GAO Month in Review March 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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Agriculture and Food

Food Irradiation: FDA Could Improve Its Documentation and Communication of Key Decisions on Food Irradiation Petitions
GAO-10-309R, February 16, 2010
Food Safety: FDA Should Strengthen Its Oversight of Food Ingredients Determined to Be Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS)
GAO-10-246, February 3, 2010
Food and Drug Administration: Improved Monitoring and Development of Performance Measures Needed to Strengthen Oversight of Criminal and Misconduct Investigations
GAO-10-221, January 29, 2010
Food and Drug Administration: Opportunities Exist to Better Address Management Challenges
GAO-10-279, February 19, 2010
Food and Drug Administration: 2009 FDA Managers Survey on Performance and Management Issues (GAO-10-280SP, February 2010), an E-supplement to GAO-10-279
GAO-10-280SP, February 19, 2010
Humane Methods of Slaughter Act: Actions Are Needed to Strengthen Enforcement
GAO-10-203, February 19, 2010
Humane Methods of Slaughter Act: USDA Inspectors' Views on Enforcement (GAO-10-244SP), February 2010, an E-supplement to GAO-10-203
GAO-10-244SP, February 17, 2010
Humane Methods of Slaughter Act: Weaknesses in USDA Enforcement
GAO-10-487T, March 4, 2010
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Budget and Spending

Principles of Federal Appropriations Law: Annual Update of the Third Edition
GAO-10-424SP, March 11, 2010
State and Local Governments' Fiscal Outlook: March 2010 Update
GAO-10-358, March 2, 2010
The Federal Government's Long-Term Fiscal Outlook: January 2010 Update
GAO-10-468SP, March 2, 2010
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Business, Industry, and Consumers

Media Programming: Factors Influencing the Availability of Independent Programming in Television and Programming Decisions in Radio
GAO-10-369, March 17, 2010
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Economic Development

Revitalization Programs: Empowerment Zones, Enterprise Communities, and Renewal Communities
GAO-10-464R, March 12, 2010
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Energy Star Program: Covert Testing Shows the Energy Star Program Certification Process Is Vulnerable to Fraud and Abuse
GAO-10-470, March 5, 2010
Nuclear Nonproliferation: DOE Needs to Address Uncertainties with and Strengthen Independent Safety Oversight of Its Plutonium Disposition Program
GAO-10-378, March 26, 2010
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Environmental Protection

Climate Change: Observations on Options for Selling Emissions Allowances in a Cap-and-Trade Program
GAO-10-377, February 24, 2010
Climate Change: Preliminary Observations on Geoengineering Science, Federal Efforts, and Governance Issues
GAO-10-546T, March 18, 2010
Environmental Contamination: Information on the Funding and Cleanup Status of Defense Sites
GAO-10-547T, March 17, 2010
Environmental Health: High-level Strategy and Leadership Needed to Continue Progress toward Protecting Children from Environmental Threats
GAO-10-205, January 28, 2010
Environmental Health: Opportunities for Greater Focus, Direction, and Top-Level Commitment to Children's Health at EPA
GAO-10-545T, March 17, 2010
Superfund: Information on Cost and Other Issues Related to the Cleanup of the Federal Creosote Site
GAO-10-277, February 25, 2010
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Financial Management

Briefing on the Results of GAO's Audit of the Fiscal Years 2009 and 2008 U.S. Government's Consolidated Financial Statements
GAO-10-501R, March 23, 2010
Briefing on the Results of GAO's Audit of the Fiscal Years 2009 and 2008 U.S. Government's Consolidated Financial Statements
GAO-10-502R, March 22, 2010
Federal User Fees: Fee Design Characteristics and Trade-Offs Illustrated by USCIS's Immigration and Naturalization Fees
GAO-10-560T, March 23, 2010
Final Review of Expenses from the Department of Justice Permanent Indefinite Appropriation Covering the 7-Month Period Ending September 30, 2009
GAO-10-524R, March 31, 2010
Financial Audit: American Battle Monuments Commission's Financial Statements for Fiscal Years 2009 and 2008
GAO-10-399, March 1, 2010
Management Report: Improvements Needed in SEC's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures
GAO-10-443R, March 31, 2010
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Government Operations

