Month in Review, May 2011

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Agriculture and Food

International Food Assistance:

Better Nutrition and Quality Control Can Further Improve U.S. Food Aid
GAO-11-491:
Published: May 12, 2011. Publicly Released: May 12, 2011.

International School Feeding:

USDA's Oversight of the McGovern-Dole Food for Education Program Needs Improvement
GAO-11-544:
Published: May 19, 2011. Publicly Released: May 19, 2011.

School Meal Programs:

Seafood Safety:

FDA Needs to Improve Oversight of Imported Seafood and Better Leverage Limited Resources
GAO-11-286:
Published: Apr 14, 2011. Publicly Released: May 16, 2011.
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Auditing and Financial Management

Financial Audit:

Congressional Award Foundation's Fiscal Years 2010 and 2009 Financial Statements
GAO-11-597:
Published: May 12, 2011. Publicly Released: May 12, 2011.

Grants.gov:

Additional Action Needed to Address Persistent Governance and Funding Challenges
GAO-11-478:
Published: May 6, 2011. Publicly Released: May 6, 2011.

Management Report:

Improvements Needed in Controls over the Preparation of the U.S. Consolidated Financial Statements
GAO-11-525:
Published: May 26, 2011. Publicly Released: May 26, 2011.

TARP:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential:

Internal Control Weaknesses Need to Be Corrected to Help Achieve Security Objectives
GAO-11-648T:
Published: May 10, 2011. Publicly Released: May 10, 2011.

Transportation Worker Identification Credential:

Internal Control Weaknesses Need to Be Corrected to Help Achieve Security Objectives
GAO-11-657:
Published: May 10, 2011. Publicly Released: May 10, 2011.

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

Results of Housing Counselors Survey on Borrowers' Experiences with the Home Affordable Modification Program
GAO-11-367R:
Published: May 26, 2011. Publicly Released: May 26, 2011.

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

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Budget and Spending

Budget Issues:

Budget Process:

Enforcing Fiscal Choices
GAO-11-626T:
Published: May 4, 2011. Publicly Released: May 4, 2011.

Office of National Drug Control Policy:

Agencies View the Budget Process as Useful for Identifying Priorities, but Challenges Exist
GAO-11-261R:
Published: May 2, 2011. Publicly Released: May 2, 2011.

Transportation:

The Department of Transportation Found That It Improperly Obligated Motor Carrier Grant Funds
GAO-11-517R:
Published: May 5, 2011. Publicly Released: May 12, 2011.
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Business Regulation and Consumer Protection

Banking Regulation:

Enhanced Guidance on Commercial Real Estate Risks Needed
GAO-11-489:
Published: May 19, 2011. Publicly Released: May 19, 2011.

Mortgage Foreclosures:

Documentation Problems Reveal Need for Ongoing Regulatory Oversight
GAO-11-649T:
Published: May 12, 2011. Publicly Released: May 12, 2011.

Mortgage Foreclosures:

Documentation Problems Reveal Need for Ongoing Regulatory Oversight
GAO-11-433:
Published: May 2, 2011. Publicly Released: May 5, 2011.
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Economic Development

Catastrophic Planning:

Economic Development:

Efficiency and Effectiveness of Fragmented Programs Are Unclear
GAO-11-651T:
Published: May 25, 2011. Publicly Released: May 25, 2011.

Economic Development:

Efficiency and Effectiveness of Fragmented Economic Development Programs Are Unclear
GAO-11-477R:
Published: May 19, 2011. Publicly Released: May 19, 2011.
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Education

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children:

Federal Support for Developing Language and Literacy
GAO-11-357:
Published: May 25, 2011. Publicly Released: May 25, 2011.

Federal Student Loans:

Patterns in Tuition, Enrollment, and Federal Stafford Loan Borrowing Up to the 2007-08 Loan Limit Increase
GAO-11-470R:
Published: May 25, 2011. Publicly Released: May 25, 2011.

