GAO Month in Review June 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.

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Agriculture and Food

Crop Insurance: Opportunities Exist to Reduce the Costs of Administering the Program
GAO-09-445, April 29, 2009
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Business, Industry, and Consumers

Reverse Mortgages: Product Complexity and Consumer Protection Issues Underscore Need for Improved Controls over Counseling for Borrowers
GAO-09-606, June 29, 2009
Reverse Mortgages: Product Complexity and Consumer Protection Issues Underscore Need for Improved Controls over Counseling for Borrowers
GAO-09-812T, June 29, 2009
Telecommunications: Broadband Deployment Plan Should Include Performance Goals and Measures to Guide Federal Investment
GAO-09-494, May 12, 2009
Telecommunications: Preliminary Observations about Consumer Satisfaction and Problems with Wireless Phone Service and FCC's Efforts to Assist Consumers with Complaints
GAO-09-800T, June 17, 2009
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Civil Rights

New Markets Tax Credit: Minority Entities Are Less Successful in Obtaining Awards Than Non-Minority Entitities
GAO-09-536, April 30, 2009
New Markets Tax Credit: Minority Entities Are Less Successful in Obtaining Awards Than Non-Minority Entities
GAO-09-795T, June 18, 2009
Voters With Disabilities: More Polling Places Had No Potential Impediments Than in 2000, but Challenges Remain
GAO-09-685, June 10, 2009
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Economic Development

Alaska Native Villages: Limited Progress Has Been Made on Relocating Villages Threatened by Flooding and Erosion
GAO-09-551, June 3, 2009
Hurricanes Gustav and Ike Disaster Assistance: FEMA Strengthened Its Fraud Prevention Controls, but Customer Service Needs Improvement
GAO-09-671, June 19, 2009
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Job Corps: Better Targeted Career Training and Improved Preenrollment Information Could Enhance Female Residential Student Recruitment and Retention
GAO-09-470, June 2, 2009
OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs: Improved Oversight and Controls Would Better Ensure Program Quality
GAO-09-395, May 20, 2009
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Energy Markets: Estimates of the Effects of Mergers and Market Concentration on Wholesale Gasoline Prices
GAO-09-659, June 12, 2009
Nuclear Waste: DOE's Environmental Management Initiatives Report Is Incomplete
GAO-09-697R, June 2, 2009
Nuclear and Worker Safety: Limited Information Exists on Costs and Reasons for Work Stoppages at DOE's Hanford Site
GAO-09-451, May 7, 2009
Technology Transfer: Clearer Priorities and Greater Use of Innovative Approaches Could Increase the Effectiveness of Technology Transfer at Department of Energy Laboratories
GAO-09-548, June 16, 2009
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Environmental Protection

Aviation and Climate Change: Aircraft Emissions Expected to Grow, but Technological and Operational Improvements and Government Policies Can Help Control Emissions
GAO-09-554, June 8, 2009
Biomonitoring: EPA Needs to Coordinate Its Research Strategy and Clarify Its Authority to Obtain Biomonitoring Data
GAO-09-353, April 30, 2009
Clean Water Infrastructure: A Variety of Issues Need to Be Considered When Designing a Clean Water Trust Fund
GAO-09-657, May 29, 2009
EPA Chemical Assessments: Process Reforms Offer the Potential to Address Key Problems
GAO-09-774T, June 11, 2009
Environmental Contamination: Lessons Learned from the Cleanup of Formerly Used Defense and Military Munitions Sites
GAO-09-779T, June 10, 2009
Scientific Integrity: EPA's Efforts to Enhance the Credibility and Transparency of Its Scientific Processes
GAO-09-773T, June 9, 2009
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Financial Institutions

