Month in Review, December 2013

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Auditing and Financial Management

Financial Audit:

Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection's Fiscal Years 2013 and 2012 Financial Statements
GAO-14-170R:
Published: Dec 16, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 2013.

Financial Audit:

Bureau of the Fiscal Service's Fiscal Years 2013 and 2012 Schedules of Federal Debt
GAO-14-173:
Published: Dec 12, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 2013.

Financial Audit:

Federal Housing Finance Agency's Fiscal Years 2013 and 2012 Financial Statements
GAO-14-171R:
Published: Dec 16, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 2013.

Financial Audit:

IRS's Fiscal Years 2013 and 2012 Financial Statements
GAO-14-169:
Published: Dec 12, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 2013.

Financial Audit:

Financial Audit:

Internal Controls:

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Budget and Spending

Bureau of Prisons:

Opportunities Exist to Enhance the Transparency of Annual Budget Justifications
GAO-14-121:
Published: Dec 6, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 2013.

Financial Audit:

Bureau of the Fiscal Service's Fiscal Years 2013 and 2012 Schedules of Federal Debt
GAO-14-173:
Published: Dec 12, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 2013.

Modernizing the Nuclear Security Enterprise:

NNSA's Budget Estimates Do Not Fully Align with Plans
GAO-14-45:
Published: Dec 11, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 2013.
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Business Regulation and Consumer Protection

Children's Health Insurance:

Financial Audit:

Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection's Fiscal Years 2013 and 2012 Financial Statements
GAO-14-170R:
Published: Dec 16, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 2013.

Information Resellers:

Consumer Privacy Framework Needs to Reflect Changes in Technology and the Marketplace
GAO-14-251T:
Published: Dec 18, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 2013.

Small Business Innovation Research:

DOD's Program Supports Weapon Systems, but Lacks Comprehensive Data on Technology Transition Outcomes
GAO-14-96:
Published: Dec 20, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 2013.

Small Business Lending Fund:

Treasury Should Ensure Evaluation Includes Methods to Isolate Program Impact
GAO-14-135:
Published: Dec 11, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 2013.

State Small Business Credit Initiative:

Opportunities Exist to Enhance Performance Measurement and Evaluation
GAO-14-97:
Published: Dec 18, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 2013.
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Education

Education Research:

Further Improvements Needed to Ensure Relevance and Assess Dissemination Efforts
GAO-14-8:
Published: Dec 5, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 2013.
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Employment

National Mediation Board:

Strengthening Planning and Controls Could Better Facilitate Rail and Air Labor Relations
GAO-14-5:
Published: Dec 3, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 2013.

Workforce Investment Act:

DOL Should Do More to Improve the Quality of Participant Data
GAO-14-4:
Published: Dec 2, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 2013.

Workforce Investment Act:

Local Areas Face Challenges Helping Employers Fill Some Types of Skilled Jobs
GAO-14-19:
Published: Dec 2, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 2013.

Workforce Investment Act:

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Energy

Modernizing the Nuclear Security Enterprise:

NNSA's Budget Estimates Do Not Fully Align with Plans
GAO-14-45:
Published: Dec 11, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 2013.

Oil And Gas Resources:

Actions Needed for Interior to Better Ensure a Fair Return
GAO-14-50:
Published: Dec 6, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 2013.
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Financial Markets and Institutions

Dodd-Frank Regulations:

Financial Audit:

Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection's Fiscal Years 2013 and 2012 Financial Statements
GAO-14-170R:
Published: Dec 16, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 2013.

Financial Audit:

Financial Audit:

Small Business Lending Fund:

Treasury Should Ensure Evaluation Includes Methods to Isolate Program Impact
GAO-14-135:
Published: Dec 11, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 2013.

State Small Business Credit Initiative:

Opportunities Exist to Enhance Performance Measurement and Evaluation
GAO-14-97:
Published: Dec 18, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 2013.
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Government Operations

2020 Census:

Federal Employees Health Benefits Program:

Oversight of Carriers' Fraud and Abuse Programs
GAO-14-39:
Published: Nov 14, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 2013.

Federal Real Property:

GSA Should Clarify Savings Goals for the National Broker Contract Program
GAO-14-14:
Published: Oct 31, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 2013.

Federal Real Property:

Improved Standards Needed to Ensure That Agencies' Reported Cost Savings Are Reliable and Transparent
GAO-14-12:
Published: Oct 29, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 2013.

