Month in Review, March 2014

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

International Food Aid:

Better Agency Collaboration Needed to Assess and Improve Emergency Food Aid Procurement System
GAO-14-22:
Published: Mar 26, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 2014.

International Food Aid:

USDA Litigation:

Limited Data Available on USDA Attorney Fee Claims and Payments
GAO-14-458T:
Published: Mar 26, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 2014.
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Auditing and Financial Management

Capital Financing:

Alternative Approaches to Budgeting for Federal Real Property
GAO-14-239:
Published: Mar 12, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2014.

Financial Audit:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Funds' 2013 and 2012 Financial Statements
GAO-14-303:
Published: Mar 13, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 2014.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute:

Review of the Audit of the Financial Statements for 2013 and 2012
GAO-14-415R:
Published: Mar 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 2014.

Programa Para Mitigar Activos Problemáticos:

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Budget and Spending

Architect of the Capitol:

Incorporating All Leading Practices Could Improve Accuracy and Credibility of Projects' Cost Estimates
GAO-14-333:
Published: Mar 25, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 2014.

Arizona Border Surveillance Technology Plan:

Additional Actions Needed to Strengthen Management and Assess Effectiveness
GAO-14-411T:
Published: Mar 12, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2014.

Arizona Border Surveillance Technology Plan:

Additional Actions Needed to Strengthen Management and Assess Effectiveness
GAO-14-368:
Published: Mar 3, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2014.

Canceled DOD Programs:

DOD Needs to Better Use Available Guidance and Manage Reusable Assets
GAO-14-77:
Published: Mar 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 2014.

Capital Financing:

Alternative Approaches to Budgeting for Federal Real Property
GAO-14-239:
Published: Mar 12, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2014.

Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request:

U.S. Government Accountability Office
GAO-14-403T:
Published: Mar 5, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 2014.

Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request:

U.S. Government Accountability Office
GAO-14-429T:
Published: Mar 11, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2014.

Manufacturing Extension Partnership:

Most Federal Spending Directly Supports Work with Manufacturers, but Distribution Could Be Improved
GAO-14-317:
Published: Mar 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 2014.

2013 Sequestration:

Agencies Reduced Some Services and Investments, While Taking Certain Actions to Mitigate Effects
GAO-14-244:
Published: Mar 6, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2014.
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Business Regulation and Consumer Protection

Spectrum Management:

FCC's Use and Enforcement of Buildout Requirements
GAO-14-236:
Published: Feb 26, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2014.

Telecommunications:

Federal Broadband Deployment Programs and Small Business
GAO-14-203:
Published: Feb 7, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 2014.
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Economic Development

Manufacturing Extension Partnership:

Most Federal Spending Directly Supports Work with Manufacturers, but Distribution Could Be Improved
GAO-14-317:
Published: Mar 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 2014.
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Education

Federal Student Loans:

Better Oversight Could Improve Defaulted Loan Rehabilitation
GAO-14-256:
Published: Mar 6, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2014.

Federal Student Loans:

Oversight of Defaulted Loan Rehabilitation Needs Strengthening
GAO-14-426T:
Published: Mar 12, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2014.

Human Capital:

Agencies Should More Fully Evaluate the Costs and Benefits of Executive Training
GAO-14-132:
Published: Jan 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 2014.

Joint Professional Military Education:

Opportunities Exist for Greater Oversight and Coordination of Associated Research Institutions
GAO-14-216:
Published: Mar 10, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 2014.

Student and Exchange Visitor Program:

DHS Needs to Assess Risks and Strengthen Oversight of Foreign Students with Employment Authorization
GAO-14-356:
Published: Feb 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 2014.
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Employment

American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands:

Economic Indicators Since Minimum Wage Increases Began
GAO-14-381:
Published: Mar 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2014.

Student and Exchange Visitor Program:

DHS Needs to Assess Risks and Strengthen Oversight of Foreign Students with Employment Authorization
GAO-14-356:
Published: Feb 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 2014.

