Month in Review, February 2011

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Auditing and Financial Management

Contract Audits:

Role in Helping Ensure Effective Oversight and Reducing Improper Payments
GAO-11-331T:
Published: Feb 1, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 2011.

Debt Limit:

Delays Create Debt Management Challenges and Increase Uncertainty in the Treasury Market
GAO-11-203:
Published: Feb 22, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2011.
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Budget and Spending

Debt Limit:

Delays Create Debt Management Challenges and Increase Uncertainty in the Treasury Market
GAO-11-203:
Published: Feb 22, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2011.

Federal Mandates:

Few Rules Trigger Unfunded Mandates Reform Act
GAO-11-385T:
Published: Feb 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2011.
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Business Regulation and Consumer Protection

Federal Mandates:

Few Rules Trigger Unfunded Mandates Reform Act
GAO-11-385T:
Published: Feb 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2011.
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Education

Department of Education:

Improved Oversight and Controls Could Help Education Better Respond to Evolving Priorities
GAO-11-194:
Published: Feb 10, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 2011.

Elementary and Secondary Education Act:

Potential Effects of Changing Comparability Requirements
GAO-11-258:
Published: Jan 28, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2011.
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Employment

Employment Verification:

Federal Agencies Have Improved E-Verify, but Significant Challenges Remain
GAO-11-330T:
Published: Feb 10, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 2011.

Multiple Employment and Training Programs:

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Energy

Nuclear Weapons:

NNSA Needs More Comprehensive Infrastructure and Workforce Data to Improve Enterprise Decision-making
GAO-11-188:
Published: Feb 14, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2011.

Oil and Gas Bonds:

BLM Needs a Comprehensive Strategy to Better Manage Potential Oil and Gas Well Liability
GAO-11-292:
Published: Feb 25, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 2011.
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Financial Markets and Institutions

Debt Limit:

Delays Create Debt Management Challenges and Increase Uncertainty in the Treasury Market
GAO-11-203:
Published: Feb 22, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2011.

401(K) Plans:

Improved Regulation Could Better Protect Participants from Conflicts of Interest
GAO-11-119:
Published: Jan 28, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2011.
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GAO Mission and Operations

GAO Mission and Operations:

Fiscal Year 2012 Performance Plan
GAO-11-343SP:
Published: Feb 1, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 2011.
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Government Operations

Debt Limit:

Delays Create Debt Management Challenges and Increase Uncertainty in the Treasury Market
GAO-11-203:
Published: Feb 22, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2011.

Electronic Records Archive:

Federal Mandates:

Few Rules Trigger Unfunded Mandates Reform Act
GAO-11-385T:
Published: Feb 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2011.

Federal Real Property:

The Government Faces Challenges to Disposing of Unneeded Buildings
GAO-11-370T:
Published: Feb 10, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 2011.

GAO Mission and Operations:

Fiscal Year 2012 Performance Plan
GAO-11-343SP:
Published: Feb 1, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 2011.

GAO's 2011 High Risk Series:

An Update
GAO-11-394T:
Published: Feb 17, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 2011.

High-Risk Series:

An Update
GAO-11-278:
Published: Feb 16, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 2011.

National Archives:

Framework Governing Use of Presidential Library Facilities and Staff
GAO-11-390:
Published: Feb 28, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2011.

Recovery Act:

Broadband Programs Awards and Risks to Oversight
GAO-11-371T:
Published: Feb 10, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 2011.

U.S. Postal Service:

Foreign Posts' Strategies Could Inform U.S. Postal Service's Efforts to Modernize
GAO-11-282:
Published: Feb 16, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 2011.
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Health Care

Defense Health:

Electronic Prescribing:

Medicaid and CHIP:

Given the Association between Parent and Child Insurance Status, New Expansions May Benefit Families
GAO-11-264:
Published: Feb 4, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 2011.

Medicare Advantage:

Comparison of Plan Bids to Fee-for-Service Spending by Plan and Market Characteristics
GAO-11-247R:
Published: Feb 4, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 2011.

Medicare Home Oxygen:

Refining Payment Methodology Has Potential to Lower Program and Beneficiary Spending
GAO-11-56:
Published: Jan 21, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2011.

Ryan White CARE Act:

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Homeland Security

Border Security:

Enhanced DHS Oversight and Assessment of Interagency Coordination Is Needed for the Northern Border
GAO-11-97:
Published: Dec 17, 2010. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 2011.

Border Security:

Preliminary Observations on Border Control Measures for the Southwest Border
GAO-11-374T:
Published: Feb 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2011.
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Human Capital

Defined Contribution Plans:

Department of Education:

Improved Oversight and Controls Could Help Education Better Respond to Evolving Priorities
GAO-11-194:
Published: Feb 10, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 2011.

