Month in Review, April 2014

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Agriculture and Food

U.S. Department of Agriculture:

Workforce Decisions Could Benefit from Better Linkage to Missions and Use of Leading Practices
GAO-14-288:
Published: Mar 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2014.
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Auditing and Financial Management

Inspectors General:

Oversight of Small Federal Agencies and the Role of the Inspectors General
GAO-14-503T:
Published: Apr 10, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2014.
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Budget and Spending

Internal Revenue Service:

Absorbing Budget Cuts Has Resulted in Significant Staffing Declines and Uneven Performance
GAO-14-534R:
Published: Apr 21, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 2014.

Tobacco Products:

FDA Spending and New Product Review Time Frames
GAO-14-508T:
Published: Apr 8, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 2014.
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Business Regulation and Consumer Protection

Mine Safety:

Petroleum Refining:

Industry's Outlook Depends on Market Changes and Key Environmental Regulations
GAO-14-249:
Published: Mar 14, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2014.

Small Business Administration:

Small Business Research Programs:

Agencies Did Not Consistently Comply with Spending and Reporting Requirements
GAO-14-567T:
Published: Apr 24, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2014.

Veterans' Health Care:

Oversight of Tissue Product Safety
GAO-14-463T:
Published: Apr 2, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 2014.
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Economic Development

Maritime Infrastructure:

Key Issues Related to Commercial Activity in the U.S. Arctic over the Next Decade
GAO-14-299:
Published: Mar 19, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 2014.

Small Business Administration:

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Education

Financial Literacy:

Overview of Federal Activities, Programs, and Challenges
GAO-14-556T:
Published: Apr 30, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2014.
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Employment

Mine Safety:

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Energy

Electricity Markets:

Demand-Response Activities Have Increased, but FERC Could Improve Data Collection and Reporting Efforts
GAO-14-73:
Published: Mar 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2014.

Nuclear Weapons:

Actions Needed by NNSA to Clarify Dismantlement Performance Goal
GAO-14-449:
Published: Apr 30, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2014.

Nuclear Weapons:

Technology Development Efforts for the Uranium Processing Facility
GAO-14-295:
Published: Apr 18, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 2014.

Petroleum Refining:

Industry's Outlook Depends on Market Changes and Key Environmental Regulations
GAO-14-249:
Published: Mar 14, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2014.
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Financial Markets and Institutions

Financial Literacy:

Overview of Federal Activities, Programs, and Challenges
GAO-14-556T:
Published: Apr 30, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2014.

Foreclosure Review:

Regulators Could Strengthen Oversight and Improve Transparency of the Process
GAO-14-376:
Published: Apr 29, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2014.

Information Security:

SEC Needs to Improve Controls over Financial Systems and Data
GAO-14-419:
Published: Apr 17, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 2014.

International Financial Reforms:

U.S. and Other Jurisdictions' Efforts to Develop and Implement Reforms
GAO-14-261:
Published: Apr 3, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 2014.

Small Business Administration:

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

Status of the Wind Down of the Capital Purchase Program
GAO-14-388:
Published: Apr 7, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 2014.
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Government Operations

2014 Annual Report:

2020 Census:

Prioritized Information Technology Research and Testing Is Needed for Census Design Decisions
GAO-14-389:
Published: Apr 3, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 2014.

Federal Facility Security:

Additional Actions Needed to Help Agencies Comply with Risk Assessment Methodology Standards
GAO-14-86:
Published: Mar 5, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 2014.

Transportation:

Federal Vehicle Collisions and Aftermarket Collision Avoidance Technologies
GAO-14-408R:
Published: Apr 24, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2014.

Government Efficiency and Effectiveness:

Opportunities to Reduce Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication and Achieve Other Financial Benefits
GAO-14-478T:
Published: Apr 8, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 2014.

Inspectors General:

Oversight of Small Federal Agencies and the Role of the Inspectors General
GAO-14-503T:
Published: Apr 10, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2014.

