Month in Review, February 2014

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Agriculture and Food

School Lunch:

Implementing Nutrition Changes Was Challenging and Clarification of Oversight Requirements Is Needed
GAO-14-104:
Published: Jan 28, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2014.
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Auditing and Financial Management

Coal Leasing:

Financial Audit:

U.S. Government's Fiscal Years 2013 and 2012 Consolidated Financial Statements
GAO-14-319R:
Published: Feb 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2014.

Military Health System:

Sustained Senior Leadership Needed to Fully Develop Plans for Achieving Cost Savings
GAO-14-396T:
Published: Feb 26, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2014.

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

More Efforts Needed on Fair Lending Controls and Access for Non-English Speakers in Housing Programs
GAO-14-117:
Published: Feb 6, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 2014.
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Budget and Spending

Extreme Weather Events:

Limiting Federal Fiscal Exposure and Increasing the Nation's Resilience
GAO-14-364T:
Published: Feb 12, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 2014.

Plutonium Disposition Program:

DOE Needs to Analyze the Root Causes of Cost Increases and Develop Better Cost Estimates
GAO-14-231:
Published: Feb 13, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2014.
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Business Regulation and Consumer Protection

College Debit Cards:

Actions Needed to Address ATM Access, Student Choice, and Transparency
GAO-14-91:
Published: Feb 13, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2014.

Commercial Space Launches:

FAA's Risk Assessment Process Is Not Yet Updated
GAO-14-328T:
Published: Feb 4, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 2014.

Credit Cards:

Marketing to College Students Appears to Have Declined
GAO-14-225:
Published: Feb 25, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 2014.

Private Health Insurance:

The Range of Base Premiums for Individuals Age 19 and 64 in the Individual Market by State in January 2013
GAO-14-263R:
Published: Jan 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 2014.

Strategic Sourcing:

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Economic Development

Economic Development Administration:

Documentation of Award Selection Decisions Could Be Improved
GAO-14-131:
Published: Feb 6, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 2014.

Entrepreneurial Assistance:

Opportunities Exist to Improve Collaboration and Performance Management for Financial Assistance Programs
GAO-14-335T:
Published: Feb 6, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 2014.

Extreme Weather Events:

Limiting Federal Fiscal Exposure and Increasing the Nation's Resilience
GAO-14-364T:
Published: Feb 12, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 2014.
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Education

College Debit Cards:

Actions Needed to Address ATM Access, Student Choice, and Transparency
GAO-14-91:
Published: Feb 13, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2014.

Credit Cards:

Marketing to College Students Appears to Have Declined
GAO-14-225:
Published: Feb 25, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 2014.

Early Learning and Child Care:

Federal Funds Support Multiple Programs with Similar Goals
GAO-14-325T:
Published: Feb 5, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 2014.

Federal Student Loans:

Impact of Loan Limit Increases on College Prices Is Difficult to Discern
GAO-14-7:
Published: Feb 18, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 2014.

K-12 Education:

Characteristics of the Investing in Innovation Fund
GAO-14-211R:
Published: Feb 7, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2014.

School Lunch:

Implementing Nutrition Changes Was Challenging and Clarification of Oversight Requirements Is Needed
GAO-14-104:
Published: Jan 28, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2014.
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Employment

Aviation Workforce:

Current and Future Availability of Airline Pilots
GAO-14-232:
Published: Feb 28, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2014.

Aviation Workforce:

Current and Future Availability of Aviation Engineering and Maintenance Professionals
GAO-14-237:
Published: Feb 28, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2014.

VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment:

Further Program Management Improvements Are Needed
GAO-14-363T:
Published: Feb 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2014.
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Energy

Coal Leasing:

Oil and Gas:

Interior Has Begun to Address Hiring and Retention Challenges but Needs to Do More
GAO-14-205:
Published: Jan 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 2014.

Oil and Gas Management:

Continued Attention to Interior's Human Capital Challenges Is Needed
GAO-14-394T:
Published: Feb 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2014.

Plutonium Disposition Program:

DOE Needs to Analyze the Root Causes of Cost Increases and Develop Better Cost Estimates
GAO-14-231:
Published: Feb 13, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2014.
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Financial Markets and Institutions

College Debit Cards:

Actions Needed to Address ATM Access, Student Choice, and Transparency
GAO-14-91:
Published: Feb 13, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2014.

Credit Cards:

Marketing to College Students Appears to Have Declined
GAO-14-225:
Published: Feb 25, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 2014.

