Month in Review, April 2013

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Auditing and Financial Management

Grants Management:

Indian Health Service:

Capping Payment Rates for Nonhospital Services Could Save Millions of Dollars for Contract Health Services
GAO-13-272:
Published: Apr 11, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2013.

Management Report:

Improvements Needed in SEC's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures
GAO-13-274R:
Published: Apr 4, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2013.

Securities And Exchange Commission:

Continued Management Attention Would Strengthen Internal Supervisory Controls
GAO-13-314:
Published: Apr 18, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 2013.

U.S. Postal Service:

Urgent Action Needed to Achieve Financial Sustainability
GAO-13-562T:
Published: Apr 17, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 2013.
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Budget and Spending

Corporate Tax Expenditures:

Information on Estimated Revenue Losses and Related Federal Spending Programs
GAO-13-339:
Published: Mar 18, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2013.

Internal Revenue Service:

2013 Tax Filing Season Performance to Date and Budget Data
GAO-13-541R:
Published: Apr 15, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2013.

Presidential Helicopter Acquisition:

Program Makes Progress in Balancing Requirements, Costs, and Schedule
GAO-13-257:
Published: Apr 9, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2013.

State and Local Governments' Fiscal Outlook:

April 2013 Update
GAO-13-546SP:
Published: Apr 29, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2013.

The Federal Government's Long-Term Fiscal Outlook:

Spring 2013 Update
GAO-13-481SP:
Published: Apr 11, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2013.
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Business Regulation and Consumer Protection

Automated Teller Machines:

Some Consumer Fees Have Increased
GAO-13-266:
Published: Apr 11, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2013.

911 Services:

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Education

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education:

Governmentwide Strategy Needed to Better Manage Overlapping Programs
GAO-13-529T:
Published: Apr 10, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2013.
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Employment

Workplace Safety and Health:

OSHA Can Better Respond to State-Run Programs Facing Challenges
GAO-13-320:
Published: Apr 16, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 2013.
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Energy

Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel:

Observations on the Key Attributes and Challenges of Storage and Disposal Options
GAO-13-532T:
Published: Apr 11, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2013.

Emergency Preparedness:

NRC Needs to Better Understand Likely Public Response to Radiological Incidents at Nuclear Power Plants
GAO-13-243:
Published: Mar 11, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2013.

Energy:

Federal Support for Renewable and Advanced Energy Technologies
GAO-13-514T:
Published: Apr 16, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 2013.
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Equal Opportunity

Voters with Disabilities:

Challenges to Voting Accessibility
GAO-13-538SP:
Published: Apr 23, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 2013.
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Financial Markets and Institutions

Automated Teller Machines:

Some Consumer Fees Have Increased
GAO-13-266:
Published: Apr 11, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2013.

Foreclosure Review:

Lessons Learned Could Enhance Continuing Reviews and Activities under Amended Consent Orders
GAO-13-550T:
Published: Apr 17, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 2013.

Foreclosure Review:

Lessons Learned Could Enhance Continuing Reviews and Activities under Amended Consent Orders
GAO-13-277:
Published: Mar 26, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 2013.

Management Report:

Improvements Needed in SEC's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures
GAO-13-274R:
Published: Apr 4, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2013.

Political Intelligence:

Financial Market Value of Government Information Hinges on Materiality and Timing
GAO-13-389:
Published: Apr 4, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 2013.

Securities And Exchange Commission:

Continued Management Attention Would Strengthen Internal Supervisory Controls
GAO-13-314:
Published: Apr 18, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 2013.
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Government Operations

Acquisition Workforce:

2013 Annual Report:

Actions Needed to Reduce Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication and Achieve Other Financial Benefits
GAO-13-279SP:
Published: Apr 9, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2013.

Department of Homeland Security:

Federal Courthouses:

Most Recommended New Construction Projects Do Not Qualify Under Improved Capital-Planning Process
GAO-13-523T:
Published: Apr 17, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 2013.

Federal Courthouses:

Recommended Construction Projects Should Be Evaluated under New Capital- Planning Process
GAO-13-263:
Published: Apr 11, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 2013.

Federal Real Property:

Excess and Underutilized Property Is an Ongoing Challenge
GAO-13-573T:
Published: Apr 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2013.

