Month in Review, January 2013

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Auditing and Financial Management

Financial Audit:

U.S. Government's Fiscal Years 2012 and 2011 Consolidated Financial Statements
GAO-13-271R:
Published: Jan 17, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 2013.

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

Treasury Sees Some Returns as It Exits Programs and Continues to Fund Mortgage Programs
GAO-13-192:
Published: Jan 7, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 7, 2013.
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Budget and Spending

Preventive Health Activities:

Available Information on Federal Spending, Cost Savings, and International Comparisons Has Limitations
GAO-13-49:
Published: Dec 6, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 7, 2013.
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Business Regulation and Consumer Protection

Financial Regulatory Reform:

Regulators Have Faced Challenges Finalizing Key Reforms and Unaddressed Areas Pose Potential Risks
GAO-13-195:
Published: Jan 23, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 2013.

Flood Insurance:

Participation of Indian Tribes in Federal and Private Programs
GAO-13-226:
Published: Jan 4, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 2013.

Regional Alaska Native Corporations:

Status 40 Years after Establishment, and Future Considerations
GAO-13-121:
Published: Dec 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 2013.

Veteran-Owned Small Businesses:

Planning and Data System for VA's Verification Program Need Improvement
GAO-13-95:
Published: Jan 14, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 2013.
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Economic Development

Flood Insurance:

Participation of Indian Tribes in Federal and Private Programs
GAO-13-226:
Published: Jan 4, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 2013.

Regional Alaska Native Corporations:

Status 40 Years after Establishment, and Future Considerations
GAO-13-121:
Published: Dec 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 2013.
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Employment

Veterans' Employment and Training:

Better Targeting, Coordinating, and Reporting Needed to Enhance Program Effectiveness
GAO-13-29:
Published: Dec 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 2013.
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Energy

Department of Energy:

Better Information Needed to Determine If Nonmajor Projects Meet Performance Targets
GAO-13-129:
Published: Dec 19, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 2013.

Hanford Waste Treatment Plant:

DOE Needs to Take Action to Resolve Technical and Management Challenges
GAO-13-38:
Published: Dec 19, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 2013.

Pipeline Safety:

Better Data and Guidance Could Improve Operators' Responses to Incidents
GAO-13-284T:
Published: Jan 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 2013.

Pipeline Safety:

Better Data and Guidance Needed to Improve Pipeline Operator Incident Response
GAO-13-168:
Published: Jan 23, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 2013.
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Financial Markets and Institutions

Financial Institutions:

Causes and Consequences of Recent Bank Failures
GAO-13-71:
Published: Jan 3, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 2013.

Financial Regulatory Reform:

Regulators Have Faced Challenges Finalizing Key Reforms and Unaddressed Areas Pose Potential Risks
GAO-13-195:
Published: Jan 23, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 2013.

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

Treasury Sees Some Returns as It Exits Programs and Continues to Fund Mortgage Programs
GAO-13-192:
Published: Jan 7, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 7, 2013.
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Government Operations

Federal Real Property:

Improved Cost Reporting Would Help Decision Makers Weigh the Benefits of Enhanced Use Leasing
GAO-13-14:
Published: Dec 19, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 2013.

Federal Real Property:

Improved Data Needed to Strategically Manage Historic Buildings, Address Multiple Challenges
GAO-13-35:
Published: Dec 11, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 2013.

Federal Rulemaking:

Agencies Could Take Additional Steps to Respond to Public Comments
GAO-13-21:
Published: Dec 20, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 2013.

Financial Audit:

U.S. Government's Fiscal Years 2012 and 2011 Consolidated Financial Statements
GAO-13-271R:
Published: Jan 17, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 2013.

Financial Regulatory Reform:

Regulators Have Faced Challenges Finalizing Key Reforms and Unaddressed Areas Pose Potential Risks
GAO-13-195:
Published: Jan 23, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 2013.

Interagency Contracting:

U.S. Postal Service:

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Health Care

Children's Mental Health:

Concerns Remain about Appropriate Services for Children in Medicaid and Foster Care
GAO-13-15:
Published: Dec 10, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 2013.

DOD Health Care:

Domestic Health Care for Female Servicemembers
GAO-13-205:
Published: Jan 29, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 2013.

Medicaid:

Enrollment and Expenditures for Qualified Individual and Transitional Medical Assistance Programs
GAO-13-177R:
Published: Dec 12, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 2013.

Preventive Health Activities:

Available Information on Federal Spending, Cost Savings, and International Comparisons Has Limitations
GAO-13-49:
Published: Dec 6, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 7, 2013.

Private Health Insurance:

VA Health Care:

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Homeland Security

Border Patrol:

Key Elements of New Strategic Plan Not Yet in Place to Inform Border Security Status and Resource Needs
GAO-13-25:
Published: Dec 10, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 2013.

Border Security:

Homeland Security:

TSA Explosives Detection Canine Program:

Actions Needed to Analyze Data and Ensure Canine Teams Are Effectively Utilized
GAO-13-239:
Published: Jan 31, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2013.
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Human Capital

Acquisition Workforce:

DOT Lacks Data, Oversight, and Strategic Focus Needed to Address Significant Workforce Challenges
GAO-13-117:
Published: Jan 23, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 2013.