Regulation SHO: Recent Actions Appear to Have Initially Reduced Failures to Deliver, but More Industry Guidance Is Needed
GAO-09-483, May 12, 2009
Troubled Asset Relief Program: June 2009 Status of Efforts to Address Transparency and Accountability Issues
GAO-09-658, June 17, 2009
Troubled Asset Relief Program: Capital Purchase Program Transactions for October 28, 2008, through May 29, 2009, and Information on Financial Agency Agreements, Contracts, Blanket Purchase Agreements, and Interagency Agreements Awarded as of June 1, 2009 (GAO-09-707SP, June 2009), an e-supplement to GAO-09-658
GAO-09-707SP, June 17, 2009
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Financial Management

American Battle Monuments Commission: Management Action Needed to Improve Internal Control Procedures
GAO-09-714R, June 17, 2008
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Government Operations

Contract Management: Minimal Compliance with New Safeguards for Time-and-Materials Contracts for Commercial Services and Safeguards Have Not Been Applied to GSA Schedules Program
GAO-09-579, June 24, 2009
Ensuring Accountability in a Time of Financial and Fiscal Stress
GAO-09-847CG, June 23, 2009
Federal Contracting: Guidance on Award Fees Has Led to Better Practices but Is Not Consistently Applied
GAO-09-630, May 29, 2009
Federal Energy and Fleet Management: Plug-in Vehicles Offer Potential Benefits, but High Costs and Limited Information Could Hinder Integration into the Federal Fleet
GAO-09-493, June 9, 2009
Human Capital: Actions Needed to Better Track and Provide Timely and Accurate Compensation and Medical Benefits to Deployed Federal Civilians
GAO-09-562, June 26, 2009
Identity Theft: Governments Have Acted to Protect Personally Identifiable Information, but Vulnerabilities Remain
GAO-09-759T, June 17, 2009
Key Challenges Facing Government Managers
GAO-09-609CG, April 21, 2009
The Recovery Act and TARP: GAO's Oversight Role
GAO-09-846CG, June 17, 2009
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Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: Enrollee Cost Sharing for Selected Specialty Prescription Drugs
GAO-09-517R, April 30, 2009
Federal Tort Claims Act: Information Related to Implications of Extending Coverage to Volunteers at HRSA-Funded Health Centers
GAO-09-693R, June 24, 2009
Hospital Emergency Departments: Bibliography (GAO-09-348SP, April 30, 2009), an E-supplement to GAO-09-347
GAO-09-348SP, April 30, 2009
Hospital Emergency Departments: Crowding Continues to Occur, and Some Patients Wait Longer than Recommended Time Frames
GAO-09-347, April 30, 2009
Indian Health Service: Millions of Dollars in Property and Equipment Continue to Be Lost or Stolen
GAO-09-450, June 2, 2009
Influenza Pandemic: Continued Focus on the Nation's Planning and Preparedness Efforts Remains Essential
GAO-09-760T, June 3, 2009
Influenza Pandemic: Greater Agency Accountability Needed to Protect Federal Workers in the Event of a Pandemic
GAO-09-783T, June 16, 2009
Influenza Pandemic: Increased Agency Accountability Could Help Protect Federal Employees Serving the Public in the Event of a Pandemic
GAO-09-404, June 12, 2009
Medicaid: Source of Screening Affects Women's Eligibility for Coverage of Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment in Some States
GAO-09-384, May 22, 2009
Medical Devices: Shortcomings in FDA's Premarket Review, Postmarket Surveillance, and Inspections of Device Manufacturing Establishments
GAO-09-370T, June 18, 2009
Prescription Drugs: Overview of Approaches to Control Prescription Drug Spending in Federal Programs
GAO-09-819T, June 24, 2009
Privacy and Security: Food and Drug Administration Faces Challenges in Establishing Protections for Its Postmarket Risk Analysis System
GAO-09-355, June 1, 2009
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Homeland Security

