GAO Month in Review January 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

Bankruptcy: Judiciary Should Take Further Steps to Make Bankruptcy Data More Accessible
GAO-09-28, December 18, 2008
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Economic Development

Natural Hazard Mitigation and Insurance: The United States and Selected Countries Have Similar Natural Hazard Mitigation Policies but Different Insurance Approaches
GAO-09-188R, December 22, 2008
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Meal Counting and Claiming by Food Service Management Companies in the School Meal Programs
GAO-09-156R, January 30, 2009
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Research and Development: DOE Could Enhance the Project Selection Process for Government Oil and Natural Gas Research
GAO-09-186, December 29, 2008
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Environmental Protection

Endangered Species Act: Many GAO Recommendations Have Been Implemented, but Some Issues Remain Unresolved
GAO-09-225R, December 19, 2008
National Marine Fisheries Service: Improvements Are Needed in the Federal Process Used to Protect Marine Mammals from Commercial Fishing
GAO-09-78, December 8, 2008
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Financial Institutions

Financial Regulation: A Framework for Crafting and Assessing Proposals to Modernize the Outdated U.S. Financial Regulatory System
GAO-09-216, January 8, 2009
Financial Regulation: A Framework for Crafting and Assessing Proposals to Modernize the Outdated U.S. Financial Regulatory System
GAO-09-310T, January 14, 2009
Financial Regulation: A Framework for Crafting and Assessing Proposals to Modernize the Outdated U.S. Financial Regulatory System
GAO-09-314T, January 21, 2009
Troubled Asset Relief Program: Status of Efforts to Address Transparency and Accountability Issues
GAO-09-296, January 30, 2009
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Financial Management

Inspectors General: Actions Needed to Improve Audit Coverage of NASA
GAO-09-88, December 18, 2008
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Government Operations

Citizens' Report: Fiscal Year 2008 Summary of GAO's Performance and Financial Results
GAO-09-2SP, January 15, 2009
High-Risk Series: An Update
GAO-09-271, January 22, 2009
Real Property: Infrastructure Investment Presents Opportunities to Address Long-standing Real Property Backlogs and Reduce Energy Consumption
GAO-09-324T, January 22, 2009
U.S. Postal Service: Age and Disability in the Executive Service
GAO-09-255R, January 12, 2009
U.S. Postal Service: Deteriorating Postal Finances Require Aggressive Actions to Reduce Costs
GAO-09-332T, January 28, 2009
Update of State and Local Government Fiscal Pressures
GAO-09-320R, January 26, 2009
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Medical Devices: FDA Should Take Steps to Ensure That High-Risk Device Types Are Approved through the Most Stringent Premarket Review Process
GAO-09-190, January 15, 2009
Medicare: Callers Can Access 1-800-MEDICARE Services, but Responsibility within CMS for Limited English Proficiency Plan Unclear
GAO-09-104, December 29, 2008
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Homeland Security

Federal User Fees: Additional Analyses and Timely Reviews Could Improve Immigration and Naturalization User Fee Design and USCIS Operations
GAO-09-180, January 23, 2009
Homeland Defense: Actions Needed to Improve Management of Air Sovereignty Alert Operations to Protect U.S. Airspace
GAO-09-184, January 27, 2009
Immigration Application Fees: Costing Methodology Improvements Would Provide More Reliable Basis for Setting Fees
GAO-09-70, January 23, 2009
Immigration Benefits: Actions Needed to Address Vulnerabilities in Process for Granting Permanent Residency
GAO-09-55, December 5, 2008
Secure Border Initiative Fence Construction Costs
GAO-09-244R, January 29, 2009
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Income Security

Social Security Disability: Improving Notices to Denied Claimants
GAO-09-183R, January 9, 2009
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Information Management

Electronic Health Records: DOD's and VA's Sharing of Information Could Benefit from Improved Management
GAO-09-268, January 28, 2009
Health Information Technology: Federal Agencies' Experiences Demonstrate Challenges to Successful Implementation
GAO-09-312T, January 15, 2009
Information Security: Continued Efforts Needed to Address Significant Weaknesses at IRS
GAO-09-136, January 9, 2009
Information Security: Further Actions Needed to Address Risks to Bank Secrecy Act Data
GAO-09-195, January 30, 2009
Information Technology: Demand for the Social Security Administration's Electronic Data Exchanges Is Growing and Presents Future Challenges
GAO-09-126, December 4, 2008
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International Affairs

Developing Countries: The United States Has Not Fully Funded Its Share of Debt Relief, and the Impact of Debt Relief on Countries' Poverty-Reducing Spending Is Unknown
GAO-09-162, January 26, 2009
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National Defense

Defense Business Transformation: Status of Department of Defense Efforts to Develop a Management Approach to Guide Business Transformation
GAO-09-272R, January 9, 2009
Defense Infrastructure: Additional Information Is Needed to Better Explain the Proposed 100,000-Acre Expansion of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site
GAO-09-171, January 13, 2009
Defense Infrastructure: Army's Approach for Acquiring Land Is Not Guided by Up-to-Date Strategic Plan or Always Communicated Effectively
GAO-09-32, January 13, 2009
Defense Inventory: Army Needs to Evaluate Impact of Recent Actions to Improve Demand Forecasts for Spare Parts
GAO-09-199, January 12, 2009
Defense Logistics: Lack of Key Information May Impede DOD's Ability to Improve Supply Chain Management
GAO-09-150, January 12, 2009
Military Base Realignments and Closures: DOD Faces Challenges in Implementing Recommendations on Time and Is Not Consistently Updating Savings Estimates
GAO-09-217, January 30, 2009
Military Training: Navy and Air Force Need to More Fully Apply Best Practices to Enhance Development and Management of Combat Skills Training
GAO-09-220R, January 28, 2009
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Natural Resources

