GAO Month in Review July 2008

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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

Agriculture and Food

Food Safety: Selected Countries' Systems Can Offer Insights into Ensuring Import Safety and Responding to Foodborne Illness
GAO-08-794, June 10, 2008
Food Stamp Program: Options for Delivering Financial Incentives to Participants for Purchasing Targeted Foods
GAO-08-415, July 30, 2008
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Business, Industry, and Consumers

Bankruptcy Reform: Dollar Costs Associated with the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005
GAO-08-697, June 27, 2008
Export-Import Bank: Performance Standards for Small Business Assistance Are in Place but Ex-Im Is in the Early Stages of Measuring Their Effectiveness
GAO-08-915, July 17, 2008
HUBZone Program: SBA's Control Weaknesses Exposed the Government to Fraud and Abuse
GAO-08-964T, July 17, 2008
Small Business Administration: Additional Actions Are Needed to Certify and Monitor HUBZone Businesses and Assess Program Results
GAO-08-643, June 17, 2008
Small Business Administration: Additional Actions Are Needed to Certify and Monitor HUBZone Businesses and Assess Program Results
GAO-08-975T, July 17, 2008
Telecommunications: FCC Needs to Improve Performance Management and Strengthen Oversight of the High-Cost Program
GAO-08-633, June 13, 2008
Telecommunications: Survey of State Regulatory Commissions (GAO-08-662SP, June 2008), an E-supplement to GAO-08-633
GAO-08-662SP, June 13, 2008
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Economic Development

National Flood Insurance Program: Financial Challenges Underscore Need for Improved Oversight of Mitigation Programs and Key Contracts
GAO-08-437, June 16, 2008
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Department of Labor: Case Studies from Ongoing Work Show Examples in Which Wage and Hour Division Did Not Adequately Pursue Labor Violations
GAO-08-973T, July 15, 2008
Fair Labor Standards Act: Better Use of Available Resources and Consistent Reporting Could Improve Compliance
GAO-08-962T, July 15, 2008
Human Capital: Selected Agencies Have Implemented Key Features of Their Senior Executive Performance-Based Pay Systems, but Refinements Are Needed
GAO-08-1019T, July 22, 2008
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Department of Energy: New Loan Guarantee Program Should Complete Activities Necessary for Effective and Accountable Program Management
GAO-08-750, July 7, 2008
Nuclear Material: DOE Needs to Take Action to Reduce Risks Before Processing Additional Nuclear Material at the Savannah River Site's H-Canyon
GAO-08-840, July 25, 2008
Nuclear Weapons: Views on NNSA's Proposal to Transform the Nuclear Weapons Complex
GAO-08-1032T, July 17, 2008
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Environmental Protection

Chesapeake Bay Program: Recent Actions Are Positive Steps Toward More Effectively Guiding the Restoration Effort
GAO-08-1033T, July 30, 2008
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Financial Institutions

Fair Lending: Race and Gender Data Are Limited for Nonmortgage Lending
GAO-08-1023T, July 17, 2008
Fair Lending: Race and Gender Data Are Limited for Nonmortgage Lending
GAO-08-698, June 27, 2008
Management Report: Opportunities for Improvements in FDIC's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures
GAO-08-863R, July 11, 2008
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Financial Management

DCAA Audits: Allegations That Certain Audits at Three Locations Did Not Meet Professional Standards Were Substantiated
GAO-08-857, July 22, 2008
DOD Financial Management: Adjudication of Butterbaugh Claims for the Restoration of Annual Leave or Pay
GAO-08-948R, July 28, 2008
Financial Audit Manual: Volume 1, July 2008
GAO-08-585G, July 25, 2008
Financial Audit Manual: Volume 2, July 2008
GAO-08-586G, July 25, 2008
Financial Management: DOD's Ability to Prevent, Identify, Investigate, and Report on Antideficiency Act Violations
GAO-08-941R, July 28, 2008
Financial Management: FBI Has Designed and Implemented Stronger Internal Controls over Sentinel Contractor Invoice Review and Equipment Purchases, but Additional Actions Are Needed
GAO-08-716R, July 15, 2008
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Government Operations

