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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10/4 - Oct. 4 Update on the NCNR: Root Cause Analysis and Safety Review Submitted to NRC (NIST; direct to report page; see also, background info)
10/5 - PHMSA Corrective Action Order to Amplify Energy Corporation, Beta Offshore [re: Southern CA oil spill] (DOT)
10/6 - Household Pulse Survey Phase 3.2 Biweekly Data Release (Census)
10/6 - U.S. Department of Education Announces Transformational Changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, Will Put Over 550,000 Public Service Workers Closer to Loan Forgiveness (ED; see also, fact sheet)
10/6 - EIA projects increases in global energy consumption and emissions through 2050 (EIA; direct to report page)
10/6 - Sandia creates global archive of historical renewable energy documents (Sandia; direct to archive)
10/7 - CIA Makes Changes to Adapt to Future Challenges (CIA)
10/8 - U.S. hit with 18 billion-dollar disasters so far this year (NOAA; direct to report page)
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.
10/2 - H.R.5434 Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2021 - provides an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, and transit programs
10/8 - S.1828 HAVANA Act of 2021 - authorizes the CIA, the Department of State, and other agencies to provide payments to agency personnel who incur brain injuries from hostilities while on assignment
10/8 - S.1917 K-12 Cybersecurity Act of 2021 - requires CISA to study the cybersecurity risks facing elementary and secondary schools and develop recommendations that include cybersecurity guidelines designed to assist schools in facing those risks (see also, president’s statement)
10/4 - Exclusive: Government Secretly Orders Google To Identify Anyone Who Searched A Sexual Assault Victim’s Name, Address And Telephone Number (via Forbes, with links to source documents)
10/7 - Following 8 Month Investigation, Senate Judiciary Committee Releases Report on Donald Trump's Scheme to Pressure DOJ & Overturn the 2020 Election (Congress; direct to report; see also, minority press release and report)
10/7 - 20 attorneys general file a complaint to block the Postal Service's strategic plan (via NPR, with link to source document)
10/8 - FY 2021 Funding Transfers and Referrals to the UC Program by Month (HHS; pdf file)
10/8 - Texas’s Six-Week Abortion Ban Is Back On After An Appeals Court Paused A Judge’s Injunction (via BuzzFeed News, with link to 10/6 preliminary injunction; see also, 10/8 administrative stay)
See full weekly list of hearings on congress.gov.
10/5 - Balancing Open Science and Security in the U.S. Research Enterprise (House Science)
10/5 - Protecting Kids Online: Testimony from a Facebook Whisteblower (Senate Commerce)
10/5 - Renewing and Strengthening the Violence Against Women Act (Senate Judiciary)
10/6 - Emerging Contaminants, Forever Chemicals, and More: Challenges to Water Quality, Public Health, and Communities (House Transportation)
10/6 - Hearings to examine the status and management of drought in the western United States (Senate Energy)