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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5/23 - FBI Designates 61 Active Shooter Incidents in 2021 (FBI; direct to report)
5/23 - New Surgeon General Advisory Sounds Alarm on Health Worker Burnout and Resignation (HHS; direct to advisory page)
5/23 - Live and In Person! Come to the 2022 National Book Festival on Saturday, Sept. 3 (LOC; direct to website – note: some programs to be livestreamed & video of all presentations available after the festival)
5/23 - Greenhouse gas pollution trapped 49% more heat in 2021 than in 1990, NOAA finds (NOAA; direct to report; see also, House Science chair statement)
5/24 - Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the Progress of the Naming Commission (DOD; see also, Naming Commission website with 5/24 roundtable transcript & press release)
5/24 - FDA Flexibilities to Yield Millions of Cans of Additional Infant Formula in Coming Months to Increase Supply Available to U.S. Consumers (FDA; see also, 5/26 update and USDA Offers Funding Flexibility to Help States, WIC Families Amid Infant Formula Shortages)
5/25 - Twitter Agrees with DOJ and FTC to Pay $150 Million Civil Penalty and to Implement Comprehensive Compliance Program to Resolve Alleged Data Privacy Violations (DOJ; see also, FEC press release)
5/26 - Fastest-Growing Cities Are Still in the West and South (Census)
5/26 - New Guidance to Ensure Federally Funded Research Data Equitably Benefits All of America (OSTP; 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.
5/21 - H.R.7691 Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022 - provides $40.1 billion in FY2022 emergency supplemental appropriations for activities to respond to Russia's invasion of Ukraine
5/21 - H.R.7791 Access to Baby Formula Act of 2022 - authorizes USDA to take certain actions to address emergencies, disasters, and supply chain disruptions (particularly the shortage of infant formula in the U.S.) affecting participants of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Note: Spring Semiannual Reports to Congress are now being released. You can check this page to see which are available.
5/25 - The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2022 to 2032 (CBO)
5/24 - DOJ's new policy requires officers to stop others from using excessive force (via NPR, with link to source document)
5/24 - Insurrectionists can be barred from office, appeals court says (via Washington Post, with link to source document)
5/25 - Border Barrier Remediation Plan–San Diego County, California – May 2022 (CBP; direct to plan page)
5/25 - New Digital National Security Archive Document Collection Covers Climate Change Diplomacy from 1981-2015 (via National Security Archive)
5/26 - Trump E.P.A. Chief ‘Endangered Public Safety’ by Ordering His Drivers to Speed (via New York Times, with source documents; see also, OSC website)
5/26 - Documents Shed Light on Secret U.S. Plans for Apocalyptic Scenarios (via New York Times/Brennan Center, with source documents)
5/26 - Previously secret 'alternative' Mueller report goes public (via Politico, with source document)
See full weekly list of hearings on congress.gov.
5/24 - Climate Smart from Farm to Fork: Building an Affordable and Resilient Food Supply Chain (House Climate Crisis)
5/25 - Tackling Teacher Shortages (House Appropriations)
5/25 - Technology Modernization Fund: Rewriting Our IT Legacy (House Oversight)
5/26 - A Review of the Decadal Strategy for Planetary Science and Astrobiology 2023-2032 (House Science)
5/26 - Infant Formula Crisis: Addressing the Shortage and Getting Formula on Shelves (Senate HELP)