GAO Month in Review June 2008

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

Agriculture and Food

Federal Oversight of Food Safety: FDA Has Provided Few Details on the Resources and Strategies Needed to Implement its Food Protection Plan
GAO-08-909T, June 12, 2008
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Budget and Spending

Fiscal Year 2007 U.S. Government Financial Statements: Sustained Improvement in Financial Management Is Crucial to Improving Accountability and Addressing the Long-Term Fiscal Challenge
GAO-08-926T, June 26, 2008
Fiscal Year 2007 U.S. Government Financial Statements: Sustained Improvement in Financial Management Is Crucial to Improving Accountability and Addressing the Long-Term Fiscal Challenges
GAO-08-847T, June 5, 2008
Long-Term Fiscal Outlook: Long-Term Federal Fiscal Challenge Driven Primarily by Health Care
GAO-08-912T, June 17, 2008
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Business, Industry, and Consumers

Digital Television Transition: Broadcasters' Transition Status, Low-Power Station Issues, and Information on Consumer Awareness of the DTV Transition
GAO-08-881T, June 10, 2008
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Civil Rights

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Sharing Promising Practices and Fully Implementing Strategic Human Capital Planning Can Improve Management of Growing Workload
GAO-08-589, June 23, 2008
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Bureau of Indian Education Schools: Improving Interior's Assistance Would Help Some Tribal Groups Implement Academic Accountability Systems
GAO-08-679, June 27, 2008
Higher Education: United States' and Other Countries' Strategies for Attracting and Funding International Students
GAO-08-878T, June 19, 2008
Higher Education: Veteran Students Received Similar Amounts of Title IV Aid As Nonveterans but More Total Aid with GI Benefits
GAO-08-741, June 20, 2008
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Human Capital Planning Has Improved, but Strategic View of Contractor Workforce Is Needed
GAO-08-582, May 28, 2008
Employment Verification: Challenges Exist in Implementing a Mandatory Electronic Employment Verification System
GAO-08-895T, June 10, 2008
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Department of Energy: Implementation and Use of Other Transactions Authority Provided in the Energy Policy Act of 2005
GAO-08-798R, June 6, 2008
Department of Energy: Information on Its Management of Costs and Liabilities for Contractors' Pension and Postretirement Benefit Plans
GAO-08-642R, June 19, 2008
Department of Energy: Office of Science Has Kept Majority of Projects within Budget and on Schedule, but Funding and Other Challenges May Grow
GAO-08-641, May 30, 2008
Nuclear Safety: NRC's Oversight of Fire Protection at U.S. Commercial Nuclear Reactor Units Could Be Strengthened
GAO-08-747, June 30, 2008
Nuclear Waste: DOE Lacks Critical Information Needed to Assess Its Tank Management Strategy at Hanford
GAO-08-793, June 30, 2008
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Environmental Protection

Architect of the Capitol: Progress in Improving Energy Efficiency and Options for Decreasing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
GAO-08-917T, June 18, 2008
Climate Change: Expert Opinion on the Economics of Policy Options to Address Climate Change
GAO-08-605, May 9, 2008
Environmental Satellites: Polar-orbiting Satellite Acquisition Faces Delays; Decisions Needed on Whether and How to Ensure Climate Data Continuity
GAO-08-518, May 16, 2008
Environmental Satellites: Polar-orbiting Satellite Acquisition Faces Delays; Decisions Needed on Whether and How to Ensure Climate Data Continuity
GAO-08-899T, June 19, 2008
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Financial Institutions

Federal Reserve Banks: Areas for Improvement in Information Security Controls
GAO-08-836R, June 16, 2008
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Financial Management

Financial Audit: Material Weaknesses in Internal Control over the Processes Used to Prepare the Consolidated Financial Statements of the U.S. Government
GAO-08-748, June 17, 2008
Improper Payments: Responses to Posthearing Questions Related to Status of Agencies' Efforts to Address Improper Payment and Recovery Auditing Requirements
GAO-08-819R, June 20, 2008
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Government Operations