Conversions of Selected Employees from Political to Career Positions at Departments and Selected Agencies
GAO-10-356R, January 29, 2010
Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Request: U.S. Government Accountability Office
GAO-10-451T, March 17, 2010
Recovery Act: California's Use of Funds and Efforts to Ensure Accountability
GAO-10-467T, March 5, 2010
Recovery Act: Factors Affecting the Department of Energy's Program Implementation
GAO-10-497T, March 4, 2010
Recovery Act: Officials' Views Vary on Impacts of Davis-Bacon Act Prevailing Wage Provision
GAO-10-421, February 24, 2010
Recovery Act: One Year Later, States' and Localities' Uses of Funds and Opportunities to Strengthen Accountability
GAO-10-437, March 3, 2010
U.S. Postal Service: Financial Crisis Demands Aggressive Action
GAO-10-538T, March 18, 2010
Workforce Planning: Interior, EPA, and the Forest Service Should Strengthen Linkages to Their Strategic Plans and Improve Evaluation
GAO-10-413, March 31, 2010
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Energy Employees Compensation: Additional Independent Oversight and Transparency Would Improve Program's Credibility
GAO-10-302, March 22, 2010
Group Purchasing Organizations: Research on Their Pricing Impact on Health Care Providers
GAO-10-323R, January 29, 2010
Medicare Part D: CMS Oversight of Part D Sponsors' Fraud and Abuse Programs Has Been Limited, but CMS Plans Oversight Expansion
GAO-10-481T, March 3, 2010
Medicare Part D: Spending, Beneficiary Cost Sharing, and Cost-Containment Efforts for High-Cost Drugs Eligible for a Specialty Tier
GAO-10-242, January 29, 2010
Medicare Part D: Spending, Beneficiary Out-of-Pocket Costs, and Efforts to Obtain Price Concessions for Certain High-Cost Drugs
GAO-10-529T, March 17, 2010
Medicare Recovery Audit Contracting: Weaknesses Remain in Addressing Vulnerabilities to Improper Payments, Although Improvements Made to Contractor Oversight
GAO-10-143, March 31, 2010
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Homeland Security

Emergency Communications: Establishment of the Emergency Communications Preparedness Center and Related Interagency Coordination Challenges
GAO-10-463R, March 3, 2010
Homeland Security: Ongoing Challenges Impact the Federal Protective Service's Ability to Protect Federal Facilities
GAO-10-506T, March 16, 2010
Nuclear Security: DOE Needs to Fully Address Issues Affecting Protective Forces' Personnel Systems
GAO-10-485T, March 3, 2010
Secure Border Initiative: DHS Needs to Address Testing and Performance Limitations That Place Key Technology Program at Risk
GAO-10-158, January 29, 2010
Secure Border Initiative: Testing and Problem Resolution Challenges Put Delivery of Technology Program at Risk
GAO-10-511T, March 18, 2010
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Troubled Asset Relief Program: Home Affordable Modification Program Continues to Face Implementation Challenges
GAO-10-556T, March 25, 2010
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Income Security

Use of the Railroad Retirement Board Occupational Disability Program across the Rail Industry
GAO-10-351R, February 4, 2010
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Information Management

2010 Census: Data Collection Is Under Way, but Reliability of Key Information Technology Systems Remains a Risk
GAO-10-567T, March 25, 2010
Bureau of the Public Debt: Areas for Improvement in Information Security Controls
GAO-10-517R, March 26, 2010
Cybersecurity: Progress Made but Challenges Remain in Defining and Coordinating the Comprehensive National Initiative
GAO-10-338, March 5, 2010
Electronic Government: Implementation of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006
GAO-10-365, March 12, 2010
Freedom of Information Act: Requirements and Implementation Continue to Evolve
GAO-10-537T, March 18, 2010
Information Security: Concerted Response Needed to Resolve Persistent Weaknesses
GAO-10-536T, March 24, 2010
Information Security: IRS Needs to Continue to Address Significant Weaknesses
GAO-10-355, March 19, 2010
Telecommunications: Information Collection and Management at the Federal Communications Commission
GAO-10-249, January 29, 2010
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International Affairs

