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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5/17 - Memorandum: Timely and Thorough Assessments of Reported Civilian Harm Incidents (DOD; see also, Executive Summary: Review of the Civilian Casualty Incident that Occurred on 18 March 2019 in Baghuz, Syria)
5/17 - Newly Released Estimates Show Traffic Fatalities Reached a 16-Year High in 2021 (DOT; direct to report)
5/17 - National Archives Awards $4.8 Million in Grants for Historical Records Projects (NARA; direct to list)
5/17 - NASA Seeks Input on Moon to Mars Objectives, Comments Due May 31 (NASA; direct to draft objectives)
5/17 - NIST Study Gives Animal Testing Alternatives a Confidence Boost (NIST; direct to OA article)
5/18 - National Endowment for Arts Announces Second Round of Grants for FY 2022 (NEA; direct to recipients by state/city)
5/19 - CDC Strengthens Recommendations and Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots (CDC; see also, ACIP meeting presentations)
5/19 - U.S. Census Bureau Releases 2020 Undercount and Overcount Rates by State and the District of Columbia (Census; direct to PES report)
5/19 - NASA, Partners Offer Global View of Environmental Changes (NASA; direct to website)
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.
5/16 - H.R.3182 Safe Sleep for Babies Act of 2021 - makes it unlawful to manufacture, sell, or distribute crib bumpers or inclined sleepers for infants
5/18 - Whistleblower Reprisal Investigation: Colonel Yevgeny S. Vindman, U.S. Army (DOD; see also, House chairs’ statement)
5/16 - Algorithmic Stablecoins and the TerraUSD Crash (CRS)
5/17 - CBO Releases an Improved Interactive Tool for Analyzing the Military’s Forces and Resources (CBO; direct to tool)
5/20 - Foster Care: Further Assistance from HHS Would be Helpful in Supporting Youth's LGBTQ+ Identities and Religious Beliefs (GAO; see also, House chairs’ statement)
5/16 - Migrant Protection Protocols Cohort Reports [May 2022 report & data tables] (DHS)
5/16 - Divided U.S. Supreme Court limits review of immigration rulings (via Reuters, with links to source documents)
5/16 - Supreme Court agrees with Cruz, strikes campaign contribution limit (via Washington Post, with link to source document; see also, FEC update)
5/18 - How the Biden administration let right-wing attacks derail its disinformation efforts (via Washington Post)
5/20 - Statement from President Biden on Record-Low State Unemployment Rates (WH; see also, 5/19 Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report)
5/20 - How a Social Security program piled huge fines on the poor and disabled (via Washington Post; see also, House chair's statement and 5/21 follow-up article from WaPo)
See full weekly list of hearings on congress.gov.
5/17 - Examining Potential Reforms of Emergency Powers (House Judiciary)
5/17 - Securing the DotGov: Examining Efforts to Strengthen Federal Network Cybersecurity (House Homeland)
5/18 - Revoking Your Rights: The Ongoing Crisis in Abortion Care Access (House Judiciary)
5/19 - Free Speech Under Attack (Part II): Curriculum Sabotage and Classroom Censorship (House Oversight)