Month in Review, February 2012

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Auditing and Financial Management

Highlights of a Forum:

Financial Literacy: Strengthening Partnerships in Challenging Times
GAO-12-299SP:
Published: Feb 9, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 2012.

Improper Payments:

Moving Forward with Governmentwide Reduction Strategies
GAO-12-405T:
Published: Feb 7, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2012.

Information Technology:

SBA Needs to Strengthen Oversight of Its Loan Management and Accounting System Modernization
GAO-12-395T:
Published: Feb 8, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 2012.

Information Technology:

SBA Needs to Strengthen Oversight of Its Loan Management and Accounting System Modernization
GAO-12-295:
Published: Jan 25, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 2012.

Law Enforcement Body Armor:

DOJ Could Enhance Grant Management Controls and Better Ensure Consistency in Grant Program Requirements
GAO-12-353:
Published: Feb 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2012.

Management Report:

Improvements Are Needed in Internal Control over Financial Reporting for the Troubled Asset Relief Program
GAO-12-415R:
Published: Feb 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2012.

Senate Preservation Fund:

Audit of Fiscal Years 2009 and 2010 Transactions
GAO-12-271R:
Published: Feb 16, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 2012.
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Budget and Spending

2012 Annual Report:

Opportunities to Reduce Duplication, Overlap and Fragmentation, Achieve Savings, and Enhance Revenue
GAO-12-342SP:
Published: Feb 28, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2012.

Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request:

U.S. Government Accountability Office
GAO-12-455T:
Published: Feb 7, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2012.
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Business Regulation and Consumer Protection

Federal Contracting:

Monitoring and Oversight of Tribal 8(a) Firms Need Attention
GAO-12-84:
Published: Jan 31, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2012.

Information Technology:

SBA Needs to Strengthen Oversight of Its Loan Management and Accounting System Modernization
GAO-12-395T:
Published: Feb 8, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 2012.

Information Technology:

SBA Needs to Strengthen Oversight of Its Loan Management and Accounting System Modernization
GAO-12-295:
Published: Jan 25, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 2012.

SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM:

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Education

Early Child Care and Education:

HHS and Education Are Taking Steps to Improve Workforce Data and Enhance Worker Quality
GAO-12-248:
Published: Feb 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2012.

Highlights of a Forum:

Financial Literacy: Strengthening Partnerships in Challenging Times
GAO-12-299SP:
Published: Feb 9, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 2012.

Postsecondary Education:

Financial Trends in Public and Private Nonprofit Institutions
GAO-12-179:
Published: Jan 26, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2012.
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Employment

Federal Employees' Compensation Act:

Benefits for Retirement-Age Beneficiaries
GAO-12-309R:
Published: Feb 6, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 2012.

Unemployment Insurance:

Economic Circumstances of Individuals Who Exhausted Benefits
GAO-12-408:
Published: Feb 17, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 2012.

Workforce Investment Act:

Innovative Collaborations between Workforce Boards and Employers Helped Meet Local Needs
GAO-12-97:
Published: Jan 19, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2012.

Workforce Investment Act:

Innovative Collaborations between Workforce Boards and Employers Helped Meet Urgent Local Workforce Needs
GAO-12-419T:
Published: Feb 16, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 2012.
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Energy

Energy-Water Nexus:

Information on the Quantity, Quality, and Management of Water Produced during Oil and Gas Production
GAO-12-156:
Published: Jan 9, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 2012.

National Nuclear Security Administration:

Observations on NNSA's Management and Oversight of the Nuclear Security Enterprise
GAO-12-473T:
Published: Feb 16, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 2012.

Nuclear Weapons:

Energy:

Energy:

The Department of Energy's Office of Science Uses a Multilayered Process for Prioritizing Research
GAO-12-410R:
Published: Feb 24, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 2012.
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Financial Markets and Institutions

Management Report:

Improvements Are Needed in Internal Control over Financial Reporting for the Troubled Asset Relief Program
GAO-12-415R:
Published: Feb 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2012.
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GAO Mission and Operations

Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request:

U.S. Government Accountability Office
GAO-12-455T:
Published: Feb 7, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2012.
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Government Operations

National Defense:

Air Traffic Control Modernization:

Management Challenges Associated with Program Costs and Schedules Could Hinder NextGen Implementation
GAO-12-223:
Published: Feb 16, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 2012.