Whistleblower Protection Program:

Opportunities Exist for OSHA and DOT to Strengthen Collaborative Mechanisms
GAO-14-286:
Published: Mar 19, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 2014.

Workforce Investment Act:

Strategies Needed to Improve Certain Training Outcome Data
GAO-14-137:
Published: Jan 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 2014.
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Energy

Climate Change:

Energy Infrastructure Risks and Adaptation Efforts
GAO-14-74:
Published: Jan 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 2014.

Nuclear Nonproliferation:

Stronger Planning and Evaluation Needed for Radiological Security Zone Pilot Project
GAO-14-209:
Published: Mar 6, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2014.

Nuclear Safety:

Countries' Regulatory Bodies Have Made Changes in Response to the Fukushima Daiichi Accident
GAO-14-109:
Published: Mar 6, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2014.
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Financial Markets and Institutions

Financial Audit:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Funds' 2013 and 2012 Financial Statements
GAO-14-303:
Published: Mar 13, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 2014.

Programa Para Mitigar Activos Problemáticos:

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GAO Mission and Operations

Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request:

U.S. Government Accountability Office
GAO-14-403T:
Published: Mar 5, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 2014.

Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request:

U.S. Government Accountability Office
GAO-14-429T:
Published: Mar 11, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2014.
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Government Operations

American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands:

Economic Indicators Since Minimum Wage Increases Began
GAO-14-381:
Published: Mar 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2014.

Architect of the Capitol:

Incorporating All Leading Practices Could Improve Accuracy and Credibility of Projects' Cost Estimates
GAO-14-333:
Published: Mar 25, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 2014.

Capital Financing:

Alternative Approaches to Budgeting for Federal Real Property
GAO-14-239:
Published: Mar 12, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2014.

Federal Contracting:

Noncompetitive Contracts Based on Urgency Need Additional Oversight
GAO-14-304:
Published: Mar 26, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 2014.

Federal Rulemaking:

Regulatory Review Processes Could Be Enhanced
GAO-14-423T:
Published: Mar 11, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2014.

General Services Administration:

Government Efficiency and Effectiveness:

Views on the Progress and Plans for Addressing Government-wide Management Challenges
GAO-14-436T:
Published: Mar 12, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2014.

Human Capital:

Agencies Should More Fully Evaluate the Costs and Benefits of Executive Training
GAO-14-132:
Published: Jan 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 2014.

International Food Aid:

Better Agency Collaboration Needed to Assess and Improve Emergency Food Aid Procurement System
GAO-14-22:
Published: Mar 26, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 2014.

Puerto Rico:

Información Sobre Como la Estatidad Afectaría Determinados Programas y Fuentes de Ingresos Federales
GAO-14-301:
Published: Mar 13, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2014.

Puerto Rico:

Information on How Statehood Would Potentially Affect Selected Federal Programs and Revenue Sources
GAO-14-31:
Published: Mar 4, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2014.

2013 Sequestration:

Agencies Reduced Some Services and Investments, While Taking Certain Actions to Mitigate Effects
GAO-14-244:
Published: Mar 6, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2014.

U.S. Postal Service:

Action Needed to Address Unfunded Benefit Liabilities
GAO-14-398T:
Published: Mar 13, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 2014.

Whistleblower Protection Program:

Opportunities Exist for OSHA and DOT to Strengthen Collaborative Mechanisms
GAO-14-286:
Published: Mar 19, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 2014.
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Health Care

Defense Health Care:

Acquisition Process for TRICARE's Third Generation of Managed Care Support Contracts
GAO-14-195:
Published: Mar 7, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 2014.

Electronic Health Record Programs:

Participation Has Increased, but Action Needed to Achieve Goals, Including Improved Quality of Care
GAO-14-207:
Published: Mar 6, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2014.

Electronic Health Records:

HHS Strategy to Address Information Exchange Challenges Lacks Specific Prioritized Actions and Milestones
GAO-14-242:
Published: Mar 24, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 2014.