Government Efficiency And Effectiveness:

Opportunities to Reduce Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication and Achieve Other Financial Benefits
GAO-13-496T:
Published: Apr 9, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2013.

Grants Management:

2012 Lobbying Disclosure:

Observations on Lobbyists' Compliance with Disclosure Requirements
GAO-13-437:
Published: Apr 1, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2013.

Managing For Results:

Agencies Have Elevated Performance Management Leadership Roles, but Additional Training Is Needed
GAO-13-356:
Published: Apr 16, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 2013.

Managing For Results:

Agencies Should More Fully Develop Priority Goals under the GPRA Modernization Act
GAO-13-174:
Published: Apr 19, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 2013.

Office of National Drug Control Policy:

Office Could Better Identify Opportunities to Increase Program Coordination
GAO-13-333:
Published: Mar 26, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2013.

Presidential Helicopter Acquisition:

Program Makes Progress in Balancing Requirements, Costs, and Schedule
GAO-13-257:
Published: Apr 9, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2013.

Securities And Exchange Commission:

Continued Management Attention Would Strengthen Internal Supervisory Controls
GAO-13-314:
Published: Apr 18, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 2013.

Social Security Administration:

Preliminary Observations on Key Management Challenges
GAO-13-545T:
Published: Apr 26, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2013.

State and Local Governments' Fiscal Outlook:

April 2013 Update
GAO-13-546SP:
Published: Apr 29, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2013.

U.S. Postal Service:

Urgent Action Needed to Achieve Financial Sustainability
GAO-13-562T:
Published: Apr 17, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 2013.

Voters with Disabilities:

Challenges to Voting Accessibility
GAO-13-538SP:
Published: Apr 23, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 2013.
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Health Care

Defense Health Care:

TRICARE Multiyear Surveys Indicate Problems with Access to Care for Nonenrolled Beneficiaries
GAO-13-364:
Published: Apr 2, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 2013.

Indian Health Service:

Capping Payment Rates for Nonhospital Services Could Save Millions of Dollars for Contract Health Services
GAO-13-272:
Published: Apr 11, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2013.

National Preparedness:

President's Emergency Plan For Aids Relief:

Per-Patient Costs Have Declined Substantially, but Better Cost Data Would Help Efforts to Expand Treatment
GAO-13-345:
Published: Mar 15, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2013.

Veterans Health Care:

VHA Has Taken Steps to Address Deficiencies in Its Logistics Program, but Significant Concerns Remain
GAO-13-336:
Published: Apr 17, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 2013.

Workplace Safety and Health:

OSHA Can Better Respond to State-Run Programs Facing Challenges
GAO-13-320:
Published: Apr 16, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 2013.
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Homeland Security

Border Security:

Communications Networks:

Outcome-Based Measures Would Assist DHS in Assessing Effectiveness of Cybersecurity Efforts
GAO-13-275:
Published: Apr 3, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2013.

Critical Infrastructure Protection:

Department of Homeland Security:

Emergency Preparedness:

NRC Needs to Better Understand Likely Public Response to Radiological Incidents at Nuclear Power Plants
GAO-13-243:
Published: Mar 11, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2013.

FEMA Reservists:

Training Could Benefit from Examination of Practices at Other Agencies
GAO-13-250R:
Published: Mar 22, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 2013.

National Preparedness:

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Housing

Foreclosure Review:

Lessons Learned Could Enhance Continuing Reviews and Activities under Amended Consent Orders
GAO-13-550T:
Published: Apr 17, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 2013.

Foreclosure Review:

Lessons Learned Could Enhance Continuing Reviews and Activities under Amended Consent Orders
GAO-13-277:
Published: Mar 26, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 2013.
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Human Capital

Acquisition Workforce:

Managing For Results:

Agencies Have Elevated Performance Management Leadership Roles, but Additional Training Is Needed
GAO-13-356:
Published: Apr 16, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 2013.
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Information Management

Information Sharing:

Agencies Could Better Coordinate to Reduce Overlap in Field-Based Activities
GAO-13-471:
Published: Apr 4, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 2013.
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Information Security

Communications Networks:

Outcome-Based Measures Would Assist DHS in Assessing Effectiveness of Cybersecurity Efforts
GAO-13-275:
Published: Apr 3, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2013.
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Information Technology

Information Technology:

IRS Website:

Long-Term Strategy Needed to Improve Interactive Services
GAO-13-435:
Published: Apr 16, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 2013.
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International Affairs

President's Emergency Plan For Aids Relief:

Per-Patient Costs Have Declined Substantially, but Better Cost Data Would Help Efforts to Expand Treatment
GAO-13-345:
Published: Mar 15, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2013.

