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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6/22 - NIST Proposes Approach for Reducing Risk of Bias in Artificial Intelligence (NIST; direct to report)
6/22 - New IrrigationViz Tool Promotes Water, Energy and Environment for Communities (PNNL; direct to website)
6/23 - USDA Releases Study on Hurdles to Healthy Eating on SNAP (FNS; direct to report page)
6/23 - Greater Yellowstone Area Expected to Become Warmer, Drier (USGS; direct to report website)
6/24 - Uninsured Health Coverage Rates Decline in Majority of U.S. Counties (Census; direct to report page)
6/25 - ODNI Releases Preliminary Assessment on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (DNI; direct to report)
6/25 - Department of State Releases 2021 Fiscal Transparency Report (State; direct to report page)
6/25 - Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Advances Its Work on Proliferation Finance, Virtual Assets, Financing of Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism, and Financial Flows Linked to Conservation Crime (Treas)
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.
6/23 - H.R.711 West Los Angeles VA Campus Improvement Act of 2021 - requires that land use revenues received by the VA in connection with use of certain leases or third-party land use at the VA's West Los Angeles Campus be used exclusively for specified purposes on campus
6/25 - H.R.49 To designate the National Pulse Memorial located in Orlando, Florida - redesignates the Pulse Memorial as the "National Pulse Memorial"
6/21 - Alert Memorandum: The Employment and Training Administration Needs to Issue Guidance to Ensure State Workforce Agencies Provide Requested Unemployment Insurance Data to the Office of Inspector General (DOL)
6/24 - Federal Workforce Statistics Sources: OPM and OMB (CRS)
6/21 - Justices scale back “unreviewable authority” of administrative patent judges (via SCOTUSblog, with link to source document)
6/22 - After Controversy, the Duck Stamp Contest May No Longer Require Hunting Scenes (via Audubon, with link to source document)
6/23 - The Supreme Court’s Latest Union-Busting Decision Goes Far Beyond California Farmworkers (via Slate, with link to source document)
6/25 - The Supreme Court’s Conservatives Issued a Decision Too Extreme for Clarence Thomas (via Slate, with link to source document)
See full weekly list of hearings on congress.gov.
6/22 - Examining D.C. Statehood (Senate Homeland)
6/23 - The Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of Defense (House Armed Services; see also, Austin, Milley Push Back on Lawmakers’ ‘Critical Race Theory’ Accusations via GovExec)
6/23 - The Role of Child Care in an Equitable Post-Pandemic Economy (Senate Banking)