2010 Census: Census Bureau Should Take Action to Improve the Credibility and Accuracy of Its Cost Estimate for the Decennial Census
GAO-08-554, June 16, 2008
Capitol Visitor Center: Update on Status of Project's Schedule and Cost as of June 27, 2008
GAO-08-900T, July 8, 2008
Government Performance: Lessons Learned for the Next Administration on Using Performance Information to Improve Results
GAO-08-1026T, July 24, 2008
Government Performance: 2007 Federal Managers Survey on Performance and Management Issues: (GAO-08-1036SP, July 2008), an E-supplement to GAO-08-1026T
GAO-08-1036SP, July 24, 2008
Indian Health Service: IHS Mismanagement Led to Millions of Dollars in Lost or Stolen Property
GAO-08-727, June 18, 2008
Indian Health Service: Mismanagement Led to Millions of Dollars in Lost or Stolen Property and Wasteful Spending
GAO-08-1069T, July 31, 2008
Personnel Security Clearances: Preliminary Observations on Joint Reform Efforts to Improve the Governmentwide Clearance Eligibility Process
GAO-08-1050T, July 30, 2008
Post-Government Employment Restrictions and Foreign Agent Registration: Additional Action Needed to Enhance Implementation of Requirements
GAO-08-855, July 30, 2008
Preparing the Accountability Profession for 21st Century Challenges
GAO-08-1017CG, July 8, 2008
Telecommunications: Agencies Are Generally Following Sound Transition Planning Practices, and GSA Is Taking Action to Resolve Challenges
GAO-08-759, June 27, 2008
U.S. Capitol Police: Progress Made in Addressing Prior GAO Recommendations on Administrative and Management Operations
GAO-08-1000T, July 16, 2008
U.S. Postal Service: Data Needed to Assess the Effectiveness of Outsourcing
GAO-08-787, July 24, 2008
U.S. Postal Service: USPS Has Taken Steps to Strengthen Network Realignment Planning and Accountability and Improve Communication
GAO-08-1022T, July 24, 2008
United States Postal Service: Information on the Irradiation of Federal Mail in the Washington, D.C., Area
GAO-08-938R, July 31, 2008
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Emergency Preparedness: States Are Planning for Medical Surge, but Could Benefit from Shared Guidance for Allocating Scarce Medical Resources
GAO-08-668, June 13, 2008
Hurricane Katrina: Trends in the Operating Results of Five Hospitals in New Orleans before and after Hurricane Katrina
GAO-08-681R, July 17, 2008
Influenza Pandemic: Federal Agencies Should Continue to Assist States to Address Gaps in Pandemic Planning
GAO-08-539, June 19, 2008
Long-Term Care Insurance: Oversight of Rate Setting and Claims Settlement Practices
GAO-08-712, June 30, 2008
Long-Term Care Insurance: State Oversight of Rate Setting and Claims Settlement Practices
GAO-08-1016T, July 24, 2008
Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waivers: CMS Should Encourage States to Conduct Mortality Reviews for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
GAO-08-529, May 23, 2008
Medicare Part B Imaging Services: Rapid Spending Growth and Shift to Physician Offices Indicate Need for CMS to Consider Additional Management Practices
GAO-08-452, June 13, 2008
Medicare Part D: Complaint Rates Are Declining, but Operational and Oversight Challenges Remain
GAO-08-719, June 27, 2008
Prescription Drugs: FDA's Oversight of the Promotion of Drugs for Off-Label Uses
GAO-08-835, July 28, 2008
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Homeland Security

Aviation Security: Transportation Security Administration May Face Resource and Other Challenges in Developing a System to Screen All Cargo Transported on Passenger Aircraft
GAO-08-959T, July 15, 2008
Biosurveillance: Preliminary Observations on Department of Homeland Security's Biosurveillance Initiatives
GAO-08-960T, July 16, 2008
Emergency Management: GAO Responses to Post-hearing Questions for the Record
GAO-08-1003R, July 15, 2008
Initial Results on Availability of Terrorism Insurance in Specific Geographic Markets
GAO-08-919R, July 11, 2008
Nuclear Detection: Preliminary Observations on the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office's Efforts to Develop a Global Nuclear Detection Architecture
GAO-08-999T, July 16, 2008
Nuclear Security: NRC and DHS Need to Take Additional Steps to Better Track and Detect Radioactive Materials
GAO-08-598, June 19, 2008
TSA's Explosives Detection Canine Program: Status of Increasing Number of Explosives Detection Canine Teams
GAO-08-933R, July 31, 2008
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Income Security

