GAO Month in Review May 2008

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

Budget and Spending

The Nation's Long-Term Fiscal Outlook: April 2008 Update
GAO-08-783R, May 16, 2008
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Business, Industry, and Consumers

Digital Television Transition: Majority of Broadcasters Are Prepared for the DTV Transition, but Some Technical and Coordination Issues Remain
GAO-08-510, April 30, 2008
Digital Television Transition: GAO DTV Broadcaster Survey (GAO-08-528SP, April 2008), an E-supplement to GAO-08-510
GAO-08-528SP, April 30, 2008
Utility Regulation: Opportunities Exist to Improve Oversight
GAO-08-752T, May 1, 2008
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Civil Rights

Legal Services Corporation: Improvements Needed in Governance, Accountability, and Grants Management and Oversight
GAO-08-833T, May 22, 2008
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Management of Civil Rights Efforts Continues to Be Deficient Despite Years of Attention
GAO-08-755T, May 14, 2008
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Economic Development

Natural Catastrophe Insurance: Analysis of a Proposed Combined Federal Flood and Wind Insurance Program
GAO-08-504, April 25, 2008
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Higher Education: Multiple Higher Education Tax Incentives Create Opportunities for Taxpayers to Make Costly Mistakes
GAO-08-717T, May 1, 2008
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Employment Verification: Challenges Exist in Implementing a Mandatory Electronic Employment Verification System
GAO-08-729T, May 6, 2008
Employment and Training Program Grants: Evaluating Impact and Enhancing Monitoring Would Improve Accountability
GAO-08-486, May 7, 2008
Human Capital: Corps of Engineers Needs to Update Its Workforce Planning Process to More Effectively Address Its Current and Future Workforce Needs
GAO-08-596, May 7, 2008
Human Capital: Workforce Diversity Governmentwide and at the Department of Homeland Security
GAO-08-815T, May 21, 2008
Older Workers: Federal Agencies Face Challenges, but Have Opportunities to Hire and Retain Experienced Employees
GAO-08-630T, April 30, 2008
Workforce Development: Community Colleges and One-Stop Centers Collaborate to Meet 21st Century Workforce Needs
GAO-08-547, May 15, 2008
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Economic and Other Implications of Switching from Coal to Natural Gas at the Capitol Power Plant and at Electricity-Generating Units Nationwide
GAO-08-601R, May 1, 2008
Global Nuclear Energy Partnership: DOE Should Reassess Its Approach to Designing and Building Spent Nuclear Fuel Recycling Facilities
GAO-08-483, April 22, 2008
Low-Level Radioactive Waste: Status of Disposal Availability in the United States and Other Countries
GAO-08-813T, May 20, 2008
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Environmental Protection

Aboveground Oil Storage Tanks: More Complete Facility Data Could Improve Implementation of EPA's Spill Prevention Program
GAO-08-482, April 30, 2008
Chemical Assessments: EPA's New Assessment Process Will Further Limit the Productivity and Credibility of Its Integrated Risk Information System
GAO-08-810T, May 21, 2008
Offshore Marine Aquaculture: Multiple Administrative and Environmental Issues Need to Be Addressed in Establishing a U.S. Regulatory Framework
GAO-08-594, May 9, 2008
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Financial Institutions

Credit and Debit Cards: Federal Entities Are Taking Actions to Limit Their Interchange Fees, but Additional Revenue Collection Cost Savings May Exist
GAO-08-558, May 15, 2008
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Financial Management

Auditing and Advising in a Time of Transition
GAO-08-842CG, May 21, 2008
Financial Audit: Congressional Award Foundation's Fiscal Years 2007 and 2006 Financial Statements
GAO-08-715, May 15, 2008
Governmentwide Accounts Payable
GAO-08-711R, May 20, 2008
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Government Operations

