Month in Review, October 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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Agriculture and Food

Farm Programs:

Changes Are Needed to Eligibility Requirements for Being Actively Involved in Farming
GAO-13-781:
Published: Sep 26, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 2013.
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Auditing and Financial Management

Biomedical Research:

NIH Should Assess the Impact of Growth in Indirect Costs on Its Mission
GAO-13-760:
Published: Sep 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2013.

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

Status of Treasury's Investments in General Motors and Ally Financial
GAO-14-6:
Published: Oct 29, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 2013.
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Budget and Spending

Fiscal Exposures:

Improving Cost Recognition in the Federal Budget
GAO-14-28:
Published: Oct 29, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 2013.
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Education

Joint Military Education:

Actions Needed to Implement DOD Recommendations for Enhancing Leadership Development
GAO-14-29:
Published: Oct 23, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 2013.
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Employment

Health Care Workforce:

HRSA Action Needed to Publish Timely National Supply and Demand Projections
GAO-13-806:
Published: Sep 30, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 2013.
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Energy

Managing Critical Isotopes:

Stewardship of Lithium-7 Is Needed to Ensure a Stable Supply
GAO-13-716:
Published: Sep 19, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 2013.

Nuclear Power:

Analysis of Regional Differences and Improved Access to Information Could Strengthen NRC Oversight
GAO-13-743:
Published: Sep 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 2013.

Nuclear Weapons:

Information on Safety Concerns with the Uranium Processing Facility
GAO-14-79R:
Published: Oct 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 2013.
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Financial Markets and Institutions

Financial Crime:

Foreclosure Rescue Schemes Have Become More Complex, and Efforts to Combat Them Continue
GAO-14-17:
Published: Oct 29, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 2013.

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

Status of Treasury's Investments in General Motors and Ally Financial
GAO-14-6:
Published: Oct 29, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 2013.
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Government Operations

Federal Facilities:

Selected Facilities' Emergency Plans Generally Reflect Federal Guidance
GAO-14-101:
Published: Oct 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 2013.

Federal Protective Service:

Federal Real Property:

Greater Transparency and Strategic Focus Needed for High-Value GSA Leases
GAO-13-744:
Published: Sep 19, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 2013.

Homeland Security:

Personnel Security Clearances:

Full Development and Implementation of Metrics Needed to Measure Quality of Process
GAO-14-157T:
Published: Oct 31, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2013.

Security Clearances:

Additional Mechanisms May Aid Federal Tax-Debt Detection
GAO-13-733:
Published: Sep 10, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2013.
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Health Care

Biomedical Research:

NIH Should Assess the Impact of Growth in Indirect Costs on Its Mission
GAO-13-760:
Published: Sep 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2013.

Electronic Health Records:

Number and Characteristics of Providers Awarded Medicare Incentive Payments for 2011-2012
GAO-14-21R:
Published: Oct 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 2013.

Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program:

Health Care Workforce:

HRSA Action Needed to Publish Timely National Supply and Demand Projections
GAO-13-806:
Published: Sep 30, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 2013.

Medicare Information Technology:

Medicare Supplemental Coverage:

Medigap and Other Factors Are Associated with Higher Estimated Health Care Expenditures
GAO-13-811:
Published: Sep 19, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 2013.

New Tobacco Products:

FDA Needs to Set Time Frames for Its Review Process
GAO-13-723:
Published: Sep 6, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 2013.

VA Health Care:

Additional Guidance, Training, and Oversight Needed to Improve Clinical Contract Monitoring
GAO-14-54:
Published: Oct 31, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2013.
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Homeland Security

Combating Terrorism:

DHS Should Take Action to Better Ensure Resources Abroad Align with Priorities
GAO-13-681:
Published: Sep 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 2013.

Federal Protective Service:

Homeland Security:

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Housing

Federal Housing Administration:

Analysis of Options for Modifying Its Products, Market Presence, and Powers
GAO-13-682:
Published: Sep 9, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 2013.

FHA Mortgage Insurance:

Applicability of Industry Requirements Is Limited, but Certain Features Could Enhance Oversight
GAO-13-722:
Published: Sep 9, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 2013.
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Information Management

Electronic Health Records:

Number and Characteristics of Providers Awarded Medicare Incentive Payments for 2011-2012
GAO-14-21R:
Published: Oct 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 2013.
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Information Technology

Medicare Information Technology:

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International Affairs

Combating Terrorism:

DHS Should Take Action to Better Ensure Resources Abroad Align with Priorities
GAO-13-681:
Published: Sep 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 2013.

Haiti Reconstruction:

USAID Infrastructure Projects Have Had Mixed Results and Face Sustainability Challenges
GAO-14-47T:
Published: Oct 9, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 2013.

Military Airlift:

DOD Plans to Participate in Multi-National Program to Exchange Air Services with European Nations
GAO-14-30R:
Published: Oct 30, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 2013.
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Financial Crime:

Foreclosure Rescue Schemes Have Become More Complex, and Efforts to Combat Them Continue
GAO-14-17:
Published: Oct 29, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 2013.

Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program:

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National Defense

Defense Acquisitions:

Where Should Reform Aim Next?
GAO-14-145T:
Published: Oct 29, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 2013.

Joint Military Education:

Actions Needed to Implement DOD Recommendations for Enhancing Leadership Development
GAO-14-29:
Published: Oct 23, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 2013.

Military Airlift:

DOD Plans to Participate in Multi-National Program to Exchange Air Services with European Nations
GAO-14-30R:
Published: Oct 30, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 2013.

Nuclear Weapons:

Information on Safety Concerns with the Uranium Processing Facility
GAO-14-79R:
Published: Oct 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 2013.

Personnel Security Clearances:

Full Development and Implementation of Metrics Needed to Measure Quality of Process
GAO-14-157T:
Published: Oct 31, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2013.
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Science and Technology

Biomedical Research:

NIH Should Assess the Impact of Growth in Indirect Costs on Its Mission
GAO-13-760:
Published: Sep 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2013.
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Tax Policy and Administration

Security Clearances:

Additional Mechanisms May Aid Federal Tax-Debt Detection
GAO-13-733:
Published: Sep 10, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2013.
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Transportation

Aviation Safety:

Status of Recommendations to Improve FAA's Certification and Approval Processes
GAO-14-142T:
Published: Oct 30, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 2013.
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Veterans

VA Health Care:

Additional Guidance, Training, and Oversight Needed to Improve Clinical Contract Monitoring
GAO-14-54:
Published: Oct 31, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2013.
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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

AmaTerra Environmental Inc
B-408290.2,
Oct 23, 2013

Coburn Contractors, LLC
B-408279.2,
Sep 30, 2013

Countywide Transportation
B-408422,
Sep 16, 2013

Deval LLC
B-408519,
Oct 25, 2013

Grant Thornton, LLP
B-408464,
Sep 25, 2013

Insect Shield Manufacturing, LLC
B-408067.3,
Aug 8, 2013

Metro Offices, Inc.
B-408477,B-408477.2,
Sep 27, 2013

Savvee Consulting, Inc.
B-408416,B-408416.2,
Sep 18, 2013

Strategic Technology Institute, Inc.
B-408005.2,
Oct 21, 2013

TrustComm, Inc.
B-408456,B-408456.2,
Sep 20, 2013
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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