Month in Review, November 2013

The Month in Review is a comprehensive list of all reports, testimony, correspondence and other publications issued by GAO during the month, grouped according to topics. We assign more than one topic to a report when that makes sense. For example, a report about education for veterans will be categorized as both a Veterans report and an Education report. So, you may see the same report in more than one topic below.

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Auditing and Financial Management

DHS Financial Management:

Additional Efforts Needed to Resolve Deficiencies in Internal Controls and Financial Management Systems
GAO-13-561:
Published: Sep 30, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2013.

DHS Financial Management:

Continued Effort Needed to Address Internal Control and System Challenges
GAO-14-106T:
Published: Nov 15, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2013.

Hurricane Sandy Relief:

Improved Guidance on Designing Internal Control Plans Could Enhance Oversight of Disaster Funding
GAO-14-58:
Published: Nov 26, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 2013.

Management Report:

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Budget and Spending

National Laboratories:

DOE Needs to Improve Oversight of Work Performed for Non-DOE Entities
GAO-14-78:
Published: Oct 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 2013.

Sequestration:

Observations on the Department of Defense's Approach in Fiscal Year 2013
GAO-14-177R:
Published: Nov 7, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 2013.
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Business Regulation and Consumer Protection

Information Resellers:

Consumer Privacy Framework Needs to Reflect Changes in Technology and the Marketplace
GAO-13-663:
Published: Sep 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2013.

Small Business Administration:

Review of 7(a) Guaranteed Loans to Select Franchisees
GAO-13-759:
Published: Sep 10, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 2013.

Small Business Contracting:

Updated Guidance and Reporting Needed for Consolidated Contracts
GAO-14-36:
Published: Nov 26, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 2013.

Small Business Innovation Research:

Data Rights Protections
GAO-14-116R:
Published: Nov 4, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 2013.
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Economic Development

Hurricane Sandy Relief:

Improved Guidance on Designing Internal Control Plans Could Enhance Oversight of Disaster Funding
GAO-14-58:
Published: Nov 26, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 2013.

National Preparedness:

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Education

District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program:

Actions Needed to Address Weaknesses in Administration and Oversight
GAO-13-805:
Published: Sep 30, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2013.
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Employment

Native American Veterans:

DOL Needs a Clear Plan to Improve Employment and Training Services on Tribal Lands
GAO-13-664:
Published: Sep 26, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 2013.

VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program:

Independent Living Services and Supports Require Stronger Oversight
GAO-14-149T:
Published: Nov 13, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 2013.
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Energy

National Laboratories:

DOE Needs to Improve Oversight of Work Performed for Non-DOE Entities
GAO-14-78:
Published: Oct 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 2013.
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Financial Markets and Institutions

Government Support For Bank Holding Companies:

Statutory Changes to Limit Future Support Are Not Yet Fully Implemented
GAO-14-18:
Published: Nov 14, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2013.
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Government Operations

2020 Census:

Additional Actions Could Strengthen Future Census Test Designs
GAO-14-26:
Published: Oct 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 2013.

Federal Employees:

Opportunities Exist to Strengthen Performance Management Pilot
GAO-13-755:
Published: Sep 12, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2013.

Federal Real Property:

Personnel Security Clearances:

Actions Needed to Help Ensure Correct Designations of National Security Positions
GAO-14-139T:
Published: Nov 20, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 2013.

Personnel Security Clearances:

Opportunities Exist to Improve Quality Throughout the Process
GAO-14-186T:
Published: Nov 13, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 2013.

U.S. Currency:

Coin Inventory Management Needs Better Performance Information
GAO-14-110:
Published: Oct 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 2013.
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Health Care

Defense Health Care Reform:

Federal Autism Activities:

Better Data and More Coordination Needed to Help Avoid the Potential for Unnecessary Duplication
GAO-14-16:
Published: Nov 20, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 2013.

Medicare Program Integrity:

Contractors Reported Generating Savings, but CMS Could Improve Its Oversight
GAO-14-111:
Published: Oct 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 2013.