International School Feeding:

USDA's Oversight of the McGovern-Dole Food for Education Program Needs Improvement
GAO-11-544:
Published: May 19, 2011. Publicly Released: May 19, 2011.

School Meal Programs:

Veterans' Education Benefits:

Enhanced Guidance and Collaboration Could Improve Administration of the Post-9/11 GI Bill Program
GAO-11-356R:
Published: May 5, 2011. Publicly Released: May 5, 2011.
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Employment

Employment and Training Programs:

Providing Information on Colocating Services and Consolidating Administrative Structures
GAO-11-645T:
Published: May 11, 2011. Publicly Released: May 11, 2011.

Federal Workers' Compensation:

Issues Associated With Changing Benefits for Older Beneficiaries
GAO-11-655T:
Published: May 12, 2011. Publicly Released: May 12, 2011.

Military and Veterans Disability System:

Worldwide Deployment of Integrated System Warrants Careful Monitoring
GAO-11-633T:
Published: May 4, 2011. Publicly Released: May 4, 2011.
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Energy

Commercial Nuclear Waste:

Effects of a Termination of the Yucca Mountain Repository Program and Lessons Learned
GAO-11-229:
Published: Apr 8, 2011. Publicly Released: May 10, 2011.

Department of Energy:

DOE Nuclear Waste:

Better Information Needed on Waste Storage at DOE Sites as a Result of Yucca Mountain Shutdown
GAO-11-230:
Published: Mar 23, 2011. Publicly Released: May 5, 2011.

Managing Critical Isotopes:

Weaknesses in DOE's Management of Helium-3 Delayed the Federal Response to a Critical Supply Shortage
GAO-11-472:
Published: May 12, 2011. Publicly Released: May 31, 2011.

Nuclear Weapons:

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Equal Opportunity

Military and Veterans Disability System:

Worldwide Deployment of Integrated System Warrants Careful Monitoring
GAO-11-633T:
Published: May 4, 2011. Publicly Released: May 4, 2011.
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Financial Markets and Institutions

Banking Regulation:

Enhanced Guidance on Commercial Real Estate Risks Needed
GAO-11-489:
Published: May 19, 2011. Publicly Released: May 19, 2011.

Mortgage Foreclosures:

Documentation Problems Reveal Need for Ongoing Regulatory Oversight
GAO-11-649T:
Published: May 12, 2011. Publicly Released: May 12, 2011.

TARP:

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

Results of Housing Counselors Survey on Borrowers' Experiences with the Home Affordable Modification Program
GAO-11-367R:
Published: May 26, 2011. Publicly Released: May 26, 2011.

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

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Government Operations

International Affairs:

Department of State's Counternarcotics Performance Management System
GAO-11-564R:
Published: May 26, 2011. Publicly Released: May 26, 2011.

Information Technology:

Department of Veterans Affairs Faces Ongoing Management Challenges
GAO-11-663T:
Published: May 11, 2011. Publicly Released: May 11, 2011.

Managing for Results:

GPRA Modernization Act Implementation Provides Important Opportunities to Address Government Challenges
GAO-11-617T:
Published: May 10, 2011. Publicly Released: May 10, 2011.

Government Operations:

OMB Service Contracts Inventory Guidance and Implementation
GAO-11-538R:
Published: May 27, 2011. Publicly Released: May 27, 2011.

Tax Policy and Administration:

Opportunities to Reduce Potential Duplication in Government Programs, Save Tax Dollars, and Enhance Revenue
GAO-11-635T:
Published: May 25, 2011. Publicly Released: May 25, 2011.

Performance Measurement and Evaluation:

Definitions and Relationships (Supersedes GAO-05-739SP)
GAO-11-646SP:
Published: May 2, 2011. Publicly Released: May 2, 2011.

