GAO Month in Review June 2005

About the Month in Review

The Month in Review is a comprehensive list of all reports, testimony, correspondence, and other publications issued by GAO during the previous month, grouped according to subject categories.

Top 10 list of significant work made publicly available in the last month

Budget and Spending

  • 21st Century Challenges: Performance Budgeting Could Help Promote Necessary Reexamination. GAO-05-709T, June 14, 2005 (21 pages).
  • Performance Measurement and Evaluation: Definitions and Relationships. GAO-05-739SP, May 2, 2005 (4 pages).
  • Strategic Budgeting: Risk Management Principles Can Help DHS Allocate Resources to Highest Priorities. GAO-05-824T, June 29, 2005 (17 pages).

Business, Industry, and Consumers

  • Federal Research: Observations on the Small Business Innovation Research Program. GAO-05-861T, June 28, 2005 (7 pages).

Employment

  • Survey of Workforce Investment Board Directors on the Use of Individual Training Accounts [Internet Only]. GAO-05-807SP, June 29, 2005 (2 pages).
  • Workforce Investment Act: Substantial Funds Are Used for Training, but Little Is Known Nationally about Training Outcomes. GAO-05-650, June 29, 2005 (49 pages).

Energy

  • National Energy Policy: Inventory of Major Federal Energy Programs and Status of Policy Recommendations. GAO-05-379, June 10, 2005 (135 pages).

Environmental Protection

  • Clean Air Act: EPA Has Completed Most of the Actions Required by the 1990 Amendments, but Many Were Completed Late. GAO-05-613, May 27, 2005 (38 pages).
  • Clean Air Act: Emerging Mercury Control Technologies Have Shown Promising Results, but Data on Long-Term Performance Are Limited. GAO-05-612, May 31, 2005 (63 pages).
  • Groundwater Contamination: DOD Uses and Develops a Range of Remediation Technologies to Clean Up Military Sites. GAO-05-666, June 30, 2005 (41 pages).
  • Perchlorate: A System to Track Sampling and Cleanup Results Is Needed. GAO-05-462, May 20, 2005 (74 pages).

Financial Institutions

  • SEC Mutual Fund Oversight: Positive Actions Are Being Taken, but Regulatory Challenges Remain. GAO-05-692T, June 7, 2005 (21 pages).

