GAO Month in Review December 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

Business, Industry, and Consumers

Small Business Administration: Actions Needed to Improve the Usefulness of the Agency's Lender Risk Rating System
GAO-10-53, November 6, 2009
Telecommunications: FCC Needs to Improve Oversight of Wireless Phone Service
GAO-10-34, November 10, 2009
Telecommunications: Surveys of Consumers and of State Utility Commissions about Wireless Phone Service (GAO-10-35SP, November 2009), an E-supplement to GAO-10-34
GAO-10-35SP, November 10, 2009
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Economic Development

Disaster Assistance: Improvements in Providing Federal Disaster Case Management Services Could Help Agencies Better Assist Victims
GAO-10-278T, December 2, 2009
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U.S. Labor Force Statistics: Illustrative Simulations of the Likely Effects of Underrepresenting Unauthorized Residents
GAO-10-99, November 30, 2009
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Managing Sensitive Information: Actions Needed to Prevent Unintended Public Disclosures of U.S. Nuclear Sites and Activities
GAO-10-251, December 15, 2009
Nuclear Waste Management: Key Attributes, Challenges, and Costs for the Yucca Mountain Repository and Two Potential Alternatives
GAO-10-48, November 4, 2009
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Environmental Protection

Chemical Regulation: Observations on Improving the Toxic Substances Control Act
GAO-10-292T, December 2, 2009
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Financial Institutions

Troubled Asset Relief Program: The U.S. Government Role as Shareholder in AIG, Citigroup, Chrysler, and General Motors and Preliminary Views on its Investment Management Activities
GAO-10-325T, December 16, 2009
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Financial Management

Financial Audit: Office of Financial Stability (Troubled Asset Relief Program) Fiscal Year 2009 Financial Statements
GAO-10-301, December 9, 2009
Financial Management Systems: DHS Faces Challenges to Successfully Consolidating Its Existing Disparate Systems
GAO-10-76, December 4, 2009
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Government Operations

Federally Created Entities: An Overview of Key Attributes
GAO-10-97, October 29, 2009
Formula Grants: Funding for the Largest Federal Assistance Programs Is Based on Census-Related Data and Other Factors
GAO-10-263, December 15, 2009
Impoundment Control Act: Use and Impact of Rescission Procedures
GAO-10-320T, December 16, 2009
Recovery Act: Contract Oversight Activities of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and Observations on Contract Spending in Selected States
GAO-10-216R, November 30, 2009
Recovery Act: Planned Efforts and Challenges in Evaluating Compliance with Maintenance of Effort and Similar Provisions
GAO-10-247, November 30, 2009
Recovery Act: Status of States' and Localities' Use of Funds and Efforts to Ensure Accountability
GAO-10-231, December 10, 2009
Recovery Act: Status of States' and Localities' Use of Funds and Efforts to Ensure Accountability (Appendixes)
GAO-10-232SP, December 10, 2009
Smithsonian Institution: Governance and Facilities Reforms Progressing, but Work Remains
GAO-10-297T, December 10, 2009
Smithsonian Institution: Implementation of Governance Reforms is Progressing, but Work Remains
GAO-10-190R, December 10, 2009
U.S. Postal Service: The Program for Reassessing Work Provided to Injured Employees Is Under Way, but Actions Are Needed to Improve Program Management
GAO-10-78, December 14, 2009
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Drug Safety: FDA Has Begun Efforts to Enhance Postmarket Safety, but Additional Actions Are Needed
GAO-10-68, November 9, 2009
Hurricane Katrina: Federal Grants Have Helped Health Care Organizations Provide Primary Care, but Sustaining Services Will Be a Challenge
GAO-10-273T, December 3, 2009
Influenza Pandemic: Monitoring and Assessing the Status of the National Pandemic Implementation Plan Needs Improvement
GAO-10-73, November 24, 2009
Medicaid Outpatient Prescription Drugs: Second Quarter 2008 Federal Upper Limits for Reimbursement Compared with Average Retail Pharmacy Acquisition Costs
GAO-10-118R, November 30, 2009
Medicaid: Ongoing Federal Oversight of Payments to Offset Uncompensated Hospital Care Costs Is Warranted
GAO-10-69, November 20, 2009
Medicare Managed Care: Observations about Medicare Cost Plans
GAO-10-185, December 28, 2009
Medicare: CMS Working to Address Problems from Round 1 of the Durable Medical Equipment Competitive Bidding Program
GAO-10-27, November 6, 2009
Nursing Homes: Addressing the Factors Underlying Understatement of Serious Care Problems Requires Sustained CMS and State Commitment
GAO-10-70, November 24, 2009
Nursing Homes: Responses from Two Web-based questionnaires to Nursing Home Surveyors and State Agency Directors (GAO-10-74SP), an e-supplement to GAO-10-70
GAO-10-74SP, November 24, 2009
Nursing Homes: Opportunities Exist to Facilitate the Use of the Temporary Management Sanction
GAO-10-37R, November 20, 2009
State and Local Government Retiree Health Benefits: Liabilities Are Largely Unfunded, but Some Governments Are Taking Action
GAO-10-61, November 30, 2009
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Homeland Security

