Month in Review, August 2012

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Agriculture and Food

U.S. Department of Agriculture:

Progress toward Implementing GAO's Civil Rights Recommendations
GAO-12-976R:
Published: Aug 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 2012.
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Auditing and Financial Management

Federal Buildings Fund:

Improved Transparency and Long-term Plan Needed to Clarify Capital Funding Priorities
GAO-12-646:
Published: Jul 12, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2012.
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Business Regulation and Consumer Protection

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program:

Vulnerability to Fraud and Abuse Remains
GAO-12-967T:
Published: Aug 2, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2012.

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program:

Vulnerability to Fraud and Abuse Remains
GAO-12-697:
Published: Aug 1, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2012.
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Economic Development

Entrepreneurial Assistance:

Opportunities Exist to Improve Programs' Collaboration, Data-Tracking, and Performance Management
GAO-12-819:
Published: Aug 23, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 2012.
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Education

Students with Disabilities:

Better Federal Coordination Could Lessen Challenges in the Transition from High School
GAO-12-594:
Published: Jul 12, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 2012.
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Employment

Income Security:

Overlapping Disability and Unemployment Benefits Should be Evaluated for Potential Savings
GAO-12-764:
Published: Jul 31, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 2012.

Mine Safety:

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Energy

Worker and Family Assistance:

Home Energy Assistance for Low-Income Occupants of Manufactured Homes
GAO-12-848R:
Published: Aug 24, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 2012.

Oil and Gas Management:

Interior's Reorganization Complete, but Challenges Remain in Implementing New Requirements
GAO-12-423:
Published: Jul 30, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 2012.
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Equal Opportunity

Equal Opportunity:

Ownership by Minority, Female, and Disadvantaged Firms in the Pipeline Industry
GAO-12-896R:
Published: Aug 2, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2012.

Secure Communities:

Criminal Alien Removals Increased, but Technology Planning Improvements Needed
GAO-12-708:
Published: Jul 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2012.

U.S. Department of Agriculture:

Progress toward Implementing GAO's Civil Rights Recommendations
GAO-12-976R:
Published: Aug 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 2012.
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Government Operations

Entrepreneurial Assistance:

Opportunities Exist to Improve Programs' Collaboration, Data-Tracking, and Performance Management
GAO-12-819:
Published: Aug 23, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 2012.

Federal Buildings Fund:

Improved Transparency and Long-term Plan Needed to Clarify Capital Funding Priorities
GAO-12-646:
Published: Jul 12, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2012.

Federal Fleets:

Overall Increase in Number of Vehicles Masks That Some Agencies Decreased Their Fleets
GAO-12-780:
Published: Aug 2, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2012.

Federal Real Property:

Improved Data and a National Strategy Needed to Better Manage Excess and Underutilized Property
GAO-12-958T:
Published: Aug 6, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 2012.
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Health Care

Drug Control:

Initial Review of the National Strategy and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Programs
GAO-12-744R:
Published: Jul 6, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 2012.

Health Care:

Ensuring Drug Quality in Global Health Programs
GAO-12-897R:
Published: Aug 1, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2012.

Influenza Pandemic:

Agencies Report Progress in Plans to Protect Federal Workers but Oversight Could Be Improved
GAO-12-748:
Published: Jul 25, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2012.

Medicaid Expansion:

States' Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
GAO-12-821:
Published: Aug 1, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2012.

Medicaid Long-Term Care:

Information Obtained by States about Applicants' Assets Varies and May Be Insufficient
GAO-12-749:
Published: Jul 26, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 2012.

Medicaid:

Providers in Three States with Unpaid Federal Taxes Received Over $6 Billion in Medicaid Reimbursements
GAO-12-857:
Published: Jul 27, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2012.

Medicaid:

States Reported Billions More in Supplemental Payments in Recent Years
GAO-12-694:
Published: Jul 20, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 2012.

Medicare:

Action Needed to Remove Social Security Numbers from Medicare Cards
GAO-12-949T:
Published: Aug 1, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2012.

Medicare:

Mine Safety:

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:

Estimates of the Effect on the Prevalence of Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage
GAO-12-768:
Published: Jul 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 2012.

Patient Safety:

HHS Has Taken Steps to Address Unsafe Injection Practices, but More Action Is Needed
GAO-12-712:
Published: Jul 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 2012.

