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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Note: statements concerning ongoing civil protests are being compiled on a separate guide
7/21 - USCIS Launches Updated Website (USCIS)
7/23 - New York Amends Dangerous Green Light Law to Cooperate with Federal Law Enforcement on DMV Records (DHS; see also DOJ court filing, via @EricLiptonNYT on Twitter)
7/23 - Interior Approves Permits for Alaska LNG Pipeline (DOI)
7/23 - Justice Department Alleges Excessive Force in Alabama’s Prisons for Men Violates the Constitution (DOJ; with link to report)
7/24 - Statement by NCSC Director William Evanina: 100 Days Until Election 2020 (DNI; see also, Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff, Warner Joint Statement Following ODNI Announcement Regarding Election Security and Foreign Threats)
7/24 - ICE continues March guidance for fall school term (ICE)
7/18(?) - Records Concering Social Media Surveillance, Interim Response, July 14, 2016 (DOJ FOIA; note: uncertain of exact posting date -- page says posted on 7/16, but it doesn’t appear on 7/18 page capture)
7/20 - 2019 Conflict of Interest Prosecution Survey (OGE)
7/21 - Trayvon Martin (FBI Vault)
7/21 - Federal appeals court issues emergency injunction to block Open Technology Fund staffing changes made by new Voice of America head (via Washington Post, with link to source document)
7/21 - Memorandum on Excluding Illegal Aliens From the Apportionment Base Following the 2020 Census (White House; see also, Chairwoman Maloney Announces Hearing on President Trump’s Unconstitutional Effort to Ban Undocumented Immigrants from Census Count)
7/24 - CBP and ICE DNA Collection (DHS)
7/24 - Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Pebble Mine (USACE; see also, Chairs DeFazio, Napolitano Decry Trump Administration’s Push to Approve Controversial Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay)
7/22 - Theresa Hull, DoD OIG Assistant Inspector General for Audit, testifies before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: “Ensuring Safety and Accountability in the Government's Trillion Dollar Investment" (DOD)
7/24 - DHS Office of Inspector General Report: DHS' Process for Responding to FOIA and Congressional Requests (DHS; via DHS FOIA library)
Most OIG Semiannual Reports (SARs) for Spring 2020 have been released, though a few remain outstanding. If interested, you can click here to track which ones are available.
7/24 - K-12 Education: School Districts Need Better Information to Help Improve Access for People with Disabilities (GAO; see also, Chairmen Nadler, Serrano, Scott Release Groundbreaking GAO Report on 30th Anniversary of ADA that Finds Two-Thirds of U.S. Public Schools Have Barriers That May Limit Access for Students with Disabilities)
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.
7/22 - S.4148 — A bill to extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes (extends the Department of Homeland Security's Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program until July 27, 2023)