Recovery Act:

Preliminary Observations on the Use of Funds for Clean and Drinking Water Projects
GAO-11-642T:
Published: May 4, 2011. Publicly Released: May 4, 2011.

Recovery Act:

Thousands of Recovery Act Contract and Grant Recipients Owe Hundreds of Millions in Federal Taxes
GAO-11-485:
Published: Apr 28, 2011. Publicly Released: May 24, 2011.

Recovery Act:

Thousands of Recovery Act Contract and Grant Recipients Owe Hundreds of Millions in Federal Taxes
GAO-11-686T:
Published: May 24, 2011. Publicly Released: May 24, 2011.

Recovery Act:

Use of Transportation Funds, Outcomes, and Lessons Learned
GAO-11-610T:
Published: May 4, 2011. Publicly Released: May 4, 2011.

Smithsonian Institution:

Much Work Still Needed to Identify and Repatriate Indian Human Remains and Objects
GAO-11-515:
Published: May 25, 2011. Publicly Released: May 25, 2011.

Transportation Worker Identification Credential:

Internal Control Weaknesses Need to Be Corrected to Help Achieve Security Objectives
GAO-11-648T:
Published: May 10, 2011. Publicly Released: May 10, 2011.

United States Postal Service:

Strategy Needed to Address Aging Delivery Fleet
GAO-11-671T:
Published: May 17, 2011. Publicly Released: May 17, 2011.

United States Postal Service:

Strategy Needed to Address Aging Delivery Fleet
GAO-11-386:
Published: May 5, 2011. Publicly Released: May 17, 2011.
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Health Care

Federal Recovery Coordination Program:

Enrollment, Staffing, and Care Coordination Pose Significant Challenges
GAO-11-572T:
Published: May 13, 2011. Publicly Released: May 13, 2011.

Hospital Emergency Departments:

Health Center Strategies That May Help Reduce Their Use
GAO-11-643T:
Published: May 11, 2011. Publicly Released: May 11, 2011.

Hospital Emergency Departments:

Health Center Strategies That May Help Reduce Their Use
GAO-11-414R:
Published: Apr 11, 2011. Publicly Released: May 11, 2011.

Military and Veterans Disability System:

Worldwide Deployment of Integrated System Warrants Careful Monitoring
GAO-11-633T:
Published: May 4, 2011. Publicly Released: May 4, 2011.

Nursing Home Quality:

Implementation of the Quality Indicator Survey
GAO-11-403R:
Published: Apr 6, 2011. Publicly Released: May 6, 2011.

Nursing Homes:

Pediatric Research:

Products Studied under Two Related Laws, but Improved Tracking Needed by FDA
GAO-11-457:
Published: May 31, 2011. Publicly Released: May 31, 2011.

VA Health Care:

Weaknesses in Policies and Oversight Governing Medical Equipment Pose Risks to Veterans' Safety
GAO-11-591T:
Published: May 3, 2011. Publicly Released: May 3, 2011.

VA Health Care:

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Homeland Security

Budget Issues:

Overstay Enforcement:

Secure Border Initiative:

Controls over Contractor Payments for the Technology Component Need Improvement
GAO-11-68:
Published: May 25, 2011. Publicly Released: May 25, 2011.

Transportation Worker Identification Credential:

Internal Control Weaknesses Need to Be Corrected to Help Achieve Security Objectives
GAO-11-648T:
Published: May 10, 2011. Publicly Released: May 10, 2011.

Transportation Worker Identification Credential:

Internal Control Weaknesses Need to Be Corrected to Help Achieve Security Objectives
GAO-11-657:
Published: May 10, 2011. Publicly Released: May 10, 2011.

Visa Waiver Program:

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Housing

Military Housing:

Enhancements Needed to Housing Allowance Process and Information Sharing among Services
GAO-11-462:
Published: May 16, 2011. Publicly Released: May 16, 2011.

