GAO Month in Review December 2008

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.

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Agriculture and Food

Genetically Engineered Crops: Agencies Are Proposing Changes to Improve Oversight, but Could Take Additional Steps to Enhance Coordination and Monitoring
GAO-09-60, November 5, 2008
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Business, Industry, and Consumers

Auto Industry: A Framework for Considering Federal Financial Assistance
GAO-09-242T, December 4, 2008
Auto Industry: A Framework for Considering Federal Financial Assistance
GAO-09-247T, December 5, 2008
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Economic Development

Actions Taken to Implement the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006
GAO-09-59R, November 21, 2008
Disaster Assistance: Federal Efforts to Assist Group Site Residents with Employment, Services for Families with Children, and Transportation
GAO-09-81, December 11, 2008
Disaster Recovery: FEMA's Public Assistance Grant Program Experienced Challenges with Gulf Coast Rebuilding
GAO-09-129, December 18, 2008
Flood Insurance: FEMA's Rate-Setting Process Warrants Attention
GAO-09-12, October 31, 2008
Flood Insurance: Options for Addressing the Financial Impact of Subsidized Premium Rates on the National Flood Insurance Program
GAO-09-20, November 14, 2008
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Environmental Protection

International Climate Change Programs: Lessons Learned from the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme and the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism
GAO-09-151, November 18, 2008
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Financial Institutions

Troubled Asset Relief Program: Additional Actions Needed to Better Ensure Integrity, Accountability, and Transparency
GAO-09-161, December 2, 2008
Troubled Asset Relief Program: Additional Actions Needed to Better Ensure Integrity, Accountability, and Transparency
GAO-09-266T, December 10, 2008
Troubled Asset Relief Program: Status of Efforts to Address Defaults and Foreclosures on Home Mortgages
GAO-09-231T, December 4, 2008
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Financial Management

Financial Audit: Capitol Preservation Fund's Fiscal Years 2007 and 2006 Financial Statements
GAO-09-92, December 5, 2008
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Government Operations

Ensuring a Continuing Focus on Implementing Effective Human Capital Strategies
GAO-09-234CG, November 21, 2008
Radio Communications: Congressional Action Needed to Ensure Agencies Collaborate to Develop a Joint Solution
GAO-09-133, December 12, 2008
Results Oriented Management: Opportunities Exist for Refining the Oversight and Implementation of the Senior Executive Performance-Based Pay System
GAO-09-82, November 21, 2008
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Health

Medicare Advantage Organizations: Actual Expenses and Profits Compared to Projections for 2006
GAO-09-132R, December 8, 2008
Medicare Advantage: Characteristics, Financial Risks, and Disenrollment Rates of Beneficiaries in Private Fee-for-Service Plans
GAO-09-25, December 15, 2008
Medicare Part D: Opportunities Exist for Improving Information Sent to Enrollees and Scheduling the Annual Election Period
GAO-09-4, December 12, 2008
Ryan White Care Act: First-Year Experiences under the Part D Administrative Expense Cap
GAO-09-140, December 19, 2008
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Homeland Security

Homeland Security Grant Program Risk-Based Distribution Methods: Presentation to Congressional Committees - November 14, 2008 and December 15, 2008
GAO-09-168R, December 23, 2008
Homeland Security: U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology Program Planning and Execution Improvements Needed
GAO-09-96, December 12, 2008
Terrorism Insurance: Status of Coverage Availability for Attacks Involving Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, or Radiological Weapons
GAO-09-39, December 12, 2008
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Income Security

Social Security Disability: Collection of Medical Evidence Could Be Improved with Evaluations to Identify Promising Collection Practices
GAO-09-149, December 17, 2008
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International Affairs

United Nations Peacekeeping: Challenges Obtaining Needed Resources Could Limit Further Large Deployments and Should Be Addressed in U.S. Reports to Congress
GAO-09-142, December 18, 2008
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Crime Victims' Rights Act: Increasing Awareness, Modifying the Complaint Process, and Enhancing Compliance Monitoring Will Improve Implementation of the Act
GAO-09-54, December 15, 2008
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National Defense