Afghanistan Drug Control: Strategy Evolving and Progress Reported, but Interim Performance Targets and Evaluation of Justice Reform Efforts Needed
GAO-10-291, March 9, 2010
Global Food Security: Progress toward a U.S. Governmentwide Strategy Is Under Way, but Approach Has Several Vulnerabilities
GAO-10-494T, March 11, 2010
Global Food Security: U.S. Agencies Progressing on Governmentwide Strategy, but Approach Faces Several Vulnerabilities
GAO-10-352, March 11, 2010
Iran Sanctions: Complete and Timely Licensing Data Needed to Strengthen Enforcement of Export Restrictions
GAO-10-375, March 4, 2010
Iraq and Afghanistan: Agencies Face Challenges in Tracking Contracts, Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Associated Personnel
GAO-10-509T, March 23, 2010
Iraq: Iraqi Refugees and Special Immigrant Visa Holders Face Challenges Resettling in the United States and Obtaining U.S. Government Employment
GAO-10-274, March 9, 2010
U.S. Insular Areas: Opportunities Exist to Improve Interior's Grant Oversight and Reduce the Potential for Mismanagement
GAO-10-347, March 16, 2010
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National Defense

Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs
GAO-10-388SP, March 30, 2010
Defense Acquisitions: DOD Could Achieve Greater Commonality and Efficiencies among Its Unmanned Aircraft Systems
GAO-10-508T, March 23, 2010
Defense Acquisitions: Opportunities Exist to Position Army's Ground Force Modernization Efforts for Success
GAO-10-406, March 15, 2010
Defense Acquisitions: Opportunities for the Army to Position Its Ground Force Modernization Efforts for Success
GAO-10-493T, March 10, 2010
Defense Budget: Fourth Quarter Obligation Rates and Contract Obligations for Fiscal Years 2006-09
GAO-10-527R, March 31, 2010
Defense Health Care: 2008 Access to Care Surveys Indicate Some Problems, but Beneficiary Satisfaction Is Similar to Other Health Plans
GAO-10-402, March 31, 2010
Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance: Overarching Guidance Is Needed to Advance Information Sharing
GAO-10-500T, March 17, 2010
Joint Strike Fighter: Additional Costs and Delays Risk Not Meeting Warfighter Requirements on Time
GAO-10-382, March 19, 2010
Joint Strike Fighter: Significant Challenges Remain as DOD Restructures Program
GAO-10-520T, March 11, 2010
Joint Strike Fighter: Significant Challenges and Decisions Ahead
GAO-10-478T, March 24, 2010
Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Comprehensive Planning and a Results-Oriented Training Strategy Are Needed to Support Growing Inventories
GAO-10-331, March 26, 2010
Warfighter Support: A Cost Comparison of Using State Department Employees versus Contractors for Security Services in Iraq
GAO-10-266R, March 4, 2010
Warfighter Support: Continued Actions Needed by DOD to Improve and Institutionalize Contractor Support in Contingency Operations
GAO-10-551T, March 17, 2010
Warfighter Support: DOD Needs to Improve Its Planning for Using Contractors to Support Future Military Operations
GAO-10-472, March 30, 2010
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Natural Resources

Forest Service: Information on Appeals, Objections, and Litigation Involving Fuel Reduction Activities, Fiscal Years 2006 through 2008
GAO-10-337, March 4, 2010
Status of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Efforts to Implement GAO's 2007 Recommendations Regarding Its Section 214 Authority
GAO-10-385R, February 19, 2010
Update on the Status of the Merchantable Timber Contracting Pilot Program
GAO-10-379R, March 4, 2010
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Science, Space, and Technology

Space Acquisitions: DOD Poised to Enhance Space Capabilities, but Persistent Challenges Remain in Developing Space Systems
GAO-10-447T, March 10, 2010
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Social Services