Office of Personnel Management:

Agency Needs to Improve Outcome Measures to Demonstrate the Value of Its Innovation Lab
GAO-14-306:
Published: Mar 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2014.

Presidential Helicopter Acquisition:

Update on Program's Progress toward Development Start
GAO-14-358R:
Published: Apr 10, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2014.

VA Construction:

VA's Actions to Address Cost Increases at Denver and Other Major Medical-Facility Projects
GAO-14-548T:
Published: Apr 22, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 2014.
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Health Care

Aviation Safety:

FAA Should Improve Usability of its Online Application System and Clarity of the Pilot's Medical Form
GAO-14-330:
Published: Apr 8, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 2014.

Defense Health Care:

More-Specific Guidance Needed for Assessing Nonenrolled TRICARE Beneficiaries' Access to Care
GAO-14-384:
Published: Apr 28, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2014.

Department of Health and Human Services:

Solicitations of Support for Enroll America
GAO-14-305R:
Published: Mar 21, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 2014.

Health Care Workforce:

Federal Investments in Training and the Availability of Data for Workforce Projections
GAO-14-510T:
Published: Apr 9, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2014.

Medicare Fraud:

Progress Made, but More Action Needed to Address Medicare Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
GAO-14-560T:
Published: Apr 30, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2014.

Medicare Imaging Accreditation:

Effect on Access to Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Is Unclear amid Other Policy Changes
GAO-14-378:
Published: Apr 18, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 2014.

Medicare:

Second Year Update for CMS's Durable Medical Equipment Competitive Bidding Program Round 1 Rebid
GAO-14-156:
Published: Mar 7, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 2014.

Mine Safety:

National Institutes of Health:

Fiscal Year 2013 Research Funding Allocations across Selected Diseases and Conditions
GAO-14-490R:
Published: Apr 23, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2014.

National Institutes of Health:

Research Priority Setting, and Funding Allocations across Selected Diseases and Conditions
GAO-14-246:
Published: Mar 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2014.

Tobacco Products:

FDA Spending and New Product Review Time Frames
GAO-14-508T:
Published: Apr 8, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 2014.

VA Construction:

VA's Actions to Address Cost Increases at Denver and Other Major Medical-Facility Projects
GAO-14-548T:
Published: Apr 22, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 2014.

VA Health Care:

Ongoing and Past Work Identified Access Problems That May Delay Needed Medical Care for Veterans
GAO-14-509T:
Published: Apr 9, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2014.

Veterans' Health Care:

Oversight of Tissue Product Safety
GAO-14-463T:
Published: Apr 2, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 2014.
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Homeland Security

Advanced Imaging Technology:

TSA Needs Additional Information before Procuring Next-Generation Systems
GAO-14-357:
Published: Mar 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2014.

Federal Facility Security:

Additional Actions Needed to Help Agencies Comply with Risk Assessment Methodology Standards
GAO-14-86:
Published: Mar 5, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 2014.

Homeland Security Acquisitions:

DHS Could Better Manage Its Portfolio to Address Funding Gaps and Improve Communications with Congress
GAO-14-332:
Published: Apr 17, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2014.
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Housing

Defense Infrastructure:

Army Has a Process to Manage Litigation Costs for the Military Housing Privatization Initiative
GAO-14-327:
Published: Apr 3, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 2014.

Foreclosure Review:

Regulators Could Strengthen Oversight and Improve Transparency of the Process
GAO-14-376:
Published: Apr 29, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2014.

HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration:

Information on Initial Conversions to Project-Based Vouchers
GAO-14-402:
Published: Apr 24, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2014.
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Human Capital

Air Force:

Actions Needed to Strengthen Management of Unmanned Aerial System Pilots
GAO-14-316:
Published: Apr 10, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2014.

Health Care Workforce:

Federal Investments in Training and the Availability of Data for Workforce Projections
GAO-14-510T:
Published: Apr 9, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2014.

Office of Personnel Management:

Agency Needs to Improve Outcome Measures to Demonstrate the Value of Its Innovation Lab
GAO-14-306:
Published: Mar 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2014.

