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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11/29 - DHS Begins Implementation of Immigration Enforcement Priorities (DHS; direct to guidelines)
11/29 - FTC Launches Inquiry into Supply Chain Disruptions (FTC)
11/29 - NOAA Center for Artificial Intelligence Takes Root (NCEI; direct to website)
11/29 - Release of Revitalized Guidance on U.S. Foreign Policy on Human Rights Defenders (State; direct to guidance)
11/29 - The Ironclad U.S. Commitment to NATO (State)
11/30 - Census Bureau Releases Experimental 2020 American Community Survey 1-Year Data (ACS; direct to data page)
12/2 - CBP releases report on internal investigations and accountability (CBP; direct to report page)
12/2 - NSA and CISA publish third installment of 5G cybersecurity guidance (NSA; direct to report)
12/2 - Ocean Plastic Is Creating New Communities of Life on the High Seas (Smithsonian)
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.
11/30 - S.796 - Protecting Moms Who Served Act of 2021 - requires VA to implement the maternity care coordination program
11/30 - S.1031 - A bill to require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study on disparities associated with race and ethnicity with respect to certain benefits administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes - requires the GAO study whether there are disparities associated with race and ethnicity with respect to compensation benefits, disability ratings, and rejection of claims for VA benefits
12/3 - H.R.6119 Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes - includes a continuing resolution that funds Federal agencies through 2/18/22 (summary via WH)
Most agencies have released their Fall 2021 Semiannual Reports to Congress
12/2 - Findings of Misconduct by a then Senior Official with the Drug Enforcement Administration for Misuse of Official Position Related to Giving Preferential Treatment to a Pharmaceutical Company, and Related Misconduct (DOJ)
11/29 - FBI Document Says the Feds Can Get Your WhatsApp Data — in Real Time (via Rolling Stone, with source document)
12/1 - Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization Oral Argument (SCOTUS, via CSPAN)
12/1 - CIA Files Say Staffers Committed Sex Crimes Involving Children. They Weren’t Prosecuted. (via BuzzFeed News, with source documents)
12/3 - Fact Sheet: The National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking (NAP) (WH, direct to plan; see also, statements from DOJ, State, and Treasury)
12/3 - White House Releases 'Unprecedented’ Guidance to Agencies on Cooperating With Watchdogs (via GovExec, with link to source document)
See full weekly list of hearings on congress.gov.
12/1 - Holding Big Tech Accountable: Targeted Reforms to Tech’s Legal Immunity (House Energy)
12/1 - A Review of the Decadal Survey for Astronomy and Astrophysics in the 2020s (House Science)
12/2 - Innovative Municipal Leadership in Central Europe: Founding Members of the Pact of Free Cities (House Foreign Affairs)
12/2 - Supporting U.S. Workers, Businesses, and the Environment in the Face of Unfair Chinese Trade Practices (House Ways & Means)