Health Care:

Veterans Health Care:

Veterans Health Administration Processes for Responding to Reported Adverse Events
GAO-12-827R:
Published: Aug 24, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 2012.
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Homeland Security

National Defense:

Cancellation of the Army's Autonomous Navigation System
GAO-12-851R:
Published: Aug 2, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2012.

Secure Communities:

Criminal Alien Removals Increased, but Technology Planning Improvements Needed
GAO-12-708:
Published: Jul 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2012.
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Information Management

Freedom of Information Act:

Additional Actions Can Strengthen Agency Efforts to Improve Management
GAO-12-828:
Published: Jul 31, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 2012.
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Information Security

Information Security:

Environmental Protection Agency Needs to Resolve Weaknesses
GAO-12-696:
Published: Jul 19, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 2012.
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International Affairs

Contingency Contracting:

Counternarcotics Assistance:

U.S. Agencies Have Allotted Billions in Andean Countries, but DOD Should Improve Its Reporting of Results
GAO-12-824:
Published: Jul 10, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 2012.

Health Care:

Ensuring Drug Quality in Global Health Programs
GAO-12-897R:
Published: Aug 1, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2012.

International Taxation:

Information on Foreign-Owned but Essentially U.S.-Based Corporate Groups Is Limited
GAO-12-794:
Published: Jul 16, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 2012.

Iraq and Afghanistan:

State and DOD Should Ensure Interagency Acquisitions Are Effectively Managed and Comply with Fiscal Law
GAO-12-750:
Published: Aug 2, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2012.
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Counternarcotics Assistance:

U.S. Agencies Have Allotted Billions in Andean Countries, but DOD Should Improve Its Reporting of Results
GAO-12-824:
Published: Jul 10, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 2012.

Drug Control:

Initial Review of the National Strategy and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Programs
GAO-12-744R:
Published: Jul 6, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 2012.

L.A. Courthouse:

Initial Project Justification Is Outdated and Flawed
GAO-12-968T:
Published: Aug 17, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 2012.

Secure Communities:

Criminal Alien Removals Increased, but Technology Planning Improvements Needed
GAO-12-708:
Published: Jul 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2012.
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National Defense

National Defense:

Cancellation of the Army's Autonomous Navigation System
GAO-12-851R:
Published: Aug 2, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2012.

Contingency Contracting:

Counter-Improvised Explosive Devices:

Multiple DOD Organizations are Developing Numerous Initiatives
GAO-12-861R:
Published: Aug 1, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2012.

Counternarcotics Assistance:

U.S. Agencies Have Allotted Billions in Andean Countries, but DOD Should Improve Its Reporting of Results
GAO-12-824:
Published: Jul 10, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 2012.

Defense Logistics:

DOD Has Taken Actions to Improve Some Segments of the Materiel Distribution System
GAO-12-883R:
Published: Aug 3, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 2012.

National Defense:

Department of Defense's Waiver of Competitive Prototyping Requirement for Enhanced Polar System Program
GAO-12-983R:
Published: Aug 23, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 2012.

EPA Regulations and Electricity:

Better Monitoring by Agencies Could Strengthen Efforts to Address Potential Challenges
GAO-12-635:
Published: Jul 17, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 2012.

Iraq and Afghanistan:

State and DOD Should Ensure Interagency Acquisitions Are Effectively Managed and Comply with Fiscal Law
GAO-12-750:
Published: Aug 2, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2012.
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Natural Resources and Environment

EPA Regulations and Electricity:

Better Monitoring by Agencies Could Strengthen Efforts to Address Potential Challenges
GAO-12-635:
Published: Jul 17, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 2012.

Information Security:

Environmental Protection Agency Needs to Resolve Weaknesses
GAO-12-696:
Published: Jul 19, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 2012.

Oil and Gas Management:

Interior's Reorganization Complete, but Challenges Remain in Implementing New Requirements
GAO-12-423:
Published: Jul 30, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 2012.
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Space

National Defense:

Department of Defense's Waiver of Competitive Prototyping Requirement for Enhanced Polar System Program
GAO-12-983R:
Published: Aug 23, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 2012.

EPA Regulations and Electricity:

Better Monitoring by Agencies Could Strengthen Efforts to Address Potential Challenges
GAO-12-635:
Published: Jul 17, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 2012.
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Tax Policy and Administration

International Taxation:

Information on Foreign-Owned but Essentially U.S.-Based Corporate Groups Is Limited
GAO-12-794:
Published: Jul 16, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 2012.