U.S. Department of Agriculture:

Workforce Decisions Could Benefit from Better Linkage to Missions and Use of Leading Practices
GAO-14-288:
Published: Mar 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2014.
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Information Security

Information Security:

Federal Agencies Need to Enhance Responses to Data Breaches
GAO-14-487T:
Published: Apr 2, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 2014.

Information Security:

IRS Needs to Address Control Weaknesses That Place Financial and Taxpayer Data at Risk
GAO-14-405:
Published: Apr 8, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 2014.

Information Security:

SEC Needs to Improve Controls over Financial Systems and Data
GAO-14-419:
Published: Apr 17, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 2014.
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Information Technology

2020 Census:

Prioritized Information Technology Research and Testing Is Needed for Census Design Decisions
GAO-14-389:
Published: Apr 3, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 2014.

Information Technology:

IRS Needs to Improve the Reliability and Transparency of Reported Investment Information
GAO-14-298:
Published: Apr 2, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 2014.
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International Affairs

Afghanistan:

Changes to Updated U.S. Civil-Military Strategic Framework Reflect Evolving U.S. Role
GAO-14-438R:
Published: Apr 1, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2014.

Foreign Aid:

USAID Has Increased Funding to Partner-Country Organizations but Could Better Track Progress
GAO-14-355:
Published: Apr 16, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 2014.

International Financial Reforms:

U.S. and Other Jurisdictions' Efforts to Develop and Implement Reforms
GAO-14-261:
Published: Apr 3, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 2014.
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Defense Infrastructure:

Army Has a Process to Manage Litigation Costs for the Military Housing Privatization Initiative
GAO-14-327:
Published: Apr 3, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 2014.

Medicare Fraud:

Progress Made, but More Action Needed to Address Medicare Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
GAO-14-560T:
Published: Apr 30, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2014.
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National Defense

Afghanistan:

Changes to Updated U.S. Civil-Military Strategic Framework Reflect Evolving U.S. Role
GAO-14-438R:
Published: Apr 1, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2014.

Air Force:

Actions Needed to Strengthen Management of Unmanned Aerial System Pilots
GAO-14-316:
Published: Apr 10, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2014.

Army Modular Force Structure:

Ballistic Missile Defense:

Actions Needed to Address Implementation Issues and Estimate Long-Term Costs for European Capabilities
GAO-14-314:
Published: Apr 11, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2014.

Defense Acquisitions:

Addressing Incentives is Key to Further Reform Efforts
GAO-14-563T:
Published: Apr 30, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2014.

Defense Contracting:

DOD's Use of Class Justifications for Sole-Source Contracts
GAO-14-427R:
Published: Apr 16, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 2014.

Defense Health Care:

More-Specific Guidance Needed for Assessing Nonenrolled TRICARE Beneficiaries' Access to Care
GAO-14-384:
Published: Apr 28, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2014.

Defense Infrastructure:

Army Has a Process to Manage Litigation Costs for the Military Housing Privatization Initiative
GAO-14-327:
Published: Apr 3, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 2014.

Defense Infrastructure:

In-Kind Projects Initiated during Fiscal Years 2011 and 2012
GAO-14-280R:
Published: Apr 9, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2014.

Defense Logistics:

Actions Needed to Improve Department-Wide Management of Conventional Ammunition Inventory
GAO-14-182:
Published: Mar 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2014.

National Defense:

National Defense:

KC-46 Tanker Aircraft:

Program Generally on Track, but Upcoming Schedule Remains Challenging
GAO-14-190:
Published: Apr 10, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2014.

Military Capabilities:

Navy Should Reevaluate Its Plan to Decommission the USS Port Royal
GAO-14-336:
Published: Apr 8, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 2014.

Missile Defense:

DOD's Report Provides Limited Insight on Testing Options for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense System
GAO-14-350R:
Published: Apr 30, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2014.

Missile Defense:

Mixed Progress in Achieving Acquisition Goals and Improving Accountability
GAO-14-351:
Published: Apr 1, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2014.