Defined Benefit Pensions: Plan Freezes Affect Millions of Participants and May Pose Retirement Income Challenges
GAO-08-817, July 21, 2008
Defined Benefit Pensions: Survey of Sponsors of Large Defined Benefit Pension Plans (GAO-08-818SP, July 2008), an E-supplement to GAO-08-817
GAO-08-818SP, July 21, 2008
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation: A More Strategic Approach Could Improve Human Capital Management
GAO-08-624, June 12, 2008
State and Local Government Pension Plans: Current Structure and Funded Status
GAO-08-983T, July 10, 2008
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Information Management

Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual (FISCAM): Exposure Draft
GAO-08-1029G, July 31, 2008
Federal Records: National Archives and Selected Agencies Need to Strengthen E-Mail Management
GAO-08-742, June 13, 2008
Information Security: Federal Agency Efforts to Encrypt Sensitive Information Are Under Way, but Work Remains
GAO-08-525, June 27, 2008
Information Sharing Environment: Definition of the Results to Be Achieved in Improving Terrorism-Related Information Sharing Is Needed to Guide Implementation and Assess Progress
GAO-08-492, June 25, 2008
Information Sharing: Definition of the Results to Be Achieved in Terrorism-Related Information Sharing Is Needed to Guide Implementation and Assess Progress
GAO-08-637T, July 23, 2008
Information Technology: OMB and Agencies Need to Improve Planning, Management, and Oversight of Projects Totaling Billions of Dollars
GAO-08-1051T, July 31, 2008
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International Affairs

Afghanistan Reconstruction: Progress Made in Constructing Roads, but Assessments for Determining Impact and a Sustainable Maintenance Program Are Needed
GAO-08-689, July 8, 2008
Agencies Believe Strengthening International Agreements to Improve Collection of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties Would Be Difficult and Ineffective
GAO-08-876R, July 24, 2008
Border Security: State Department Is Taking Steps to Meet Projected Surge in Demand for Visas and Passports in Mexico
GAO-08-1006, July 31, 2008
Broadcasting to Cuba: Weaknesses in Contracting Practices Reduced Visibility into Selected Award Decisions
GAO-08-764, July 11, 2008
Developing Countries: U.S. Financing for Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative Currently Experiencing a Shortfall
GAO-08-888R, July 24, 2008
Food Insecurity Persists in Sub-Saharan Africa despite Efforts to Halve Hunger by 2015
GAO-08-1007R, July 17, 2008
Force Structure: Preliminary Observations on the Progress and Challenges Associated with Establishing the U.S. Africa Command
GAO-08-947T, July 15, 2008
Highlights of a Forum Convened by the Comptroller General of the United States: Enhancing U.S. Partnerships in Countering Transnational Terrorism
GAO-08-887SP, July 31, 2008
Human Rights: U.S. Government's Efforts to Address Alleged Abuse of Household Workers by Foreign Diplomats with Immunity Could Be Strengthened
GAO-08-892, July 29, 2008
Securing, Stabilizing, and Rebuilding Iraq: Progress Report: Some Gains Made, Updated Strategy Needed
GAO-08-1021T, July 23, 2008
State Department: Comprehensive Strategy Needed to Improve Passport Operations
GAO-08-891, July 25, 2008
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Bureau of Justice Statistics Funding to States to Improve Criminal Records
GAO-08-898R, July 8, 2008
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National Defense