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Fewer Eligible Families Have Received Cash Assistance Since the 1990s, and the Recession's Impact on Caseloads Varies by State
GAO-10-164, February 23, 2010
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Implications of Changes in Participation Rates
GAO-10-495T, March 11, 2010
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Aviation Security: TSA Is Increasing Procurement and Deployment of the Advanced Imaging Technology, but Challenges to This Effort and Other Areas of Aviation Security Remain
GAO-10-484T, March 17, 2010
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Veterans Affairs

VA Faces Challenges in Providing Substance Use Disorder Services and Is Taking Steps to Improve These Services for Veterans
GAO-10-294R, March 10, 2010
VA Health Care: VA Has Taken Steps to Make Services Available to Women Veterans, but Needs to Revise Key Policies and Improve Oversight Processes
GAO-10-287, March 31, 2010
VA's Fiduciary Program: Improved Compliance and Policies Could Better Safeguard Veterans' Benefits
GAO-10-241, February 26, 2010
Veterans' Disability Benefits: VA Has Improved Its Programs for Measuring Accuracy and Consistency, but Challenges Remain
GAO-10-530T, March 24, 2010
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Legal Products: Decisions and Opinions

AllServ, Inc.
B-402330, March 9, 2010
B.L. Harbert-Brasfield & Gorrie, JV
B-402229, February 16, 2010
BOSS Construction, Inc.
B-402143.2; B-402143.3, February 19, 2010
CMI Management, Inc.
B-402172; B-402172.2, January 26, 2010
Cedar Electric, Inc.
B-402284.2, March 19, 2010
Ceradyne, Inc.
B-402281, February 17, 2010
Dayton T. Brown, Inc.
B-402256, February 24, 2010
Dorado Services, Inc.
B-402244, February 19, 2010
DynCorp International LLC
B-402349, March 15, 2010
Eagle Home Medical Corporation
B-402387, March 29, 2010
Eiden Systems Corporation
B-401997.2, January 28, 2010
Energy Systems Group
B-402324, February 26, 2010
Environmental Quality Management, Inc.
B-402247.2, March 9, 2010
B-401270, July 20, 2009
MFM Lamey Group, LLC
B-402377, March 25, 2010
McCarthy/Hunt, JV
B-402229.2, February 16, 2010
Palladian Partners, Inc.
B-402003; B-402003.2, December 24, 2009
Perot Systems Government Services, Inc.
B-402138, January 21, 2010
Rapiscan Systems, Inc.
B-401773.2; B-401773.3, March 15, 2010
Robbins-Gioia, LLC
B-402199; B-402199.2; B-402199.3, February 3, 2010
Saif Industries
B-402426, March 16, 2010
Shaw-Parsons Infrastructure Recovery Consultants, LLC; Vanguard Recovery Assistance, Joint Venture
B-401679.4; B-401679.5; B-401679.6; B-401679.7, March 10, 2010
Staker & Parsons Companies
B-402404.2, March 1, 2010
Superior Gunite
B-402392.2, March 29, 2010
Vocus Inc.
B-402391, March 25, 2010
ZAFER Construction Company
B-401871.4, February 1, 2010
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rules

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service: National Organic Program; Access to Pasture (Livestock)
GAO-10-471R, March 8, 2010
Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service: Food Stamp Program: Eligibility and Certification Provisions of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002
GAO-10-474R, March 9, 2010
Department of Education: Investing in Innovation Fund
GAO-10-554R, March 25, 2010
Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency: Special Community Disaster Loans Program
GAO-10-552R, March 24, 2010
Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service; Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration; Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Interim Final Rules Under the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008
GAO-10-512R, March 17, 2010
Environmental Protection Agency: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines
GAO-10-503R, March 16, 2010
Securities and Exchange Commission: Amendments to Regulation SHO
GAO-10-532R, March 24, 2010
Securities and Exchange Commission: Money Market Fund Reform
GAO-10-514R, March 18, 2010
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