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.

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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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Education

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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Employment

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

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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Transportation

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

ALJUCAR, LLC
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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