Geospatial Information:

OMB and Agencies Can Reduce Duplication by Making Coordination a Priority
GAO-14-226T:
Published: Dec 5, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 2013.

Homeland Security:

Reverse Auctions:

Guidance Is Needed to Maximize Competition and Achieve Cost Savings
GAO-14-200T:
Published: Dec 11, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 2013.

Reverse Auctions:

Guidance Is Needed to Maximize Competition and Achieve Cost Savings
GAO-14-108:
Published: Dec 9, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 2013.
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Health Care

Children's Health Insurance:

Clinical Data Registries:

HHS Could Improve Medicare Quality and Efficiency through Key Requirements and Oversight
GAO-14-75:
Published: Dec 16, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 2013.

Federal Employees Health Benefits Program:

Oversight of Carriers' Fraud and Abuse Programs
GAO-14-39:
Published: Nov 14, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 2013.

Indian Health Service:

Opportunities May Exist to Improve the Contract Health Services Program
GAO-14-57:
Published: Dec 11, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 2013.

Medicaid:

CMS Should Ensure That States Clearly Report Overpayments
GAO-14-25:
Published: Dec 6, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 2013.

National Preparedness:

VA Health Care:

Improvements Needed in Processes Used to Address Providers' Actions That Contribute to Adverse Events
GAO-14-55:
Published: Dec 3, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 2013.

VA Nursing Homes:

Reporting More Complete Data on Workload and Expenditures Could Enhance Oversight
GAO-14-89:
Published: Dec 20, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 2013.
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Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security:

DHS's Efforts to Improve Employee Morale and Fill Senior Leadership Vacancies
GAO-14-228T:
Published: Dec 12, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 2013.

Homeland Security:

National Preparedness:

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Housing

Financial Audit:

Federal Housing Finance Agency's Fiscal Years 2013 and 2012 Financial Statements
GAO-14-171R:
Published: Dec 16, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 2013.
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Human Capital

Department of Homeland Security:

DHS's Efforts to Improve Employee Morale and Fill Senior Leadership Vacancies
GAO-14-228T:
Published: Dec 12, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 2013.

Rail Safety:

Improved Human Capital Planning Could Address Emerging Safety Oversight Challenges
GAO-14-85:
Published: Dec 9, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 2013.
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Information Management

Geospatial Information:

OMB and Agencies Can Reduce Duplication by Making Coordination a Priority
GAO-14-226T:
Published: Dec 5, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 2013.

Information Resellers:

Consumer Privacy Framework Needs to Reflect Changes in Technology and the Marketplace
GAO-14-251T:
Published: Dec 18, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 2013.
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Bureau of Prisons:

Opportunities Exist to Enhance the Transparency of Annual Budget Justifications
GAO-14-121:
Published: Dec 6, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 2013.

Federal Courthouses:

Better Planning Needed Regarding Reuse of Old Courthouses
GAO-14-48:
Published: Nov 7, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 2013.
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National Defense

Defense Management:

Actions Needed to Ensure National Guard and Reserve Headquarters Are Sized to be Efficient
GAO-14-71:
Published: Nov 12, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 2013.

Defense Management:

Modernizing the Nuclear Security Enterprise:

NNSA's Budget Estimates Do Not Fully Align with Plans
GAO-14-45:
Published: Dec 11, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 2013.

Reverse Auctions:

Guidance Is Needed to Maximize Competition and Achieve Cost Savings
GAO-14-200T:
Published: Dec 11, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 2013.

Reverse Auctions:

Guidance Is Needed to Maximize Competition and Achieve Cost Savings
GAO-14-108:
Published: Dec 9, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 2013.

Small Business Innovation Research:

DOD's Program Supports Weapon Systems, but Lacks Comprehensive Data on Technology Transition Outcomes
GAO-14-96:
Published: Dec 20, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 2013.
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Natural Resources and Environment

Climate Change:

Internal Controls:

Oil And Gas Resources:

Actions Needed for Interior to Better Ensure a Fair Return
GAO-14-50:
Published: Dec 6, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 2013.
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Retirement Security

401(k) Plans:

Other Countries' Experiences Offer Lessons in Policies and Oversight of Spend-down Options
GAO-14-9:
Published: Nov 20, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 2013.

Private Pensions:

Clarity of Required Reports and Disclosures Could Be Improved
GAO-14-92:
Published: Nov 21, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 2013.