Security Force Assistance:

International Affairs:

Status of Funding, Equipment, and Training for the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative
GAO-13-367R:
Published: Mar 20, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 2013.
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Department of Justice:

Additional Actions Needed to Enhance Program Efficiency and Resource Management
GAO-13-505T:
Published: Apr 10, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2013.

Federal Courthouses:

Most Recommended New Construction Projects Do Not Qualify Under Improved Capital-Planning Process
GAO-13-523T:
Published: Apr 17, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 2013.

Federal Courthouses:

Recommended Construction Projects Should Be Evaluated under New Capital- Planning Process
GAO-13-263:
Published: Apr 11, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 2013.

Office of National Drug Control Policy:

Office Could Better Identify Opportunities to Increase Program Coordination
GAO-13-333:
Published: Mar 26, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2013.

Political Intelligence:

Financial Market Value of Government Information Hinges on Materiality and Timing
GAO-13-389:
Published: Apr 4, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 2013.

International Affairs:

Status of Funding, Equipment, and Training for the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative
GAO-13-367R:
Published: Mar 20, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 2013.
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National Defense

Air Force Electronic Systems Center:

Defense Health Care:

TRICARE Multiyear Surveys Indicate Problems with Access to Care for Nonenrolled Beneficiaries
GAO-13-364:
Published: Apr 2, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 2013.

Defense Infrastructure:

Improved Guidance Needed for Estimating Alternatively Financed Project Liabilities
GAO-13-337:
Published: Apr 18, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 2013.

National Defense:

DOD Procurement of Mi-17 Helicopters
GAO-13-319R:
Published: Apr 1, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2013.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal:

DOD Needs Better Resource Planning and Joint Guidance to Manage the Capability
GAO-13-385:
Published: Apr 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2013.

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter:

Program Has Improved in Some Areas, but Affordability Challenges and Other Risks Remain
GAO-13-500T:
Published: Apr 17, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 2013.

Missile Defense:

Opportunity to Refocus on Strengthening Acquisition Management
GAO-13-432:
Published: Apr 26, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2013.

Satellite Control:

Long-Term Planning and Adoption of Commercial Practices Could Improve DOD's Operations
GAO-13-315:
Published: Apr 18, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 2013.

Space Acquisitions:

DOD Is Overcoming Long-Standing Problems, but Faces Challenges to Ensuring Its Investments Are Optimized
GAO-13-508T:
Published: Apr 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2013.
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Natural Resources and Environment

Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel:

Observations on the Key Attributes and Challenges of Storage and Disposal Options
GAO-13-532T:
Published: Apr 11, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2013.

Toxic Substances:

EPA Has Increased Efforts to Assess and Control Chemicals but Could Strengthen Its Approach
GAO-13-249:
Published: Mar 22, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2013.
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Retirement Security

401(K) Plans:

Labor and IRS Could Improve the Rollover Process for Participants
GAO-13-30:
Published: Mar 7, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 2013.

Private Pensions:

Timely Action Needed to Address Impending Multiemployer Plan Insolvencies
GAO-13-240:
Published: Mar 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 2013.

Social Security Administration:

Preliminary Observations on Key Management Challenges
GAO-13-545T:
Published: Apr 26, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2013.
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Science and Technology

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education:

Governmentwide Strategy Needed to Better Manage Overlapping Programs
GAO-13-529T:
Published: Apr 10, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2013.
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Space

NASA:

Assessments of Selected Large-Scale Projects
GAO-13-276SP:
Published: Apr 17, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 2013.

Satellite Control:

Long-Term Planning and Adoption of Commercial Practices Could Improve DOD's Operations
GAO-13-315:
Published: Apr 18, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 2013.

Space Acquisitions:

DOD Is Overcoming Long-Standing Problems, but Faces Challenges to Ensuring Its Investments Are Optimized
GAO-13-508T:
Published: Apr 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2013.
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Tax Policy and Administration

Corporate Tax Expenditures:

Information on Estimated Revenue Losses and Related Federal Spending Programs
GAO-13-339:
Published: Mar 18, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2013.