Medicare:

Certain Physician Feedback Reporting Practices of Private Entities Could Improve CMS's Efforts
GAO-14-279:
Published: Mar 26, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 2014.

Medicare:

Contractors and Private Plans Play a Major Role in Administering Benefits
GAO-14-417T:
Published: Mar 4, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 2014.

Medicare:

National Preparedness:

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute:

Review of the Audit of the Financial Statements for 2013 and 2012
GAO-14-415R:
Published: Mar 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 2014.

VA Health Care:

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Homeland Security

Arizona Border Surveillance Technology Plan:

Additional Actions Needed to Strengthen Management and Assess Effectiveness
GAO-14-411T:
Published: Mar 12, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2014.

Arizona Border Surveillance Technology Plan:

Additional Actions Needed to Strengthen Management and Assess Effectiveness
GAO-14-368:
Published: Mar 3, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2014.

Critical Infrastructure Protection:

Observations on Key Factors in DHS's Implementation of Its Partnership Approach
GAO-14-464T:
Published: Mar 26, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 2014.

DHS Asset Forfeiture:

Additional Actions Could Help Strengthen Controls over Equitable Sharing
GAO-14-318:
Published: Mar 28, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2014.

National Preparedness:

Student and Exchange Visitor Program:

DHS Needs to Assess Risks and Strengthen Oversight of Foreign Students with Employment Authorization
GAO-14-356:
Published: Feb 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 2014.
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Housing

Military Housing:

Information on the Privatization of Unaccompanied Personnel Housing
GAO-14-313:
Published: Mar 18, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 2014.

Native American Housing:

Additional Actions Needed to Better Support Tribal Efforts
GAO-14-255:
Published: Mar 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 2014.

Programa Para Mitigar Activos Problemáticos:

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Human Capital

Human Capital:

Agencies Should More Fully Evaluate the Costs and Benefits of Executive Training
GAO-14-132:
Published: Jan 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 2014.
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Information Security

Information Security:

VA Needs to Address Long-Standing Challenges
GAO-14-469T:
Published: Mar 25, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 2014.
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Information Technology

DOD Business Systems Modernization:

Air Force Business System Schedule and Cost Estimates
GAO-14-152:
Published: Feb 7, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 2014.

Electronic Health Record Programs:

Participation Has Increased, but Action Needed to Achieve Goals, Including Improved Quality of Care
GAO-14-207:
Published: Mar 6, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2014.

Electronic Health Records:

HHS Strategy to Address Information Exchange Challenges Lacks Specific Prioritized Actions and Milestones
GAO-14-242:
Published: Mar 24, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 2014.

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter:

Slower Than Expected Progress in Software Testing May Limit Initial Warfighting Capabilities
GAO-14-468T:
Published: Mar 26, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 2014.

Major Automated Information Systems:

Selected Defense Programs Need to Implement Key Acquisition Practices
GAO-14-309:
Published: Mar 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 2014.
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International Affairs

Afghanistan:

Key Oversight Issues for USAID Development Efforts
GAO-14-448T:
Published: Mar 13, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 2014.

Countering Overseas Threats:

DOD and State Need to Address Gaps in Monitoring of Security Equipment Transferred to Lebanon
GAO-14-161:
Published: Feb 26, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 2014.

Countering Overseas Threats:

Gaps in State Department Management of Security Training May Increase Risk to U.S. Personnel
GAO-14-360:
Published: Mar 10, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 2014.

International Food Aid:

Better Agency Collaboration Needed to Assess and Improve Emergency Food Aid Procurement System
GAO-14-22:
Published: Mar 26, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 2014.

International Food Aid:

Nuclear Nonproliferation:

Stronger Planning and Evaluation Needed for Radiological Security Zone Pilot Project
GAO-14-209:
Published: Mar 6, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2014.