Human Capital:

Critical Skills and Competency Assessments Should Help Guide DOD Civilian Workforce Decisions
GAO-13-188:
Published: Jan 17, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 2013.
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Information Technology

Army Networks:

Size and Scope of Modernization Investment Merit Increased Oversight
GAO-13-179:
Published: Jan 10, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 2013.

Information Technology:

OMB and Agencies Need to Fully Implement Major Initiatives to Save Billions of Dollars
GAO-13-297T:
Published: Jan 22, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 2013.
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International Affairs

Broadcasting Board of Governors:

Additional Steps Needed to Address Overlap in International Broadcasting
GAO-13-172:
Published: Jan 29, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 2013.

Security Force Assistance:

DOD's Consideration of Unintended Consequences, Perverse Incentives, and Moral Hazards
GAO-13-241R:
Published: Jan 8, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 2013.

International Affairs:

Status of Funding for the Central America Regional Security Initiative
GAO-13-295R:
Published: Jan 30, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 2013.
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Border Patrol:

Key Elements of New Strategic Plan Not Yet in Place to Inform Border Security Status and Resource Needs
GAO-13-25:
Published: Dec 10, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 2013.

Military Personnel:

International Affairs:

Status of Funding for the Central America Regional Security Initiative
GAO-13-295R:
Published: Jan 30, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 2013.
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National Defense

Army Networks:

Size and Scope of Modernization Investment Merit Increased Oversight
GAO-13-179:
Published: Jan 10, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 2013.

Worker and Family Assistance:

Department of Defense Policies on Accommodating Children with Special Needs in Child Care Programs
GAO-13-165R:
Published: Jan 16, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 2013.

DOD Health Care:

Domestic Health Care for Female Servicemembers
GAO-13-205:
Published: Jan 29, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 2013.

Force Structure:

Army's Annual Report on Modularity Progress Needs More Complete and Clear Information to Aid Decision Makers
GAO-13-183R:
Published: Jan 16, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 2013.

Human Capital:

Critical Skills and Competency Assessments Should Help Guide DOD Civilian Workforce Decisions
GAO-13-188:
Published: Jan 17, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 2013.

Military Personnel:

Pension Costs on DOD Contracts:

Additional Guidance Needed to Ensure Costs Are Consistent and Reasonable
GAO-13-158:
Published: Jan 22, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 2013.

Protecting Defense Technologies:

DOD Assessment Needed to Determine Requirement for Critical Technologies List
GAO-13-157:
Published: Jan 23, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 2013.

Security Force Assistance:

DOD's Consideration of Unintended Consequences, Perverse Incentives, and Moral Hazards
GAO-13-241R:
Published: Jan 8, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 2013.
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Natural Resources and Environment

Environmental Protection:

EPA Should Develop a Strategic Plan for Its New Compliance Initiative
GAO-13-115:
Published: Dec 10, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 2013.

Hanford Waste Treatment Plant:

DOE Needs to Take Action to Resolve Technical and Management Challenges
GAO-13-38:
Published: Dec 19, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 2013.

Regional Alaska Native Corporations:

Status 40 Years after Establishment, and Future Considerations
GAO-13-121:
Published: Dec 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 2013.
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Retirement Security

Pension Costs on DOD Contracts:

Additional Guidance Needed to Ensure Costs Are Consistent and Reasonable
GAO-13-158:
Published: Jan 22, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 2013.

Retirement Security:

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Tax Policy and Administration

Private Health Insurance:

Tax Expenditures:

Background and Evaluation Criteria and Questions
GAO-13-167SP:
Published: Nov 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 2013.

2012 Tax Filing:

IRS Faces Challenges Providing Service to Taxpayers and Could Collect Balances Due More Effectively
GAO-13-156:
Published: Dec 18, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 2013.

Tax Gap:

IRS Could Significantly Increase Revenues by Better Targeting Enforcement Resources
GAO-13-151:
Published: Dec 5, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 2013.
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Telecommunications

Broadcasting Board of Governors:

Additional Steps Needed to Address Overlap in International Broadcasting
GAO-13-172:
Published: Jan 29, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 2013.
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Transportation

Acquisition Workforce:

DOT Lacks Data, Oversight, and Strategic Focus Needed to Address Significant Workforce Challenges
GAO-13-117:
Published: Jan 23, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 2013.

Transportation:

Highway Trust Fund Obligations, Fiscal Years 2009 to 2011
GAO-13-193R:
Published: Jan 16, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 2013.

Highway Trust Fund:

Pilot Program Could Help Determine the Viability of Mileage Fees for Certain Vehicles
GAO-13-77:
Published: Dec 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 2013.

Pipeline Safety:

Better Data and Guidance Could Improve Operators' Responses to Incidents
GAO-13-284T:
Published: Jan 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 2013.

