Month in Review, July 2013

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Agriculture and Food

Farm Programs:

USDA Needs to Do More to Prevent Improper Payments to Deceased Individuals
GAO-13-503:
Published: Jun 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 2013.
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Auditing and Financial Management

Farm Programs:

USDA Needs to Do More to Prevent Improper Payments to Deceased Individuals
GAO-13-503:
Published: Jun 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 2013.

Financial and Performance Management:

More Reliable and Complete Information Needed to Address Federal Management and Fiscal Challenges
GAO-13-752T:
Published: Jul 10, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 2013.

Financial Audit:

American Battle Monuments Commission's Financial Statements for Fiscal Years 2012 and 2011
GAO-13-641:
Published: Jul 19, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 2013.

Insurance Markets:

Impacts of and Regulatory Response to the 2007-2009 Financial Crisis
GAO-13-583:
Published: Jun 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 2013.

Internal Controls:

SEC Should Consider Requiring Companies to Disclose Whether They Obtained an Auditor Attestation
GAO-13-582:
Published: Jul 3, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 2013.

Investment Advisers:

Requirements and Costs Associated with the Custody Rule
GAO-13-569:
Published: Jul 8, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 2013.

Medicare:

Ownership Status of Inpatient Prospective Payment System Hospitals That Qualify for Payment Adjustments
GAO-13-667R:
Published: Jun 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 2013.

National Transportation Safety Board:

Management and Operational Improvements Found, but Strategy Needed to Utilize Cost Accounting System
GAO-13-611:
Published: Jul 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2013.

Transit Asset Management:

Additional Research on Capital Investment Effects Could Help Transit Agencies Optimize Funding
GAO-13-571:
Published: Jul 11, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 2013.

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

Treasury's Use of Auctions to Exit the Capital Purchase Program
GAO-13-630:
Published: Jul 8, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 2013.
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Budget and Spending

COMPETES Reauthorization Act:

Federal Loan Guarantees for Innovative Technologies in Manufacturing
GAO-13-717R:
Published: Jul 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2013.

Financial and Performance Management:

More Reliable and Complete Information Needed to Address Federal Management and Fiscal Challenges
GAO-13-752T:
Published: Jul 10, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 2013.

NOAA:

Overview of the Strategy, Execution, and Evaluation Budgeting Process
GAO-13-649R:
Published: Jun 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 2013.

Strategic Sourcing:

Improved and Expanded Use Could Provide Significant Procurement Savings
GAO-13-765T:
Published: Jul 15, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 2013.
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Business Regulation and Consumer Protection

Electronic Drug Labeling:

No Consensus on the Advantages and Disadvantages of Its Exclusive Use
GAO-13-592:
Published: Jul 8, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 2013.

Housing:

Information on Defective Drywall
GAO-13-735R:
Published: Jul 31, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2013.
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Economic Development

COMPETES Reauthorization Act:

Federal Loan Guarantees for Innovative Technologies in Manufacturing
GAO-13-717R:
Published: Jul 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2013.

Flood Insurance:

Implications of Changing Coverage Limits and Expanding Coverage
GAO-13-568:
Published: Jul 3, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 2013.

Flood Insurance:

More Information Needed on Subsidized Properties
GAO-13-607:
Published: Jul 3, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 2013.
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Education

Education:

Status of the Department of Education's Inventory of Its Data Collections
GAO-13-596R:
Published: Jun 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 2013.

VA Education Benefits:

Student Characteristics and Outcomes Vary across Schools
GAO-13-567:
Published: Jul 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2013.
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Employment

Employment:

Actions Needed to Improve the Transparency and Reliability of Labor's Data on the H-2A Program
GAO-13-144R:
Published: Jul 2, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 2013.

Employment and Training:

Labor's Green Jobs Efforts Highlight Challenges of Targeted Training Programs for Emerging Industries
GAO-13-555:
Published: Jun 19, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 2013.

Federal Employees' Compensation Act:

Analysis of Benefits Under Proposed Program Changes
GAO-13-730T:
Published: Jul 10, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 2013.