Minority AIDS Initiative:

Consolidation of Fragmented HIV/AIDS Funding Could Reduce Administrative Challenges
GAO-14-84:
Published: Nov 22, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 2013.
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Homeland Security

Aviation Security:

TSA Should Limit Future Funding for Behavior Detection Activities
GAO-14-159:
Published: Nov 8, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 2013.

Aviation Security:

TSA Should Limit Future Funding for Behavior Detection Activities
GAO-14-158T:
Published: Nov 14, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2013.

Civil Support:

Actions Are Needed to Improve DOD's Planning for a Complex Catastrophe
GAO-13-763:
Published: Sep 30, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 2013.

Critical Infrastructure:

Department of Homeland Security:

Opportunities Exist to Enhance Visibility over Collaborative Field Mechanisms
GAO-13-734:
Published: Sep 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 2013.

DHS Financial Management:

Additional Efforts Needed to Resolve Deficiencies in Internal Controls and Financial Management Systems
GAO-13-561:
Published: Sep 30, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2013.

DHS Financial Management:

Continued Effort Needed to Address Internal Control and System Challenges
GAO-14-106T:
Published: Nov 15, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2013.

GPS Disruptions:

Efforts to Assess Risks to Critical Infrastructure and Coordinate Agency Actions Should Be Enhanced
GAO-14-15:
Published: Nov 6, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 2013.

Immigration Detention:

Additional Actions Could Strengthen DHS Efforts to Address Sexual Abuse [Reissued on December 6, 2013]
GAO-14-38:
Published: Nov 20, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 2013.

Maritime Security:

DHS Could Benefit from Tracking Progress in Implementing the Small Vessel Security Strategy
GAO-14-32:
Published: Oct 31, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 2013.

Maritime Security:

Progress and Challenges in Key DHS Programs to Secure the Maritime Borders
GAO-14-196T:
Published: Nov 19, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 2013.

National Preparedness:

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Human Capital

Federal Employees:

Opportunities Exist to Strengthen Performance Management Pilot
GAO-13-755:
Published: Sep 12, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2013.
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Information Technology

Information Technology:

Additional OMB and Agency Actions Are Needed to Achieve Portfolio Savings
GAO-14-65:
Published: Nov 6, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 2013.

Information Technology:

Agencies Need to Strengthen Oversight of Multibillion Dollar Investments in Operations and Maintenance
GAO-14-66:
Published: Nov 6, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 2013.

Information Technology:

Leveraging Best Practices to Help Ensure Successful Major Acquisitions
GAO-14-183T:
Published: Nov 13, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 2013.
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International Affairs

Central America:

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Justice and Law Enforcement

Immigration Detention:

Additional Actions Could Strengthen DHS Efforts to Address Sexual Abuse [Reissued on December 6, 2013]
GAO-14-38:
Published: Nov 20, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 2013.
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National Defense

Civil Support:

Actions Are Needed to Improve DOD's Planning for a Complex Catastrophe
GAO-13-763:
Published: Sep 30, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 2013.

Defense Health Care Reform:

Defense Logistics:

Army Should Track Financial Benefits Realized from its Logistics Modernization Program
GAO-14-51:
Published: Nov 13, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 2013.

Military Personnel:

Actions Needed to Improve Evaluation and Oversight of Reserve Officers' Training Corps Programs
GAO-14-93:
Published: Nov 13, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 2013.

Navy Shipbuilding:

Opportunities Exist to Improve Practices Affecting Quality
GAO-14-122:
Published: Nov 19, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 2013.

National Defense:

Preliminary Observations on DOD Estimates of Contract Termination Liability
GAO-14-107R:
Published: Nov 12, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 2013.