Pipeline Safety:

Better Data and Guidance Needed to Improve Pipeline Operator Incident Response
GAO-13-168:
Published: Jan 23, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 2013.

TSA Explosives Detection Canine Program:

Actions Needed to Analyze Data and Ensure Canine Teams Are Effectively Utilized
GAO-13-239:
Published: Jan 31, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2013.
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Veterans

DOD Health Care:

Domestic Health Care for Female Servicemembers
GAO-13-205:
Published: Jan 29, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 2013.

VA Health Care:

Veteran-Owned Small Businesses:

Planning and Data System for VA's Verification Program Need Improvement
GAO-13-95:
Published: Jan 14, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 2013.

Veterans' Disability Benefits:

Timely Processing Remains a Daunting Challenge
GAO-13-89:
Published: Dec 21, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 2013.

Veterans' Employment and Training:

Better Targeting, Coordinating, and Reporting Needed to Enhance Program Effectiveness
GAO-13-29:
Published: Dec 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 2013.
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Worker and Family Assistance

Children's Mental Health:

Concerns Remain about Appropriate Services for Children in Medicaid and Foster Care
GAO-13-15:
Published: Dec 10, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 2013.

Child Welfare:

States Use Flexible Federal Funds, But Struggle to Meet Service Needs
GAO-13-170:
Published: Jan 30, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 2013.

Worker and Family Assistance:

Department of Defense Policies on Accommodating Children with Special Needs in Child Care Programs
GAO-13-165R:
Published: Jan 16, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 2013.

Temporary Assistance For Needy Families:

More Accountability Needed to Reflect Breadth of Block Grant Services
GAO-13-33:
Published: Dec 6, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 7, 2013.

Veterans' Disability Benefits:

Timely Processing Remains a Daunting Challenge
GAO-13-89:
Published: Dec 21, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 2013.
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Legal Products: Appropriations Decision

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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

Clark Construction Group, LLC
B-407334.2,B-407334.3,
Dec 18, 2012

Coastal Environmental Group, Inc.
B-407563,B-407563.3,B-407563.4,
Jan 14, 2013

Contracting, Consulting, Engineering, LLC
B-405732.4,B-405732.6,B-405732.7,
Feb 2, 2012

Cornische Aviation & Maintenance, LTD
B-405013.4,
Jan 25, 2013

Crockett Facilities Services, Inc.
B-406558.3,
Dec 13, 2012

Diversified Collection Services, Inc.
B-406958.3,B-406958.4,
Jan 8, 2013

Environment International Ltd.
B-407705,
Jan 28, 2013

HBC Management Services, Inc.
B-407585,
Jan 14, 2013

International Transport Company
B-406924.2,B-406924.3,
Dec 20, 2012

Kingdomware Technologies
B-407628,
Jan 9, 2013

Kirti International
B-407612,
Jan 16, 2013

Knome Inc.
B-407619,
Jan 17, 2013

Kollsman Inc.
B-406990,B-406990.2,
Oct 15, 2012

Logis-Tech, Inc.
B-407687,
Jan 24, 2013

LS3 Technologies Inc.
B-407459,B-407459.2,
Jan 7, 2013

Marshall & Swift-Boeckh, LLC
B-407329,B-407329.2,
Dec 18, 2012

McKissack-URS Partners, JV
B-406489.7,
Jan 9, 2013

Mil-Mar Century Corporation
B-407644,B-407644.2,B-407644.3,
Jan 17, 2013

Mission Essential Personnel, LLC
B-407474,B-407493,
Jan 7, 2013

MRI Technologies
B-407421,B-407421.2,
Dec 28, 2012

Next Tier Concepts, Inc.
B-406620.3,B-406620.4,
Nov 13, 2012

Noridian Administrative Services, LLC
B-407355,B-407355.3,
Dec 21, 2012

Obayashi-JPS JV
B-407792,
Jan 29, 2013

Optimal Solutions & Technologies
B-407467,B-407467.2,
Jan 4, 2013

Optimization Consulting, Inc.
B-407377,B-407377.2,
Dec 28, 2012

Paragon Technology Group, Inc.
B-407331,
Dec 18, 2012

Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc.
B-407234,B-407234.2,
Nov 30, 2012

R&D Computer Systems, LLC
B-407737,
Jan 23, 2013

RightStar Systems
B-407597,
Jan 16, 2013

SOS International, Ltd.
B-407778.2,
Jan 9, 2013

Swank Healthcare
B-407367,
Dec 12, 2012

The Povolny Group
B-407570,
Jan 9, 2013

Tidewater, Inc.
B-407483,B-407483.2,
Jan 8, 2013

United Contracting LLC
B-407417,
Jan 2, 2013

URS Federal Support Services, Inc.
B-407573,
Jan 14, 2013

ValidaTek, Inc.
B-407623,
Jan 17, 2013

Vectronix, Inc.
B-407330,
Dec 19, 2012

Visual Connections, LLC
B-407625,
Dec 31, 2012

Walton Construction - a CORE Company, LLC
B-407621,B-407621.2,
Jan 10, 2013
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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