IRS's Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program:

2009 Participation by State and Location of Foreign Bank Accounts
GAO-14-265R:
Published: Jan 6, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 2014.

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

More Efforts Needed on Fair Lending Controls and Access for Non-English Speakers in Housing Programs
GAO-14-117:
Published: Feb 6, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 2014.
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GAO Mission and Operations

GAO Strategic Plan:

Serving the Congress and the Nation 2014-2019 (Supersedes GAO-10-559SP)
GAO-14-1SP:
Published: Feb 28, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2014.
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Government Operations

Civilian Intelligence Community:

Additional Actions Needed to Improve Reporting on and Planning for the Use of Contract Personnel
GAO-14-257T:
Published: Feb 13, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2014.

Civilian Intelligence Community:

Additional Actions Needed to Improve Reporting on and Planning for the Use of Contract Personnel
GAO-14-204:
Published: Jan 29, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2014.

Computer Matching Act:

OMB and Selected Agencies Need to Ensure Consistent Implementation
GAO-14-44:
Published: Jan 13, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 2014.

Entrepreneurial Assistance:

Opportunities Exist to Improve Collaboration and Performance Management for Financial Assistance Programs
GAO-14-335T:
Published: Feb 6, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 2014.

Extreme Weather Events:

Limiting Federal Fiscal Exposure and Increasing the Nation's Resilience
GAO-14-364T:
Published: Feb 12, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 2014.

Federal Contracting:

Commercial Item Test Program Beneficial, but Actions Needed to Mitigate Potential Risks
GAO-14-178:
Published: Feb 4, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 2014.

Federal Real Property:

Actions Needed to Improve How Agencies Manage Structures
GAO-14-87:
Published: Jan 6, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 2014.

Federal Real Property:

Improved Transparency Could Help Efforts to Manage Agencies' Maintenance and Repair Backlogs
GAO-14-188:
Published: Jan 23, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 2014.

Financial Audit:

U.S. Government's Fiscal Years 2013 and 2012 Consolidated Financial Statements
GAO-14-319R:
Published: Feb 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2014.

Managing for Results:

Implementation Approaches Used to Enhance Collaboration in Interagency Groups
GAO-14-220:
Published: Feb 14, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2014.

Personnel Security Clearances:

Actions Needed to Ensure Quality of Background Investigations and Resulting Decisions
GAO-14-138T:
Published: Feb 11, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 2014.

Strategic Sourcing:

U.S. Postal Service:

Actions Needed to Strengthen the Capital Investment Process
GAO-14-155:
Published: Jan 7, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 2014.
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Health Care

Drug Shortages:

Public Health Threat Continues, Despite Efforts to Help Ensure Product Availability
GAO-14-194:
Published: Feb 10, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 2014.

Drug Shortages:

Threat to Public Health Persists, Despite Actions to Help Maintain Product Availability
GAO-14-339T:
Published: Feb 10, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 2014.

Electronic Health Records:

Internet Pharmacies:

Most Rogue Sites Operate from Abroad, and Many Sell Counterfeit Drugs
GAO-14-386T:
Published: Feb 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2014.

Medicaid:

Demographics and Service Usage of Certain High-Expenditure Beneficiaries
GAO-14-176:
Published: Feb 19, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 2014.

Medicaid:

Demographics and Service Usage of Certain High-Expenditure Beneficiaries
GAO-14-176:
Published: Feb 19, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 2014.

Military Health System:

Sustained Senior Leadership Needed to Fully Develop Plans for Achieving Cost Savings
GAO-14-396T:
Published: Feb 26, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2014.

Nanomanufacturing:

Emergence and Implications for U.S. Competitiveness, the Environment, and Human Health
GAO-14-181SP:
Published: Jan 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2014.

Private Health Insurance:

The Range of Base Premiums for Individuals Age 19 and 64 in the Individual Market by State in January 2013
GAO-14-263R:
Published: Jan 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 2014.
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Homeland Security

Border Security:

DHS Needs to Strengthen Its Efforts to Modernize Key Enforcement Systems
GAO-14-342T:
Published: Feb 6, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 2014.

Civilian Intelligence Community:

Additional Actions Needed to Improve Reporting on and Planning for the Use of Contract Personnel
GAO-14-257T:
Published: Feb 13, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2014.

Civilian Intelligence Community:

Additional Actions Needed to Improve Reporting on and Planning for the Use of Contract Personnel
GAO-14-204:
Published: Jan 29, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2014.