2010 Census: Plans for Decennial Census Operations and Technology Have Progressed, But Much Uncertainty Remains
GAO-08-886T, June 11, 2008
Defense Production Act: Agencies Lack Policies and Guidance for Use of Key Authorities
GAO-08-854, June 26, 2008
Electronic Payments: Many Programs Electronically Disburse Federal Benefits, and More Outreach Could Increase Use
GAO-08-645, June 23, 2008
Federal Real Property: Property Conveyances between the District of Columbia and the Federal Government Await Completion, and Development Will Take Many Years
GAO-08-684, June 13, 2008
Privacy: Agencies Should Ensure That Designated Senior Officials Have Oversight of Key Functions
GAO-08-603, May 30, 2008
Privacy: Alternatives Exist for Enhancing Protection of Personally Identifiable Information
GAO-08-536, May 19, 2008
U.S. Postal Service: Mail-Related Recycling Initiatives and Possible Opportunities for Improvement
GAO-08-599, June 3, 2008
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Medicaid: CMS Needs More Information on the Billions of Dollars Spent on Supplemental Payments
GAO-08-614, May 30, 2008
Medicare Advantage Organizations: Actual Expenses and Profits Compared to Projections for 2005
GAO-08-827R, June 24, 2008
Medicare: Thousands of Medicare Providers Abuse the Federal Tax System
GAO-08-618, June 13, 2008
Young Adults With Serious Mental Illness: Some States and Federal Agencies Are Taking Steps to Address Their Transition Challenges
GAO-08-678, June 23, 2008
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Homeland Security

Alien Detention Standards: Observations on the Adherence to ICE's Medical Standards in Detention Facilities
GAO-08-869T, June 4, 2008
Border Security: Summary of Covert Tests and Security Assessments for the Senate Committee on Finance, 2003-2007
GAO-08-757, May 16, 2008
Coast Guard: Change in Course Improves Deepwater Management and Oversight, but Outcome Still Uncertain
GAO-08-745, June 24, 2008
Emergency Management: Observations on DHS's Preparedness for Catastrophic Disasters
GAO-08-868T, June 11, 2008
Homeland Security: DHS Risk-Based Grant Methodology Is Reasonable, But Current Version's Measure of Vulnerability is Limited
GAO-08-852, June 27, 2008
Homeland Security: First Responders' Ability to Detect and Model Hazardous Releases in Urban Areas Is Significantly Limited
GAO-08-180, June 27, 2008
Homeland Security: The Federal Protective Service Faces Several Challenges That Hamper Its Ability to Protect Federal Facilities
GAO-08-683, June 11, 2008
Homeland Security: The Federal Protective Service Faces Several Challenges That Raise Concerns About Protection of Federal Facilities
GAO-08-897T, June 19, 2008
Homeland Security: The Federal Protective Service Faces Several Challenges That Raise Concerns About Protection of Federal Facilities
GAO-08-914T, June 18, 2008
Maritime Security: National Strategy and Supporting Plans Were Generally Well-Developed and Are Being Implemented
GAO-08-672, June 20, 2008
National Response Framework: FEMA Needs Policies and Procedures to Better Integrate Non-Federal Stakeholders in the Revision Process
GAO-08-768, June 11, 2008
Risk Management: Strengthening the Use of Risk Management Principles in Homeland Security
GAO-08-904T, June 25, 2008
Secure Border Initiative Fiscal Year 2008 Expenditure Plan Shows Improvement, but Deficiencies Limit Congressional Oversight and DHS Accountability
GAO-08-739R, June 26, 2008
September 11: HHS Needs to Develop a Plan That Incorporates Lessons from the Responder Health Programs
GAO-08-610, May 30, 2008
Supply Chain Security: Challenges to Scanning 100 Percent of U.S.-Bound Cargo Containers
GAO-08-533T, June 12, 2008
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Income Security

Individual Retirement Accounts: Government Actions Could Encourage More Employers to Offer IRAs to Employees
GAO-08-590, June 4, 2008
Individual Retirement Accounts: Government Actions Could Encourage More Employers to Offer IRAs to Employees
GAO-08-890T, June 26, 2008
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Information Management