Air Force Procurement: Aerial Refueling Tanker Protest
GAO-08-991T, July 10, 2008
Army Working Capital Fund: Actions Needed to Reduce Carryover at Army Depots
GAO-08-714, July 8, 2008
Ballistic Missile Defense: Actions Needed to Improve Process for Identifying and Addressing Combatant Command Priorities
GAO-08-740, July 31, 2008
DOD Business Systems Modernization: Key Marine Corps System Acquisition Needs to Be Better Justified, Defined, and Managed
GAO-08-822, July 28, 2008
Defense Acquisitions: A Knowledge-Based Funding Approach Could Improve Major Weapon System Program Outcomes
GAO-08-619, July 2, 2008
Defense Acquisitions: Cost to Deliver Zumwalt-Class Destroyers Likely to Exceed Budget
GAO-08-804, July 31, 2008
Defense Acquisitions: Zumwalt-Class Destroyer Program Emblematic of Challenges Facing Navy Shipbuilding
GAO-08-1061T, July 31, 2008
Defense Infrastructure: Services' Use of Land Use Planning Authorities
GAO-08-850, July 23, 2008
Defense Space Activities: DOD Needs to Further Clarify the Operationally Responsive Space Concept and Plan to Integrate and Support Future Satellites
GAO-08-831, July 11, 2008
Depot Maintenance: DOD's Report to Congress on Its Public-Private Partnerships at Its Centers of Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITEs) Is Not Complete and Additional Information Would Be Useful
GAO-08-902R, July 1, 2008
Los Alamos National Laboratory: Long-Term Strategies Needed to Improve Security and Management Oversight
GAO-08-694, June 13, 2008
Military Personnel: Preliminary Observations on DOD's and the Coast Guard's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Programs
GAO-08-1013T, July 31, 2008
Personnel Clearances: Questions for the Record Regarding Security Clearance Reform
GAO-08-965R, July 14, 2008
Rapid Acquisition of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles
GAO-08-884R, July 15, 2008
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Social Services

African American Children in Foster Care: HHS and Congressional Actions Could Help Reduce Proportion in Care
GAO-08-1064T, July 31, 2008
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Tax Policy and Administration

Cayman Islands: Business Advantages and Tax Minimization Attract U.S. Persons and Enforcement Challenges Exist
GAO-08-779T, July 24, 2008
Cayman Islands: Business and Tax Advantages Attract U.S. Persons and Enforcement Challenges Exist
GAO-08-778, July 24, 2008
Cayman Islands: Review of Cayman Islands and U.S. Laws Applicable to U.S. Persons' Financial Activity in the Cayman Islands, (GAO-08-1028SP), an E-supplement to GAO-08-778, July 2008
GAO-08-1028SP, July 24, 2008
Gulf Opportunity Zone: States Are Allocating Federal Tax Incentives to Finance Low-Income Housing and a Wide Range of Private Facilities
GAO-08-913, July 16, 2008
Internal Revenue Service: Status of GAO Financial Audit and Related Financial Management Report Recommendations
GAO-08-693, July 2, 2008
Tax Compliance: Businesses Owe Billions in Federal Payroll Taxes
GAO-08-1034T, July 29, 2008
Tax Compliance: Businesses Owe Billions in Federal Payroll Taxes
GAO-08-617, July 25, 2008
Tax Debt Collection: IRS Has a Complex Process to Attempt to Collect Billions of Dollars in Unpaid Tax Debts
GAO-08-728, June 13, 2008
Tax Expenditures: Available Data Are Insufficient to Determine the Use and Impact of Indian Reservation Depreciation
GAO-08-731, June 26, 2008
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Air Traffic Control: FAA Uses Earned Value Techniques to Help Manage Information Technology Acquisitions, but Needs to Clarify Policy and Strengthen Oversight
GAO-08-756, July 18, 2008
Airline Industry: Potential Mergers and Acquisitions Driven by Financial and Competitive Pressures
GAO-08-845, July 31, 2008
Aviation Security: Transportation Security Administration Has Strengthened Planning to Guide Investments in Key Aviation Security Programs, but More Work Remains
GAO-08-1024T, July 24, 2008
Commercial Drivers: Certification Process for Drivers with Serious Medical Conditions
GAO-08-1030T, July 24, 2008
Commercial Drivers: Certification Process for Drivers with Serious Medical Conditions
GAO-08-826, June 30, 2008
Examples of Job Hopping by Commercial Drivers After Failing Drug Tests
GAO-08-829R, June 30, 2008
Highway Public-Private Partnerships: Securing Potential Benefits and Protecting the Public Interest Could Result from More Rigorous Up-front Analysis
GAO-08-1052T, July 24, 2008
Highway Safety: Preliminary Observations on Efforts to Implement Changes in the Highway Safety Improvement Program Since SAFETEA-LU
GAO-08-1015T, July 17, 2008
National Airspace System: DOT and FAA Actions Will Likely Have a Limited Effect on Reducing Delays during Summer 2008 Travel Season
GAO-08-934T, July 15, 2008
Public Transportation: Improvements Are Needed to More Fully Assess Predicted Impacts of New Starts Projects
GAO-08-844, July 25, 2008
Safe Routes to School: Progress in Implementing the Program, but a Comprehensive Plan to Evaluate Program Outcomes Is Needed
GAO-08-789, July 31, 2008
Surface Transportation Programs: Proposals Highlight Key Issues and Challenges in Restructuring the Programs
GAO-08-843R, July 29, 2008
Surface Transportation: Principles Can Guide Efforts to Restructure and Fund Federal Programs
GAO-08-744T, July 10, 2008
Traffic Safety Programs: Progress, States' Challenges, and Issues for Reauthorization
GAO-08-990T, July 16, 2008
Traffic Safety: NHTSA's Improved Oversight Could Identify Opportunities to Strengthen Management and Safety in Some States
GAO-08-788, July 14, 2008
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Veterans Affairs