2010 Census: Bureau Needs to Specify How It Will Assess Coverage Follow-up Techniques and When It Will Produce Coverage Measurement Results
GAO-08-414, April 15, 2008
Capitol Visitor Center: Update on Status of Project's Schedule and Cost as of May 22, 2008
GAO-08-811T, May 22, 2008
Federal Real Property: Corps of Engineers Needs to Improve the Reliability of Its Real Property Disposal Data
GAO-08-349, May 9, 2008
Federal User Fees: A Design Guide
GAO-08-386SP, May 29, 2008
Human Capital: Transforming Federal Recruiting and Hiring Efforts
GAO-08-762T, May 8, 2008
Interagency Contracting: Need for Improved Information and Policy Implementation at the Department of State
GAO-08-578, May 8, 2008
Smithsonian Institution: Board of Regents Has Implemented Many Governance Reforms, but Ensuring Accountability and Oversight Will Require Ongoing Action
GAO-08-632, May 15, 2008
U.S. Capitol Police: Status of Efforts to Address Prior GAO Recommendations on Administrative and Management Operations
GAO-08-540T, May 1, 2008
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Congressional Review Act: Applicability to CMS Letter on State Children's Health Insurance Program
GAO-08-785T, May 15, 2008
Food and Drug Administration: Agency Complied with Statutory Requirement to Reexamine Condom Labels
GAO-08-565R, April 25, 2008
Health Savings Accounts: Participation Grew, and Many HSA-Eligible Plan Enrollees Did Not Open HSAs while Individuals Who Did Had Higher Incomes
GAO-08-802T, May 14, 2008
Medical Devices: FDA Faces Challenges in Conducting Inspections of Foreign Manufacturing Establishments
GAO-08-780T, May 14, 2008
Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy: SSA Continues to Approve Applicants, but Millions of Individuals Have Not Yet Applied
GAO-08-812T, May 22, 2008
Medicare: Competitive Bidding for Medical Equipment and Supplies Could Reduce Program Payments, but Adequate Oversight Is Critical
GAO-08-767T, May 6, 2008
Nursing Homes: Federal Monitoring Surveys Demonstrate Continued Understatement of Serious Care Problems and CMS Oversight Weaknesses
GAO-08-517, May 9, 2008
Organ Transplant Programs: Federal Agencies Have Acted to Improve Oversight, but Implementation Issues Remain
GAO-08-412, April 29, 2008
Prescription Drugs: Trends in FDA's Oversight of Direct-to-Consumer Advertising
GAO-08-758T, May 8, 2008
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Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security: Better Planning and Assessment Needed to Improve Outcomes for Complex Service Acquisitions
GAO-08-263, April 22, 2008
Department of Homeland Security: Better Planning and Oversight Needed to Improve Complex Service Acquisition Outcomes
GAO-08-765T, May 8, 2008
High-Containment Biosafety Laboratories: DHS Lacks Evidence to Conclude That Foot-and-Mouth Disease Research Can Be Done Safely on the U.S. Mainland
GAO-08-821T, May 22, 2008
Supply Chain Security: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Has Enhanced Its Partnership with Import Trade Sectors, but Challenges Remain in Verifying Security Practices
GAO-08-240, April 25, 2008
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Income Security

Federal Disability Programs: More Strategic Coordination Could Help Overcome Challenges to Needed Transformation
GAO-08-635, May 20, 2008
Social Security Administration Field Offices: Reduced Workforce Faces Challenges as Baby Boomers Retire
GAO-08-737T, May 8, 2008
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Information Management

Bureau of the Public Debt: Areas for Improvement in Information Security Controls
GAO-08-625R, May 27, 2008
Information Management: Challenges in Implementing an Electronic Records Archive
GAO-08-738T, May 14, 2008
Information Security: FDIC Sustains Progress but Needs to Improve Configuration Management of Key Financial Systems
GAO-08-564, May 30, 2008
Information Security: TVA Needs to Address Weaknesses in Control Systems and Networks
GAO-08-526, May 21, 2008
Information Security: TVA Needs to Enhance Security of Critical Infrastructure Control Systems and Networks
GAO-08-775T, May 21, 2008
Information Technology: Agriculture Needs to Strengthen Management Practices for Stabilizing and Modernizing Its Farm Program Delivery Systems
GAO-08-657, May 16, 2008
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International Affairs

