills Signed into Law : May 7 - May 13

Information below is from 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