Missouri River Navigation: Data on Commodity Shipments for Four States Served by the Missouri River and Two States Served by Both the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers
GAO-09-224R, January 15, 2009
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Tax Policy and Administration

International Taxation: Large U.S. Corporations and Federal Contractors with Subsidiaries in Jurisdictions Listed as Tax Havens or Financial Privacy Jurisdictions
GAO-09-157, December 18, 2008
Tax Administration: IRS's 2008 Filing Season Generally Successful Despite Challenges, although IRS Could Expand Enforcement during Returns Processing
GAO-09-146, December 12, 2008
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Veterans Affairs

Traumatic Brain Injury: Better DOD and VA Oversight Can Help Ensure More Accurate, Consistent, and Timely Decisions for the Traumatic Injury Insurance Program
GAO-09-108, January 29, 2009
VA Health Care: Long-Term Care Strategic Planning and Budgeting Need Improvement
GAO-09-145, January 23, 2009
VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment: Better Incentives, Workforce Planning, and Performance Reporting Could Improve Program
GAO-09-34, January 26, 2009
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Legal Products: Decisions and Opinions

4D Security Solutions, Inc.
B-400351.2; B-400351.3, December 8, 2008
Blue Rock Structures, Inc.
B-400811, January 23, 2009
Cambridge Systems, Inc.
B-400680; B-400680.3, January 8, 2009
Capitol Drywall Supply, Inc.
B-400721; B-400722, January 12, 2009
Cherokee Painting, LLC
B-311020.3, January 14, 2009
Critical Process Filtration, Inc.
B-400746; B-400747; B-400750; B-400751; B-400752; B-400785, January 22, 2009
DBI Waste Systems, Inc.
B-400687; B-400687.2, January 12, 2009
Dynamic Systems Technology, Inc.
B-400655; B-400655.2; B-400655.3, December 15, 2008
Gary Johnson--Designated Employee Agent
B-310910.3, January 21, 2009
Granite Construction Company
B-400706, January 14, 2009
M2 Global Technology, Ltd.
B-400946, January 8, 2009
Marinette Marine Corporation
B-400697; B-400697.2; B-400697.3, January 12, 2009
Master Lock Company, LLC
B-309982.2, June 24, 2008
Master Lock Company, LLC
B-309982.3, December 10, 2008
Melbourne Commerce, LLC
B-400049.2, January 9, 2009
New Breed, Inc.
B-400554; B-400554.2; B-400554.3, December 5, 2008
Nortel Government Solutions, Inc.
B-299522.5; B-299522.6, December 30, 2008
Orion Management, LLC
B-400680.2, January 15, 2009
Patricia A. Thompson--Agency Tender Official
B-310910.4, January 22, 2009
Raytheon Company-Integrated Defense Systems
B-400610; B-400618; B-400619, December 22, 2008
SDV Construction Group, LLC
B-400703, January 7, 2009
Spaltudaq Corp.
B-400650; B-400650.2, January 6, 2009
Tiger Truck, LLC
B-400685, January 14, 2009
B-400184.2; B-400184.3; B-400184.4, December 24, 2008
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rules

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service: Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling of Beef, Pork, Lamb, Chicken, Goat Meat, Wild and Farm-Raised Fish and Shellfish, Perishable Agricultural Commodities, Peanuts, Pecans, Ginseng, and Macadamia Nuts
GAO-09-333R, January 30, 2009
Department of Energy: Energy Conservation Program for Commercial and Industrial Equipment: Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Ice-Cream Freezers; Self-Contained Commercial Refrigerators, Commercial Freezers, and Commercial Refrigerator-Freezers Without Doors; and Remote Condensing Commercial Refrigerators, Commercial Freezers, and Commercial Refrigerator-Freezers
GAO-09-313R, January 26, 2009
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicaid Program; Fiscal Year Disproportionate Share Hospital Allotments and Disproportionate Share Hospital Institutions for Mental Disease Limits
GAO-09-290R, January 5, 2009
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Benefit Programs: Negotiated Pricing and Remaining Revisions
GAO-09-311R, January 27, 2009
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Surety Bond Requirement for Suppliers of Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS)
GAO-09-299R, January 16, 2009
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary: Health Insurance Reform; Modifications to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Electronic Transaction Standards
GAO-09-331R, January 30, 2009
Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration: Refuge Alternatives for Underground Coal Mines
GAO-09-327R, January 29, 2009
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration: Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Special Flight Rules Area
GAO-09-298R, January 8, 2009
Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration: New Entrant Safety Assurance Process
GAO-09-287R, January 5, 2009
Securities and Exchange Commission: Indexed Annuities And Certain Other Insurance Contracts
GAO-09-330R, January 30, 2009
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