Combating Terrorism: U.S. Efforts to Address the Terrorist Threat in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas Require a Comprehensive Plan and Continued Oversight
GAO-08-820T, May 20, 2008
International Food Security: Insufficient Efforts by Host Governments and Donors Threaten Progress to Halve Hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2015
GAO-08-680, May 29, 2008
Preliminary Observations on the Use and Oversight of U.S. Coalition Support Funds Provided to Pakistan
GAO-08-735R, May 6, 2008
U.S.-China Trade: USTR's China Compliance Reports and Plans Could Be Improved
GAO-08-405, April 14, 2008
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Prison Construction: Clear Communication on the Accuracy of Cost Estimates and Project Changes is Needed
GAO-08-634, May 29, 2008
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National Defense

DOD Business Systems Modernization: Military Departments Need to Strengthen Management of Enterprise Architecture Programs
GAO-08-519, May 12, 2008
DOD Business Systems Modernization: Progress in Establishing Corporate Management Controls Needs to Be Replicated Within Military Departments
GAO-08-705, May 15, 2008
DOD Health Care: Mental Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Screening Efforts Implemented, but Consistent Pre-Deployment Medical Record Review Policies Needed
GAO-08-615, May 30, 2008
Defense Contracting: Post-Government Employment of Former DOD Officials Needs Greater Transparency
GAO-08-485, May 21, 2008
Defense Contracting: Progress Made in Implementing Defense Base Act Requirements, but Complete Information on Costs Is Lacking
GAO-08-772T, May 15, 2008
Defense Infrastructure: Planning Efforts for the Proposed Military Buildup on Guam Are in Their Initial Stages, with Many Challenges Yet to Be Addressed
GAO-08-722T, May 1, 2008
Defense Logistics: Navy Needs to Develop and Implement a Plan to Ensure That Voyage Repairs Are Available to Ships Operating near Guam when Needed
GAO-08-427, May 12, 2008
Department of Defense Pilot Authority for Acquiring Information Technology Services under OMB Circular A-76
GAO-08-753R, May 29, 2008
Depot Maintenance: Issues and Options for Reporting on Military Depots
GAO-08-761R, May 15, 2008
Force Structure: Ship Rotational Crewing Initiatives Would Benefit from Top-Level Leadership, Navy-wide Guidance, Comprehensive Analysis, and Improved Lessons-Learned Sharing
GAO-08-418, May 29, 2008
Military Personnel: DOD Needs Data to Determine if Active Duty Service Has an Impact on the Ability of Guard and Reservists to Maintain Their Civilian Professional Licenses or Certificates
GAO-08-790R, May 27, 2008
Military Readiness: Joint Policy Needed to Better Manage the Training and Use of Certain Forces to Meet Operational Demands
GAO-08-670, May 30, 2008
Military Transformation: DOD Needs to Strengthen Implementation of Its Global Strike Concept and Provide a Comprehensive Investment Approach for Acquiring Needed Capabilities
GAO-08-325, April 30, 2008
Personnel Clearances: Key Factors for Reforming the Security Clearance Process
GAO-08-776T, May 22, 2008
Review of the President's Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Request for the Defense Health Program's Private Sector Care Budget Activity Group
GAO-08-721R, May 28, 2008
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Natural Resources

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Endangered Species Act Decision Making
GAO-08-688T, May 21, 2008
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Science, Space, and Technology

Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Federal Actions Needed to Ensure Safety and Expand Their Potential Uses within the National Airspace System
GAO-08-511, May 15, 2008
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Social Services

Residential Facilities: Improved Data and Enhanced Oversight Would Help Safeguard the Well-Being of Youth with Behavioral and Emotional Challenges
GAO-08-346, May 13, 2008
Residential Facilities: Surveys of State Child Welfare, Health and Mental Health, and Juvenile Justice Directors (GAO-08-631SP, May 2008), an E-supplement to GAO-08-346
GAO-08-631SP, May 13, 2008
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Tax Policy and Administration