Critical Infrastructure Protection: Further Efforts Needed to Integrate Planning for and Response to Disruptions on Converged Voice and Data Networks
GAO-08-607, June 26, 2008
Federal Disability Programs: Coordination Could Facilitate Better Data Collection to Assess the Status of People with Disabilities
GAO-08-872T, June 4, 2008
Privacy: Congress Should Consider Alternatives for Strengthening Protection of Personally Indentifiable Information
GAO-08-795T, June 18, 2008
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International Affairs

Afghanistan Security: Further Congressional Action May Be Needed to Ensure Completion of a Detailed Plan to Develop and Sustain Capable Afghan National Security Forces
GAO-08-661, June 18, 2008
Afghanistan Security: U.S. Efforts to Develop Capable Afghan Police Forces Face Challenges and Need a Coordinated, Detailed Plan to Help Ensure Accountability
GAO-08-883T, June 18, 2008
American Samoa: Issues Associated with Potential Changes to the Current System for Adjudicating Matters of Federal Law
GAO-08-655, June 27, 2008
Border Security: State Department Expects to Meet Projected Surge in Demand for Visas and Passports in Mexico
GAO-08-931T, June 25, 2008
Border Security: State Department Should Plan for Potentially Significant Staffing and Facilities Shortfalls Caused by Changes in the Visa Waiver Program
GAO-08-623, May 22, 2008
Combating Terrorism: Guidance for State Department's Antiterrorism Assistance Program Is Limited and State Does Not Systematically Assess Outcomes
GAO-08-875T, June 4, 2008
Combating Terrorism: Increased Oversight and Accountability Needed over Pakistan Reimbursement Claims for Coalition Support Funds
GAO-08-806, June 24, 2008
Combating Terrorism: U.S. Oversight of Pakistan Reimbursement Claims for Coalition Support Funds
GAO-08-932T, June 24, 2008
Compact of Free Association: Micronesia Faces Challenges to Achieving Compact Goals
GAO-08-859T, June 10, 2008
Compact of Free Association: Palau's Use of and Accountability for U.S. Assistance and Prospects for Economic Self-Sufficiency
GAO-08-732, June 10, 2008
Compact of Free Association: U.S. Assistance to Palau, Accountability Over Assistance Provided, and Palau's Prospects For Economic Self-Sufficiency
GAO-08-858T, June 12, 2008
Intellectual Property: Leadership and Accountability Needed to Strengthen Federal Protection and Enforcement
GAO-08-921T, June 17, 2008
International Trade: The United States Needs an Integrated Approach to Trade Preference Programs
GAO-08-907T, June 12, 2008
Millennium Challenge Corporation: Independent Reviews and Consistent Approaches Will Strengthen Projections of Program Impact
GAO-08-730, June 17, 2008
Peacekeeping: Thousands Trained but United States Is Unlikely to Complete All Activities by 2010 and Some Improvements Are Needed
GAO-08-754, June 26, 2008
Securing, Stabilizing, and Rebuilding Iraq: Progress Report: Some Gains Made, Updated Strategy Needed
GAO-08-837, June 23, 2008
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National Defense

Defense Acquisitions: Better Weapon Program Outcomes Require Discipline, Accountability, and Fundamental Changes in the Acquisition Environment
GAO-08-782T, June 3, 2008
Defense Infrastructure: High-Level Leadership Needed to Help Communities Address Challenges Caused by DOD-Related Growth
GAO-08-665, June 17, 2008
Defense Management: Assessment of the Reorganization of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
GAO-08-830R, May 30, 2008
Global War on Terrorism: Reported Obligations for the Department of Defense
GAO-08-853R, June 13, 2008
Military Construction: Kaiserslautern Military Community Center Project Continues to Experience Problems
GAO-08-923T, June 25, 2008
Military Operations: Actions Needed to Better Guide Project Selection for Commander's Emergency Response Program and Improve Oversight in Iraq
GAO-08-736R, June 23, 2008
Military Personnel: Army Needs to Better Enforce Requirements and Improve Record Keeping for Soldiers Whose Medical Conditions May Call for Significant Duty Limitations
GAO-08-546, June 10, 2008
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Natural Resources