Social Security Death Data:

Additional Action Needed to Address Data Errors and Federal Agency Access
GAO-14-46:
Published: Nov 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 27, 2013.
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Science and Technology

Small Business Innovation Research:

DOD's Program Supports Weapon Systems, but Lacks Comprehensive Data on Technology Transition Outcomes
GAO-14-96:
Published: Dec 20, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 2013.
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Tax Policy and Administration

Financial Audit:

IRS's Fiscal Years 2013 and 2012 Financial Statements
GAO-14-169:
Published: Dec 12, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 2013.

Fiscal Year 2013 Agreed-Upon Procedures:

Excise Tax Distributions to the Airport and Airway Trust Fund and the Highway Trust Fund
GAO-14-162R:
Published: Dec 9, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 2013.

2013 Tax Filing Season:

IRS Needs to Do More to Address the Growing Imbalance between the Demand for Services and Resources
GAO-14-133:
Published: Dec 18, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 2013.
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Transportation

Fiscal Year 2013 Agreed-Upon Procedures:

Excise Tax Distributions to the Airport and Airway Trust Fund and the Highway Trust Fund
GAO-14-162R:
Published: Dec 9, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 2013.

National Mediation Board:

Strengthening Planning and Controls Could Better Facilitate Rail and Air Labor Relations
GAO-14-5:
Published: Dec 3, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 2013.

Rail Safety:

Improved Human Capital Planning Could Address Emerging Safety Oversight Challenges
GAO-14-85:
Published: Dec 9, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 2013.
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Veterans

VA Health Care:

Improvements Needed in Processes Used to Address Providers' Actions That Contribute to Adverse Events
GAO-14-55:
Published: Dec 3, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 2013.

VA Nursing Homes:

Reporting More Complete Data on Workload and Expenditures Could Enhance Oversight
GAO-14-89:
Published: Dec 20, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 2013.
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Legal Products: Appropriations Decision

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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc
B-408565,B-408565.2,B-408565.3,
Nov 13, 2013

Bannum, Inc.
B-408736,
Nov 21, 2013

Bannum, Inc.
B-408838,
Dec 11, 2013

Blue Origin, LLC
B-408823,
Dec 12, 2013

CACI Technologies, Inc.
B-408858,B-408858.2,
Dec 5, 2013

CACI-WGI, Inc.
B-408520.2,
Dec 16, 2013

Eclypse International Corporation
B-408795,
Nov 25, 2013

Empire Veteran Group, Inc.
B-408866.2,B-408866.3,
Dec 17, 2013

Government Acquisitions, Inc.
B-408426,B-408426.2,
Sep 17, 2013

Inchcape Shipping Services Holding, Ltd.
B-402687.10,B-402687.11,
Dec 9, 2013

JAM Corporation
B-408775,
Dec 4, 2013

6K Systems, Inc.--Protest and Costs
B-408124.3,B-408124.4,
Dec 9, 2013

Labatt Food Service, LP
B-408790,
Nov 25, 2013

Lanmark Technology, Inc.
B-408892,
Dec 19, 2013

Logistics 2020, Inc.
B-408543,B-408543.3,
Nov 6, 2013

ManTech SRS Technologies, Inc.
B-408452,B-408452.2,
Sep 24, 2013

Mission Essential Personnel, LLC
B-408788,
Dec 6, 2013

M&N Aviation, Inc.
B-409048,
Dec 27, 2013

Potomac Creek Associates, L.L.C.
B-406243.2,
Nov 26, 2013

RDT-Semper Tek JV, LLC
B-408811,
Dec 9, 2013

R4 Integration, Inc.
B-407580.4,
Dec 16, 2013

Robert F. Hyland & Sons, LLC
B-408940,
Dec 19, 2013

Salient Federal Solutions
B-408900,
Dec 19, 2013

SAMCO Antennas, Inc.
B-409121,
Dec 24, 2013

Serco Inc.
B-407797.3,B-407797.4,
Nov 8, 2013

Skyline ULTD, Inc.
B-408961,
Dec 27, 2013

Solutions by Design Alliant-JV, LLC
B-408058.4,
Sep 30, 2013

Square One Armoring Services
B-409016,
Dec 16, 2013

SRA International, Inc.
B-408624,B-408624.2,
Nov 25, 2013

SRA International, Inc.
B-407709.5,B-407709.6,
Dec 3, 2013

Swift & Staley, Inc.
B-408792,
Dec 6, 2013

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
B-408269.2,
Dec 13, 2013

Unitech Consulting, L.L.C.
B-408442,B-408442.2,
Sep 12, 2013

West Sound Services Group, LLC
B-406583.2,B-406583.3,
Jul 3, 2013
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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