Financial Management

  • Federally Chartered Corporation: Financial Statement Audit Report for the 82nd Airborne Division Association, Incorporated, for Fiscal Years 2003 and 2002. GAO-05-501R, June 10, 2005 (2 pages).
  • Federally Chartered Corporation: Financial Statement Audit Report for the American War Mothers for Fiscal Year 2003. GAO-05-499R, June 10, 2005 (2 pages).
  • Federally Chartered Corporation: Financial Statement Audit Report for the Catholic War Veterans of the United States of America, Incorporated, for Fiscal Year 2003. GAO-05-500R, June 10, 2005 (2 pages).
  • Federally Chartered Corporation: Financial Statement Audit Report for the Congressional Medal of Honor Society of the United States of America for Fiscal Year 2003. GAO-05-513R, June 10, 2005 (2 pages).
  • Federally Chartered Corporation: Financial Statement Audit Report for the Fleet Reserve Association for Fiscal Years 2003 and 2002. GAO-05-502R, June 10, 2005 (2 pages).
  • Federally Chartered Corporation: Financial Statement Audit Report for the Former Members of Congress, Incorporated, for Fiscal Year 2003. GAO-05-503R, June 10, 2005 (2 pages).
  • Federally Chartered Corporation: Financial Statement Audit Report for the Future Farmers of America for Fiscal Years 2003 and 2002. GAO-05-505R, June 10, 2005 (2 pages).
  • Federally Chartered Corporation: Financial Statement Audit Report for the General Federation of Women's Clubs for Fiscal Year 2003. GAO-05-504R, June 10, 2005 (2 pages).
  • Federally Chartered Corporation: Financial Statement Audit Report for the Italian American War Veterans of the United States for Fiscal Year 2003. GAO-05-507R, June 10, 2005 (2 pages).
  • Federally Chartered Corporation: Financial Statement Audit Report for the Marine Corps League for Fiscal Years 2003 and 2002. GAO-05-509R, June 10, 2005 (2 pages).
  • Federally Chartered Corporation: Financial Statement Audit Report for the Military Order of the World Wars for Fiscal Year 2003. GAO-05-511R, June 10, 2005 (2 pages).
  • Federally Chartered Corporation: Financial Statement Audit Report for the National Academy of Public Administration for Fiscal Year 2003. GAO-05-512R, June 10, 2005 (2 pages).
  • Federally Chartered Corporation: Financial Statement Audit Reports for the Air Force Sergeants Association for Fiscal Years 2004 and 2003. GAO-05-498R, June 10, 2005 (2 pages).
  • Federally Chartered Corporation: Financial Statement Audit Reports for the Gold Star Wives of America, Incorporated, for Fiscal Years 2004 and 2003. GAO-05-506R, June 10, 2005 (2 pages).
  • Federally Chartered Corporation: Financial Statement Audit Reports for the Jewish War Veterans, U.S.A., National Memorial, Incorporated, for Fiscal Years 2004 and 2003. GAO-05-508R, June 10, 2005 (2 pages).
  • Federally Chartered Corporation: Financial Statement Audit Reports for the Military Chaplains Association of the United States of America for Fiscal Years 2003 and 2002. GAO-05-510R, June 10, 2005 (2 pages).
  • Financial Audit: The Department of Defense's Fiscal Year 2004 Management Representation Letter on Its Financial Statements. GAO-05-587R, June 23, 2005 (18 pages).
  • Financial Audit: The Department of Education's Fiscal Year 2004 Management Representation Letter on Its Financial Statements. GAO-05-594R, June 23, 2005 (17 pages).
  • Financial Audit: The Department of Health and Human Services's Fiscal Year 2004 Management Representation Letter on Its Financial Statements. GAO-05-588R, June 23, 2005 (25 pages).
  • Financial Audit: The Department of Labor's Fiscal Year 2004 Management Representation Letter on Its Financial Statements. GAO-05-593R, June 23, 2005 (20 pages).
  • Financial Audit: The Department of State's Fiscal Year 2004 Management Representation Letter on Its Financial Statements. GAO-05-592R, June 23, 2005 (20 pages).
  • Financial Audit: The Department of Transportation's Fiscal Year 2004 Management Representation Letter on Its Financial Statements. GAO-05-396R, June 9, 2005 (16 pages).
  • Financial Audit: The Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation's Fiscal Year 2003 Management Representation Letter on Its Financial Statements. GAO-05-590R, June 23, 2005 (18 pages).
  • Financial Audit: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Fiscal Year 2004 Management Representation Letter on Its Financial Statements. GAO-05-591R, June 23, 2005 (19 pages).
  • Financial Audit: The Small Business Administration's Fiscal Year 2004 Management Representation Letter on Its Financial Statements. GAO-05-606R, June 23, 2005 (16 pages).
  • Financial Audit: The Tennessee Valley Authority's Fiscal Year 2004 Management Representation Letter on Its Financial Statements. GAO-05-589R, June 23, 2005 (19 pages).
  • Management Report: Opportunities for Improvements in FDIC's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures. GAO-05-553R, June 10, 2005 (14 pages).
  • Mutual Fund Trading Abuses: SEC Consistently Applied Procedures in Setting Penalties, but Could Strengthen Certain Internal Controls. GAO-05-385, May 16, 2005 (40 pages).