Critical Infrastructure Protection:

Observations on DHS Efforts to Identify, Prioritize, Assess, and Inspect Chemical Facilities
GAO-14-365T:
Published: Feb 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2014.

Department of Homeland Security:

Ammunition Purchases Have Declined since 2009
GAO-14-119:
Published: Jan 13, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 2014.
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Housing

Information Technology:

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

More Efforts Needed on Fair Lending Controls and Access for Non-English Speakers in Housing Programs
GAO-14-117:
Published: Feb 6, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 2014.
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Human Capital

Oil and Gas:

Interior Has Begun to Address Hiring and Retention Challenges but Needs to Do More
GAO-14-205:
Published: Jan 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 2014.

Oil and Gas Management:

Continued Attention to Interior's Human Capital Challenges Is Needed
GAO-14-394T:
Published: Feb 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2014.
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Information Management

Electronic Health Records:

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Information Technology

Border Security:

DHS Needs to Strengthen Its Efforts to Modernize Key Enforcement Systems
GAO-14-342T:
Published: Feb 6, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 2014.

Computer Matching Act:

OMB and Selected Agencies Need to Ensure Consistent Implementation
GAO-14-44:
Published: Jan 13, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 2014.

Information Technology:

Information Technology:

Leveraging Best Practices and Reform Initiatives Can Help Defense Manage Major Investments
GAO-14-400T:
Published: Feb 26, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2014.
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International Affairs

Contingency Contracting:

State and USAID Made Progress Assessing and Implementing Changes, but Further Actions Needed
GAO-14-229:
Published: Feb 14, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2014.

Internet Pharmacies:

Most Rogue Sites Operate from Abroad, and Many Sell Counterfeit Drugs
GAO-14-386T:
Published: Feb 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2014.

U.S.-China Trade:

U.S.-China Trade:

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Justice and Law Enforcement

Internet Pharmacies:

Most Rogue Sites Operate from Abroad, and Many Sell Counterfeit Drugs
GAO-14-386T:
Published: Feb 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2014.
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National Defense

Army Workload and Performance System:

Actions Needed to Complete Assessment of Unnecessary Overlap with Logistics Modernization Program
GAO-14-266:
Published: Feb 28, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2014.

Defense Transportation:

DOD Can Better Ensure That Federal Agencies Fully Reimburse for Using Military Aircraft
GAO-14-189:
Published: Feb 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2014.

Electronic Health Records:

Information Technology:

Leveraging Best Practices and Reform Initiatives Can Help Defense Manage Major Investments
GAO-14-400T:
Published: Feb 26, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2014.

Military Health System:

Sustained Senior Leadership Needed to Fully Develop Plans for Achieving Cost Savings
GAO-14-396T:
Published: Feb 26, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2014.
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Natural Resources and Environment

Coal Leasing:

Drinking Water:

EPA Has Improved Its Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Program, but Additional Action Is Needed
GAO-14-103:
Published: Jan 9, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 2014.

Extreme Weather Events:

Limiting Federal Fiscal Exposure and Increasing the Nation's Resilience
GAO-14-364T:
Published: Feb 12, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 2014.

Nanomanufacturing:

Emergence and Implications for U.S. Competitiveness, the Environment, and Human Health
GAO-14-181SP:
Published: Jan 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2014.

Oil and Gas:

Interior Has Begun to Address Hiring and Retention Challenges but Needs to Do More
GAO-14-205:
Published: Jan 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 2014.

Oil and Gas Management:

Continued Attention to Interior's Human Capital Challenges Is Needed
GAO-14-394T:
Published: Feb 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2014.

Plutonium Disposition Program:

DOE Needs to Analyze the Root Causes of Cost Increases and Develop Better Cost Estimates
GAO-14-231:
Published: Feb 13, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2014.
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Retirement Security

Retirement Security:

Trends in Marriage and Work Patterns May Increase Economic Vulnerability for Some Retirees
GAO-14-33:
Published: Jan 15, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2014.
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Science and Technology

Nanomanufacturing:

Emergence and Implications for U.S. Competitiveness, the Environment, and Human Health
GAO-14-181SP:
Published: Jan 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2014.
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Space

Commercial Space Launches:

FAA's Risk Assessment Process Is Not Yet Updated
GAO-14-328T:
Published: Feb 4, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 2014.
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Tax Policy and Administration

IRS's Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program:

2009 Participation by State and Location of Foreign Bank Accounts
GAO-14-265R:
Published: Jan 6, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 2014.
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Transportation

Aviation Workforce:

Current and Future Availability of Airline Pilots
GAO-14-232:
Published: Feb 28, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2014.