Missile Defense:

Mixed Progress in Achieving Acquisition Goals and Improving Accountability
GAO-14-481T:
Published: Apr 2, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 2014.

Nuclear Weapons:

Actions Needed by NNSA to Clarify Dismantlement Performance Goal
GAO-14-449:
Published: Apr 30, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2014.

Nuclear Weapons:

Technology Development Efforts for the Uranium Processing Facility
GAO-14-295:
Published: Apr 18, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 2014.

National Defense:

Status of Efforts to Initiate an Amphibious Combat Vehicle Program
GAO-14-359R:
Published: Apr 10, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2014.

Warfighter Support:

DOD Policy and Implementation Plan for Reconstitution of Forces
GAO-14-530R:
Published: Apr 23, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 2014.

Weapon Systems Management:

DOD Has Taken Steps to Implement Product Support Managers but Needs to Evaluate Their Effects
GAO-14-326:
Published: Apr 29, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2014.
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Natural Resources and Environment

Mine Safety:

National Environmental Policy Act:

Little Information Exists on NEPA Analyses
GAO-14-370:
Published: Apr 15, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2014.

National Environmental Policy Act:

Little Information Exists on NEPA Analyses
GAO-14-369:
Published: Apr 15, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2014.

Petroleum Refining:

Industry's Outlook Depends on Market Changes and Key Environmental Regulations
GAO-14-249:
Published: Mar 14, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2014.
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Retirement Security

Private Pensions:

Pension Tax Incentives Update
GAO-14-334R:
Published: Mar 20, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 2014.
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Science and Technology

Advanced Imaging Technology:

TSA Needs Additional Information before Procuring Next-Generation Systems
GAO-14-357:
Published: Mar 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2014.

Transportation:

Federal Vehicle Collisions and Aftermarket Collision Avoidance Technologies
GAO-14-408R:
Published: Apr 24, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2014.

Nuclear Weapons:

Technology Development Efforts for the Uranium Processing Facility
GAO-14-295:
Published: Apr 18, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 2014.

Office of Personnel Management:

Agency Needs to Improve Outcome Measures to Demonstrate the Value of Its Innovation Lab
GAO-14-306:
Published: Mar 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2014.

Small Business Research Programs:

Agencies Did Not Consistently Comply with Spending and Reporting Requirements
GAO-14-567T:
Published: Apr 24, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2014.
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Space

NASA:

Assessments of Selected Large-Scale Projects
GAO-14-338SP:
Published: Apr 15, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2014.
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Tax Policy and Administration

Information Security:

IRS Needs to Address Control Weaknesses That Place Financial and Taxpayer Data at Risk
GAO-14-405:
Published: Apr 8, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 2014.

Information Technology:

IRS Needs to Improve the Reliability and Transparency of Reported Investment Information
GAO-14-298:
Published: Apr 2, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 2014.

Internal Revenue Service:

Absorbing Budget Cuts Has Resulted in Significant Staffing Declines and Uneven Performance
GAO-14-534R:
Published: Apr 21, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 2014.

Large Partnerships:

Characteristics of Population and IRS Audits
GAO-14-379R:
Published: Mar 19, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 2014.

Paid Tax Return Preparers:

In a Limited Study, Preparers Made Significant Errors
GAO-14-467T:
Published: Apr 8, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 2014.

Private Pensions:

Pension Tax Incentives Update
GAO-14-334R:
Published: Mar 20, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 2014.
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Telecommunications

Telecommunications:

Projects and Policies Related to Deploying Broadband in Unserved and Underserved Areas
GAO-14-409:
Published: Apr 23, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 2014.
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Transportation

Advanced Imaging Technology:

TSA Needs Additional Information before Procuring Next-Generation Systems
GAO-14-357:
Published: Mar 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2014.

Aviation Safety:

FAA Should Improve Usability of its Online Application System and Clarity of the Pilot's Medical Form
GAO-14-330:
Published: Apr 8, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 2014.

Commercial Aviation:

Status of Air Service to Small Communities and the Federal Programs Involved
GAO-14-454T:
Published: Apr 30, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2014.