Government Operations

  • Capitol Visitor Center: Effective Schedule Management and Updated Cost Information Are Needed. GAO-05-811T, June 14, 2005 (9 pages).
  • Courthouse Construction: Overview of Previous and Ongoing Work. GAO-05-838T, June 21, 2005 (14 pages).
  • Digital Television Transition: Questions on Administrative Costs of an Equipment Subsidy Program. GAO-05-837R, June 20, 2005 (2 pages).
  • Elections: Additional Data Could Help State and Local Elections Officials Maintain Accurate Voter Registration Lists. GAO-05-478, June 10, 2005 (65 pages).
  • Federal Real Property: Further Actions Needed to Address Long-standing and Complex Problems. GAO-05-848T, June 22, 2005 (16 pages).
  • Issues Related to Poor Performers in the Federal Workplace. GAO-05-812R, June 29, 2005 (34 pages).
  • Paperwork Reduction Act: Burden Reduction May Require a New Approach. GAO-05-778T, June 14, 2005 (21 pages).
  • Paperwork Reduction Act: New Approach May Be Needed to Reduce Government Burden on Public. GAO-05-424, May 20, 2005 (77 pages).

Health

  • Global Health: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria Is Responding to Challenges but Needs Better Information and Documentation for Performance-Based Funding. GAO-05-639, June 10, 2005 (61 pages).
  • Health Centers And Rural Clinics: State and Federal Implementation Issues for Medicaid's New Payment System. GAO-05-452, June 17, 2005 (56 pages).
  • Influenza Pandemic: Challenges in Preparedness and Response. GAO-05-863T, June 30, 2005 (16 pages).
  • Medicaid Drug Rebate Program: Inadequate Oversight Raises Concerns about Rebates Paid to States. GAO-05-850T, June 22, 2005 (16 pages).
  • Medicaid Financing: States' Use of Contigency-Fee Consultants to Maximize Federal Reimbursements Highlights Need for Improved Federal Oversight. GAO-05-748, June 28, 2005 (92 pages).
  • Medicaid Fraud and Abuse: CMS's Commitment to Helping States Safeguard Program Dollars Is Limited. GAO-05-855T, June 28, 2005 (13 pages).
  • Medicaid: States' Efforts to Maximize Federal Reimbursements Highlight Need for Improved Federal Oversight. GAO-05-836T, June 28, 2005 (23 pages).
  • Medicare: Drug Purchase Prices for CMS Consideration in Hospital Outpatient Rate-Setting. GAO-05-581R, June 30, 2005 (32 pages).
  • Medicare: More Specific Criteria Needed to Classify Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities. GAO-05-825T, June 16, 2005 (13 pages).
  • Ryan White CARE Act: Factors that Impact HIV and AIDS Funding and Client Coverage. GAO-05-841T, June 23, 2005 (45 pages).
  • Specialty Hospitals: Information on Potential New Facilities. GAO-05-647R, May 19, 2005 (12 pages).

Homeland Security

  • Coast Guard: Preliminary Observations on the Condition of Deepwater Legacy Assets and Aquisition Management Challenges. GAO-05-651T, June 21, 2005 (28 pages).
  • Combating Nuclear Smuggling: Efforts to Deploy Radiation Detection Equipment in the United States and in Other Countries. GAO-05-840T, June 21, 2005 (11 pages).
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection: Department of Homeland Security Faces Challenges in Fulfilling Cybersecurity Responsibilities. GAO-05-434, May 26, 2005 (73 pages).
  • Homeland Security: Actions Needed to Better Protect National Icons and Federal Office Buildings from Terrorism. GAO-05-790, June 24, 2005 (52 pages).

Housing

  • Elderly Housing: Federal Housing Programs and Supportive Services. GAO-05-795T, June 16, 2005 (17 pages).
  • Federal Housing Administration: Managing Risks from a New Zero Down Payment Product. GAO-05-857T, June 30, 2005 (13 pages).

