GAO Month in Review November 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 http://www.gao.gov/press/topten.html

Budget and Spending

Budget Issues: Electronic Processing of Non-IRS Collections Has Increased but Better Understanding of Cost Structure Is Needed
GAO-10-11, November 20, 2009
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Business, Industry, and Consumers

Credit Cards: Rising Interchange Fees Have Increased Costs for Merchants, but Options for Reducing Fees Pose Challenges
GAO-10-45, November 19, 2009
Household Goods Moving Industry: Progress Has Been Made in Enforcement, but Increased Focus on Consumer Protection Is Needed
GAO-10-38, October 30, 2009
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Education

Grant Monitoring: Department of Education Could Improve Its Processes with Greater Focus on Assessing Risks, Acquiring Financial Skills, and Sharing Information
GAO-10-57, November 19, 2009
Higher Education: Factors Lenders Consider in Making Lending Decisions for Private Education Loans
GAO-10-86R, November 17, 2009
Student Achievement: Schools Use Multiple Strategies to Help Students Meet Academic Standards, Especially Schools with Higher Proportions of Low-Income and Minority Students
GAO-10-18, November 16, 2009
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Employment

Workplace Safety and Health: Enhancing OSHA's Records Audit Process Could Improve the Accuracy of Worker Injury and Illness Data
GAO-10-10, October 15, 2009
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Energy

Nuclear Weapons: National Nuclear Security Administration Needs to Better Manage Risks Associated with Modernization of Its Kansas City Plant
GAO-10-115, October 23, 2009
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Financial Institutions

Troubled Asset Relief Program: Continued Stewardship Needed as Treasury Develops Strategies for Monitoring and Divesting Financial Interests in Chrysler and GM
GAO-10-151, November 2, 2009
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Financial Management

Financial Audit: Bureau of the Public Debt's Fiscal Years 2009 and 2008 Schedules of Federal Debt
GAO-10-88, November 10, 2009
Financial Audit: Federal Housing Finance Agency's Fiscal Year 2009 Financial Statements
GAO-10-218, November 16, 2009
Financial Audit: IRS's Fiscal Years 2009 and 2008 Financial Statements
GAO-10-176, November 10, 2009
Financial Audit: Securities and Exchange Commission's Financial Statements for Fiscal Years 2009 and 2008
GAO-10-250, November 16, 2009
Millennium Challenge Corporation: MCC Has Addressed a Number of Implementation Challenges, but Needs to Improve Financial Controls and Infrastructure Planning
GAO-10-52, November 6, 2009
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Government Operations

2010 Census: Census Bureau Has Made Progress on Schedule and Operational Control Tools, but Needs to Prioritize Remaining System Requirements
GAO-10-59, November 13, 2009
Elderly Voters: Information on Promising Practices Could Strengthen the Integrity of the Voting Process in Long-term Care Facilities
GAO-10-6, November 30, 2009
Federal Aviation Administration: Human Capital System Incorporates Many Leading Practices, but Improving Employees' Satisfaction with Their Workplace Remains a Challenge
GAO-10-89, October 28, 2009
Integrity Committee's Process to Address Allegations of Wrongdoing by Inspectors General
GAO-10-63R, October 15, 2009
Program Evaluation: A Variety of Rigorous Methods Can Help Identify Effective Interventions
GAO-10-30, November 23, 2009
Recovery Act: Agencies Are Addressing Broadband Program Challenges, but Actions Are Needed to Improve Implementation
GAO-10-80, November 16, 2009
Recovery Act: Recipient Reported Jobs Data Provide Some Insight into Use of Recovery Act Funding, but Data Quality and Reporting Issues Need Attention
GAO-10-223, November 19, 2009
Recovery Act: Recipient Reported Jobs Data Provide Some Insight into Use of Recovery Act Funding, but Data Quality and Reporting Issues Need Attention
GAO-10-224T, November 19, 2009
U.S. Postal Service: Financial Challenges Continue, with Relatively Limited Results from Recent Revenue-Generation Efforts
GAO-10-191T, November 5, 2009
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Health

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Deficiencies in Contract Management Internal Control Are Pervasive
GAO-10-60, October 23, 2009
Indian Health Service: Updated Policies and Procedures and Increased Oversight Needed for Billings and Collections from Private Insurers
GAO-10-42R, October 22, 2009
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Homeland Security