DOD Personnel Clearances: Preliminary Observations about Timeliness and Quality
GAO-09-261R, December 19, 2008
Defense Inventory: Management Actions Needed to Improve the Cost Efficiency of the Navy's Spare Parts Inventory
GAO-09-103, December 12, 2008
Defense Logistics: Department of Defense's Annual Report on the Status of Prepositioned Materiel and Equipment Can Be Enhanced to Better Inform Congress
GAO-09-147R, December 15, 2008
Defense Logistics: Improved Analysis and Cost Data Needed to Evaluate the Cost-effectiveness of Performance Based Logistics
GAO-09-41, December 19, 2008
Global War on Terrorism: Reported Obligations for the Department of Defense
GAO-09-233R, December 15, 2008
Improvement Continues in DOD's Reporting on Sustainable Ranges, but Opportunities Exist to Improve Its Range Assessments and Comprehensive Plan
GAO-09-128R, December 15, 2008
Status of GAO Recommendations to the Department of Defense (Fiscal Years 2001-2007)
GAO-09-201R, December 11, 2008
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Tax Policy and Administration

Tax Administration: IRS Needs to Strengthen Its Approach for Evaluating the SRFMI Data-Sharing Pilot Program
GAO-09-45, November 7, 2008
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Transportation

Federal-Aid Highways: Federal Requirements for Highways May Influence Funding Decisions and Create Challenges, but Benefits and Costs Are Not Tracked
GAO-09-36, December 12, 2008
Transportation Security Administration's Suspension of the Butane Lighter Ban Onboard Commercial Aircraft
GAO-09-177R, December 5, 2008
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Legal Products: Decisions and Opinions

Datamaxx Group, Inc.
B-400582, December 18, 2008
Derm-Buro, Inc.
B-400558, December 11, 2008
Detica
B-400523; B-400523.2, December 2, 2008
GAO Bid Protest Annual Report to the Congress for Fiscal Year 2008
GAO-09-251R, December 22, 2008
Hart Security Limited
B-400796.2, December 16, 2008
HydroGeoLogic, Inc.
B-311263; B-311263.2, May 27, 2008
Information Ventures Inc.
B-400604, December 22, 2008
Integrated Management Resources Group, Inc.
B-400550, December 12, 2008
Madison Services, Inc.
B-400615, December 11, 2008
Major Contracting Services, Inc.
B-400737.2, December 17, 2008
Mill City Partnership
B-400712, December 16, 2008
Nordic Air, Inc.
B-400540, November 26, 2008
Pond Security Group Italia, JV
B-400149.3, December 22, 2008
Sallie Mae, Inc.
B-400486, November 21, 2008
Sauer, Incorporated
B-400709, December 22, 2008
Sector One Security Solution
B-400728, December 10, 2008
Smart Data Solutions, LLC
B-400454.3, November 21, 2008
Smart Innovative Solutions
B-400323.3, November 19, 2008
Triple Canopy, Inc.
B-400437, November 13, 2008
VT Griffin Services, Inc.
B-299869.2, November 10, 2008
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rules

Department of Defense, General Services Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2007-013, Employment Eligibility Verification
GAO-09-221R, December 4, 2008
Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary: TRICARE; Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS)
GAO-09-284R, December 22, 2008
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families: Child Support Enforcement Program
GAO-09-269R, December 22, 2008
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicaid Program; Premiums and Cost Sharing
GAO-09-241R, December 10, 2008
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicaid Program; State Flexibility for Medicaid Benefit Packages
GAO-09-259R, December 16, 2008
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program: Changes to the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and CY 2009 Payment Rates; Changes to the Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System and CY 2009 Payments Rates; Hospital Conditions of Participation: Requirements for Approval and Re-Approval of Transplant Centers to Perform Organ Transplants--Clarification of Provider and Supplier Termination Policy Medicare and Medicaid Programs
GAO-09-211R, December 2, 2008
Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration: Use of Ozone-Depleting Substances; Removal of Essential-Use Designation (Epinephrine)
GAO-09-237R, December 10, 2008
Department of Health and Human Services: Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
GAO-09-229R, December 8, 2008
Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection: Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements
GAO-09-240R, December 10, 2008
Department of Housing and Urban Development: Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA): Rule To Simplify and Improve the Process of Obtaining Mortgages and Reduce Consumer Settlement Costs
GAO-09-209R, December 1, 2008
Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division: The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
GAO-09-215R, December 2, 2008
Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration: Hours of Service of Drivers
GAO-09-222R, December 3, 2008
Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration: Electronically Controlled Pneumatic Brake Systems
GAO-09-265R, December 16, 2008
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management: Oil Shale Management--General
GAO-09-214R, December 2, 2008
Environmental Protection Agency: Oil Pollution Prevention; Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Rule Requirements--Amendments
GAO-09-264R, December 22, 2008
Federal Reserve System and Department of the Treasury: Prohibition on Funding of Unlawful Internet Gambling
GAO-09-212R, December 3, 2008
Securities and Exchange Commission: Amendments to Regulation SHO
GAO-09-236R, December 12, 2008
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