Aviation Workforce:

Current and Future Availability of Aviation Engineering and Maintenance Professionals
GAO-14-237:
Published: Feb 28, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2014.

Commercial Space Launches:

FAA's Risk Assessment Process Is Not Yet Updated
GAO-14-328T:
Published: Feb 4, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 2014.

Defense Transportation:

DOD Can Better Ensure That Federal Agencies Fully Reimburse for Using Military Aircraft
GAO-14-189:
Published: Feb 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2014.

FAA Reauthorization Act:

Progress and Challenges Implementing Various Provisions of the 2012 Act
GAO-14-285T:
Published: Feb 5, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 2014.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety:

Maritime Administration:

Ship Disposal Program Needs Improved Communications and Updated Strategic Plan
GAO-14-223:
Published: Feb 12, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 2014.
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Veterans

Electronic Health Records:

VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment:

Further Program Management Improvements Are Needed
GAO-14-363T:
Published: Feb 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2014.
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Worker and Family Assistance

Early Learning and Child Care:

Federal Funds Support Multiple Programs with Similar Goals
GAO-14-325T:
Published: Feb 5, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 2014.
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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

Air USA, Inc.
B-409236,
Feb 14, 2014

Alpa Technologies and Services, Inc.
B-408762.2,
Feb 12, 2014

AMEC Programs, Inc; Bechtel National, Inc.
B-408708,B-408708.2,
Dec 4, 2013

Aria Target Logistics Services
B-408308.14,B-409055.2,
Feb 27, 2014

Asset Management Real Estate, LLC; Wallin Residential Properties; Winn Realty & Appraisal, LLC; LaRosa Realty; IEI-CitySide, Joint Venture; One Source REO; Real Estate Resource Services
B-407214.5,B-407214.6,B-407214.7,B-407214.8,B-407214.9,B-407214.10,B-407214.11,B-407214.12,B-407214.13,B-407214.14,B-407214.15,B-407214.16,
Jan 24, 2014

Bryan Construction, Inc.
B-409135,
Jan 14, 2014

CACI Technologies, Inc.
B-409147,B-409147.2,
Jan 27, 2014

Call Henry, Inc.
B-409217,B-409217.2,
Feb 10, 2014

C&D Construction, Inc.
B-408930.2,
Feb 14, 2014

Desktop Alert, Inc.
B-408707,
Nov 15, 2013

DM Petroleum Operations Company
B-409004,B-409004.5,
Jan 15, 2014

DynCorp International LLC; Fluor SOSi Diplomatic Support Services, LLC; Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc.
B-408554.5,B-408554.6,B-408554.7,B-408554.8,B-408554.9,B-408554.10,
Dec 9, 2013

ECC Renewables, LLC; Pacific Power, LLC
B-408907.3,B-408907.4,B-408907.5,B-408907.8,B-408907.9,
Jan 31, 2013

Gartner Inc.
B-408933.2,B-408933.3,
Feb 12, 2014

Gulf Coast Petroleum Reserve Operations, LLC
B-409004.2,B-409004.3,B-409004.4,B-409004.6,
Jan 24, 2014

ICF Incorporated, LLC
B-407273.17,B-407273.19,
Dec 19, 2013

Innovative Management Concepts, Inc.
B-408070.2,
Dec 4, 2013

Iyabak Construction, LLC
B-409196,
Feb 6, 2014

L&G Technology Services, Inc.
B-408080.2,
Nov 6, 2013

LINTECH, LLC
B-409089,B-409089.2,
Jan 22, 2014

Lulus Ostrich Ranch
B-408993.2,
Feb 21, 2014

MacroUSA Corporation--Costs
B-408444.2,
Feb 11, 2014

Moboco, Inc.
B-409186,B-409186.2,
Feb 5, 2014

Motorola Solutions, Inc.
B-409148,B-409148.2,
Jan 28, 2014

The McHenry Management Group, Inc.
B-409128,B-409128.2,B-409128.3,
Jan 23, 2014

The Panther Brands, LLC
B-409073,
Jan 17, 2014

UNICCO Government Services, Inc.
B-409111,B-409111.2,B-409111.3,
Jan 23, 2014

VariQ Corporation
B-409114,B-409114.2,B-409114.4,
Jan 27, 2014

Veterans Elite, Inc.
B-409233,
Feb 10, 2014

Wolf Creek Federal Services, Inc.
B-409187,B-409187.2,B-409187.3,
Feb 6, 2014
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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