Sequestration:

Observations on the Department of Defense's Approach in Fiscal Year 2013
GAO-14-177R:
Published: Nov 7, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 2013.
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Natural Resources and Environment

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative:

Further Actions Would Result in More Useful Assessments and Help Address Factors That Limit Progress
GAO-13-797:
Published: Sep 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 2013.
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Retirement Security

Private Pensions:

Revised Electronic Disclosure Rules Could Clarify Use and Better Protect Participant Choice
GAO-13-594:
Published: Sep 13, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 2013.
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Science and Technology

GPS Disruptions:

Efforts to Assess Risks to Critical Infrastructure and Coordinate Agency Actions Should Be Enhanced
GAO-14-15:
Published: Nov 6, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 2013.

Information Resellers:

Consumer Privacy Framework Needs to Reflect Changes in Technology and the Marketplace
GAO-13-663:
Published: Sep 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2013.

Small Business Innovation Research:

Data Rights Protections
GAO-14-116R:
Published: Nov 4, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 2013.
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Tax Policy and Administration

Corporate Tax Expenditures:

Evaluations of Tax Deferrals and Graduated Tax Rates
GAO-13-789:
Published: Sep 16, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 2013.
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Transportation

Aviation Security:

TSA Should Limit Future Funding for Behavior Detection Activities
GAO-14-159:
Published: Nov 8, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 2013.

Aviation Security:

TSA Should Limit Future Funding for Behavior Detection Activities
GAO-14-158T:
Published: Nov 14, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2013.

Intelligent Transportation Systems:

Maritime Security:

DHS Could Benefit from Tracking Progress in Implementing the Small Vessel Security Strategy
GAO-14-32:
Published: Oct 31, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 2013.

Maritime Security:

Progress and Challenges in Key DHS Programs to Secure the Maritime Borders
GAO-14-196T:
Published: Nov 19, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 2013.

Transportation-Disadvantaged Populations:

Coordination Efforts are Underway, but Challenges Continue
GAO-14-154T:
Published: Nov 6, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 2013.
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Veterans

Native American Veterans:

DOL Needs a Clear Plan to Improve Employment and Training Services on Tribal Lands
GAO-13-664:
Published: Sep 26, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 2013.

VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program:

Independent Living Services and Supports Require Stronger Oversight
GAO-14-149T:
Published: Nov 13, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 2013.
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Legal Products: Appropriations Decision

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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

Ashland Sales & Service Company
B-408969,
Nov 1, 2013

Ashridge, Inc.
B-408469,
Sep 27, 2013

AXIS Management Group LLC
B-408575,
Nov 13, 2013

CACI Technologies, Inc.
B-408552,
Nov 1, 2013

CMI Management, Inc.
B-408558,
Nov 8, 2013

Creative Computing Solutions, Inc.
B-408704,B-408704.2,
Nov 6, 2013

DAI, Inc.
B-408625,B-408625.2,
Nov 6, 2013

DynCorp International LLC
B-408516,B-408516.2,B-408516.3,
Oct 29, 2013

Harris IT Services Corporation
B-408546.2,B-408546.3,
Oct 31, 2013

IMR Development Corporation
B-408585,
Nov 13, 2013

Mark Dunning Industries, Inc.
B-405417.2,
Nov 19, 2013

Optex Systems, Inc.
B-408591,
Oct 30, 2013

Peridot Solutions, LLC
B-408638,
Nov 6, 2013

RAO Contract Sales, Inc.
B-408656,
Nov 6, 2013

Reyna-Capital Joint Venture
B-408541,
Nov 1, 2013

Savvee Consulting, Inc.
B-408623,B-408623.2,
Nov 8, 2013

Star Food Service, Inc.
B-408535,
Nov 1, 2013

Streit USA Armoring, LLC
B-408584,
Nov 5, 2013

The Electronic On-Ramp, Inc.
B-407303,B-407303.2,
Dec 18, 2012

Trailboss Enterprises, Inc.
B-407093,
Nov 6, 2012

Unified Communication, Inc
B-407273.15,
Nov 19, 2013

VariQ Corporation
B-407193,
Nov 27, 2012

VendTech-SGI LLC
B-408488,B-408488.3,
Sep 30, 2013

VIRE Consulting, Inc.
B-408148.2,
Nov 26, 2013

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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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