Electronic Health Records: DOD and VA Have Increased Their Sharing of Health Information, but More Work Remains
GAO-08-954, July 28, 2008
VA Health Care: Ineffective Controls over Medical Center Billings and Collections Limit Revenue from Third-Party Insurance Companies
GAO-08-675, June 10, 2008
Veterans Affairs: Health Information System Modernization Far from Complete; Improved Project Planning and Oversight Needed
GAO-08-805, June 30, 2008
Veterans Health Administration: Improvements Needed in Design of Controls over Miscellaneous Obligations
GAO-08-1056T, July 31, 2008
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Legal Products: Decisions and Opinions

Advanced Seal Technology, Inc.
B-400088; B-400089, July 14, 2008
Aquaterra Contracting, Inc.
B-400065, July 14, 2008
Barnesville Development Corporation
B-400049, June 30, 2008
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives--Prohibition in the 2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act
B-316510, July 15, 2008
Carahsoft Technology Corporation; Allied Technology Group
B-311241; B-311241.2, May 16, 2008
Commercial Window Shield
B-400154, July 2, 2008
Commonwealth Home Health Care, Inc.
B-400163, July 24, 2008
Corcel Corporation
B-311332; B-311332.2, June 13, 2008
ECI Defense Group
B-400177; B-400177.2, July 25, 2008
Eomax Corporation
B-311391, June 23, 2008
General Dynamics C4 Systems, Inc.
B-299675.2; B-299675.3; B-299675.4, May 30, 2008
Global Solutions Network, Inc.
B-298682.3; B-298682.4, June 23, 2008
Guam Shipyard
B-311321; B-311321.2, June 9, 2008
Hydro Fitting Manufacturing Corporation
B-311452, July 8, 2008
Jim Swistowicz-Designated Employee Agent
B-400101, July 7, 2008
Joint Venture Penauille/BMAR & Associates, LLC
B-311200; B-311200.2, May 12, 2008
L-3 Communications EOTech, Inc.
B-311453; B-311453.2, July 14, 2008
Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors
B-299766; B-299766.2, August 10, 2007
B-311245.2; B-311245.4, May 16, 2008
McGoldrick Construction Services Corporation
B-310340.3; B-310340.4, May 16, 2008
New Jersey & H Street, LLC
B-311314.3, June 30, 2008
Pemco Aeroplex, Inc.
B-310372.3, June 13, 2008
Superlative Technologies, Inc.
B-310489.4, June 3, 2008
Systems Research and Applications Corporation
B-400227, July 21, 2008
Trammell Crow Company
B-311314.2, June 20, 2008
View One, Inc.
B-400346, July 30, 2008
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rules

Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation: Cotton World Price Determination
GAO-08-963R, July 8, 2008
Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2008-004, Prohibition on Restricted Business Operations in Sudan and Imports from Burma
GAO-08-949R, July 3, 2008
Department of Education: The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program and Other Federal Aid Programs
GAO-08-969R, July 15, 2008
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP); Retrospective Adjustment for Additional Allotments To Eliminate Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 Funding Shortfalls; Final SCHIP Allotments for FYs 2008 and 2009; Redistribution of Unused SCHIP FY 2005 Allotments To Eliminate FY 2008 Funding Shortfalls; Additional Allotments To Eliminate FY 2008 Funding Shortfalls
GAO-08-952R, July 3, 2008
Securities and Exchange Commission: Internal Control Over Financial Reporting in Exchange Act Periodic Reports of Non-Accelerated Filers
GAO-08-998R, July 16, 2008
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