2012 Annual Report:

Opportunities to Reduce Duplication, Overlap and Fragmentation, Achieve Savings, and Enhance Revenue
GAO-12-342SP:
Published: Feb 28, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2012.

Arlington National Cemetery:

Actions Needed to Ensure Lasting, Positive Changes in Contracting and Management
GAO-12-436T:
Published: Feb 3, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 2012.

Decennial Census:

Additional Actions Could Improve the Census Bureau's Ability to Control Costs for the 2020 Census
GAO-12-80:
Published: Jan 24, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 2012.

Designing Evaluations:

2012 Revision (Supersedes PEMD-10.1.4)
GAO-12-208G:
Published: Jan 31, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 2012.

Federal Contracting:

Monitoring and Oversight of Tribal 8(a) Firms Need Attention
GAO-12-84:
Published: Jan 31, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2012.

Federal Employees' Compensation Act:

Benefits for Retirement-Age Beneficiaries
GAO-12-309R:
Published: Feb 6, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 2012.

Follow-up on 2011 Report:

Management Report:

Improvements Are Needed in Internal Control over Financial Reporting for the Troubled Asset Relief Program
GAO-12-415R:
Published: Feb 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2012.

More Efficient and Effective Government:

Opportunities to Reduce Duplication, Overlap and Fragmentation, Achieve Savings, and Enhance Revenue
GAO-12-449T:
Published: Feb 28, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2012.

OPM Retirement Modernization:

Progress Has Been Hindered by Longstanding Information Technology Management Weaknesses
GAO-12-430T:
Published: Feb 1, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 2012.

U.S. Coins:

Alternative Scenarios Suggest Different Benefits and Losses from Replacing the $1 Note with a $1 Coin
GAO-12-307:
Published: Feb 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2012.

Whistleblower Protection:

Actions Needed to Improve DOD's Military Whistleblower Reprisal Program
GAO-12-362:
Published: Feb 22, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2012.
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Health Care

Medicare:

Medicare:

Use of Preventive Services Could Be Better Aligned with Clinical Recommendations
GAO-12-81:
Published: Jan 18, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 2012.

National Preparedness:

Countermeasures for Thermal Burns
GAO-12-304R:
Published: Feb 22, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2012.

VA Health Care:

Methodology for Estimating and Process for Tracking Savings Need Improvement
GAO-12-305:
Published: Feb 27, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2012.
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Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security:

Additional Actions Needed to Strengthen Strategic Planning and Management Functions
GAO-12-382T:
Published: Feb 3, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 2012.

Maritime Security:

Coast Guard Needs to Improve Use and Management of Interagency Operations Centers
GAO-12-202:
Published: Feb 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2012.

National Preparedness:

Countermeasures for Thermal Burns
GAO-12-304R:
Published: Feb 22, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2012.

Supply Chain Security:

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Human Capital

DHS Human Capital:

Unemployment Insurance:

Economic Circumstances of Individuals Who Exhausted Benefits
GAO-12-408:
Published: Feb 17, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 2012.
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Information Management

Humanitarian and Development Assistance:

Project Evaluations and Better Information Sharing Needed to Manage the Military's Efforts
GAO-12-359:
Published: Feb 8, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 2012.
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Information Security

Cybersecurity:

Challenges in Securing the Modernized Electricity Grid
GAO-12-507T:
Published: Feb 28, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2012.
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Information Technology

Information Technology:

Departments of Defense and Energy Need to Address Potentially Duplicative Investments
GAO-12-241:
Published: Feb 17, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 2012.

Information Technology:

Potentially Duplicative Investments Exist at the Departments of Defense and Energy
GAO-12-462T:
Published: Feb 17, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 2012.

Information Technology:

SBA Needs to Strengthen Oversight of Its Loan Management and Accounting System Modernization
GAO-12-395T:
Published: Feb 8, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 2012.

Information Technology:

SBA Needs to Strengthen Oversight of Its Loan Management and Accounting System Modernization
GAO-12-295:
Published: Jan 25, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 2012.