Income Security

  • Employee Benefits Security Administration: Improvements Have Been Made to Pension Enforcement Program but Significant Challenges Remain. GAO-05-784T, June 9, 2005 (17 pages).
  • Federal Disability Assistance: Wide Array of Programs Needs to be Examined in Light of 21st Century Challenges. GAO-05-626, June 2, 2005 (42 pages).
  • Highlights of a GAO Forum: The Future of the Defined Benefit System and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. GAO-05-578SP, June 1, 2005 (59 pages).
  • Private Pensions: Government Actions Could Improve the Timeliness and Content of Form 5500 Pension Information. GAO-05-491, June 3, 2005 (55 pages).
  • Private Pensions: Recent Experiences of Large Defined Benefit Plans Illustrate Weaknesses in Funding Rules. GAO-05-294, May 31, 2005 (56 pages).
  • Private Pensions: Revision of Defined Benefit Pension Plan Funding Rules Is an Essential Component of Comprehensive Pension Reform. GAO-05-794T, June 7, 2005 (25 pages).
  • Private Pensions: The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and Long-Term Budgetary Challenges. GAO-05-772T, June 9, 2005 (28 pages).
  • Social Security Reform: Considerations for Individual Account Design. GAO-05-847T, June 23, 2005 (16 pages).
  • Social Security Reform: Preliminary Lessons from Other Countries' Experiences. GAO-05-810T, June 16, 2005 (17 pages).
  • Social Security: Coverage of Public Employees and Implications for Reform. GAO-05-786T, June 9, 2005 (10 pages).
  • Survey of Program Officials--Review of Federal Programs Supporting People with Disabilities. GAO-05-695SP, June 2, 2005 (2 pages).
  • Unemployment Insurance: Better Data Needed to Assess Reemployment Services to Claimants. GAO-05-413, June 24, 2005 (42 pages).

Information Management

  • File Sharing Programs: The Use of Peer-to-Peer Networks to Access Pornography. GAO-05-634, May 25, 2005 (70 pages).
  • Information Management: Freedom of Information Act Fee and Fee Waiver Processing at the Department of Energy. GAO-05-405, May 27, 2005 (25 pages).
  • Information Security: Emerging Cybersecurity Issues Threaten Federal Information Systems. GAO-05-231, May 13, 2005 (72 pages).
  • Information Security: Key Considerations Related to Federal Implementation of Radio Frequency Identification Technology. GAO-05-849T, June 22, 2005 (16 pages).
  • Intellectual Property: Key Processes for Managing Patent Automation Strategy Need Stengthening. GAO-05-336, June 17, 2005 (34 pages).
  • Intellectual Property: USPTO Has Made Progress in Hiring Examiners, but Challenges to Retention Remain. GAO-05-720, June 17, 2005 (50 pages).
  • Internet Protocol Version 6: Federal Agencies Need to Plan for Transition and Manage Security Risks. GAO-05-845T, June 29, 2005 (14 pages).

International Affairs

  • Afghanistan Security: Efforts to Establish Army and Police Have Made Progress, but Future Plans Need to Be Better Defined. GAO-05-575, June 30, 2005 (48 pages).
  • Intellectual Property: U.S. Efforts have Contributed to Strengthened Laws Overseas, but Significant Enforcement Challenges Remain. GAO-05-788T, June 14, 2005 (19 pages).
  • State Department: Improvements Needed to Strengthen U.S. Passport Fraud Detection Efforts. GAO-05-477, May 20, 2005 (45 pages).
  • State Department: Improvements Needed to Strengthen U.S. Passport Fraud Detection Efforts. GAO-05-853T, June 29, 2005 (17 pages).
  • U.S.-China Trade: Commerce Faces Practical and Legal Challenges in Applying Countervailing Duties. GAO-05-474, June 17, 2005 (50 pages).
  • World Trade Organization: Global Trade Talks Back on Track, but Considerable Work Needed to Fulfill Ambitious Objectives. GAO-05-538, May 31, 2005 (67 pages).

Justice and Law Enforcement

  • Combating Alien Smuggling: Opportunities Exist to Improve the Federal Response. GAO-05-305, May 27, 2005 (88 pages).
  • Identity Theft: Some Outreach Efforts to Promote Awareness of New Consumer Rights Are Under Way. GAO-05-710, June 30, 2005 (30 pages).
  • Immigration Enforcement: Preliminary Observations on Employment Verification and Worksite Enforcement Efforts. GAO-05-822T, June 21, 2005 (20 pages).
  • Immigration Services: Better Contracting Practices Needed at Call Centers. GAO-05-526, June 30, 2005 (36 pages).
  • Taser Weapons: Use of Tasers by Selected Law Enforcement Agencies. GAO-05-464, May 26, 2005 (25 pages).
  • USA Patriot Act: Additional Guidance Could Improve Implementation of Regulations Related to Customer Identification and Information Sharing Procedures. GAO-05-412, May 6, 2005 (78 pages).