Grant Workforce:

Agency Training Practices Should Inform Future Government-wide Efforts
GAO-13-591:
Published: Jun 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 2013.
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Energy

Department of Energy:

Observations on DOE's Management Challenges and Steps Taken to Address Them
GAO-13-767T:
Published: Jul 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2013.

Employment and Training:

Labor's Green Jobs Efforts Highlight Challenges of Targeted Training Programs for Emerging Industries
GAO-13-555:
Published: Jun 19, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 2013.

Nuclear Reactor License Renewal:

Nuclear Weapons:

Factors Leading to Cost Increases with the Uranium Processing Facility
GAO-13-686R:
Published: Jul 12, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 2013.
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Equal Opportunity

Public Transit:

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Financial Markets and Institutions

Financial Company Bankruptcies:

Need to Further Consider Proposals' Impact on Systemic Risk
GAO-13-622:
Published: Jul 18, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2013.

Insurance Markets:

Impacts of and Regulatory Response to the 2007-2009 Financial Crisis
GAO-13-583:
Published: Jun 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 2013.

Internal Controls:

SEC Should Consider Requiring Companies to Disclose Whether They Obtained an Auditor Attestation
GAO-13-582:
Published: Jul 3, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 2013.

Investment Advisers:

Requirements and Costs Associated with the Custody Rule
GAO-13-569:
Published: Jul 8, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 2013.

SEC Conflict Minerals Rule:

Information on Responsible Sourcing and Companies Affected
GAO-13-689:
Published: Jul 18, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2013.

Securities and Exchange Commission:

Alternative Criteria for Qualifying As An Accredited Investor Should Be Considered
GAO-13-640:
Published: Jul 18, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2013.

Securities and Exchange Commission:

Improving Personnel Management Is Critical for Agency's Effectiveness
GAO-13-621:
Published: Jul 18, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2013.

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

Treasury's Use of Auctions to Exit the Capital Purchase Program
GAO-13-630:
Published: Jul 8, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 2013.
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Government Operations

Department of Energy:

Observations on DOE's Management Challenges and Steps Taken to Address Them
GAO-13-767T:
Published: Jul 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2013.

Federal Employees' Compensation Act:

Analysis of Benefits Under Proposed Program Changes
GAO-13-730T:
Published: Jul 10, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 2013.

Federal Printing:

Fewer Plants Are in Operation Than in 1990, and Selected Agencies Reported Declining Volumes
GAO-13-636:
Published: Jul 17, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2013.

Federal Vehicle Fleets:

Adopting Leading Practices Could Improve Management
GAO-13-659:
Published: Jul 31, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2013.

Financial and Performance Management:

More Reliable and Complete Information Needed to Address Federal Management and Fiscal Challenges
GAO-13-752T:
Published: Jul 10, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 2013.

Grant Workforce:

Agency Training Practices Should Inform Future Government-wide Efforts
GAO-13-591:
Published: Jun 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 2013.

Strategic Sourcing:

Improved and Expanded Use Could Provide Significant Procurement Savings
GAO-13-765T:
Published: Jul 15, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 2013.

U.S. Postal Service:

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Health Care

Bureau of Prisons:

Drug Compounding:

Clear Authority and More Reliable Data Needed to Strengthen FDA Oversight
GAO-13-702:
Published: Jul 31, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2013.

Electronic Drug Labeling:

No Consensus on the Advantages and Disadvantages of Its Exclusive Use
GAO-13-592:
Published: Jul 8, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 2013.

Internet Pharmacies:

Federal Agencies and States Face Challenges Combating Rogue Sites, Particularly Those Abroad
GAO-13-560:
Published: Jul 8, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 2013.

Medicaid Demonstration Waivers:

Approval Process Raises Cost Concerns and Lacks Transparency
GAO-13-384:
Published: Jun 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2013.

Medicare:

Action Needed to Address Higher Use of Anatomic Pathology Services by Providers Who Self-Refer
GAO-13-445:
Published: Jun 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 2013.