OPM Retirement Modernization:

Progress Has Been Hindered by Longstanding Information Technology Management Weaknesses
GAO-12-430T:
Published: Feb 1, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 2012.
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International Affairs

International Affairs:

Actions to Enforce the Iran Sanctions Act and Implement Contractor Certification Requirement
GAO-12-316R:
Published: Jan 24, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 2012.

Afghanistan:

Improvements Needed to Strengthen Management of U.S. Civilian Presence
GAO-12-285:
Published: Feb 27, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2012.

Afghanistan Security:

Embassy Management:

International Affairs:

Firms Reported in Open Sources to Have Sold Iran Refined Petroleum Products Declined Since June 30, 2010
GAO-12-321R:
Published: Jan 24, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 2012.

International Affairs:

U.S. Export-Import Bank:

Actions Needed to Promote Competitiveness and International Cooperation
GAO-12-294:
Published: Feb 7, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2012.
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Bureau of Prisons:

Eligibility and Capacity Impact Use of Flexibilities to Reduce Inmates' Time in Prison
GAO-12-320:
Published: Feb 7, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2012.

Law Enforcement Body Armor:

DOJ Supports Its Use and Enhancements, but Could Strengthen Management of Its Related Grant Programs
GAO-12-448T:
Published: Feb 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2012.
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National Defense

National Defense:

Arlington National Cemetery:

Actions Needed to Ensure Lasting, Positive Changes in Contracting and Management
GAO-12-436T:
Published: Feb 3, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 2012.

Defense Logistics:

Defense Management:

Defense Workforce:

Military Education:

Nuclear Weapons:

Presidential Helicopter Acquisition:

Effort Delayed as DOD Adopts New Approach to Balance Requirements, Costs, and Schedule
GAO-12-381R:
Published: Feb 27, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2012.

Warfighter Support:

DOD Needs Strategic Outcome-Related Goals and Visibility over Its Counter-IED Efforts
GAO-12-280:
Published: Feb 22, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2012.

Whistleblower Protection:

Actions Needed to Improve DOD's Military Whistleblower Reprisal Program
GAO-12-362:
Published: Feb 22, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2012.
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Natural Resources and Environment

Diesel Pollution:

Fragmented Federal Programs That Reduce Mobile Source Emissions Could Be Improved
GAO-12-261:
Published: Feb 7, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2012.

Energy-Water Nexus:

Information on the Quantity, Quality, and Management of Water Produced during Oil and Gas Production
GAO-12-156:
Published: Jan 9, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 2012.

Energy:

Superfund:

Status of EPA's Efforts to Improve Its Management and Oversight of Special Accounts
GAO-12-109:
Published: Jan 18, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 2012.
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Retirement Security

Federal Employees' Compensation Act:

Benefits for Retirement-Age Beneficiaries
GAO-12-309R:
Published: Feb 6, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 2012.

OPM Retirement Modernization:

Progress Has Been Hindered by Longstanding Information Technology Management Weaknesses
GAO-12-430T:
Published: Feb 1, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 2012.
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Science and Technology

Energy:

The Department of Energy's Office of Science Uses a Multilayered Process for Prioritizing Research
GAO-12-410R:
Published: Feb 24, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 2012.
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Telecommunications

Emergency Communications:

Various Challenges Likely to Slow Implementation of a Public Safety Broadband Network
GAO-12-343:
Published: Feb 22, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2012.
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Transportation

Airport and Airway Trust Fund:

Factors Affecting Revenue Forecast Accuracy and Realizing Future FAA Expenditures
GAO-12-222:
Published: Jan 23, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2012.

Air Traffic Control Modernization:

Management Challenges Associated with Program Costs and Schedules Could Hinder NextGen Implementation
GAO-12-223:
Published: Feb 16, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 2012.

Energy:

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Veterans

Arlington National Cemetery:

Actions Needed to Ensure Lasting, Positive Changes in Contracting and Management
GAO-12-436T:
Published: Feb 3, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 2012.

SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM:

VA Health Care:

Methodology for Estimating and Process for Tracking Savings Need Improvement
GAO-12-305:
Published: Feb 27, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2012.
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Worker and Family Assistance

Early Child Care and Education:

HHS and Education Are Taking Steps to Improve Workforce Data and Enhance Worker Quality
GAO-12-248:
Published: Feb 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2012.

Measuring Performance:

The Corporation for National and Community Service Faces Challenges Demonstrating Outcomes
GAO-12-310:
Published: Feb 17, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 2012.

Military Child Care:

DOD Is Taking Actions to Address Awareness and Availability Barriers
GAO-12-21:
Published: Feb 3, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 2012.

Unemployment Insurance:

Economic Circumstances of Individuals Who Exhausted Benefits
GAO-12-408:
Published: Feb 17, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 2012.
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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

Advanced Construction Techniques, Inc.
B-404847.6,
Jan 25, 2012

Alliant Techsystems, Inc.
B-405129.3,
Jan 23, 2012

ASRC Research & Technology Solutions, LLC
B-406164,B-406164.3,
Feb 14, 2012

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company
B-406057,B-406057.2,B-406057.3,B-406057.4,
Feb 1, 2012

Bannum Inc.
B-405548,
Nov 8, 2011

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
B-405993,B-405993.2,
Jan 19, 2012

CACI Dynamic Systems, Inc.
B-406130,
Feb 28, 2012

CAE USA Inc.
B-405659,B-405659.2,B-405659.3,
Dec 2, 2011

Camden Shipping Corporation
B-406171,B-406323,
Feb 27, 2012

C2G Ltd. Company
B-406093,B-406093.3,
Feb 8, 2012

Concepts & Strategies, Inc.
B-405930,
Jan 12, 2012

CRAssociates, Inc.
B-406018,B-406018.2,
Feb 13, 2012

FitNet Purchasing Alliance
B-406075,
Feb 3, 2012

General Dynamics Information Technology, Inc.
B-406030,B-406030.3,
Jan 25, 2012

Harris IT Services Corporation
B-406067,
Jan 27, 2012

IBM Global Business Services
B-404498,B-404498.2,
Feb 23, 2011

Inchcape Shipping Services Holding, Ltd.
B-403399.3,B-403399.4,
Feb 6, 2012

InfraMap Corp.
B-405167.6,
Feb 6, 2012

Integrated Science Solutions, Inc.
B-406025,
Jan 17, 2012

ITT Systems Corporation
B-405865,B-405865.2,
Jan 6, 2012

Kilgore Flares Company, LLC
B-406139,
Feb 2, 2012

Kingdomware Technologies; SDV Security, LLC
B-406122,B-406122.2,
Feb 13, 2012

LASEOD Group, LLC
B-405888,
Jan 10, 2012

MANCON
B-405663,
Feb 9, 2012

Naiad Inflatables of Newport
B-405221,
Sep 19, 2011

NAS/CORP-TELMAH, Inc.
B-405632,
Dec 2, 2011

National Fatherhood Initiative
B-405961.2,B-405961.4,
Jan 10, 2012

National Government Services, Inc.
B-401063.2,B-401063.3,B-401063.4,
Jan 30, 2012

Ocean Services, LLC
B-406087,B-406087.2,
Feb 2, 2012

QinetiQ North America, Inc.
B-405163.2,B-405163.3,B-405163.4,B-405163.5,
Jan 25, 2012

Science Applications International Corporation
B-405718,B-405718.2,
Dec 21, 2011

Serco Inc.
B-406061.1,B-406061.2,
Feb 1, 2012

Sourcelinq, LLC--Protest and Costs
B-405907.2,B-405907.3,B-405907.4,
Jan 27, 2012

Standard Communications, Inc.
B-406021,
Jan 24, 2012

STG, Inc.
B-405101.3,B-405101.4,B-405101.5,
Jan 12, 2012

TAG Mississippi Enterprises, LLC
B-406134,
Feb 13, 2012

TriCenturion, Inc.; SafeGuard Services, LLC
B-406032,B-406032.2,B-406032.3,B-406032.4,
Jan 25, 2012

Walsh-Atkinson, JV
B-405987.2,
Jan 26, 2012

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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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