Nuclear Safety:

Countries' Regulatory Bodies Have Made Changes in Response to the Fukushima Daiichi Accident
GAO-14-109:
Published: Mar 6, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2014.
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Justice and Law Enforcement

DHS Asset Forfeiture:

Additional Actions Could Help Strengthen Controls over Equitable Sharing
GAO-14-318:
Published: Mar 28, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2014.

USDA Litigation:

Limited Data Available on USDA Attorney Fee Claims and Payments
GAO-14-458T:
Published: Mar 26, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 2014.
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National Defense

Canceled DOD Programs:

DOD Needs to Better Use Available Guidance and Manage Reusable Assets
GAO-14-77:
Published: Mar 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 2014.

Countering Overseas Threats:

DOD and State Need to Address Gaps in Monitoring of Security Equipment Transferred to Lebanon
GAO-14-161:
Published: Feb 26, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 2014.

Defense Acquisitions:

Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs
GAO-14-340SP:
Published: Mar 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2014.

Defense Health Care:

Acquisition Process for TRICARE's Third Generation of Managed Care Support Contracts
GAO-14-195:
Published: Mar 7, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 2014.

Defense Infrastructure:

DOD's 2013 Facilities Corrosion Study Addressed Reporting Elements
GAO-14-337R:
Published: Mar 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 2014.

DOD Business Systems Modernization:

Air Force Business System Schedule and Cost Estimates
GAO-14-152:
Published: Feb 7, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 2014.

Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle:

Introducing Competition into National Security Space Launch Acquisitions
GAO-14-259T:
Published: Mar 5, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 2014.

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter:

Problems Completing Software Testing May Hinder Delivery of Expected Warfighting Capabilities
GAO-14-322:
Published: Mar 24, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 2014.

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter:

Slower Than Expected Progress in Software Testing May Limit Initial Warfighting Capabilities
GAO-14-468T:
Published: Mar 26, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 2014.

Joint Professional Military Education:

Opportunities Exist for Greater Oversight and Coordination of Associated Research Institutions
GAO-14-216:
Published: Mar 10, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 2014.

Major Automated Information Systems:

Selected Defense Programs Need to Implement Key Acquisition Practices
GAO-14-309:
Published: Mar 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 2014.

Military Housing:

Information on the Privatization of Unaccompanied Personnel Housing
GAO-14-313:
Published: Mar 18, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 2014.

Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications:

Review of DOD's Current Modernization Efforts
GAO-14-414R:
Published: Mar 18, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 2014.

Nuclear Nonproliferation:

Stronger Planning and Evaluation Needed for Radiological Security Zone Pilot Project
GAO-14-209:
Published: Mar 6, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2014.

Regional Missile Defense:

DOD's Report Provided Limited Information; Assessment of Acquisition Risks is Optimistic
GAO-14-248R:
Published: Mar 14, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 2014.

Space Acquisitions:

Acquisition Management Continues to Improve but Challenges Persist for Current and Future Programs
GAO-14-382T:
Published: Mar 12, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2014.

National Defense:

The Air Force's Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Competitive Procurement
GAO-14-377R:
Published: Mar 4, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 2014.

Transitioning Veterans:

Improved Oversight Needed to Enhance Implementation of Transition Assistance Program
GAO-14-144:
Published: Mar 5, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 2014.
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Natural Resources and Environment

Climate Change:

Energy Infrastructure Risks and Adaptation Efforts
GAO-14-74:
Published: Jan 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 2014.
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Retirement Security

Retirement Security:

Trends in Marriage, Work, and Pensions May Increase Vulnerability for Some Retirees
GAO-14-272T:
Published: Mar 5, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 2014.
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Science and Technology

Manufacturing Extension Partnership:

Most Federal Spending Directly Supports Work with Manufacturers, but Distribution Could Be Improved
GAO-14-317:
Published: Mar 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 2014.
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Space

Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle:

Introducing Competition into National Security Space Launch Acquisitions
GAO-14-259T:
Published: Mar 5, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 2014.

