Top 10 List for January 2013
An alphabetical listing of the top 10 areas of significant work and the reports and testimonies in those areas issued in January 2013.
1. 2012 TAX FILING
IRS Faces Challenges Providing Service to Taxpayers and Could Collect Balances Due More Effectively
GAO-13-156: Published: Dec 18, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 2013.
2. BORDER PATROL
Key Elements of New Strategic Plan Not Yet in Place to Inform Border Security Status and Resource Needs
GAO-13-25: Published: Dec 10, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 2013.
3. FINANCIAL AUDIT
U.S. Government's Fiscal Years 2012 and 2011 Consolidated Financial Statements
GAO-13-271R: Published: Jan 17, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 2013.
4. FINANCIAL REGULATORY REFORM
Regulators Have Faced Challenges Finalizing Key Reforms and Unaddressed Areas Pose Potential Risks
GAO-13-195: Published: Jan 23, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 2013.
5. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
OMB and Agencies Need to Fully Implement Major Initiatives to Save Billions of Dollars
GAO-13-297T: Published: Jan 22, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 2013.
6. MILITARY PERSONNEL
DOD Has Taken Steps to Meet the Health Needs of Deployed Servicewomen, but Actions Are Needed to Enhance Care for Sexual Assault Victims
GAO-13-182: Published: Jan 29, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 2013.
7. PIPELINE SAFETY
Better Data and Guidance Could Improve Operators' Responses to Incidents
GAO-13-284T: Published: Jan 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 2013.
Better Data and Guidance Needed to Improve Pipeline Operator Incident Response
GAO-13-168: Published: Jan 23, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 2013.
8. RETIREMENT SECURITY
Annuities with Guaranteed Lifetime Withdrawals Have Both Benefits and Risks, but Regulation Varies across States
GAO-13-75: Published: Dec 10, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 2013.
9. TSA EXPLOSIVES DETECTION CANINE PROGRAM
Actions Needed to Analyze Data and Ensure Canine Teams Are Effectively Utilized
GAO-13-239: Published: Jan 31, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2013.
10. VETERANS' DISABILITY BENEFITS
Timely Processing Remains a Daunting Challenge
GAO-13-89: Published: Dec 21, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 2013.