Federal Workforce:

Practices to Increase the Employment of Individuals with Disabilities
GAO-11-351T:
Published: Feb 16, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 2011.
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Information Management

Electronic Health Records:

DOD and VA Should Remove Barriers and Improve Efforts to Meet Their Common System Needs
GAO-11-265:
Published: Feb 2, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 2011.

Electronic Records Archive:

National Archives:

Framework Governing Use of Presidential Library Facilities and Staff
GAO-11-390:
Published: Feb 28, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2011.
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Information Technology

Electronic Prescribing:

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International Affairs

International Affairs:

International Affairs:

Military Personnel:

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Justice and Law Enforcement

Border Security:

Preliminary Observations on Border Control Measures for the Southwest Border
GAO-11-374T:
Published: Feb 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2011.

Federal Mandates:

Few Rules Trigger Unfunded Mandates Reform Act
GAO-11-385T:
Published: Feb 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2011.
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National Defense

Defense Health:

Defense Infrastructure:

Defense Management:

Additional Cost Information and Stakeholder Input Needed to Assess Military Posture in Europe
GAO-11-131:
Published: Feb 3, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2011.

Depot Maintenance:

Air Force Is Assessing Engine Maintenance Options for Work Currently Performed at Kelly Aviation Center
GAO-11-274R:
Published: Feb 11, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 2011.

Military Personnel:

Nuclear Weapons:

NNSA Needs More Comprehensive Infrastructure and Workforce Data to Improve Enterprise Decision-making
GAO-11-188:
Published: Feb 14, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2011.

Tactical Aircraft:

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Natural Resources and Environment

Oil and Gas Bonds:

BLM Needs a Comprehensive Strategy to Better Manage Potential Oil and Gas Well Liability
GAO-11-292:
Published: Feb 25, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 2011.

Superfund:

Information on the Nature and Costs of Cleanup Activities at Three Landfills in the Gulf Coast Region
GAO-11-287R:
Published: Feb 18, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 2011.
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Retirement Security

Defined Contribution Plans:

401(K) Plans:

Improved Regulation Could Better Protect Participants from Conflicts of Interest
GAO-11-119:
Published: Jan 28, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2011.
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Transportation

Airport and Airway Trust Fund:

Declining Balance Raises Concerns over Ability to Meet Future Demands
GAO-11-358T:
Published: Feb 3, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 2011.

Commercial Motor Carriers:

Motor Carrier Safety:

Surface Freight Transportation:

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Veterans

Electronic Health Records:

DOD and VA Should Remove Barriers and Improve Efforts to Meet Their Common System Needs
GAO-11-265:
Published: Feb 2, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 2011.
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Worker and Family Assistance

Child Support Enforcement:

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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

Airforce Turbine Service, Ltd.
B-404478,
Feb 16, 2011

Belzon, Inc.
B-404416,B-404416.2,B-404416.3,
Feb 9, 2011

Distributed Solutions, Inc.--Costs
B-403566.2,
Feb 14, 2011

Donnelly & Moore Corporation
B-404480,
Feb 16, 2011

Facility Services Management, Inc.
B-402757.6,B-402757.7,
Feb 10, 2011

Genco Infrastructure Solutions, Inc.
B-403771.2,
Feb 10, 2011

I.M. Systems Group
B-404583,B-404583.2,B-404583.3,
Feb 25, 2011

Intermarkets Global
B-400660.10,B-400660.11,
Feb 2, 2011

JRS Management
B-404022.2,
Feb 15, 2011

KBS, Inc.
B-402365.3,
Feb 2, 2011

M. Erdal Kamisli Co. Ltd. (ERKA Co., Ltd.)
B-403909.2,B-403909.4,
Feb 14, 2011

Metasoft, LLC--Reconsideration
B-402800.2,
Feb 17, 2011

Nova Technologies
B-403461.3,B-403461.4,
Feb 28, 2011

Resource Dimensions, LLC
B-404536,
Feb 24, 2011

Smiths Detection, Inc.; American Science and Engineering, Inc.
B-402168.4,B-402168.5,B-402168.6,
Feb 9, 2011

Tiger Enterprises, Inc.
B-403475.2,
Feb 15, 2011

Unisys Corporation
B-403054.2,
Feb 8, 2011

U.S. Bank
B-404169.3,
Feb 15, 2011

U.S. Information Technologies Corporation
B-404357,B-404357.2,
Feb 2, 2011

Waterfront Technologies, Inc.
B-403638.3,
Feb 22, 2011
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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