National Defense

  • Army Depot Maintenance: Ineffective Oversight of Depot Maintenance Operations and System Implementation Efforts. GAO-05-441, June 30, 2005 (46 pages).
  • Cooperative Threat Reduction: DOD Has Improved Its Management and Internal Controls, but Challenges Remain. GAO-05-329, June 30, 2005 (47 pages).
  • DOD Business Systems Modernization: Billions Being Invested without Adequate Oversight. GAO-05-381, April 29, 2005 (54 pages).
  • DOD Business Transformation: Sustained Leadership Needed to Address Long-standing Financial and Business Management Problems. GAO-05-723T, June 8, 2005 (25 pages).
  • DOD Excess Property: Management Control Breakdowns Result in Substantial Waste and Inefficiency. GAO-05-277, May 13, 2005 (90 pages).
  • DOD Excess Property: Management Control Breakdowns Result in Substantial Waste and Inefficiency. GAO-05-729T, June 7, 2005 (25 pages).
  • DOD Personnel Clearances: Some Progress Has Been Made but Hurdles Remain to Overcome the Challenges That Led to GAO's High-Risk Designation. GAO-05-842T, June 28, 2005 (19 pages).
  • DOD Problem Disbursements: Long-standing Accounting Weaknesses Result in Inaccurate Records and Substantial Write-offs. GAO-05-521, June 2, 2005 (35 pages).
  • Defense Acquisitions: Incentives and Pressures That Drive Problems Affecting Satellite and Related Acquisitions. GAO-05-570R, June 23, 2005 (28 pages).
  • Defense Infrastructure: Issues Need to Be Addressed in Managing and Funding Base Operations and Facilities Support. GAO-05-556, June 15, 2005 (67 pages).
  • Defense Technology Development: Management Process Can Be Strengthened for New Technology Transition Programs. GAO-05-480, June 17, 2005 (31 pages).
  • Defense Transportation: DOD Has Adequately Addressed Congressional Concerns Regarding the Cost of Implementing the New Personal Property Program Initiatives. GAO-05-715R, June 9, 2005 (13 pages).
  • Military Personnel: DOD Needs Better Controls over Supplemental Life Insurance Solicitation Policies Involving Servicemembers. GAO-05-696, June 29, 2005 (66 pages).
  • Military Training: Actions Needed to Enhance DOD's Program to Transform Joint Training. GAO-05-548, June 21, 2005 (34 pages).
  • Military Training: Better Planning and Funding Priority Needed to Improve Conditions of Military Training Ranges. GAO-05-534, June 10, 2005 (50 pages).
  • Military Transformation: Actions Needed by DOD to More Clearly Identify New Triad Spending and Develop a Long-term Investment Approach. GAO-05-540, June 30, 2005 (41 pages).
  • Military and Veterans' Benefits: Improvements Needed in Transition Assistance Services for Reserves and National Guard. GAO-05-844T, June 29, 2005 (11 pages).
  • Opportunities Exist to Improve Future Comprehensive Master Plans for Changing U.S. Defense Infrastructure Overseas. GAO-05-680R, June 27, 2005 (19 pages).
  • Progress of the DD(X) Destroyer Program. GAO-05-752R, June 14, 2005 (21 pages).
  • Questions for the Record Regarding the Department of Defense's National Security Personnel System. GAO-05-770R, May 31, 2005 (11 pages).
  • Questions for the Record Related to the Department of Defense's National Security Personnel System. GAO-05-771R, June 14, 2005 (10 pages).
  • Review of DOD's Report on Budgeting for Exchange Rates for Foreign Currency Fluctuations. GAO-05-800R, June 16, 2005 (6 pages).

Natural Resources

  • National Park Service: Revenues Could Increase by Charging Allowed Fees for Some Special Uses Permits. GAO-05-410, May 6, 2005 (45 pages).

