GAO Month in Review August 2009

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

Business, Industry, and Consumers

Consumer Product Safety Commission: Better Data Collection and Assessment of Consumer Information Efforts Could Help Protect Minority Children
GAO-09-731, August 5, 2009
Consumer Safety: Better Information and Planning Would Strengthen CPSC's Oversight of Imported Products
GAO-09-803, August 14, 2009
Small Business Innovation Research: Observations on Agencies' Data Collection and Eligibility Determination Efforts
GAO-09-956T, August 6, 2009
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Federal Student Aid Formula: Cost-of-Living Adjustment Could Increase Aid to a Small Percentage of Students in High-Cost Areas but Could Also Further Complicate Aid Process
GAO-09-825, August 14, 2009
Teacher Preparation: Multiple Federal Education Offices Support Teacher Preparation for Instructing Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners, but Systematic Departmentwide Coordination Could Enhance This Assistance
GAO-09-573, July 20, 2009
Teacher Quality: Sustained Coordination among Key Federal Education Programs Could Enhance State Efforts to Improve Teacher Quality
GAO-09-593, July 6, 2009
Teacher Quality: Survey Results of State Officials on Efforts to Coordinate Teacher Quality Initiatives (GAO-09-594SP, July 2009), an E-supplement to GAO-09-593
GAO-09-594SP, July 6, 2009
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Equal Employment Opportunity: Pilot Projects Could Help Test Solutions to Long-standing Concerns with the EEO Complaint Process
GAO-09-712, August 12, 2009
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Environmental Protection

Climate Change Policy: Preliminary Observations on Options for Distributing Emissions Allowances and Revenue under a Cap-and-Trade Program
GAO-09-950T, August 4, 2009
Superfund: Litigation Has Decreased and EPA Needs Better Information on Site Cleanup and Cost Issues to Estimate Future Program Funding Requirements
GAO-09-656, July 15, 2009
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Financial Institutions

Fair Lending: Data Limitations and the Fragmented U.S. Financial Regulatory Structure Challenge Federal Oversight and Enforcement Efforts
GAO-09-704, July 15, 2009
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Financial Management

Ensuring Accountability In a Time of Financial and Fiscal Stress
GAO-09-930CG, August 10, 2009
Ensuring Accountability In a Time of Financial and Fiscal Stress
GAO-09-952CG, August 17, 2009
Federal Contracting: Application of OMB Guidance Can Improve Use of Award Fee Contracts
GAO-09-839T, August 3, 2009
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Government Operations

America Competes Act: NIST Applied Some Safeguards in Obtaining Expert Services, but Additional Direction from Congress Is Needed
GAO-09-789, August 7, 2009
Biosafety Laboratories: BSL-4 Laboratories Improved Perimeter Security Despite Limited Action by CDC
GAO-09-851, July 7, 2009
U.S. Postal Service: Restructuring Urgently Needed to Achieve Financial Viability
GAO-09-958T, August 6, 2009
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Health Insurance: Enrollment, Benefits, Funding, and Other Characteristics of State High-Risk Health Insurance Pools
GAO-09-730R, July 22, 2009
Hurricane Katrina: Barriers to Mental Health Services for Children Persist in Greater New Orleans, Although Federal Grants Are Helping to Address Them
GAO-09-935T, August 4, 2009
Medicare Physician Payments: Fees Could Better Reflect Efficiencies Achieved When Services Are Provided Together
GAO-09-647, July 31, 2009
Private Health Insurance: Research on Competition in the Insurance Industry
GAO-09-864R, July 31, 2009
Ryan White CARE Act: Estimated Effect of Proposed Stop-Loss Provision in H.R. 3293 on Urban Areas
GAO-09-947R, August 3, 2009
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Homeland Security

Border Patrol: Checkpoints Contribute to Border Patrol's Mission, but More Consistent Data Collection and Performance Measurement Could Improve Effectiveness
GAO-09-824, August 31, 2009
Disaster Recovery: Experiences from Past Disasters Offer Insights for Effective Collaboration after Catastrophic Events
GAO-09-811, July 31, 2009
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Income Security