Medicare Outpatient Therapy:

Implementation of the 2012 Manual Medical Review Process
GAO-13-613:
Published: Jul 10, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 2013.

Medicare:

Ownership Status of Inpatient Prospective Payment System Hospitals That Qualify for Payment Adjustments
GAO-13-667R:
Published: Jun 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 2013.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:

HHS's Process for Awarding and Overseeing Exchange and Rate Review Grants to States
GAO-13-543:
Published: May 31, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 2013.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:

President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief:

Private Health Insurance:

The Range of Base Premiums in the Individual Market by State in January 2013
GAO-13-712R:
Published: Jul 23, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 2013.

VA Health Care:

Additional Steps Needed to Strengthen Beneficiary Travel Program Management and Oversight
GAO-13-632:
Published: Jul 15, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 2013.
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Homeland Security

Coast Guard:

Critical Infrastructure Protection:

DHS Could Strengthen the Management of the Regional Resiliency Assessment Program
GAO-13-616:
Published: Jul 30, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 2013.

Department of Homeland Security:

Oversight and Coordination of Research and Development Efforts Could Be Strengthened
GAO-13-766T:
Published: Jul 17, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2013.

Overstay Enforcement:

Additional Actions Needed to Assess DHS's Data and Improve Planning for a Biometric Air Exit Program
GAO-13-683:
Published: Jul 30, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 2013.

Transportation Security:

TSA Could Strengthen Monitoring of Allegations of Employee Misconduct
GAO-13-624:
Published: Jul 30, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 2013.

Transportation Security:

TSA Could Strengthen Oversight of Allegations of Employee Misconduct
GAO-13-756T:
Published: Jul 31, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2013.

U.S.-Mexico Border:

CBP Action Needed to Improve Wait Time Data and Measure Outcomes of Trade Facilitation Efforts
GAO-13-603:
Published: Jul 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2013.
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Housing

Federal Housing Administration:

Improving Disposition and Oversight Practices May Increase Returns on Foreclosed Property Sales
GAO-13-542:
Published: Jun 20, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 2013.

Housing:

Information on Defective Drywall
GAO-13-735R:
Published: Jul 31, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2013.
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Human Capital

Defense Acquisition Workforce:

The Air Force Needs to Evaluate Changes in Funding for Civilians Engaged in Space Acquisition
GAO-13-638:
Published: Jul 8, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 2013.

Foreign Affairs Management:

Securities and Exchange Commission:

Improving Personnel Management Is Critical for Agency's Effectiveness
GAO-13-621:
Published: Jul 18, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2013.
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Information Management

President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief:

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Information Technology

Information Technology:

OMB and Agencies Need to More Effectively Implement Major Initiatives to Save Billions of Dollars
GAO-13-796T:
Published: Jul 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2013.
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International Affairs

Compacts of Free Association:

Guidelines Needed to Support Reliable Estimates of Cost Impacts of Growing Migration
GAO-13-773T:
Published: Jul 11, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 2013.

Defense Suppliers:

Factors Affecting U.S. Titanium Aircraft Component Manufacturers' Market Share of DOD Business
GAO-13-539:
Published: Jul 1, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 2013.

Foreign Affairs Management:

Intellectual Property:

Insights Gained from Efforts to Quantify the Effects of Counterfeit and Pirated Goods in the U.S. Economy
GAO-13-762T:
Published: Jul 9, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 2013.

Internet Pharmacies:

Federal Agencies and States Face Challenges Combating Rogue Sites, Particularly Those Abroad
GAO-13-560:
Published: Jul 8, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 2013.

Overstay Enforcement:

Additional Actions Needed to Assess DHS's Data and Improve Planning for a Biometric Air Exit Program
GAO-13-683:
Published: Jul 30, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 2013.

President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief:

SEC Conflict Minerals Rule:

Information on Responsible Sourcing and Companies Affected
GAO-13-689:
Published: Jul 18, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2013.

