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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12/20 - Department of Defense Releases Report on Countering Extremist Activities and Outlines Next Steps (DOD; direct to memo and report and background briefing)
12/20 - OSC Assists USDA Employee Unlawfully Disciplined for Submitting an Article on Animal Welfare in U.S. Research Facilities (OSC; see also, related GovExec article)
12/21 - Estimates Show Slowest Growth on Record for the Nation’s Population (Census)
12/21 - FAA-Fined Unruly Passengers to Lose TSA PreCheck® (FAA)
12/22 - USGS Releases Strategy for Addressing PFAS Science Gaps (USGS; 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.
12/22 - S.3377 Capitol Police Emergency Assistance Act of 2021 - To empower the Chief of the United States Capitol Police to unilaterally request the assistance of the DC National Guard or Federal law enforcement agencies in emergencies without prior approval of the Capitol Police Board
12/22 - Management Assistance Report: Support From the Under Secretary for Management Is Needed To Facilitate the Closure of Office of Inspector General Recommendations Addressed to the Bureau of Information Resource Management (State)
12/20 - USDA Market Facilitation Program: Stronger Adherence to Quality Guidelines Would Improve Future Economic Analyses (GAO; see also, Senate Agriculture chair statement)
12/21 - Election Worker Safety and Privacy (CRS)
12/21 - Breaking Down the U.S. Inflation Rate (CRS)
12/18 - Hidden Pentagon Records Reveal Patterns of Failure in Deadly Airstrikes (via New York Times; direct to documents)