GAO Month in Review January 2010

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

Status of the Small Business Administration's Implementation of Administrative Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
GAO-10-298R, January 19, 2010
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Employment and Training Administration: Increased Authority and Accountability Could Improve Research Program
GAO-10-243, January 29, 2010
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Department of Energy: Actions Needed to Develop High-Quality Cost Estimates for Construction and Environmental Cleanup Projects
GAO-10-199, January 14, 2010
Nuclear Security: DOE Needs to Address Protective Forces' Personnel System Issues
GAO-10-275, January 29, 2010
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Financial Management

Financial Management: Improvements Needed in National Flood Insurance Program's Financial Controls and Oversight
GAO-10-66, December 22, 2009
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Government Operations

FCC Management: Improvements Needed in Communication, Decision-Making Processes, and Workforce Planning
GAO-10-79, December 17, 2009
Results-Oriented Cultures: Office of Personnel Management Should Review Administrative Law Judge Program to Improve Hiring and Performance Management
GAO-10-14, January 15, 2010
Summary of GAO's Performance and Financial Information Fiscal Year 2009
GAO-10-235SP, January 21, 2010
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Brand-Name Prescription Drug Pricing: Lack of Therapeutically Equivalent Drugs and Limited Competition May Contribute to Extraordinary Price Increases
GAO-10-201, December 22, 2009
Emergency Preparedness: State Efforts to Plan for Medical Surge Could Benefit from Shared Guidance for Allocating Scarce Medical Resources
GAO-10-381T, January 25, 2010
Medicaid and CHIP: Enrollment, Benefits, Expenditures, and Other Characteristics of State Premium Assistance Programs
GAO-10-258R, January 19, 2010
Medicare Advantage: CMS Assists Beneficiaries Affected by Inappropriate Marketing but Has Limited Data on Scope of Issue
GAO-10-36, December 17, 2009
Patient Safety Act: HHS Is in the Process of Implementing the Act, So Its Effectiveness Cannot Yet Be Evaluated
GAO-10-281, January 29, 2010
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Homeland Security

Homeland Security: Better Use of Terrorist Watchlist Information and Improvements in Deployment of Passenger Screening Checkpoint Technologies Could Further Strengthen Security
GAO-10-401T, January 27, 2010
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Loan Performance and Negative Home Equity in the Nonprime Mortgage Market
GAO-10-146R, December 16, 2009
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Income Security

Social Security: Options to Protect Benefits for Vulnerable Groups When Addressing Program Solvency
GAO-10-101R, December 7, 2009
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Information Management

Information Sharing: Federal Agencies Are Sharing Border and Terrorism Information with Local and Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies, but Additional Efforts Are Needed
GAO-10-41, December 18, 2009
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Corporate Crime: DOJ Has Taken Steps to Better Track Its Use of Deferred and Non-Prosecution Agreements, but Should Evaluate Effectiveness
GAO-10-110, December 18, 2009
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National Defense

Defense Acquisitions: Managing Risk to Achieve Better Outcomes
GAO-10-374T, January 20, 2010
Defense Acquisitions: Status of DOD's Implementation of Independent Management Reviews for Services Acquisitions
GAO-10-284, January 28, 2010
Defense Contracting: DOD Has Enhanced Insight into Undefinitized Contract Action Use, but Management at Local Commands Needs Improvement
GAO-10-299, January 28, 2010
Defense Contracting: Recent Law Has Impacted Contractor Use of Offshore Subsidiaries to Avoid Certain Payroll Taxes
GAO-10-327, January 26, 2010
Defense Infrastructure: DOD Needs to Take Actions to Address Challenges in Meeting Federal Renewable Energy Goals
GAO-10-104, December 18, 2009
Military Recruiting: Clarified Reporting Requirements and Increased Transparency Could Strengthen Oversight over Recruiter Irregularities
GAO-10-254, January 28, 2010
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Natural Resources

Rural Water Infrastructure: Improved Coordination and Funding Processes Could Enhance Federal Efforts to Meet Needs in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region
GAO-10-126, December 18, 2009
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Science, Space, and Technology

Briefing on Commercial and Department of Defense Space System Requirements and Acquisition Practices
GAO-10-315R, January 14, 2010
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Tax Policy and Administration