Mortgage Foreclosures:

Documentation Problems Reveal Need for Ongoing Regulatory Oversight
GAO-11-649T:
Published: May 12, 2011. Publicly Released: May 12, 2011.

Mortgage Foreclosures:

Documentation Problems Reveal Need for Ongoing Regulatory Oversight
GAO-11-433:
Published: May 2, 2011. Publicly Released: May 5, 2011.

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

Results of Housing Counselors Survey on Borrowers' Experiences with the Home Affordable Modification Program
GAO-11-367R:
Published: May 26, 2011. Publicly Released: May 26, 2011.

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

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Information Management

Military Housing:

Enhancements Needed to Housing Allowance Process and Information Sharing among Services
GAO-11-462:
Published: May 16, 2011. Publicly Released: May 16, 2011.
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Information Technology

Information Technology:

Department of Veterans Affairs Faces Ongoing Management Challenges
GAO-11-663T:
Published: May 11, 2011. Publicly Released: May 11, 2011.

Space:

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International Affairs

Antidumping and Countervailing Duties:

Options for Improving Collection
GAO-11-693T:
Published: May 25, 2011. Publicly Released: May 25, 2011.

Counter-Improvised Explosive Devices:

International Affairs:

Department of State's Counternarcotics Performance Management System
GAO-11-564R:
Published: May 26, 2011. Publicly Released: May 26, 2011.

Haiti Reconstruction:

U.S. Efforts Have Begun, Expanded Oversight Still to Be Implemented
GAO-11-415:
Published: May 19, 2011. Publicly Released: May 19, 2011.

International Food Assistance:

Better Nutrition and Quality Control Can Further Improve U.S. Food Aid
GAO-11-491:
Published: May 12, 2011. Publicly Released: May 12, 2011.

International School Feeding:

USDA's Oversight of the McGovern-Dole Food for Education Program Needs Improvement
GAO-11-544:
Published: May 19, 2011. Publicly Released: May 19, 2011.

Overstay Enforcement:

Visa Waiver Program:

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Justice and Law Enforcement

Defense Biometrics:

DOD Can Better Conform to Standards and Share Biometric Information with Federal Agencies
GAO-11-276:
Published: Mar 31, 2011. Publicly Released: May 2, 2011.

Law Enforcement Coordination:

DOJ Could Improve Its Process for Identifying Disagreements among Agents
GAO-11-314:
Published: Apr 7, 2011. Publicly Released: May 9, 2011.

Office of National Drug Control Policy:

Agencies View the Budget Process as Useful for Identifying Priorities, but Challenges Exist
GAO-11-261R:
Published: May 2, 2011. Publicly Released: May 2, 2011.

Taxes and Identity Theft:

Status of IRS Initiatives to Help Victimized Taxpayers
GAO-11-674T:
Published: May 25, 2011. Publicly Released: May 25, 2011.
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National Defense

Counter-Improvised Explosive Devices:

Defense Biometrics:

DOD Can Better Conform to Standards and Share Biometric Information with Federal Agencies
GAO-11-276:
Published: Mar 31, 2011. Publicly Released: May 2, 2011.

Defense Infrastructure:

Defense Management:

Comprehensive Cost Information and Analysis of Alternatives Needed to Assess Military Posture in Asia
GAO-11-316:
Published: May 25, 2011. Publicly Released: May 25, 2011.

Defense Management:

Perspectives on the Involvement of the Combatant Commands in the Development of Joint Requirements
GAO-11-527R:
Published: May 20, 2011. Publicly Released: May 20, 2011.

Joint Strike Fighter:

Restructuring Places Program on Firmer Footing, but Progress Is Still Lagging
GAO-11-677T:
Published: May 19, 2011. Publicly Released: May 19, 2011.

Military and Veterans Disability System:

Worldwide Deployment of Integrated System Warrants Careful Monitoring
GAO-11-633T:
Published: May 4, 2011. Publicly Released: May 4, 2011.

