Month in Review, October 2012

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Agriculture and Food

Food Safety:

FDA Can Better Oversee Food Imports by Assessing and Leveraging Other Countries' Oversight Resources
GAO-12-933:
Published: Sep 28, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2012.

H-2A Visa Program:

Modernization and Improved Guidance Could Reduce Employer Application Burden
GAO-12-706:
Published: Sep 12, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2012.

Homeland Security:

Agriculture Inspection Program Has Made Some Improvements, but Management Challenges Persist
GAO-12-885:
Published: Sep 27, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2012.

Homeland Security:

Survey of DHS Agriculture Specialists (GAO-12-884SP, September 2012), an E-supplement to GAO-12-885
GAO-12-884SP:
Published: Sep 27, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2012.
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Budget and Spending

Prevention and Public Health Fund:

Activities Funded in Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011
GAO-12-788:
Published: Sep 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2012.

Strategic Sourcing:

Improved and Expanded Use Could Save Billions in Annual Procurement Costs
GAO-12-919:
Published: Sep 20, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 2012.
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Business Regulation and Consumer Protection

Mobile Device Location Data:

Additional Federal Actions Could Help Protect Consumer Privacy
GAO-12-903:
Published: Sep 11, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 11, 2012.
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Employment

H-2A Visa Program:

Modernization and Improved Guidance Could Reduce Employer Application Burden
GAO-12-706:
Published: Sep 12, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2012.
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Energy

Batteries and Energy Storage:

Federal Initiatives Supported Similar Technologies and Goals but Had Key Differences
GAO-12-842:
Published: Aug 30, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 2012.

Energy-Water Nexus:

Coordinated Federal Approach Needed to Better Manage Energy and Water Tradeoffs
GAO-12-880:
Published: Sep 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2012.

Oil and Gas:

Information on Shale Resources, Development, and Environmental and Public Health Risks
GAO-12-732:
Published: Sep 5, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 2012.

Recovery Act:

Most DOE Cleanup Projects Are Complete, but Project Management Guidance Could Be Strengthened
GAO-13-23:
Published: Oct 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2012.

Solar Energy:

Federal Initiatives Overlap but Take Measures to Avoid Duplication
GAO-12-843:
Published: Aug 30, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 2012.

Unconventional Oil and Gas Development:

Key Environmental and Public Health Requirements
GAO-12-874:
Published: Sep 5, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 2012.
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Financial Markets and Institutions

Mortgage Financing:

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's Multifamily Housing Activities Have Increased
GAO-12-849:
Published: Sep 6, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 2012.
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Government Operations

Private Sector Pensions:

Federal Agencies Should Collect Data and Coordinate Oversight of Multiple Employer Plans
GAO-12-665:
Published: Sep 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 2012.

Recovery Act:

Most DOE Cleanup Projects Are Complete, but Project Management Guidance Could Be Strengthened
GAO-13-23:
Published: Oct 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2012.

Religious Compensatory Time:

Office of Personnel Management Action Needed to Clarify Policies for Agencies
GAO-13-96:
Published: Oct 12, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 2012.

Strategic Sourcing:

Improved and Expanded Use Could Save Billions in Annual Procurement Costs
GAO-12-919:
Published: Sep 20, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 2012.
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Health Care

Ambulance Providers:

Costs and Medicare Margins Varied Widely; Transports of Beneficiaries Have Increased
GAO-13-6:
Published: Oct 1, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 2012.

Health Care Fraud:

Types of Providers Involved in Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program Cases
GAO-12-820:
Published: Sep 7, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 2012.

Health Information Technology:

CMS Took Steps to Improve Its Beneficiary Eligibility Verification System
GAO-12-973:
Published: Sep 12, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 2012.

Medicare:

Higher Use of Advanced Imaging Services by Providers Who Self-Refer Costing Medicare Millions
GAO-12-966:
Published: Sep 28, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2012.

Medicare Part D Coverage Gap:

Discount Program Effects and Brand-Name Drug Price Trends
GAO-12-914:
Published: Sep 28, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 2012.

Prevention and Public Health Fund:

Activities Funded in Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011
GAO-12-788:
Published: Sep 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2012.
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Homeland Security

Critical Infrastructure Protection:

Department of Homeland Security:

Taking Further Action to Better Determine Causes of Morale Problems Would Assist in Targeting Action Plans
GAO-12-940:
Published: Sep 28, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2012.

Homeland Defense:

DOD Needs to Address Gaps in Homeland Defense and Civil Support Guidance
GAO-13-128:
Published: Oct 24, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 2012.

Homeland Security:

Agriculture Inspection Program Has Made Some Improvements, but Management Challenges Persist
GAO-12-885:
Published: Sep 27, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2012.

Homeland Security:

Survey of DHS Agriculture Specialists (GAO-12-884SP, September 2012), an E-supplement to GAO-12-885
GAO-12-884SP:
Published: Sep 27, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2012.
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Housing

Manufactured Housing Standards:

Testing and Performance Evaluation Could Better Ensure Safe Indoor Air Quality
GAO-13-52:
Published: Oct 24, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 2012.

Mortgage Financing:

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's Multifamily Housing Activities Have Increased
GAO-12-849:
Published: Sep 6, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 2012.
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Information Technology

Health Information Technology:

CMS Took Steps to Improve Its Beneficiary Eligibility Verification System
GAO-12-973:
Published: Sep 12, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 2012.
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National Defense

Defense Acquisitions:

Future Aerostat and Airship Investment Decisions Drive Oversight and Coordination Needs
GAO-13-81:
Published: Oct 23, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 2012.