Private Pensions: Alternative Approaches Could Address Retirement Risks Faced by Workers but Pose Trade-offs
GAO-09-642, July 24, 2009
Unemployment Insurance Measures Included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, as of July 2009
GAO-09-942R, July 27, 2009
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International Affairs

International Trade: Four Free Trade Agreements GAO Reviewed Have Resulted in Commercial Benefits, but Challenges on Labor and Environment Remain
GAO-09-439, July 10, 2009
U.S.-Africa Trade: Options for Congressional Consideration to Improve Textile and Apparel Sector Competitiveness under the African Growth and Opportunity Act
GAO-09-916, August 12, 2009
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National Defense

Ballistic Missile Defense: Actions Needed to Improve Planning and Information on Construction and Support Costs for Proposed European Sites
GAO-09-771, August 6, 2009
Defense Acquisitions: Additional Analysis Needed to Capture Cost Differences Between Conventional and Nuclear Propulsion for Navy's Future Cruiser
GAO-09-886R, August 7, 2009
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Natural Resources

Air Pollution: Air Quality and Permitting of New Coal-Burning, Electricity-Generating Units in Central Texas
GAO-09-787R, August 4, 2009
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Tax Policy and Administration

Home Mortgage Interest Deduction: Despite Challenges Presented by Complex Tax Rules, IRS Could Enhance Enforcement and Guidance
GAO-09-769, July 29, 2009
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Public Transportation: Better Data Needed to Assess Length of New Starts Process, and Options Exist to Expedite Project Development
GAO-09-784, August 6, 2009
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Legal Products: Decisions and Opinions

B-401249.4, August 17, 2009
Applied Resources, Inc.
B-400144.7; B-400144.8, July 31, 2009
Argon ST, Inc.
B-401387, August 6, 2009
Commercial Design Group, Inc.
B-400923.4, August 6, 2009
Department of the Navy--Request for Modification of Remedy
B-401102.3, August 6, 2009
Electronic Vision Access Solutions
B-401473, August 25, 2009
GC&E Systems Group, Inc.
B-401315; B-401315.2, July 9, 2009
Glenn Defense Marine-Asia PTE, Ltd.
B-401480, August 17, 2009
Government Acquisitions, Inc.
B-401048; B-401048.2; B-401048.3, May 4, 2009
JSR Services, LLC
B-401500, August 24, 2009
K-Mar Industries, Inc.
B-400487, November 3, 2008
National Indian Gaming Commission--Reimbursing Bicyclists as Part of the Agency's Transportation Fringe Benefit Program
B-318325, August 12, 2009
Noble Excavating, Inc.
B-401273.2, August 11, 2009
Northrop Grumman Information Technology, Inc.
B-400134.10, August 18, 2009
Standard Bent Glass Corporation
B-401212, June 23, 2009
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-Steller's and Spectacled Eiders Conservation Plan
B-318386, August 12, 2009
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rules

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System: Truth in Lending
GAO-09-945R, August 11, 2009
Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation: Conservation Stewardship Program
GAO-09-961R, August 17, 2009
Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation: Environmental Quality Incentives Program
GAO-09-959R, August 17, 2009
Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation: Wetlands Reserve Program
GAO-09-960R, August 17, 2009
Department of Energy: Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedures for General Service Fluorescent Lamps and Incandescent Reflector Lamps
GAO-09-973R, August 20, 2009
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for Federal Fiscal Year 2010
GAO-09-974R, August 24, 2009
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities for FY 2010; Minimum Data Set, Version 3.0 for Skilled Nursing Facilities and Medicaid Nursing Facilities
GAO-09-982R, August 25, 2009
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration: Part 121 Pilot Age Limit
GAO-09-972R, August 12, 2009
Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Federal Motor Safety Standards; Air Brake Systems
GAO-09-979R, August 20, 2009
Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Requirements and Procedures for Consumer Assistance To Recycle and Save Program
GAO-09-981R, August 24, 2009
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: Smart Grid Policy
GAO-09-944R, August 11, 2009
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