Military Housing:

Enhancements Needed to Housing Allowance Process and Information Sharing among Services
GAO-11-462:
Published: May 16, 2011. Publicly Released: May 16, 2011.

Military Training:

Actions Needed to Improve Planning and Coordination of Army and Marine Corps Language and Culture Training
GAO-11-456:
Published: May 26, 2011. Publicly Released: May 26, 2011.

Nuclear Weapons:

Space Acquisitions:

DOD Delivering New Generations of Satellites, but Space System Acquisition Challenges Remain
GAO-11-590T:
Published: May 11, 2011. Publicly Released: May 11, 2011.

Warfighter Support:

Improved Joint Oversight and Reporting on DOD's Prepositioning Programs May Increase Efficiencies
GAO-11-647:
Published: May 16, 2011. Publicly Released: May 16, 2011.
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Natural Resources and Environment

Commercial Nuclear Waste:

Effects of a Termination of the Yucca Mountain Repository Program and Lessons Learned
GAO-11-229:
Published: Apr 8, 2011. Publicly Released: May 10, 2011.

DOE Nuclear Waste:

Better Information Needed on Waste Storage at DOE Sites as a Result of Yucca Mountain Shutdown
GAO-11-230:
Published: Mar 23, 2011. Publicly Released: May 5, 2011.

Federal Land Management:

Availability and Potential Reliability of Selected Data Elements at Five Agencies
GAO-11-377:
Published: Apr 20, 2011. Publicly Released: May 20, 2011.

Recovery Act:

Preliminary Observations on the Use of Funds for Clean and Drinking Water Projects
GAO-11-642T:
Published: May 4, 2011. Publicly Released: May 4, 2011.

Smithsonian Institution:

Much Work Still Needed to Identify and Repatriate Indian Human Remains and Objects
GAO-11-515:
Published: May 25, 2011. Publicly Released: May 25, 2011.
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Retirement Security

Federal Workers' Compensation:

Issues Associated With Changing Benefits for Older Beneficiaries
GAO-11-655T:
Published: May 12, 2011. Publicly Released: May 12, 2011.
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Space

Commercial Launch Vehicles:

NASA Taking Measures to Manage Delays and Risks
GAO-11-692T:
Published: May 26, 2011. Publicly Released: May 26, 2011.

Commercial Space Transportation:

Industry Trends and Key Issues Affecting Federal Oversight and International Competitiveness
GAO-11-629T:
Published: May 5, 2011. Publicly Released: May 5, 2011.

Reimbursable Space Act Agreements:

Space Acquisitions:

Development and Oversight Challenges in Delivering Improved Space Situational Awareness Capabilities
GAO-11-545:
Published: May 27, 2011. Publicly Released: May 27, 2011.

Space Acquisitions:

DOD Delivering New Generations of Satellites, but Space System Acquisition Challenges Remain
GAO-11-590T:
Published: May 11, 2011. Publicly Released: May 11, 2011.

Space:

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Tax Policy and Administration

IRS Budget 2012:

Extending Systematic Reviews of Spending Could Identify More Savings Over Time
GAO-11-547:
Published: Apr 11, 2011. Publicly Released: May 11, 2011.

Tax Policy and Administration:

Opportunities to Reduce Potential Duplication in Government Programs, Save Tax Dollars, and Enhance Revenue
GAO-11-635T:
Published: May 25, 2011. Publicly Released: May 25, 2011.

Recovery Act:

Thousands of Recovery Act Contract and Grant Recipients Owe Hundreds of Millions in Federal Taxes
GAO-11-485:
Published: Apr 28, 2011. Publicly Released: May 24, 2011.

Recovery Act:

Thousands of Recovery Act Contract and Grant Recipients Owe Hundreds of Millions in Federal Taxes
GAO-11-686T:
Published: May 24, 2011. Publicly Released: May 24, 2011.