Space Acquisitions:

Acquisition Management Continues to Improve but Challenges Persist for Current and Future Programs
GAO-14-382T:
Published: Mar 12, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2014.

National Defense:

The Air Force's Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Competitive Procurement
GAO-14-377R:
Published: Mar 4, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 2014.
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Tax Policy and Administration

Puerto Rico:

Información Sobre Como la Estatidad Afectaría Determinados Programas y Fuentes de Ingresos Federales
GAO-14-301:
Published: Mar 13, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2014.

Puerto Rico:

Information on How Statehood Would Potentially Affect Selected Federal Programs and Revenue Sources
GAO-14-31:
Published: Mar 4, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2014.
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Telecommunications

Spectrum Management:

FCC's Use and Enforcement of Buildout Requirements
GAO-14-236:
Published: Feb 26, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2014.

Telecommunications:

Federal Broadband Deployment Programs and Small Business
GAO-14-203:
Published: Feb 7, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 2014.
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Transportation

Whistleblower Protection Program:

Opportunities Exist for OSHA and DOT to Strengthen Collaborative Mechanisms
GAO-14-286:
Published: Mar 19, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 2014.
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Veterans

Information Security:

VA Needs to Address Long-Standing Challenges
GAO-14-469T:
Published: Mar 25, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 2014.

Transitioning Veterans:

Improved Oversight Needed to Enhance Implementation of Transition Assistance Program
GAO-14-144:
Published: Mar 5, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 2014.

VA Health Care:

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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

A&D General Contracting, Inc.
B-409296,
Feb 24, 2014

ARKRAY USA, Inc.
B-408981.4,
Mar 5, 2014

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
B-409272,B-409272.2,B-409272.3,B-409272.4,
Feb 25, 2014

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.; SRA International, Inc.
B-409250,B-409250.2,B-409250.3,B-409250.4,B-409250.5,
Feb 19, 2014

Business Integra, Inc.
B-407273.22,
Feb 27, 2014

Carney, Inc.--Costs
B-408176.13,
Feb 14, 2014

Charlie Mike Prosthetics; Half Milers Rule, LLC
B-409389,B-409389.2,
Mar 10, 2014

Custom Pak, Inc.; M-Pak, Inc.
B-409308,B-409308.2,B-409308.3,B-409308.4,
Mar 4, 2014

DJW Consulting, LLC
B-408846.3,
Dec 18, 2013

Homecare Products, Inc.
B-408898.2,
Mar 12, 2014

Hughes Group Solutions
B-408781.2,
Mar 5, 2014

JRS Staffing Services
B-409360,B-409360.2,B-409360.3,
Mar 27, 2014

Kelvin International Corporation
B-408346,B-408346.2,B-408346.3,
Aug 13, 2013

Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc.
B-409301,
Mar 6, 2014

Management Consulting, Inc
B-409332,
Mar 5, 2014

Medical Receivables Solution
B-409358,
Mar 19, 2014

MOWA Barlovento, LLC-JV
B-408445,
Sep 12, 2013

Nuclear Production Partners LLC
B-407948.10,B-407948.11,
Feb 27, 2014

Office Depot, Inc.--Costs
B-408850.2,
Feb 25, 2014

Savvee Consulting, Inc.
B-408416.3,
Mar 5, 2014

SEK Solutions, LLC
B-406939.2,
Feb 27, 2014

Solers Inc.
B-409079,B-409079.2,
Jan 27, 2014

Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc.
B-408587.2,B-408587.3,B-408587.4,
Mar 20, 2014

Tyonek Worldwide Services, Inc.; DigiFlight, Inc.
B-409326,B-409326.2,B-409326.3,B-409326.4,B-409326.5,
Mar 11, 2014

USmax Corporation
B-407273.20,B-407273.44,
Feb 6, 2014

Western Alternative Corrections, Inc.
B-409315,B-409315.2,
Mar 10, 2014

Zodiac of North America
B-409084.2,B-409084.3,B-409084,
Jan 17, 2014
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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