GAO Month in Review April 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

Budget and Spending

The Nation's Long-Term Fiscal Outlook: March 2009 Update
GAO-09-405SP, April 30, 2009
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Business, Industry, and Consumers

Auto Industry: Summary of Government Efforts and Automakers' Restructuring to Date
GAO-09-553, April 23, 2009
Feasibility of Requiring Financial Assurances for the Recall or Destruction of Unsafe Consumer Products
GAO-09-512R, April 22, 2009
Small Business Administration's Implementation of Administrative Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvesment Act
GAO-09-507R, April 16, 2009
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Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Recommendations and Options Available to the New Administration and Congress to Address Long-Standing Civil Rights Issues
GAO-09-650T, April 29, 2009
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Economic Development

Office of the Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding: Perspectives and Observations
GAO-09-411R, April 10, 2009
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Financial Literacy and Education Commission: Progress Made in Fostering Partnerships, but National Strategy Remains Largely Descriptive Rather Than Strategic
GAO-09-638T, April 29, 2009
Higher Education: Approaches to Attract and Fund International Students in the United States and Abroad
GAO-09-379, April 30, 2009
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Nuclear Security: Better Oversight Needed to Ensure That Security Improvements at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Are Fully Implemented and Sustained
GAO-09-321, March 16, 2009
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Environmental Protection

Hazardous Materials: Status of EPA's Efforts to Assess Sites That May Have Received Asbestos-Contaminated Ore from Libby, Montana
GAO-09-6R, March 10, 2009
Hazardous Materials: EPA's Assessment of Sites That May Have Received Asbestos-Contaminated Ore from Libby, Montana (GAO-09-7SP, March 2009), an E-supplement to GAO-09-6R
GAO-09-7SP, March 10, 2009
Superfund: Greater EPA Enforcement and Reporting Are Needed to Enhance Cleanup at DOD Sites
GAO-09-278, March 13, 2009
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Financial Management

Financial Audit: Material Weaknesses in Internal Control Continue to Impact Preparation of the Consolidated Financial Statements of the U.S. Government
GAO-09-387, April 21, 2009
Improper Payments: Progress Made but Challenges Remain in Estimating and Reducing Improper Payments
GAO-09-628T, April 22, 2009
Information Technology: Management and Oversight of Projects Totaling Billions of Dollars Need Attention
GAO-09-624T, April 28, 2009
Management Report: Improvements Needed in SEC's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures
GAO-09-376R, April 2, 2009
Single Audit: Opportunities Exist to Improve the Single Audit Process and Oversight
GAO-09-307R, March 13, 2009
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Government Operations

2008 Lobbying Disclosure: Observations on Lobbyists' Compliance with Disclosure Requirements
GAO-09-487, April 1, 2009
Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request: U.S. Government Accountability Office
GAO-09-587T, April 28, 2009
GAO: Promoting Accountability and Transparency In Government
GAO-09-441CG, March 23, 2009
GAO: Promoting Accountability and Transparency in Government
GAO-09-572CG, April 6, 2009
Human Capital: Improved Implementation of Safeguards and an Action Plan to Address Employee Concerns Could Increase Employee Acceptance of the National Security Personnel System
GAO-09-464T, April 1, 2009
Human Capital: Sustained Attention to Strategic Human Capital Management Needed
GAO-09-632T, April 22, 2009
Key Fiscal Challenges Facing The Accountability Community
GAO-09-505CG, April 2, 2009
Office of Personnel Management: Retirement Modernization Planning and Management Shortcomings Need to Be Addressed
GAO-09-529, April 21, 2009
Recovery Act: As Initial Implementation Unfolds in States and Localities, Continued Attention to Accountability Issues Is Essential
GAO-09-580, April 23, 2009
Recovery Act: As Initial Implementation Unfolds in States and Localities, Continued Attention to Accountability Issues Is Essential
GAO-09-631T, April 23, 2009
Recovery Act: Consistent Policies Needed to Ensure Equal Consideration of Grant Applications
GAO-09-590R, April 29, 2009
Recovery Act: Initial Results on States' Use of and Accountability for Transportation Funds
GAO-09-597T, April 29, 2009
United States Government Accountability Office Fiscal Year 2010 Performance Plan
GAO-09-304SP, April 13, 2009
Women's Pay: Converging Characteristics of Men and Women in the Federal Workforce Help Explain the Narrowing Pay Gap
GAO-09-621T, April 28, 2009
Women's Pay: Gender Pay Gap in the Federal Workforce Narrows as Differences in Occupation, Education, and Experience Diminish
GAO-09-279, March 17, 2009
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Health Resources and Services Administration: Many Underserved Areas Lack a Health Center Site, and Data Are Needed on Service Provision at Sites
GAO-09-667T, April 30, 2009
Methadone-Associated Overdose Deaths: Factors Contributing to Increased Deaths and Efforts to Prevent Them
GAO-09-341, March 26, 2009
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Homeland Security