Special Publications

  • GAO Performance Plan: Fiscal Year 2006. GAO-05-776SP, June 1, 2005 (36 pages).

Tax Policy and Administration

  • Financial Management: Thousands of Civilian Agency Contractors Abuse the Federal Tax System with Little Consequence. GAO-05-637, June 16, 2005 (85 pages).
  • Financial Management: Thousands of Civilian Agency Contractors Abuse the Federal Tax Systems with Little Consequence. GAO-05-683T, June 16, 2005 (27 pages).

Transportation

  • Amtrak: Management and Accountability Issues Contribute to Unprofitability of Food and Beverage Service. GAO-05-761T, June 9, 2005 (15 pages).
  • Commercial Aviation: Preliminary Observations on Legacy Airlines' Financial Condition, Bankruptcy, and Pension Issues. GAO-05-835T, June 22, 2005 (24 pages).
  • Public Transportation: Opportunities Exist to Improve the Communication and Transparency of Changes Made to the New Starts Program. GAO-05-674, June 28, 2005 (57 pages).

Legal Products: Decisions and Opinions

  • Advanced Environmental Solutions, Inc.--Costs. B-296136.2, June 20, 2005 (3 pages).
  • American Government Marketing, Inc.. B-294895, November 22, 2004 (2 pages).
  • BTC Contract Services, Inc.. B-295877, May 11, 2005 (6 pages).
  • Chenega Technical Products, LLC. B-295451.5, June 22, 2005 (9 pages).
  • City Chemical LLC. B-296135.2, B-296230.2, June 17, 2005 (7 pages).
  • Creative Information Technology, Inc.. B-293073.10, March 16, 2005 (9 pages).
  • Department of Labor--Grant to New York Workers' Compensation Board. B-303927, June 7, 2005 (10 pages).
  • Dynamic Corporation. B-296366, June 29, 2005 (5 pages).
  • Envirosolve LLC. B-294974.4, June 8, 2005 (9 pages).
  • Firma Hermann Leis. B-295956, B-295956.2, May 19, 2005 (5 pages).
  • Front Line Apparel Group. B-295989, June 1, 2005 (5 pages).
  • General Dynamics-Ordnance & Tactical Systems. B-295987, B-295987.2, May 20, 2005 (12 pages).
  • Gold Cross Safety Corporation. B-296099, June 13, 2005 (4 pages).
  • Gulf Copper Ship Repair, Inc.. B-293706.5, September 10, 2004 (10 pages).
  • International Marine Products, Inc.. B-296127, June 13, 2005 (7 pages).
  • James D. Guckert--Reprinting Government Press Releases as His Own Work. B-304829, June 6, 2005 (4 pages).
  • Johnson Controls World Services, Inc.. B-295529.2, B-295529.3, June 27, 2005 (3 pages).
  • Kesser International. B-296294, June 30, 2005 (3 pages).
  • Linguistic Systems, Inc.. B-296221, June 1, 2005 (2 pages).
  • Manassas Travel, Inc.. B-294867.3, May 3, 2005 (5 pages).
  • Mathews Associates, Inc.. B-295764, B-295764.2, April 20, 2005 (5 pages).
  • Mathews Associates, Inc.. B-296094, May 26, 2005 (2 pages).
  • Metro Machine Corporation. B-295744, B-295744.2, April 21, 2005 (26 pages).
  • Midwest Metals. B-296303, June 3, 2005 (2 pages).
  • National Archives and Records Administration's Records Center Revolving Fund--Property Damage Recovery. B-302962, June 10, 2005 (5 pages).
  • Poly-Pacific Technologies, Inc.. B-296029, June 1, 2005 (6 pages).
  • U.S. Reconstruction and Development Corporation. B-296195, June 7, 2005 (3 pages).
  • Universal Fidelity Corporation. B-294797.2, February 7, 2005 (9 pages).
  • VSE Corporation. B-290452.2, April 11, 2005 (7 pages).
  • Zebra Technologies International, LLC. B-296158, June 24, 2005 (5 pages).

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