Month in Review, June 2013

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Agriculture and Food

School Lunch:

Modifications Needed to Some of the New Nutrition Standards
GAO-13-708T:
Published: Jun 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2013.

Agriculture and Food:

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Auditing and Financial Management

Congressionally Chartered Organizations:

Key Principles for Leveraging Nonfederal Resources
GAO-13-549:
Published: Jun 7, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 2013.

DOD Financial Management:

Significant Improvements Needed in Efforts to Address Improper Payment Requirements
GAO-13-227:
Published: May 13, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 2013.

Federal Judiciary:

Efforts to Consolidate and Share Services between District and Bankruptcy Clerks' Offices
GAO-13-531:
Published: Jun 13, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 2013.

Grants Management:

Improved Planning, Coordination, and Communication Needed to Strengthen Reform Efforts
GAO-13-383:
Published: May 23, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 2013.

Grants Performance:

Management Report:

Improvements Needed in Controls over the Preparation of the U.S. Consolidated Financial Statements
GAO-13-540:
Published: Jun 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2013.

Medicare Program Integrity:

National Nuclear Security Administration:

Laboratories' Indirect Cost Management Has Improved, but Additional Opportunities Exist
GAO-13-534:
Published: Jun 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2013.

National Preparedness:

FEMA Has Made Progress, but Additional Steps Are Needed to Improve Grant Management and Assess Capabilities
GAO-13-637T:
Published: Jun 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 2013.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers:

Building Overhead Costs into Projects and Customers' Views on Information Provided
GAO-13-528:
Published: Jun 19, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 2013.
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Budget and Spending

Army Industrial Operations:

Budgeting and Management of Carryover Could Be Improved
GAO-13-499:
Published: Jun 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2013.

Congressionally Chartered Organizations:

Key Principles for Leveraging Nonfederal Resources
GAO-13-549:
Published: Jun 7, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 2013.

Defense Forensics:

Additional Planning and Oversight Needed to Establish an Enduring Expeditionary Forensic Capability
GAO-13-447:
Published: Jun 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2013.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers:

Building Overhead Costs into Projects and Customers' Views on Information Provided
GAO-13-528:
Published: Jun 19, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 2013.
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Business Regulation and Consumer Protection

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:

Status of Federal and State Efforts to Establish Health Insurance Exchanges for Small Businesses
GAO-13-614:
Published: Jun 19, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 2013.

Video Marketplace:

Competition Is Evolving, and Government Reporting Should Be Reevaluated
GAO-13-576:
Published: Jun 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 2013.
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Education

Building Partner Capacity:

College Textbooks:

Students Have Greater Access to Textbook Information
GAO-13-368:
Published: Jun 6, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 2013.

School Lunch:

Modifications Needed to Some of the New Nutrition Standards
GAO-13-708T:
Published: Jun 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2013.
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Employment

Defense Contractors:

Information on the Impact of Reducing the Cap on Employee Compensation Costs
GAO-13-566:
Published: Jun 19, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 2013.

VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program:

Improved Oversight of Independent Living Services and Supports Is Needed
GAO-13-474:
Published: Jun 7, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 2013.
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Energy

Gas Pipeline Safety:

Guidance and More Information Needed before Using Risk-Based Reassessment Intervals
GAO-13-577:
Published: Jun 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2013.

National Nuclear Security Administration:

Laboratories' Indirect Cost Management Has Improved, but Additional Opportunities Exist
GAO-13-534:
Published: Jun 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2013.

Nuclear Nonproliferation:

IAEA Has Made Progress in Implementing Critical Programs but Continues to Face Challenges
GAO-13-139:
Published: May 16, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2013.
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Financial Markets and Institutions

Financial Institutions:

Causes and Consequences of Recent Community Bank Failures
GAO-13-704T:
Published: Jun 13, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 2013.
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Government Operations

Federal Telework:

Office of Personnel Management's 2012 Telework Report Shows Opportunities for Improvement
GAO-13-298R:
Published: Jun 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2013.

Information Technology:

OMB and Agencies Need to Focus Continued Attention on Eliminating Duplicative Investments
GAO-13-685T:
Published: Jun 11, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 2013.

Managing For Results:

Managing for Results:

Managing for Results:

Leading Practices Should Guide the Continued Development of Performance.gov
GAO-13-517:
Published: Jun 6, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 2013.

Personnel Security Clearances:

Further Actions Needed to Improve the Process and Realize Efficiencies
GAO-13-728T:
Published: Jun 20, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 2013.

Program Evaluation:

Strategies to Facilitate Agencies' Use of Evaluation in Program Management and Policy Making
GAO-13-570:
Published: Jun 26, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 2013.

Suspension and Debarment:

Characteristics of Active Agency Programs and Governmentwide Oversight Efforts
GAO-13-707T:
Published: Jun 12, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 2013.
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Health Care

Medicare:

Information on Highest-Expenditure Part B Drugs
GAO-13-739T:
Published: Jun 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2013.

