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11/30 - Chairman Pai Announces Intent to Depart FCC in January (FCC)
12/1 - Face Recognition Software Shows Improvement in Recognizing Masked Faces (NIST; direct to report)
12/2 - Update on 2020 Census Data Processing (Census)
12/3 - Financial Stability Oversight Council Releases Annual Report (Treas; direct to report)
12/4 - U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Vacates the Strengthening the H-1B Program Interim Final Rule (USCIS; see also, Judge Rules Against Another Attempt by Trump to Restrict Legal Immigration via National Law Review with links to source documents)
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.
12/3 - S.327: Wounded Veterans Recreation Act - instructs DOI and USDA to make the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass available, without charge and for the lifetime of the passholder, to (1) any U.S. citizen or person domiciled in the United States who has been medically determined to be permanently disabled; and (2) any veteran who has been found to have a service-connected disability
12/3 - H.R.5901: Information Technology Modernization Centers of Excellence Program Act - requires the GSA to establish an Information Technology Modernization Centers of Excellence Program to facilitate the adoption of modern technology by executive agencies
12/3 - Region 2's Hurricanes Irma and Maria Response Efforts in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Show the Need for Improved Planning, Communications, and Assistance for Small Drinking Water Systems (EPA)
12/3 - NASA's Management of Hazardous Materials (NASA)
Fall Semiannual Reports (SARs) to Congress are now being released. You can track which are available via this page.
12/1 - Salton Sea Restoration (CRS)
12/1 - SBA follows court order, finally releases recipient names and loans amounts for all PPP loans following #FOIA lawsuit (via @Cezary on Twitter, with link to source documents)
12/2 - Justice Department investigating potential presidential pardon bribery scheme, court records reveal (via CNN, with link to source document)
12/2 - Wyden, Warren, Markey, Schatz Secure DHS IG Investigation of CBP Phone Location Data Surveillance Program (Congress, with link to source document)
12/2 - Committee Obtains New Internal Documents Showing Census Data Errors More Extensive Than First Reported (Congress; see also, Census Experts Warn Committee of Grave Risks to Accurate and Complete Census)
12/2 - House Republican Ranking Members for the 117th Congress (Congress)
12/3 - Chairwoman Johnson Statement on 2020 Lancet Countdown Report (Congress; see also, Lancet report – requires free registration)
12/4 - As Virus Spreads, C.D.C. Draws Up an Urgent Battle Plan (via New York Times, with link to source document)
12/4 - DHS Must Post Online Notice Welcoming Dreamers, Judge Rules in Rescinding Unlawful Chad Wolf Memo (via Law & Crime, with source document)