2009 Tax Filing Season: IRS Met Many 2009 Goals, but Telephone Access Remained Low, and Taxpayer Service and Enforcement Could Be Improved
GAO-10-225, December 10, 2009
New Markets Tax Credit: The Credit Helps Fund a Variety of Projects in Low-Income Communities, but Could Be Simplified
GAO-10-334, January 29, 2010
Tax Gap: Actions Needed to Address Noncompliance with S Corporation Tax Rules
GAO-10-195, December 15, 2009
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National Airspace System: Regional Airport Planning Could Help Address Congestion If Plans Were Integrated with FAA and Airport Decision Making
GAO-10-120, December 23, 2009
National Transportation Safety Board: Issues Related to the 2010 Reauthorization
GAO-10-366T, January 27, 2010
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Veterans Affairs

Electronic Health Records: DOD and VA Interoperability Efforts Are Ongoing; Program Office Needs to Implement Recommended Improvements
GAO-10-332, January 28, 2010
VA Health Care: Improved Oversight and Compliance Needed for Physician Credentialing and Privileging Processes
GAO-10-26, January 6, 2010
Veterans' Disability Benefits: Further Evaluation of Ongoing Initiatives Could Help Identify Effective Approaches for Improving Claims Processing
GAO-10-213, January 29, 2010
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Legal Products: Decisions and Opinions

Advanced Environmental Solutions, Inc.
B-401654, October 27, 2009
American Security Programs, Inc.
B-402069; B-402069.2, January 15, 2010
American Warehouse Systems
B-402292, January 28, 2010
Apex Limited, Inc.
B-402163, January 21, 2010
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation
B-402148, January 25, 2010
Bruce Bancroft--Agency Tender Official; Sam Rodriquez--Designated Employee Agent
B-400404.10; B-400404.11; B-400404.7; B-400404.8; B-400404.9, November 17, 2009
C&B Construction, Inc.
B-401988.2, January 6, 2010
COB EventLizenz GmbH
B-401999.2, January 12, 2010
Chant Engineering Company, Inc.
B-402054, December 29, 2009
Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board--Interagency Agreement with the General Services Administration
B-318425, December 8, 2009
Clark/Caddell Joint Venture
B-402055, January 7, 2010
Cummins Power Systems, LLC
B-402079.2, January 7, 2010
DME Corporation
B-401924; B-401924.2, December 22, 2009
Department of the Navy--Lunch for Volunteer Focus Group
B-318499, November 19, 2009
Digital Solutions, Inc.
B-402067, January 12, 2010
First Coast Service Options, Inc.
B-401429, July 31, 2009
GAO Bid Protest Annual Report to the Congress for Fiscal Year 2009
GAO-10-264R, January 8, 2010
ITT Corporation, Systems Division
B-310102.6; B-310102.7; B-310102.8; B-310102.9, December 4, 2009
JRS Management
B-401524.2, January 12, 2010
John Blood
B-402133, January 15, 2010
Kiewit Texas Construction L.P.
B-402090; B-402090.2, January 12, 2010
LIS, Inc.
B-400646.2; B-400646.3, March 25, 2009
LIS, Inc.
B-400646.4, January 4, 2010
LaBarge Products, Inc.
B-402280, January 19, 2010
B-402114, December 30, 2009
ManTech Systems Engineering Corporation; TWD & Associates, Inc.
B-401542.6; B-401542.7, December 22, 2009
McKissack+Delcan JV II
B-401973.2; B-401973.4, January 13, 2010
Overseas Lease Group, Inc.
B-402111, January 19, 2010
PMO Partnership Joint Venture
B-401973.3; B-401973.5, January 14, 2010
Panacea Biotec, Inc.
B-400776, January 21, 2009
SETA Support Services Alliance; Sigmatech, Inc.
B-401754; B-401754.2; B-401754.3; B-401754.4, November 23, 2009
TJ's Marine Construction LLC
B-402227, January 7, 2010
Veterans Construction of South Carolina, LLC
B-401723.2, January 21, 2010
W. Gohman Construction Co.
B-401877, December 2, 2009
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rules

Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration: State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program
GAO-10-321R, January 13, 2010
Department of Education: School Improvement Grants; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA); Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended (ESEA)
GAO-10-371R, January 22, 2010
Department of Housing and Urban Development: HOPE for Homeowners Program; Statutory Transfer of Program Authority to HUD and Conforming Amendments To Adopt Recently Enacted Statutory Changes
GAO-10-372R, January 26, 2010
Securities and Exchange Commission: Custody of Funds or Securities of Clients by Investment Advisers
GAO-10-363R, January 26, 2010
Securities and Exchange Commission: Proxy Disclosure Enhancements
GAO-10-343R, January 7, 2010
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