Medicare Program Integrity:

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:

Status of CMS Efforts to Establish Federally Facilitated Health Insurance Exchanges
GAO-13-601:
Published: Jun 19, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 2013.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:

Status of Federal and State Efforts to Establish Health Insurance Exchanges for Small Businesses
GAO-13-614:
Published: Jun 19, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 2013.
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Homeland Security

Border Security:

Progress and Challenges in DHS Implementation and Assessment Efforts
GAO-13-653T:
Published: Jun 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2013.

Combating Nuclear Smuggling:

Lessons Learned from Cancelled Radiation Portal Monitor Program Could Help Future Acquisitions
GAO-13-256:
Published: May 13, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 2013.

Grants Performance:

National Preparedness:

FEMA Has Made Progress, but Additional Steps Are Needed to Improve Grant Management and Assess Capabilities
GAO-13-637T:
Published: Jun 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 2013.

Transportation Worker Identification Credential:

Card Reader Pilot Results Are Unreliable; Security Benefits Should Be Reassessed
GAO-13-695T:
Published: Jun 18, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 2013.
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Housing

Information Technology:

HUD Needs to Improve Key Project Management Practices for Its Modernization Efforts
GAO-13-455:
Published: Jun 12, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 2013.

Moving to Work Demonstration:

Improved Information and Monitoring Could Enhance Program Assessment
GAO-13-724T:
Published: Jun 26, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 2013.
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Human Capital

Federal Telework:

Office of Personnel Management's 2012 Telework Report Shows Opportunities for Improvement
GAO-13-298R:
Published: Jun 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2013.
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Information Management

Millennium Challenge Corporation:

Review of Compact Records and Information Management Program
GAO-13-615:
Published: Jun 20, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 2013.
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Information Technology

Chemical Assessments:

An Agencywide Strategy May Help EPA Address Unmet Needs for Integrated Risk Information System Assessments
GAO-13-369:
Published: May 10, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 2013.

Information Technology:

Additional Executive Review Sessions Needed to Address Troubled Projects
GAO-13-524:
Published: Jun 13, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 2013.

Information Technology:

HUD Needs to Improve Key Project Management Practices for Its Modernization Efforts
GAO-13-455:
Published: Jun 12, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 2013.

Information Technology:

OMB and Agencies Need to Focus Continued Attention on Eliminating Duplicative Investments
GAO-13-685T:
Published: Jun 11, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 2013.
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International Affairs

Antidumping and Countervailing Duties:

Key Challenges to Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises' Pursuit of the Imposition of Trade Remedies
GAO-13-575:
Published: Jun 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 2013.

Export-Import Bank:

Recent Growth Underscores Need for Improved Risk Management and Reporting
GAO-13-703T:
Published: Jun 13, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 2013.

Haiti Reconstruction:

USAID Infrastructure Projects Have Had Mixed Results and Face Sustainability Challenges
GAO-13-558:
Published: Jun 18, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 2013.

Millennium Challenge Corporation:

Review of Compact Records and Information Management Program
GAO-13-615:
Published: Jun 20, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 2013.

Nuclear Nonproliferation:

IAEA Has Made Progress in Implementing Critical Programs but Continues to Face Challenges
GAO-13-139:
Published: May 16, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2013.
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Federal Judiciary:

Efforts to Consolidate and Share Services between District and Bankruptcy Clerks' Offices
GAO-13-531:
Published: Jun 13, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 2013.

Grants Performance:

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National Defense

Army Industrial Operations:

Budgeting and Management of Carryover Could Be Improved
GAO-13-499:
Published: Jun 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2013.

Building Partner Capacity:

Contractor Performance:

DOD Actions to Improve the Reporting of Past Performance Information
GAO-13-589:
Published: Jun 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2013.

Defense Acquisitions:

Goals and Associated Metrics Needed to Assess Progress in Improving Service Acquisition
GAO-13-634:
Published: Jun 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2013.

Defense Contractors:

Information on the Impact of Reducing the Cap on Employee Compensation Costs
GAO-13-566:
Published: Jun 19, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 2013.

Defense Forensics:

Additional Planning and Oversight Needed to Establish an Enduring Expeditionary Forensic Capability
GAO-13-447:
Published: Jun 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2013.

Defense Infrastructure:

DOD's Excess Capacity Estimating Methods Have Limitations
GAO-13-535:
Published: Jun 20, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 2013.

Defense Management:

DOD Financial Management:

Significant Improvements Needed in Efforts to Address Improper Payment Requirements
GAO-13-227:
Published: May 13, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 2013.

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter:

Restructuring Has Improved the Program, but Affordability Challenges and Other Risks Remain
GAO-13-690T:
Published: Jun 19, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 2013.

Military Airlift:

DOD Needs to Take Steps to Manage Workload Distributed to the Civil Reserve Air Fleet
GAO-13-564:
Published: Jun 20, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 2013.