Transportation:

Federal Vehicle Collisions and Aftermarket Collision Avoidance Technologies
GAO-14-408R:
Published: Apr 24, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2014.

Maritime Infrastructure:

Key Issues Related to Commercial Activity in the U.S. Arctic over the Next Decade
GAO-14-299:
Published: Mar 19, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 2014.
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Veterans

VA Construction:

VA's Actions to Address Cost Increases at Denver and Other Major Medical-Facility Projects
GAO-14-548T:
Published: Apr 22, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 2014.

VA Health Care:

Ongoing and Past Work Identified Access Problems That May Delay Needed Medical Care for Veterans
GAO-14-509T:
Published: Apr 9, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2014.

Veterans' Health Care:

Oversight of Tissue Product Safety
GAO-14-463T:
Published: Apr 2, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 2014.
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Worker and Family Assistance

HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration:

Information on Initial Conversions to Project-Based Vouchers
GAO-14-402:
Published: Apr 24, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2014.

Social Security Disability Programs:

SSA Could Take Steps to Improve Its Assessment of Continued Eligibility
GAO-14-492T:
Published: Apr 9, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2014.
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Legal Products: Appropriations Decision

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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

Adams and Associates, Inc.
B-409680,B-409681,
Apr 22, 2014

A&D General Contracting, Inc.
B-409429,
Apr 17, 2014

Ashland Sales & Service Co.
B-408010.6,B-408010.7,
Mar 28, 2014

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
B-409355,B-409355.2,
Mar 19, 2014

Cambridge Project Development, Inc.
B-409451,
Apr 29, 2014

CEdge Software Consultants, LLC
B-409380,
Apr 1, 2014

Coulson Aviation (USA) Inc.; 10 Tanker Air Carrier, LLC; Minden Air Corp.
B-409356.2,B-409356.3,B-409356.4,B-409356.5,B-409356.6,
Mar 31, 2014

Croman Corporation
B-409496,
Apr 29, 2014

Delaware Resource Group of Oklahoma, LLC
B-408962.3,B-408962.4,
Mar 24, 2014

Desbuild Inc.
B-409009.2,B-409009.3,
Apr 9, 2014

Emergint Technologies, Inc.
B-408410.3,
Apr 4, 2014

Epoch Concepts, LLC
B-408128.23,
Apr 3, 2014

Evergreen Helicopters of Alaska, Inc.
B-409327.3,
Apr 14, 2014

Hallmark Capital Group, LLC
B-408661.3,B-408661.4,B-408661.5,
Mar 31, 2014

Hamilton Pacific Chamberlain, LLC
B-409208.2,
Apr 3, 2014

HealthDataInsights, Inc.; CGI Federal Inc.
B-409409,B-409449,B-409449.2,B-409470,B-409470.2,B-409482,B-409482.2,
Apr 23, 2014

Heritage Reporting Corporation
B-409331.2,B-409331.3,B-409331.4,
Mar 26, 2014

ICI Services, Inc.
B-409231.2,
Apr 23, 2014

InTec, LLC
B-408178.4,
Feb 12, 2014

JCMCS
B-409407,
Apr 8, 2014

Kilda Group, LLC
B-409144,B-409144.2,
Jan 29, 2014

Logistics 2020, Inc.
B-408543.4,
Feb 28, 2014

Loyal Source Government Services, LLC
B-407791.5,
Apr 9, 2014

Ma-Chis Kawv V, LLC
B-409344,
Mar 20, 2014

Management Systems International, Inc.
B-409415,B-409415.2,
Apr 2, 2014

PeoplePower LLC
B-409396,
Apr 2, 2014

SumCo Eco-Contracting LLC
B-409434,B-409434.2,
Apr 15, 2014

Tetra Tech, Inc.
B-409095,B-409095.2,
Jan 17, 2014

Watts-Obayashi, Joint Venture; Black Construction Corporation
B-409391,B-409391.2,B-409391.3,
Apr 4, 2014
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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