Biosurveillance: Developing a Collaboration Strategy Is Essential to Fostering Interagency Data and Resource Sharing
GAO-10-171, December 18, 2009
Department of Homeland Security: A Comprehensive Strategy Is Still Needed to Achieve Management Integration Departmentwide
GAO-10-318T, December 15, 2009
Department of Homeland Security: Actions Taken Toward Management Integration, but a Comprehensive Strategy Is Still Needed
GAO-10-131, November 20, 2009
Homeland Security: DHS's Progress and Challenges in Key Areas of Maritime, Aviation, and Cybersecurity
GAO-10-106, December 2, 2009
Softwood Lumber Act of 2008: Customs and Border Protection Established Required Procedures, but Agencies Report Little Benefit from New Requirements
GAO-10-220, December 18, 2009
Supply Chain Security: Feasibility and Cost-Benefit Analysis Would Assist DHS and Congress in Assessing and Implementing the Requirement to Scan 100 Percent of U.S.-Bound Containers
GAO-10-12, October 30, 2009
Transportation Worker Identification Credential: Progress Made in Enrolling Workers and Activating Credentials but Evaluation Plan Needed to Help Inform the Implementation of Card Readers
GAO-10-43, November 18, 2009
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Income Security

Private Pensions: Additional Changes Could Improve Employee Benefit Plan Financial Reporting
GAO-10-54, November 5, 2009
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Information Management

Information Technology: Actions Needed to Fully Establish Program Management Capability for VA's Financial and Logistics Initiative
GAO-10-40, October 26, 2009
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International Affairs

Intellectual Property: Enhancements to Coordinating U.S. Enforcement Efforts
GAO-10-219T, December 9, 2009
International Trade: Observations on U.S. and Foreign Countries' Export Promotion Activities
GAO-10-310T, December 9, 2009
State Department: Challenges Facing the Bureau of Diplomatic Security
GAO-10-290T, December 9, 2009
State Department: Diplomatic Security's Recent Growth Warrants Strategic Review
GAO-10-156, November 12, 2009
Status of Funds for the Merida Initiative
GAO-10-253R, December 3, 2009
UN Office for Project Services: Management Reforms Proceeding but Effectiveness Not Assessed, and USAID's Oversight of Grants Has Weaknesses
GAO-10-168, November 19, 2009
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Anti-Money Laundering: Improved Communication Could Enhance the Support FinCEN Provides to Law Enforcement
GAO-10-141, December 14, 2009
DOJ's Civil Rights Division: Opportunities Exist to Improve Its Case Management System and Better Meet Its Reporting Needs
GAO-09-938R, September 30, 2009
Juvenile Justice: DOJ Is Enhancing Information on Effective Programs, but Could Better Assess the Utility of This Information
GAO-10-125, December 17, 2009
Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program: Performance Measurement Would Strengthen Accountability and Enhance Awareness among Potential Claimants
GAO-10-5, October 29, 2009
U.S. Department of Justice: Information on Employment Litigation, Housing and Civil Enforcement, Voting, and Special Litigation Sections' Enforcement Efforts from Fiscal Years 2001 through 2007
GAO-10-75, October 23, 2009
U.S. Department of Justice: Opportunities Exist to Strengthen the Civil Rights Division's Ability to Manage and Report on Its Enforcement Efforts
GAO-10-256T, December 3, 2009
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National Defense

DOD Civilian Personnel: Intelligence Personnel System Incorporates Safeguards, but Opportunities Exist for Improvement
GAO-10-134, December 17, 2009
Overseas Contingency Operations: Funding and Cost Reporting for the Department of Defense
GAO-10-288R, December 18, 2009
Status of GAO Recommendations to the Department of Defense (Fiscal Years 2001-2008)
GAO-10-211R, December 16, 2009
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Natural Resources

Surface Coal Mining: Characteristics of Mining in Mountainous Areas of Kentucky and West Virginia
GAO-10-21, December 9, 2009
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Science, Space, and Technology

Commercial Space Transportation: Development of the Commercial Space Launch Industry Presents Safety Oversight Challenges for FAA and Raises Issues Affecting Federal Roles
GAO-10-286T, December 2, 2009
Federal Research: NASA Should Better Inform Researchers about How to Appeal Dissemination Decisions
GAO-10-200, December 3, 2009
International Space Station: Significant Challenges May Limit Onboard Research
GAO-10-9, November 25, 2009
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Tax Policy and Administration