Military Bases:

DOD Has Processes to Comply with Statutory Requirements for Closing or Realigning Installations
GAO-13-645:
Published: Jun 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2013.
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Natural Resources and Environment

Chemical Assessments:

An Agencywide Strategy May Help EPA Address Unmet Needs for Integrated Risk Information System Assessments
GAO-13-369:
Published: May 10, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 2013.

Chemical Regulation:

Observations on the Toxic Substances Control Act and EPA Implementation
GAO-13-696T:
Published: Jun 13, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 2013.

Climate Change:

Various Adaptation Efforts Are Under Way at Key Natural Resource Management Agencies
GAO-13-253:
Published: May 31, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 2013.

Forest Service Trails:

Long- and Short-Term Improvements Could Reduce Maintenance Backlog and Enhance System Sustainability
GAO-13-618:
Published: Jun 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2013.
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Retirement Security

SSA Representative Payee Program:

Addressing Long-Term Challenges Requires a More Strategic Approach
GAO-13-473:
Published: May 29, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 2013.

SSA Representative Payee Program:

Long-Term Strategy Needed to Address Challenges
GAO-13-673T:
Published: Jun 5, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 2013.
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Tax Policy and Administration

Tax Refunds:

IRS Is Exploring Verification Improvements, but Needs to Better Manage Risks
GAO-13-515:
Published: Jun 4, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 2013.

Virtual Economies and Currencies:

Additional IRS Guidance Could Reduce Tax Compliance Risks
GAO-13-516:
Published: May 15, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2013.
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Telecommunications

Video Marketplace:

Competition Is Evolving, and Government Reporting Should Be Reevaluated
GAO-13-576:
Published: Jun 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 2013.
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Transportation

Airline Mergers:

Issues Raised by the Proposed Merger of American Airlines and US Airways
GAO-13-403T:
Published: Jun 19, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 2013.

Transportation:

Federal-Aid Highways:

Improved Guidance Could Enhance States' Use of Life-Cycle Cost Analysis in Pavement Selection
GAO-13-544:
Published: Jun 12, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 2013.

Gas Pipeline Safety:

Guidance and More Information Needed before Using Risk-Based Reassessment Intervals
GAO-13-577:
Published: Jun 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2013.

Rail Safety:

Preliminary Observations on Federal Rail Safety Oversight and Positive Train Control Implementation
GAO-13-679T:
Published: Jun 19, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 2013.

Transportation Infrastructure:

Limited Improvement in Bridge Conditions over the Past Decade, but Financial Challenges Remain
GAO-13-713T:
Published: Jun 13, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 2013.

Transportation Worker Identification Credential:

Card Reader Pilot Results Are Unreliable; Security Benefits Should Be Reassessed
GAO-13-695T:
Published: Jun 18, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 2013.
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Veterans

VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program:

Improved Oversight of Independent Living Services and Supports Is Needed
GAO-13-474:
Published: Jun 7, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 2013.
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Worker and Family Assistance

Moving to Work Demonstration:

Improved Information and Monitoring Could Enhance Program Assessment
GAO-13-724T:
Published: Jun 26, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 2013.
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Legal Products: Appropriations Decision

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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

Alpha-Omega Change Engineering, Inc.
B-406730,
Aug 17, 2012

Beechcraft Defense Company, LLC
B-406170.2,B-406170.3,B-406170.4,
Jun 13, 2013

Cantu Services, Inc.
B-408012,B-408012.2,
May 23, 2013

Cornische Aviation & Maintenance, Ltd.
B-408065,B-408065.2,
Jun 7, 2013

David Frankel
B-408319,
Jun 7, 2013

East West, Inc.
B-400325.10,
Jul 6, 2011

Enterprise Information Services, Inc.
B-407105.3,
Jun 10, 2013

Exelis Systems Corporation
B-407111.5,B-407111.6,B-407111.7,
May 20, 2013

Gordon and Soraya Diase Coffelt
B-408025,
May 30, 2013

Hensel Phelps Construction Company
B-407998.3,
May 28, 2013

Herman Construction Group, Inc.
B-408018.2,B-408018.3,
May 31, 2013

IBM-U.S. Federal
B-407073.3,B-407073.4,B-407073.5,B-407073.6,
Jun 6, 2013

IN2 LLC
B-408099,B-408099.2,B-408100,
Jun 18, 2013

Marcola Meadows VA LLC
B-407078.2,B-407078.3,B-407078.4,
Jun 4, 2013

Nas/Corp-Telmah, Inc.
B-408136,
Jun 10, 2013

NOVA Corporation
B-408046,B-408046.2,
Jun 4, 2013

Onsite Health Inc
B-408032,B-408032.2,
May 30, 2013

ORBIS Inc.
B-408033.2,
Jun 3, 2013

Quest Diagnostics, Inc.
B-405081.5,
Dec 19, 2012

TFab Manufacturing, LLC
B-406698,
Aug 3, 2012

The Walsh-Vaughn JV
B-407998.2,B-407998.4,
May 21, 2013

Turner-Southland- Dean, JV
B-407998,
May 20, 2013

United Contracting, LLC
B-408279,
Jun 25, 2013
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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