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
8/3 - Statement of Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers on the Public Release of the Department’s Findings with Respect to the 29 FISA Applications that Were the Subject of the March 2020 OIG Preliminary Report (DOJ)
8/6 - Secret Service releases annual report on mass attacks in public spaces (USSS; direct to report)
8/7 - Employment Situation (BLS)
8/7 - Statement by NCSC Director William Evanina: Election Threat Update for the American Public (DNI; see also, Pelosi, Schiff Statement Following ODNI Announcement Regarding Election Security and Foreign Threats)
8/7 - Postmaster General Louis DeJoy modifies organizational structure to support USPS mission (USPS; see also, Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer Send New Letter to Postmaster DeJoy Calling for Immediate Reversal of Recent Postal Service Changes That Threaten Timely Mail Delivery for Millions and Warren, Maloney, Carper, Peters & Colleagues Call for Inspector General to Investigate Postal Service Policy Changes and Delivery Delays)
8/3 - Presidential Financial Disclosure Report, 2020 (OGE)
8/4 - Special Counsel Mueller Investigation Records Part 09 of 09 released (FBI Vault; see also, BuzzFeed Mueller Memos)
8/5 - Oversight Activity Report Issued (NARA)
8/6 - Executive Order on Addressing the Threat Posed by TikTok and WeChat (White House)
8/5 - Delegation of Authority to Operate and Maintain the Theodore Roosevelt Federal Building and the Federal Executive Institute (OPM, via Congress; see also, Federal Watchdog Finds Trump Administration’s Continued Efforts to Dismantle OPM are ‘Fiscally Irresponsible’)
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.
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.
8/3 - S.4209 — Protecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act of 2020 (permits certain governmental entities, federally recognized tribes, and nonprofit organizations to make up front payments of 50% of unemployment benefits into the state Unemployment Trust Fund (in lieu of contributions) to be used exclusively to reduce such payments resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic)
8/4 - H.R.1957 — Great American Outdoors Act (establishes the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund to support deferred maintenance projects on federal lands)