Information Technology:

Internal Revenue Service:

2013 Tax Filing Season Performance to Date and Budget Data
GAO-13-541R:
Published: Apr 15, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2013.

IRS Website:

Long-Term Strategy Needed to Improve Interactive Services
GAO-13-435:
Published: Apr 16, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 2013.

401(K) Plans:

Labor and IRS Could Improve the Rollover Process for Participants
GAO-13-30:
Published: Mar 7, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 2013.

Offshore Tax Evasion:

IRS Has Collected Billions of Dollars, but May be Missing Continued Evasion
GAO-13-318:
Published: Mar 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2013.
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Telecommunications

Communications Networks:

Outcome-Based Measures Would Assist DHS in Assessing Effectiveness of Cybersecurity Efforts
GAO-13-275:
Published: Apr 3, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2013.

911 Services:

Spectrum Management:

Preliminary Findings on Federal Relocation Costs and Auction Revenues
GAO-13-563T:
Published: Apr 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2013.
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Transportation

Aviation Safety:

FAA Efforts Have Improved Safety, but Challenges Remain in Key Areas
GAO-13-442T:
Published: Apr 16, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 2013.

NextGen Air Transportation System:

FAA Has Made Some Progress in Midterm Implementation, but Ongoing Challenges Limit Expected Benefits
GAO-13-264:
Published: Apr 8, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 2013.
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Veterans

VA and IHS:

Further Action Needed to Collaborate on Providing Health Care to Native American Veterans
GAO-13-354:
Published: Apr 26, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2013.

Veterans Health Care:

VHA Has Taken Steps to Address Deficiencies in Its Logistics Program, but Significant Concerns Remain
GAO-13-336:
Published: Apr 17, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 2013.
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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

American Environmental Services, Inc.
B-406952.2,B-406952.3,
Oct 11, 2012

AT&T Government Solutions, Inc.
B-406926,B-406926.2,B-406926.3,B-406926.4,B-406926.5,B-406926.6,
Oct 2, 2012

Burke Consortium, Inc.
B-407273.3,B-407273.5,
Feb 7, 2013

Celtech Corporation
B-407256.2,
Apr 11, 2013

Concept Analysis and Integration, LLC
B-406638.3,
Mar 29, 2013

Contract Services, Inc.
B-407894,B-407894.2,
Apr 3, 2013

FN Manufacturing LLC
B-407936,B-407936.2,B-407936.3,
Apr 19, 2013

FPM Remediations, Inc.
B-407933.2,
Apr 22, 2013

GHG Corporation
B-407949,
Apr 12, 2013

Government Acquisitions, Inc.; PCi Tec, Inc.
B-407877.2,B-407877.3,B-407877.4,
Mar 25, 2013

Halfaker and Associates, LLC
B-407919,B-407919.2,
Apr 10, 2013

IBM Corporation, U.S. Federal
B-406934,B-406934.2,B-406934.3,
Oct 3, 2012

Information Ventures, Inc.-Costs
B-407478.3,
Apr 5, 2013

KAES Enterprises, LLC
B-407964,
Apr 23, 2013

Koontz Electric Company, Inc.
B-407946,
Apr 5, 2013

Nan Inc.
B-407718,B-407718.2,
Jan 29, 2013

NCI Information Systems, Inc.
B-407901,B-407901.2,B-407901.3,
Mar 28, 2013

Novex Enterprises
B-407914,
Apr 5, 2013

PAE Government Services, Inc.
B-407886,B-407886.2,B-407886.3,B-407886.4,
Mar 22, 2013

Phoenix Group of Virginia, Inc.
B-407852,
Mar 12, 2013

Pragmatics Inc.
B-407320.2,B-407320.3,
Mar 26, 2013

Supreme Foodservice GmbH
B-405400.6,B-405400.7,
Mar 27, 2013

Threat Management Group
B-407766.5,
Mar 28, 2013

Trailblazer Health Enterprises, LLC
B-407486.2,B-407486.3,
Apr 16, 2013

Unispec Enterprises, Inc.
B-407937,B-407937.2,
Apr 16, 2013

WingGate Travel, Inc.
B-405007.14,
Apr 12, 2013
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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