Medicaid:

Providers in Three States with Unpaid Federal Taxes Received Over $6 Billion in Medicaid Reimbursements
GAO-12-857:
Published: Jul 27, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2012.
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Telecommunications

Telecommunications:

Exposure and Testing Requirements for Mobile Phones Should Be Reassessed
GAO-12-771:
Published: Jul 24, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 2012.
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Transportation

Federal Fleets:

Overall Increase in Number of Vehicles Masks That Some Agencies Decreased Their Fleets
GAO-12-780:
Published: Aug 2, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2012.

Equal Opportunity:

Ownership by Minority, Female, and Disadvantaged Firms in the Pipeline Industry
GAO-12-896R:
Published: Aug 2, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2012.

Transportation:

Review of FAA's Collegiate Training Initiative as Mandated in the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012
GAO-12-996R:
Published: Aug 24, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 2012.
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Veterans

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program:

Vulnerability to Fraud and Abuse Remains
GAO-12-967T:
Published: Aug 2, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2012.

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program:

Vulnerability to Fraud and Abuse Remains
GAO-12-697:
Published: Aug 1, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2012.

Veterans Health Care:

Veterans Health Administration Processes for Responding to Reported Adverse Events
GAO-12-827R:
Published: Aug 24, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 2012.
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Worker and Family Assistance

Worker and Family Assistance:

Home Energy Assistance for Low-Income Occupants of Manufactured Homes
GAO-12-848R:
Published: Aug 24, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 2012.

Income Security:

Overlapping Disability and Unemployment Benefits Should be Evaluated for Potential Savings
GAO-12-764:
Published: Jul 31, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 2012.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families:

More States Counting Third Party Maintenance of Effort Spending
GAO-12-929R:
Published: Jul 23, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 2012.
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Legal Products: Appropriations Decision

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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

Aldevra
B-406774,
Aug 21, 2012

American Material Handling, Inc.
B-406739,
Aug 14, 2012

Argus & Black, Inc.
B-405813,
Jan 3, 2012

Asiel Enterprises, Inc.
B-406780,B-406836,
Aug 28, 2012

Beyel Brothers, Inc.
B-406640,B-406640.2,
Jul 18, 2012

Bob Cummins Construction Company
B-406812.2,
Aug 28, 2012

Carothers Construction, Inc.
B-405241.4,
Jul 26, 2012

Ceradyne, Inc.
B-406479.2,
Aug 15, 2012

Clark/Foulger-Pratt JV
B-406627,B-406627.2,
Jul 23, 2012

Cyberdata Technologies, Inc.
B-406692,
Aug 8, 2012

Earth Resources Technology, Inc.
B-406659,B-406659.2,
Jul 30, 2012

EOD Technology, Inc.
B-406978.2,B-406978.3,
Aug 20, 2012

Global Automotive, Inc.
B-406828,
Aug 3, 2012

HydroGeoLogic, Inc.
B-406635,B-406635.2,B-406635.3,B-406635.4,
Jul 25, 2012

Kevcon, Inc.
B-406024.3,
Jun 18, 2012

Main Building Maintenance, Inc.
B-406615,B-406615.2,B-406615.3,
Jul 23, 2012

Millennium Space Systems, Inc.
B-406771,
Aug 17, 2012

NikSoft Systems Corporation
B-406179.2,
Aug 14, 2012

OSC Solutions, Inc.
B-406709,B-406709.2,
Aug 9, 2012

Phacil Inc.
B-406628,
Jul 5, 2012

Philips Healthcare Informatics
B-405382.2,B-405382.3,B-405382.4,
May 14, 2012

Phoenix Management, Inc.
B-405980.7,B-405980.8,B-405980.9,
May 1, 2012

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
B-406708,
Aug 3, 2012

Richen Management, LLC
B-406750,B-406850,
Jul 31, 2012

Serco, Inc.
B-406683,B-406683.2,
Aug 3, 2012

Sigmatech, Inc.
B-406288.2,
Jun 20, 2012

SIMMEC Training Solutions
B-406819,
Aug 20, 2012

The Clay Group, LLC
B-406647,B-406647.2,
Jul 30, 2012

TriWest Healthcare Alliance Corporation
B-401652.12,B-401652.13,
Jul 2, 2012

URS Federal Services, Inc.--Costs
B-406140.4,
Jul 17, 2012

U.S. Hotel Sourcing, LLC
B-406726,
Aug 13, 2012
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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