U.S.-Mexico Border:

CBP Action Needed to Improve Wait Time Data and Measure Outcomes of Trade Facilitation Efforts
GAO-13-603:
Published: Jul 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2013.
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Bureau of Prisons:

Elder Justice:

More Federal Coordination and Public Awareness Needed
GAO-13-498:
Published: Jul 10, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 2013.

Highlights of a Forum:

Data Analytics For Oversight and Law Enforcement
GAO-13-680SP:
Published: Jul 15, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 2013.

Intellectual Property:

Insights Gained from Efforts to Quantify the Effects of Counterfeit and Pirated Goods in the U.S. Economy
GAO-13-762T:
Published: Jul 9, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 2013.

Justice Grant Programs:

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National Defense

Army Logistics:

Container Handling Equipment Requirements, Contracts, and Inventory
GAO-13-719R:
Published: Jul 31, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2013.

Building Partner Capacity:

DOD Is Meeting Most Targets for Colombia's Regional Helicopter Training Center but Should Track Graduates
GAO-13-674:
Published: Jul 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2013.

Defense Acquisitions:

DOD Efforts to Adopt Open Systems for Its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Have Progressed Slowly
GAO-13-651:
Published: Jul 31, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2013.

Defense Acquisition Workforce:

The Air Force Needs to Evaluate Changes in Funding for Civilians Engaged in Space Acquisition
GAO-13-638:
Published: Jul 8, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 2013.

Defense Suppliers:

Factors Affecting U.S. Titanium Aircraft Component Manufacturers' Market Share of DOD Business
GAO-13-539:
Published: Jul 1, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 2013.

DOD's POW/MIA Mission:

Federal Printing:

Fewer Plants Are in Operation Than in 1990, and Selected Agencies Reported Declining Volumes
GAO-13-636:
Published: Jul 17, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2013.

Military Readiness:

Opportunities Exist to Improve Completeness and Usefulness of Quarterly Reports to Congress
GAO-13-678:
Published: Jul 26, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 2013.

Military Training:

DOD Met Annual Reporting Requirements and Continued to Improve Its Sustainable Ranges Report
GAO-13-648:
Published: Jul 9, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 2013.

Missile Defense:

Precision Tracking Space System Evaluation of Alternatives
GAO-13-747R:
Published: Jul 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2013.

Navy Shipbuilding:

Navy Shipbuilding:

Nuclear Weapons:

Factors Leading to Cost Increases with the Uranium Processing Facility
GAO-13-686R:
Published: Jul 12, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 2013.

Strategic Sourcing:

Improved and Expanded Use Could Provide Significant Procurement Savings
GAO-13-765T:
Published: Jul 15, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 2013.
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Natural Resources and Environment

Employment and Training:

Labor's Green Jobs Efforts Highlight Challenges of Targeted Training Programs for Emerging Industries
GAO-13-555:
Published: Jun 19, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 2013.

NOAA:

Initial Response to Post-Storm Assessment Requirements
GAO-13-559R:
Published: Jul 11, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 2013.

NOAA:

Overview of the Strategy, Execution, and Evaluation Budgeting Process
GAO-13-649R:
Published: Jun 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 2013.

Nuclear Reactor License Renewal:

SEC Conflict Minerals Rule:

Information on Responsible Sourcing and Companies Affected
GAO-13-689:
Published: Jul 18, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2013.
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Retirement Security

Retirement Security:

Challenges and Prospects for Employees of Small Businesses
GAO-13-748T:
Published: Jul 16, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 2013.
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Science and Technology

America COMPETES Acts:

Overall Appropriations Have Increased and Have Mainly Funded Existing Federal Research Entities
GAO-13-612:
Published: Jul 19, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 2013.

COMPETES Reauthorization Act:

Federal Loan Guarantees for Innovative Technologies in Manufacturing
GAO-13-717R:
Published: Jul 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2013.