Tax Policy: The Research Tax Credit's Design and Administration Can Be Improved
GAO-10-136, November 6, 2009
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Rail Transit: Observations on FTA's State Safety Oversight Program and Potential Change in Its Oversight Role
GAO-10-314T, December 10, 2009
Rail Transit: Observations on FTA's State Safety Oversight Program and Potential Change in Oversight Role
GAO-10-293T, December 8, 2009
Recovery Act: States' Use of Highway and Transit Funds and Efforts to Meet the Act's Requirements
GAO-10-312T, December 10, 2009
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Veterans Affairs

Department of Veterans Affairs' Implementation of Information Security Education Assistance Program
GAO-10-170R, December 18, 2009
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program: Case Studies Show Fraud and Abuse Allowed Ineligible Firms to Obtain Millions of Dollars in Contracts
GAO-10-306T, December 16, 2009
VA Construction: VA Is Working to Improve Initial Project Cost Estimates, but Should Analyze Cost and Schedule Risks
GAO-10-189, December 14, 2009
Veterans Health Administration: Inadequate Controls over Miscellaneous Obligations Increase Risk over Procurement Transactions
GAO-10-307T, December 16, 2009
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Legal Products: Decisions and Opinions

B-401841, December 4, 2009
Baron Services, Inc.
B-402109, December 24, 2009
Chicago Dryer Company
B-401888, December 8, 2009
Coastal Environments, Inc.
B-401889, December 18, 2009
Computers Universal, Inc.
B-401564.2, December 7, 2009
DePonte Investments, Inc.
B-401802, November 23, 2009
DeVal Corporation
B-402182, December 17, 2009
Department of the Army--Reconsideration
B-401472.2, December 7, 2009
Divakar Technologies, Inc.
B-402026, December 2, 2009
ESCO Marine, Inc.
B-401438, September 4, 2009
Enterprise Information System
B-401037.5; B-401037.6, December 1, 2009
Excel Building & Development Corporation
B-401955, December 23, 2009
FujiFilm Medical Systems USA, Inc.
B-400733.10; B-400733.12; B-400733.9, December 1, 2009
G4S Government Services
B-401694; B-401694.2, November 4, 2009
B-401890, December 14, 2009
Gas Turbine Engines, Inc.
B-401868.2, December 14, 2009
Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc.
B-400771.6, November 23, 2009
Hotel Contracting Services, Inc.
B-401807; B-401807.2, November 25, 2009
IAP-Leopardo Construction, Inc.
B-401923, December 2, 2009
Innovative Technologies Corporation
B-401689; B-401689.2; B-401689.3, November 9, 2009
Light-Pod, Inc.
B-401739; B-401739.2, November 12, 2009
Lockheed Martin Systems Integration-Owego; Sikorsky Aircraft Company--Modification of Recommendation
B-299145.7; B-299145.8, December 15, 2009
M. Matt Durand, LLC
B-401793, November 23, 2009
Navistar Defense, LLC; BAE Systems, Tactical Vehicle Systems LP
B-401865; B-401865.2; B-401865.3; B-401865.4; B-401865.5; B-401865.6; B-401865.7, December 14, 2009
Philips Healthcare Informatics
B-400733.11; B-400733.13; B-400733.8, December 2, 2009
Port of Bellingham
B-401837, December 2, 2009
Prudent Technologies, Inc.
B-401736.3, December 9, 2009
Simba USA, LLC; New Western Supply, LLC
B-401971; B-401971.2, December 28, 2009
Solar Plexus, LLC
B-402061, December 14, 2009
TMM Investments, Ltd.
B-402016, December 23, 2009
The Analysis Group, LLC
B-401726; B-401726.2, November 13, 2009
VMD Systems Integrators, Inc.
B-401037.4; B-401037.7, December 8, 2009
Voith Hydro, Inc.
B-401244.2; B-401771, November 13, 2009
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rules

Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation: Conservation Reserve Program
GAO-10-271R, December 1, 2009
Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency: Livestock Forage Disaster Program and Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish; Supplemental Agricultural Disaster Assistance
GAO-10-272R, December 1, 2009
Department of Education: Race to the Top Fund
GAO-10-282R, December 4, 2009
Department of Education: State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Program
GAO-10-329R, December 23, 2009
Department of Energy: Loan Guarantees for Projects That Employ Innovative Technologies
GAO-10-322R, December 22, 2009
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program: Changes to the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and CY 2010 Payment Rates; Changes to the Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System and CY 2010 Payment Rates
GAO-10-283R, December 7, 2009
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2010
GAO-10-305R, December 10, 2009
Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration: Pipeline Safety: Integrity Management Program for Gas Distribution Pipelines
GAO-10-330R, December 23, 2009
Environmental Protection Agency: Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Construction and Development Point Source Category
GAO-10-308R, December 16, 2009
Federal Reserve System: Electronic Fund Transfers
GAO-10-285R, December 7, 2009
Securities and Exchange Commission: Amendments to Rules for Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations
GAO-10-319R, December 18, 2009
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