Value-Added Taxes: Lessons Learned from Other Countries on Compliance Risks, Administrative Costs, Compliance Burden, and Transition
GAO-08-566, April 4, 2008
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Aviation and the Environment: NextGen and Research and Development Are Keys to Reducing Emissions and Their Impact on Health and Climate
GAO-08-706T, May 6, 2008
Motor Carrier Safety: Improvements to Drug Testing Programs Could Better Identify Illegal Drug Users and Keep Them off the Road
GAO-08-600, May 15, 2008
Physical Infrastructure: Challenges and Investment Options for the Nation's Infrastructure
GAO-08-763T, May 8, 2008
Transportation Security: Transportation Security Administration Has Strengthened Planning to Guide Investments in Key Aviation and Surface Transportation Security Programs, but More Work Remains
GAO-08-487T, May 13, 2008
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Veterans Affairs

Veterans' Benefits: Increased Focus on Evaluation and Accountability Would Enhance Training and Performance Management for Claims Processors
GAO-08-561, May 27, 2008
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Legal Products: Decisions and Opinions

Alanna Orr
B-310966.2, May 14, 2008
Colson Services Corporation
B-310971; B-310971.2; B-310971.3, March 21, 2008
Contingency Management Group, LLC; IAP Worldwide Services, Inc.
B-309752; B-309752.2; B-309752.3; B-309752.4; B-309752.5; B-309752.6; B-309752.7, October 5, 2007
DAV Prime, Inc.
B-311420, May 1, 2008
Deva & Associates PC
B-309972.3, April 29, 2008
Division Laundry and Cleaners, Inc.
B-311242, May 19, 2008
Eastern Medical Equipment, Inc; Omnicare, Inc.; Dania Medical Equipment & Supplies, Inc.; Chronic Care Pharmaceutical Services, LLC; Wound Management Technologies, Inc.
B-311423; B-311423.2; B-311423.3; B-311423.4; B-311423.5, May 1, 2008
Goel Services, Inc.
B-310822.2, May 23, 2008
Kellogg, Brown & Root Services, Inc.--Reconsideration
B-309752.8, December 20, 2007
LEADS Corporation
B-311002; B-311002.2, March 26, 2008
Lisa Hartman--Designated Employee Agent
B-311247, May 6, 2008
ManTech International Corporation
B-311074, April 15, 2008
Mark Whetstone--Designated Employee Agent
B-311284, May 9, 2008
Mark Whetstone-Designated Employee Agent
B-311327, May 20, 2008
Masai Technologies Corporation
B-400106, May 27, 2008
National Conference Services, Inc. and Direct Marketing Productions, Inc. d/b/a Technology Forums Inc.
B-311137, April 25, 2008
National Science Foundation--Disposition of False Claims Act Recoveries
B-310725, May 20, 2008
Native American Industrial Distributors, Inc.
B-310737.3; B-310737.4; B-310737.5, April 15, 2008
Pemco Aeroplex, Inc.
B-310372.4, May 2, 2008
Rhonda Podojil--Agency Tender Official
B-311310, May 9, 2008
Savannah River Alliance, LLC
B-311126; B-311126.2; B-311126.3; B-311126.4, April 25, 2008
Tip Top Construction Corporation
B-311305, May 2, 2008
United Way of the National Capital Area
B-311235, May 16, 2008
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rules

Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, and Environmental Protection Agency: Compensatory Mitigation for Losses of Aquatic Resources
GAO-08-801R, May 16, 2008
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System Payment Update for Rate Year Beginning July 1, 2008 (RY 2009)
GAO-08-777R, May 22, 2008
Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration: Substances Prohibited From Use in Animal Food or Feed
GAO-08-769R, May 16, 2008
Environmental Protection Agency: Control of Emissions of Air Pollution From Locomotive Engines and Marine Compression-Ignition Engines Less Than 30 Liters Per Cylinder
GAO-08-771R, May 21, 2008
Environmental Protection Agency: Lead; Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program
GAO-08-734R, May 5, 2008
Federal Communications Commission: In the Matter of Promoting Diversification of Ownership in the Broadcasting Services
GAO-08-803R, May 28, 2008
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