Federal research agencies seem unconcerned with conflicts of interest and foreign influence


Report:
Federal Research Agencies Need to Enhance
Policies to Address Foreign Influence
Candice N. Wright, Acting Director
Science, Technology Assessment, & Analytics

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Solarwinds Sunburst cyber attack on U.S. infrastructure


Brief:
SolarWinds Attack: No Easy Fix
Chris Jaikaran,
Analyst in Cybersecurity Policy

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ATF proposes registration, regulation, and $200 tax on AR pistol braces


Notice & Request for Comment:
Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with “Stabilizing Braces”
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
US Department of Justice

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Contingent election of the President and Vice President by Congress


Report:
Contingent Election of the President and Vice President
by Congress: Perspectives and Contemporary Analysis
Thomas H. Neale,
Specialist in American National Government

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Agencies are still awarding contracts to firms debarred for Service Contract Act violations


Report:
Actions Needed to Improve Department of Labor’s
Enforcement of Service Worker Wage Protections
Thomas M. Costa, Acting Director
Education, Workforce, and Income Security

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Religious Freedom Restoration Act authorizes money damages against federal officials in their individual capacities


Opinion:
FNU TANZIN, ET AL.
v.
MUHAMMAD TANVIR, ET AL.

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Banks are tracking the social media and web browsing activity of consumers and selling it without their knowledge


Report:
Better Disclosures Needed on Information
Sharing by Banks and Credit Unions
Alicia P. Cackley, Director, Financial Markets and Community Investment
Nick Marinos, Director, Information Technology and Cybersecurity

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Illness of U.S. Embassy personnel serving in Cuba and China consistent with the effects of directed pulsed radio frequency energy


Report:
An Assessment of Illness in U.S. Government Employees
and Their Families at Overseas Embassies
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

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Artemis: NASA’s program to return humans to the moon


Brief:
Artemis: NASA’s Program to
Return Humans to the Moon
Daniel Morgan, Specialist,
Science & Technology Policy

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Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn wins emergency injunction barring enforcement of occupancy limits


Opinion:
ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE
OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
v.
ANDREW M. CUOMO,
GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK

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