Combating Nuclear Smuggling: Recent Testing Raises Issues About the Potential Effectiveness of Advanced Radiation Detection Portal Monitors
GAO-10-252T, November 17, 2009
Homeland Security: Greater Attention to Key Practices Would Help Address Security Vulnerabilities at Federal Buildings
GAO-10-236T, November 18, 2009
Homeland Security: Greater Attention to Key Practices Would Improve the Federal Protective Service's Approach to Facility Protection
GAO-10-142, October 23, 2009
Homeland Security: Key US-VISIT Components at Varying Stages of Completion, but Integrated and Reliable Schedule Needed
GAO-10-13, November 19, 2009
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Income Security

Private Pensions: Sponsors of 10 Underfunded Plans Paid Executives Approximately $350 Million in Compensation Shortly Before Termination
GAO-10-77, October 21, 2009
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Information Management

Critical Infrastructure Protection: OMB Leadership Needed to Strengthen Agency Planning Efforts to Protect Federal Cyber Assets
GAO-10-148, October 15, 2009
Cybersecurity: Continued Efforts Are Needed to Protect Information Systems from Evolving Threats
GAO-10-230T, November 17, 2009
Information Security: Actions Needed to Manage, Protect, and Sustain Improvements to Los Alamos National Laboratory's Classified Computer Network
GAO-10-28, October 14, 2009
Information Technology: Agencies Need to Improve the Implementation and Use of Earned Value Techniques to Help Manage Major System Acquisitions
GAO-10-2, October 8, 2009
Information Technology: U.S. Postal Service Needs to Strengthen System Acquisition and Management Capabilities to Improve Its Intelligent Mail Full Service Program
GAO-10-145, October 29, 2009
National Archives: Progress and Risks in Implementing its Electronic Records Archive Initiative
GAO-10-222T, November 5, 2009
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International Affairs

Afghanistan's Security Environment
GAO-10-178R, November 5, 2009
Contingency Contracting: Further Improvements Needed in Agency Tracking of Contractor Personnel and Contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan
GAO-10-187, November 2, 2009
International Monetary Fund: Lending Programs Allow for Negotiations and Are Consistent with Economic Literature
GAO-10-44, November 12, 2009
International Trade: Options for Congressional Consideration to Improve U.S. Trade Preference Programs
GAO-10-262T, November 17, 2009
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Bureau of Prisons: Methods for Cost Estimation Largely Reflect Best Practices, but Quantifying Risks Would Enhance Decision Making
GAO-10-94, November 10, 2009
Corporate Crime: Prosecutors Adhered to Guidance in Selecting Monitors for Deferred Prosecution and Non-Prosecution Agreements, but DOJ Could Better Communicate Its Role in Resolving Conflicts
GAO-10-260T, November 19, 2009
U.S. Marshals: Qualifications and Comparison of Demographic Characteristics to Their Counterparts in Selected Federal Law Enforcement Agencies
GAO-10-15R, November 13, 2009
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National Defense

Defense Acquisitions: Further Actions Needed to Address Weaknesses in DOD's Management of Professional and Management Support Contracts
GAO-10-39, November 20, 2009
Defense Acquisitions: Strategic Airlift Gap Has Been Addressed, but Tactical Airlift Plans Are Evolving as Key Issues Have Not Been Resolved
GAO-10-67, November 12, 2009
Defense Health Care: Post-Deployment Health Reassessment Documentation Needs Improvement
GAO-10-56, November 19, 2009
Defense Infrastructure: Guam Needs Timely Information from DOD to Meet Challenges in Planning and Financing Off-Base Projects and Programs to Support a Larger Military Presence
GAO-10-90R, November 13, 2009
Defense Infrastructure: The Army Needs to Establish Priorities, Goals, and Performance Measures for Its Arsenal Support Program Initiative
GAO-10-167R, November 5, 2009
Defense Logistics: Department of Defense's Annual Report on the Status of Prepositioned Materiel and Equipment Can Be Further Enhanced to Better Inform Congress
GAO-10-172R, November 4, 2009
Military Base Realignments and Closures: Estimated Costs Have Increased While Savings Estimates Have Decreased Since Fiscal Year 2009
GAO-10-98R, November 13, 2009
Operation Iraqi Freedom: Preliminary Observations on DOD Planning for the Drawdown of U.S. Forces from Iraq
GAO-10-179, November 2, 2009
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Natural Resources

Energy-Water Nexus: Many Uncertainties Remain about National and Regional Effects of Increased Biofuel Production on Water Resources
GAO-10-116, November 30, 2009
Federal Land Management: Challenges to Implementing the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act
GAO-10-259T, November 17, 2009
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Social Services