Taxes and Identity Theft:

Status of IRS Initiatives to Help Victimized Taxpayers
GAO-11-674T:
Published: May 25, 2011. Publicly Released: May 25, 2011.

Tax Refunds:

Enhanced Prerefund Compliance Checks Could Yield Significant Benefits
GAO-11-691T:
Published: May 25, 2011. Publicly Released: May 25, 2011.
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Telecommunications

Spectrum Management:

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Transportation

Commercial Space Transportation:

Industry Trends and Key Issues Affecting Federal Oversight and International Competitiveness
GAO-11-629T:
Published: May 5, 2011. Publicly Released: May 5, 2011.

Job Access and Reverse Commute Program:

Progress Made in Using Funds and Stakeholder Views on Proposed Program Changes
GAO-11-518:
Published: May 26, 2011. Publicly Released: May 26, 2011.

Joint Strike Fighter:

Restructuring Places Program on Firmer Footing, but Progress Is Still Lagging
GAO-11-677T:
Published: May 19, 2011. Publicly Released: May 19, 2011.

Transportation:

The Department of Transportation Found That It Improperly Obligated Motor Carrier Grant Funds
GAO-11-517R:
Published: May 5, 2011. Publicly Released: May 12, 2011.

Transportation Worker Identification Credential:

Internal Control Weaknesses Need to Be Corrected to Help Achieve Security Objectives
GAO-11-648T:
Published: May 10, 2011. Publicly Released: May 10, 2011.

Transportation Worker Identification Credential:

Internal Control Weaknesses Need to Be Corrected to Help Achieve Security Objectives
GAO-11-657:
Published: May 10, 2011. Publicly Released: May 10, 2011.
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Veterans

Federal Recovery Coordination Program:

Enrollment, Staffing, and Care Coordination Pose Significant Challenges
GAO-11-572T:
Published: May 13, 2011. Publicly Released: May 13, 2011.

Information Technology:

Department of Veterans Affairs Faces Ongoing Management Challenges
GAO-11-663T:
Published: May 11, 2011. Publicly Released: May 11, 2011.

Military and Veterans Disability System:

Worldwide Deployment of Integrated System Warrants Careful Monitoring
GAO-11-633T:
Published: May 4, 2011. Publicly Released: May 4, 2011.

VA Health Care:

Weaknesses in Policies and Oversight Governing Medical Equipment Pose Risks to Veterans' Safety
GAO-11-591T:
Published: May 3, 2011. Publicly Released: May 3, 2011.

VA Health Care:

Veterans' Education Benefits:

Enhanced Guidance and Collaboration Could Improve Administration of the Post-9/11 GI Bill Program
GAO-11-356R:
Published: May 5, 2011. Publicly Released: May 5, 2011.
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Legal Products: Appropriations Decision

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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

AC4S, Inc.
B-404811.2,
May 25, 2011

Active Deployment Systems, Inc.
B-404875,
May 25, 2011

Addx Corporation
B-404888,
May 4, 2011

Analytic Strategies
B-404840,
May 5, 2011

Career Innovations, LLC
B-404377.4,
May 24, 2011

Helionix Systems, Inc.
B-404905.2,
May 26, 2011

Intermarkets Global
B-400660.12,B-400660.13,
May 6, 2011

Lawrence Battelle, Inc.
B-404775,
May 11, 2011

Marine Hydraulics International, Inc.
B-403386.3,
May 5, 2011

NCS Technologies, Inc.--Reconsideration
B-404047.3,
May 16, 2011

Symvionics, Inc.--Costs
B-403230.6,
May 16, 2011

The CFS Group, LLC--Costs
B-403539.3,
May 13, 2011

Torres International, LLC
B-404940,
May 31, 2011

U.S. Foodservice, Inc.; Labatt Food Services, LP
B-404786,B-404786.2,B-404786.3,B-404786.4,
May 13, 2011

Wood Cuts
B-403960.3,
May 19, 2011
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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