Department of Homeland Security:

Oversight and Coordination of Research and Development Efforts Could Be Strengthened
GAO-13-766T:
Published: Jul 17, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2013.
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Space

Missile Defense:

Precision Tracking Space System Evaluation of Alternatives
GAO-13-747R:
Published: Jul 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2013.
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Tax Policy and Administration

Corporate Income Tax:

Effective Tax Rates Can Differ Significantly from the Statutory Rate
GAO-13-520:
Published: May 30, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 2013.
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Transportation

Aviation:

Status of DOT's Actions to Address the Future of Aviation Advisory Committee's Recommendations
GAO-13-657:
Published: Jul 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2013.

Federal Vehicle Fleets:

Adopting Leading Practices Could Improve Management
GAO-13-659:
Published: Jul 31, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2013.

National Transportation Safety Board:

Management and Operational Improvements Found, but Strategy Needed to Utilize Cost Accounting System
GAO-13-611:
Published: Jul 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2013.

Public Transit:

Transit Asset Management:

Additional Research on Capital Investment Effects Could Help Transit Agencies Optimize Funding
GAO-13-571:
Published: Jul 11, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 2013.

Transportation Security:

TSA Could Strengthen Monitoring of Allegations of Employee Misconduct
GAO-13-624:
Published: Jul 30, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 2013.

Transportation Security:

TSA Could Strengthen Oversight of Allegations of Employee Misconduct
GAO-13-756T:
Published: Jul 31, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2013.
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Veterans

Department of Veterans Affairs:

Available Data Not Sufficiently Reliable to Describe Use of Consulting Services
GAO-13-714R:
Published: Jul 30, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 2013.

VA Education Benefits:

Student Characteristics and Outcomes Vary across Schools
GAO-13-567:
Published: Jul 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2013.

VA Health Care:

Additional Steps Needed to Strengthen Beneficiary Travel Program Management and Oversight
GAO-13-632:
Published: Jul 15, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 2013.
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Worker and Family Assistance

Elder Justice:

More Federal Coordination and Public Awareness Needed
GAO-13-498:
Published: Jul 10, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 2013.
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Legal Products: Appropriations Decision

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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

Agile Defense, Inc.
B-408029,B-408029.2,
May 31, 2013

B&B Medical Services, Inc.
B-407113.3,B-407113.4,
Jun 24, 2013

CEdge Software Consultants LLC
B-408203,
Jul 19, 2013

Compuline International, Inc.
B-408379,
Jul 19, 2013

DaeKee Global Co. Ltd.
B-402687.8,
Jan 3, 2012

Desktop Alert, Inc.
B-408196,
Jul 22, 2013

Dorado Services, Inc.
B-408075,B-408075.2,
Jun 14, 2013

DynCorp International LLC
B-407762.3,
Jun 7, 2013

Global Defense Solutions, LP
B-408177,
Jul 5, 2013

Great American Forwarders, Inc.
B-408000,
May 2, 2013

IAP World Services, Inc.; EMCOR Government Services
B-407917.2,B-407917.3,B-407917.4,B-407917.5,B-407917.6,B-407917.7,
Jul 10, 2013

Information Ventures, Inc.
B-407478.4,
Jul 17, 2013

JRS Staffing Services
B-408202,
Jul 16, 2013

Kollsman Inc.
B-406990.4,B-406990.5,
Feb 19, 2013

Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems, Inc.
B-408134.3,B-408134.5,
Jul 3, 2013

Lyon Shipyard, Inc.
B-407771.2,
Jul 15, 2013

Marine Design Dynamics, Inc.--Costs
B-407816.2,
Jul 3, 2013

Mountain West Helicopters, LLC; Trans Aero, Ltd.
B-408150,B-408150.2,
Jul 1, 2013

Pillar Systems Corporation
B-408221,
Jul 11, 2013

Rite-Solutions, Inc.--Costs
B-407920.3,
Jun 27, 2013

Sevatec, Inc.--Costs
B-407880.3,
Jun 27, 2013

Sizewise Rentals, LLC--Costs
B-407566.2,
Jul 3, 2013

Systematic Management Services, Inc.
B-407199,B-407199.2,B-407199.3,
Nov 29, 2012

The Argos Group, LLC--Costs
B-406040.3,
Jul 3, 2013

Threat Management Group
B-407766.6,
Jul 3, 2013
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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