Poverty Determination in U.S. Insular Areas
GAO-10-240R, November 10, 2009
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Transportation

Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures: Fiscal Year 2009 Airport and Airway Trust Fund Excise Taxes
GAO-10-92R, November 5, 2009
Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures: Fiscal Year 2009 Highway Trust Fund Excise Taxes
GAO-10-93R, November 5, 2009
Surface Transportation: Efforts to Address Highway Congestion through Real-Time Traffic Information Systems Are Expanding but Face Implementation Challenges
GAO-10-121R, November 30, 2009
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Veterans Affairs

Department Of Veterans Affairs: Improvements Needed in Corrective Action Plans to Remediate Financial Reporting Material Weaknesses
GAO-10-65, November 16, 2009
Military and Veterans' Benefits: Analysis of VA Compensation Levels for Survivors of Veterans and Servicemembers
GAO-10-62, November 13, 2009
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program: Case Studies Show Fraud and Abuse Allowed Ineligible Firms to Obtain Millions of Dollars in Contracts
GAO-10-108, October 23, 2009
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program: Case Studies Show Fraud and Abuse Allowed Ineligible Firms to Obtain Millions of Dollars in Contracts
GAO-10-255T, November 19, 2009
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Legal Products: Decisions and Opinions

ACS Education Solutions, LLC
B-401531; B-401531.2; B-401531.3, October 5, 2009
All Seasons Apparel, Inc.
B-401805; B-401805.2, November 4, 2009
Alsalam Aircraft Company--Costs
B-401298.3, November 5, 2009
American Construction Company
B-401493.2, October 16, 2009
Armorworks Enterprises, LLC
B-401671.3, November 6, 2009
Brian X. Scott
B-401960, November 9, 2009
Commissioning Solutions Global, LLC
B-401553, October 6, 2009
DMS-All Star Joint Venture
B-310932.6; B-310932.7, October 9, 2009
District of Columbia Courts--Authority to Pay Settlements and Judgments
B-318426, November 2, 2009
Diversified Maintenance Systems, Inc.
B-401329.4, November 9, 2009
EMS Ice, Inc.
B-401688.3; B-401688.6, October 8, 2009
Exegistics, Inc.
B-401690, November 5, 2009
General Dynamics--Ordnance & Tactical Systems
B-401658; B-401658.2, October 26, 2009
Health Net Federal Services, LLC
B-401652, October 13, 2009
Health Net Federal Services, LLC
B-401652.3; B-401652.5, November 4, 2009
Humana Military Healthcare Services
B-401652.2; B-401652.4; B-401652.6, October 28, 2009
Manthos Engineering, LLC
B-401751, October 16, 2009
PR Newswire Association, LLC
B-401692, November 5, 2009
Science Applications International Corporation
B-401773, November 10, 2009
Telephonics Corporation
B-401647; B-401647.2, October 16, 2009
The Mangi Environmental Group, Inc.
B-401775, November 5, 2009
The Mangi Environmental Group, Inc.
B-401783, November 20, 2009
TransAtlantic Lines, LLC
B-401825, November 23, 2009
Trison Construction, Inc.
B-401537.2, November 9, 2009
Trusted Base, LLC
B-401670, October 27, 2009
Washington-Harris Group
B-401794; B-401794.2, November 16, 2009
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rules

Department of Education: General and Non-Loan Programmatic Issues
GAO-10-238R, November 17, 2009
Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: Production Incentives for Cellulosic Biofuels; Reverse Auction Procedures and Standards
GAO-10-214R, November 10, 2009
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Medical Examination of Aliens--Removal of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection From Definition of Communicable Disease of Public Health Significance
GAO-10-239R, November 17, 2009
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Home Health Prospective Payment System; Rate Update for Calendar Year 2010
GAO-10-261R, November 24, 2009
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Inpatient Hospital Deductible and Hospital and Extended Care Services Coinsurance Amounts for Calendar Year 2010
GAO-10-207R, November 6, 2009
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Medicare Part B Monthly Actuarial Rates, Premium Rate, and Annual Deductible Beginning January 1, 2010
GAO-10-208R, November 6, 2009
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Part A Premium for Calendar Year 2010 for the Uninsured Aged and for Certain Disabled Individuals Who Have Exhausted Other Entitlement
GAO-10-209R, November 6, 2009
Environmental Protection Agency: Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases
GAO-10-228R, November 13, 2009
Environmental Protection Agency: Oil Pollution Prevention; Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule--Amendments
GAO-10-267R, November 24, 2009
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