Coast Guard: Update on Deepwater Program Management, Cost, and Acquisition Workforce
GAO-09-620T, April 22, 2009
Homeland Defense: Actions Needed to Address Management of Air Sovereignty Alert Operations to Protect U.S. Airspace
GAO-09-612T, April 22, 2009
Maritime Security: Vessel Tracking Systems Provide Key Information, but the Need for Duplicate Data Should Be Reviewed
GAO-09-337, March 17, 2009
U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Secure Border Initiative Fiscal Year 2009 Expenditure Plan
GAO-09-274R, April 30, 2009
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Income Security

Defined Benefit Plans: Proposed Plan Buyouts by Financial Firms Pose Potential Risks and Benefits
GAO-09-207, March 16, 2009
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Information Management

Bureau of Public Debt: Areas for Improvement in Information Security Controls
GAO-09-633R, April 28, 2009
Social Security Administration: Effective Information Technology Management Essential for Data Center Initiative
GAO-09-662T, April 28, 2009
Telecommunications: Information on Participation in the E-rate Program (GAO-09-254SP, March 2009), an e-supplement to GAO-09-253
GAO-09-254SP, April 27, 2009
Telecommunications: Long-Term Strategic Vision Would Help Ensure Targeting of E-rate Funds to Highest-Priority Uses
GAO-09-253, March 27, 2009
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International Affairs

Addressing Significant Vulnerabilities in the Department of State's Passport Issuance Process
GAO-09-583R, April 13, 2009
Afghanistan: Key Issues for Congressional Oversight
GAO-09-473SP, April 21, 2009
Afghanistan: U.S.- and Internationally-Funded Roads (GAO-09-626SP), an E-supplement to GAO-09-473SP
GAO-09-626SP, April 21, 2009
Export Promotion: Commerce Needs Better Information to Evaluate Its Fee-Based Programs and Customers
GAO-09-144, March 4, 2009
Export Promotion: States' Export Promotion Agency Survey (GAO-09-148SP), an E-Supplement to GAO-09-144
GAO-09-148SP, March 4, 2009
Foreign Aid Reform: Comprehensive Strategy, Interagency Coordination, and Operational Improvements Would Bolster Current Efforts
GAO-09-192, April 17, 2009
Iraqi Refugee Assistance: Improvements Needed in Measuring Progress, Assessing Needs, Tracking Funds, and Developing an International Strategic Plan
GAO-09-120, April 21, 2009
USAID Acquisition and Assistance: Challenges Remain in Developing and Implementing a Strategic Workforce Plan
GAO-09-607T, April 28, 2009
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Drug Control: Better Coordination with the Department of Homeland Security and an Updated Accountability Framework can Further Enhance DEA's Efforts to Meet Post-9/11 Responsibilities
GAO-09-63, March 20, 2009
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National Defense

Acquisition Workforce: DOD Can Improve Its Management and Oversight by Tracking Data on Contractor Personnel and Taking Additional Actions
GAO-09-616T, April 28, 2009
Army Health Care: Progress Made in Staffing and Monitoring Units that Provide Outpatient Case Management, but Additional Steps Needed
GAO-09-357, April 20, 2009
Contingency Contracting: DOD, State, and USAID Are Taking Actions to Track Contracts and Contractor Personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan
GAO-09-538T, April 1, 2009
Defense Acquisitions: Actions Needed to Ensure Value for Service Contracts
GAO-09-643T, April 23, 2009
Defense Acquisitions: Charting a Course for Lasting Reform
GAO-09-663T, April 30, 2009
Defense Acquisitions: Measuring the Value of DOD's Weapon Programs Requires Starting with Realistic Baselines
GAO-09-543T, April 1, 2009
Defense Management: DOD Needs to Improve Program Management, Policy, and Testing to Enhance Ability to Field Operationally Useful Non-lethal Weapons
GAO-09-344, April 21, 2009
High-Level Leadership Needed to Help Guam Address Challenges Caused by DOD-Related Growth
GAO-09-500R, April 9, 2009
Military Disability Retirement: Closer Monitoring Would Improve the Temporary Retirement Process
GAO-09-289, April 13, 2009
Military Personnel: Status of Accession, Retention, and End Strength for Military Medical Officers and Preliminary Observations Regarding Accession and Retention Challenges
GAO-09-469R, April 16, 2009
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Natural Resources

Oil and Gas Management: Federal Oil and Gas Resource Management and Revenue Collection In Need of Stronger Oversight and Comprehensive Reassessment
GAO-09-556T, April 2, 2009
Wildland Fire Management: Actions by Federal Agencies and Congress Could Mitigate Rising Fire Costs and Their Effects on Other Agency Programs
GAO-09-444T, April 1, 2009
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Science, Space, and Technology