Homeland Defense:

DOD Needs to Address Gaps in Homeland Defense and Civil Support Guidance
GAO-13-128:
Published: Oct 24, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 2012.
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Natural Resources and Environment

Energy-Water Nexus:

Coordinated Federal Approach Needed to Better Manage Energy and Water Tradeoffs
GAO-12-880:
Published: Sep 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2012.

Manufactured Housing Standards:

Testing and Performance Evaluation Could Better Ensure Safe Indoor Air Quality
GAO-13-52:
Published: Oct 24, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 2012.

Oil and Gas:

Information on Shale Resources, Development, and Environmental and Public Health Risks
GAO-12-732:
Published: Sep 5, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 2012.

Recovery Act:

Most DOE Cleanup Projects Are Complete, but Project Management Guidance Could Be Strengthened
GAO-13-23:
Published: Oct 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2012.

Rural Water Infrastructure:

Additional Coordination Can Help Avoid Potentially Duplicative Application Requirements
GAO-13-111:
Published: Oct 16, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 2012.

Unconventional Oil and Gas Development:

Key Environmental and Public Health Requirements
GAO-12-874:
Published: Sep 5, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 2012.

Water Pollution:

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Retirement Security

Private Sector Pensions:

Federal Agencies Should Collect Data and Coordinate Oversight of Multiple Employer Plans
GAO-12-665:
Published: Sep 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 2012.
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Science and Technology

Batteries and Energy Storage:

Federal Initiatives Supported Similar Technologies and Goals but Had Key Differences
GAO-12-842:
Published: Aug 30, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 2012.
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Tax Policy and Administration

Federal Tax Debts:

Factors for Considering a Proposal to Report Tax Debts to Credit Bureaus
GAO-12-939:
Published: Sep 10, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 2012.
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Telecommunications

Mobile Device Location Data:

Additional Federal Actions Could Help Protect Consumer Privacy
GAO-12-903:
Published: Sep 11, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 11, 2012.
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Transportation

General Aviation Safety:

Additional FAA Efforts Could Help Identify and Mitigate Safety Risks
GAO-13-36:
Published: Oct 4, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 2012.
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Legal Products: Appropriations Decision

The Alamo Travel Group, Inc.
B-405007.11,
Sep 26, 2012
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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

Aldevra; Kingdomware Technologies
B-406950,B-407129,B-407172,B-407207,B-407210,B-407235,B-407236,B-407237,
Oct 9, 2012

All Phase Services, Inc.
B-406856,
Aug 17, 2012

Building Solutions, Inc.
B-406894.2,
Sep 24, 2012

CeReTechs Ltd.
B-406873.3,
Sep 25, 2012

CE Support Services JV
B-406542.2,
Sep 28, 2012

CWTSatoTravel
B-404479.3,B-404479.4,
Sep 24, 2012

Eagle Support Services Corporation
B-405077.7,B-405077.8,
Sep 17, 2012

Emergint Technologies, Inc.
B-407006,
Oct 18, 2012

Environmental Restoration, LLC
B-406917,
Sep 28, 2012

General Dynamics C4 Systems, Inc.
B-406965,B-406965.2,
Oct 9, 2012

Glevum Associates, LLC--Costs
B-405860.3,
Apr 23, 2012

Hi-Tech Bed Systems Corporation
B-406925,
Sep 27, 2012

IAP World Services, Inc
B-406339.2,
Oct 9, 2012

Infoshred LLC
B-407086,
Oct 26, 2012

Integrated Science Solutions, Inc.
B-406987,B-406987.2,
Oct 10, 2012

Intercomp Company, Inc.
B-405578,
Nov 21, 2011

Katmai Information Technologies, LLC
B-406885,
Sep 20, 2012

Lifecycle Construction Services, LLC
B-406907,
Sep 27, 2012

Major Contracting Services, Inc.
B-406980,
Oct 10, 2012

NSR Solutions, Inc.
B-406894,
Sep 20, 2012

Oak Hill Technology, Inc.
B-406993,
Oct 10, 2012

Oklahoma State University
B-406865,
Sep 12, 2012

Orion Technology, Inc.; Chenega Integrated Mission Support, LLC
B-406769,B-406769.2,B-406769.5,
Aug 22, 2012

Phoenix Environmental Design Inc.
B-407104,
Oct 26, 2012

Quasars, Inc.
B-405747,
Dec 7, 2011

Re-Engineered Business Solutions, Inc.
B-405662.4,B-405662.5,
Sep 19, 2012

R3 Government Solutions LLC
B-404863.2,
Sep 28, 2012

Science Applications International Corporation
B-406921,B-406921.2,
Oct 1, 2012

Sevatec, Inc.
B-406784,
Aug 23, 2012

Supreme Foodservice GmbH
B-405400.3,B-405400.4,B-405400.5,
Oct 11, 2012

TCMP Health Services LLC
B-407038,B-407038.2,
Oct 17, 2012

Tetra Tech EC, Inc.
B-406975,B-406975.3,B-406975.4,
Oct 9, 2012

Walden Security
B-407022,B-407022.2,
Oct 10, 2012

Weibel Equipment, Inc.
B-406888,B-406888.2,
Sep 21, 2012
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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Legal Products: Other Decision

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