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
8/17 - DHS rebukes GAO’s deeply flawed attempt to revive its partisan impeachment efforts with baseless report (DHS; see also, GAO’s 8/21 Reconsideration—Legality of Service of Acting Secretary of Homeland Security and Service of Senior Official Performing the Duties of Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security)
8/17 - Secretary Bernhardt Signs Decision to Implement the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program in Alaska Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (DOI)
8/18 - Second Review of the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Policy (State, with link to review documentAbortion and Family Planning-Related Provisions in U.S. Foreign Assistance Law and Policy”)
8/18 - Postmaster General Louis DeJoy Statement (USPS)
8/20 - Small Business Pulse Survey Phase 2 Weekly Data Release (Census)
8/21 - Over 73% of Housing Units Counted So Far in 2020 Census (Census; see also, response rates by geographic area)
8/21 - Treasury Releases United States Postal Service Fact Sheet (Treas; see also, Senate HSGAC hearing: Examining the Finances and Operations of the United States Postal Service During COVID-19 and Upcoming Elections)
8/17 - Judge Blocks The Trump Administration's Effort To Roll Back Transgender Healthcare Protections (Courts, via BuzzFeed; includes source document; see also, Pelosi Statement on District Court Victory for LGBTQ Americans)
8/17 – Washington State AG files federal lawsuits against three agencies for failing to produce records related to National Archives in Seattle (via Washington AG, with links to source documents for NARA, OMB, and GSA)
8/18 - Senate Intel Releases Volume 5 of Bipartisan Russia Report (Congress; see also, Chairman Schiff Statement on Senate Intelligence Committee Trump-Russia Report on Counterintelligence Vulnerabilities)
8/19 – Trump administration bars FDA from regulating some laboratory tests, including for coronavirus (via Washington Post, with link to HHS announcement)
8/19 - Academic Institutions Subcommittee Tasking Memo on matters related to homeland security and the academic community (DHS HSAC)
8/19 - Final Report of the Emerging Technologies Subcommittee - Biotechnology (DHS HSAC)
8/21 - Appeals court backs greater disclosure of 'dark money' donors (Courts, via Politico; with link to source document)
8/17 - U.S. Postal Service Mail Recovery Center (USPS)
8/19 – SSA OIG adds notice to website indicating a change from limited disclosure of audit reports with sensitive/confidential information to redacting that information “to allow maximum distribution of all reports” (SSA)
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.
8/17 - 2020 Census Fieldwork Delayed by COVID-19 (CRS)