Aviation Safety: NASA's National Aviation Operations Monitoring Service Project Was Designed Appropriately, but Sampling and Other Issues Complicate Data Analysis
GAO-09-112, March 13, 2009
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites: Acquisition Has Increased Costs, Reduced Capabilities, and Delayed Schedules
GAO-09-596T, April 23, 2009
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites: Acquisition Is Under Way, but Improvements Needed in Management and Oversight
GAO-09-323, April 2, 2009
Space Acquisitions: Government and Industry Partners Face Substantial Challenges in Developing New DOD Space Systems
GAO-09-648T, April 30, 2009
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Tax Policy and Administration

Tax Administration: Many Taxpayers Rely on Tax Software and IRS Needs to Assess Associated Risks
GAO-09-297, February 25, 2009
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Aviation Safety: Potential Strategies to Address Air Ambulance Safety Concerns
GAO-09-627T, April 22, 2009
Commercial Aviation: Airline Industry Contraction Due to Volatile Fuel Prices and Falling Demand Affects Airports, Passengers, and Federal Government Revenues
GAO-09-393, April 21, 2009
High Speed Passenger Rail: Future Development Will Depend on Addressing Financial and Other Challenges and Establishing a Clear Federal Role
GAO-09-560T, April 1, 2009
Transportation Security: Comprehensive Risk Assessments and Stronger Internal Controls Needed to Help Inform TSA Resource Allocation
GAO-09-492, March 27, 2009
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Veterans Affairs

Recovering Servicemembers: DOD and VA Have Made Progress to Jointly Develop Required Policies but Additional Challenges Remain
GAO-09-540T, April 29, 2009
VA Health Care: Challenges in Budget Formulation and Issues Surrounding the Proposal for Advance Appropriations
GAO-09-664T, April 29, 2009
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Legal Products: Decisions and Opinions

AAA Mobile Showers, Inc.
B-311420.2, March 27, 2009
AGFA HealthCare Corporation--Costs
B-400733.6, April 22, 2009
B-401092, April 22, 2009
Armorworks Enterprises, LLC
B-400394.3, March 31, 2009
Bay Area Travel, Inc.; Cruise Ventures, Inc.; Tzell-AirTrak Travel Group, Inc.
B-400442; B-400442.2; B-400442.3; B-400547; B-400547.2; B-400547.3; B-400564; B-400564.2; B-400564.3, November 5, 2008
Bid Protests At GAO: A Descriptive Guide (Ninth Edition, 2009)
GAO-09-471SP, April 3, 2009
Blackwater Lodge and Training Center, Inc.
B-311000.2; B-311000.3; B-311000.4, November 10, 2008
Capitol Police--Inspector General Deputation by U.S. Marshals Service
B-317742, April 24, 2009
Exeter Government Services, LLC
B-400977; B-400977.2, April 9, 2009
FPM Remediations, Inc.
B-401017.2, April 16, 2009
George G. Sharp, Inc.
B-401077; B-401077.2, April 15, 2009
Global Services Corp
B-400229.2, January 27, 2009
Lasmer Industries, Inc.
B-400866.2; B-400916.2; B-401046, March 30, 2009
B-400951, March 27, 2009
Medical Staffing Joint Venture, LLC
B-400705.2; B-400705.3, March 13, 2009
North Shore Medical Labs, Inc.
B-310747, February 6, 2008
Optimum Services, Inc.
B-401051, April 15, 2009
PWC Logistics Services Company
B-400660, January 6, 2009
Pegasus Global Strategic Solutions, LLC
B-400422.3, March 24, 2009
Petro Star, Inc.
B-401108, April 29, 2009
Precision Mold & Tool
B-400452.4; B-400452.5, April 14, 2009
Precision Prosthetics, Inc.
B-401023, April 9, 2009
RTI Technologies, LLC
B-401075, April 15, 2009
Rehal International Transportation
B-401090, April 7, 2009
Report to Congress on Bid Protests Involving Defense Procurements
B-401197, April 9, 2009
Savannah River Tank Closure, LLC
B-400953; B-400953.2; B-400953.3, March 30, 2009
Severable Services Contracts
B-317636, April 21, 2009
Solutions Lucid Group, LLC
B-400967, April 2, 2009
Solutions Lucid Group, LLC
B-401128, April 2, 2009
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rules

Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary: Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS)/TRICARE: Inclusion of TRICARE Retail Pharmacy Program in Federal Procurement of Pharmaceuticals
GAO-09-533R, April 3, 2009
Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Average Fuel Economy Standards Passenger Cars and Light Trucks Model Year 2011
GAO-09-592R, April 15, 2009
Department of Veterans Affairs: Post-9/11 GI Bill
GAO-09-565R, April 13, 2009
Federal Reserve System: Truth in Lending
GAO-09-544R, April 2, 2009
Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Power Reactor Security Requirements
GAO-09-545R, April 10, 2009
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