Oil and Gas Royalties: Litigation over Royalty Relief Could Cost the Federal Government Billions of Dollars
GAO-08-792R, June 5, 2008
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Science, Space, and Technology

Nuclear Weapons: NNSA Needs to Establish a Cost and Schedule Baseline for Manufacturing a Critical Nuclear Weapon Component
GAO-08-593, May 23, 2008
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Tax Policy and Administration

Highlights of the Joint Forum on Tax Compliance: Options for Improvement and Their Budgetary Potential
GAO-08-703SP, June 30, 2008
Management Report: Improvements Needed in IRS's Internal Controls
GAO-08-368R, June 4, 2008
Refund Anticipation Loans
GAO-08-800R, June 5, 2008
Tax Administration: Data on the Effects of the Economic Stimulus Program on the Internal Revenue Service's Telephone Service and Costs
GAO-08-916T, June 19, 2008
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Coast Guard: Strategies for Mitigating the Loss of Patrol Boats Are Achieving Results in the Near Term, but They Come at a Cost and Longer Term Sustainability Is Unknown
GAO-08-660, June 23, 2008
Federal Aviation Administration: Efforts to Hire, Staff, and Train Air Traffic Controllers Are Generally on Track, but Challenges Remain
GAO-08-908T, June 11, 2008
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Veterans Affairs

VA Health Care: Facilities Have Taken Action to Provide Language Access Services and Culturally Appropriate Care to a Diverse Veteran Population
GAO-08-535, May 28, 2008
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Legal Products: Decisions and Opinions

Advanced Seal Technology, Inc.
B-311308, June 5, 2008
Al Qabandi United Company; American General Trading & Contracting--Costs
B-310600.3; B-310600.4, June 5, 2008
Alliance Technical Services, Inc.
B-311329; B-311329.2, May 30, 2008
Bill Henson--Designated Employee Agent
B-400060, June 2, 2008
Canon USA, Inc.
B-311254.2, June 10, 2008
DIT-MCO International Corporation
B-311403, June 18, 2008
DRS C3 Systems, LLC
B-310825; B-310825.2, February 26, 2008
Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998-Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice
B-310780, June 13, 2008
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
B-311004; B-311004.2, March 28, 2008
Hogar Crea, Inc.
B-311265, May 27, 2008
Integrated Concepts & Research Corporation
B-309803, October 15, 2007
Klinge Corporation
B-309930.2, February 13, 2008
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
B-311385, June 19, 2008
Professional Performance Development Group, Inc.
B-311273; B-311273.2, June 2, 2008
SKE International, Inc.
B-311383; B-311383.2, June 5, 2008
Sysorex Federal, Inc.--Costs
B-310273.2, March 27, 2008
The Boeing Company
B-311344; B-311344.10; B-311344.11; B-311344.3; B-311344.4; B-311344.6; B-311344.7; B-311344.8, June 18, 2008
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rules

Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary: User Fees
GAO-08-882R, June 10, 2008
Department of Homeland Security: Bureau of Customs and Border Protection: Changes to the Visa Waiver Program to Implement the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) Program
GAO-08-906R, June 23, 2008
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs: Gaming on Trust Lands Acquired After October 17, 1988
GAO-08-873R, June 3, 2008
Federal Communications Commission: Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Establishes Post-Reconfiguration 800 MHz Band Plan for the U.S.-Canada Border Regions
GAO-08-929R, June 27, 2008
Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for FY 2008
GAO-08-910R, June 23, 2008
Securities and Exchange Commission: Definition of Eligible Portfolio Company Under the Investment Company Act of 1940
GAO-08-832R, June 3, 2008
Social Security Administration: Amendments to the Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program
GAO-08-834R, June 2, 2008
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