CBP Could Improve Its Estimation of Funding Needed for New Border Patrol Agents
GAO-09-542R, June 15, 2009
Coast Guard: Administrative Law Judge Program Contains Elements Designed to Foster Judges' Independence and Mariner Protections Assessed Are Being Followed
GAO-09-489, June 12, 2009
Coast Guard: Observations on the Genesis and Progress of the Service's Modernization Program
GAO-09-530R, June 24, 2009
Combating Nuclear Smuggling: DHS Improved Testing of Advanced Radiation Detection Portal Monitors, but Preliminary Results Show Limits of the New Technology
GAO-09-655, May 21, 2009
Combating Nuclear Smuggling: Lessons Learned from DHS Testing of Advanced Radiation Detection Portal Monitors
GAO-09-804T, June 25, 2009
Firearm and Explosives Background Checks Involving Terrorist Watch List Records
GAO-09-125R, May 21, 2009
Nuclear Forensics: Comprehensive Interagency Plan Needed to Address Human Capital Issues
GAO-09-527R, April 30, 2009
The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Critical Infrastructure Protection Cost-Benefit Report
GAO-09-654R, June 26, 2009
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Public Housing: HUD's Oversight of Housing Agencies Should Focus More on Inappropriate Use of Program Funds
GAO-09-33, June 11, 2009
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Information Management

Cybersecurity: Continued Federal Efforts Are Needed to Protect Critical Systems and Information
GAO-09-835T, June 25, 2009
Federal Information Security Issues
GAO-09-817R, June 30, 2009
Information Technology: FDA Needs to Establish Key Plans and Processes for Guiding Systems Modernization Efforts
GAO-09-523, June 2, 2009
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International Affairs

Broadcasting to Cuba: Observations Regarding TV Marti's Strategy and Operations
GAO-09-758T, June 17, 2009
Firearms Trafficking: U.S. Efforts to Combat Arms Trafficking to Mexico Face Planning and Coordination Challenges
GAO-09-709, June 18, 2009
Firearms Trafficking: U.S. Efforts to Combat Arms Trafficking to Mexico Face Planning and Coordination Challenges
GAO-09-781T, June 19, 2009
International Food Assistance: Local and Regional Procurement Can Enhance the Efficiency of U.S. Food Aid, but Challenges May Constrain Its Implementation
GAO-09-570, May 29, 2009
International Food Assistance: Local and Regional Procurement Provides Opportunities to Enhance U.S. Food Aid, but Challenges May Constrain Its Implementation
GAO-09-757T, June 4, 2009
International Trade: Observations on U.S. Government Efforts to Address Textile Transshipment
GAO-09-813T, June 18, 2009
Rebuilding Iraq: Improved Management Controls and Iraqi Commitment Needed for Key State and USAID Capacity-Building Programs
GAO-09-526, June 3, 2009
U.S. and Canadian Governments Have Established Mechanisms to Monitor Compliance with the 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement but Face Operational Challenges
GAO-09-764R, June 18, 2009
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Corporate Crime: Preliminary Observations on DOJ's Use and Oversight of Deferred Prosecution and Non-Prosecution Agreements
GAO-09-636T, June 25, 2009
Federal Bankruptcy Judges: Measuring Judges' Case-Related Workload
GAO-09-808T, June 16, 2009
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National Defense

Army Working Capital Fund: Actions Needed to Improve Budgeting for Carryover at Army Ordnance
GAO-09-415, June 10, 2009
Defense Acquisitions: Assessments Needed to Address V-22 Aircraft Operational and Cost Concerns to Define Future Investments
GAO-09-482, May 11, 2009
Defense Acquisitions: Issues to be Considered for Army's Modernization of Combat Systems
GAO-09-793T, June 16, 2009
Defense Exports: Foreign Military Sales Program Needs Better Controls for Exported Items and Information for Oversight
GAO-09-454, May 20, 2009
Defense Infrastructure: DOD Needs to Improve Oversight of Relocatable Facilities and Develop a Strategy for Managing Their Use across the Military Services
GAO-09-585, June 12, 2009
Defense Logistics: Information on the Test and Evaluation and Assignment and Cancellation of National Stock Numbers as It Relates to MILITEC-1
GAO-09-735R, June 25, 2009
Defense Management: Observations on DOD's Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request for Corrosion Prevention and Control
GAO-09-732R, June 1, 2009
Defense Travel System: Implementation Challenges Remain
GAO-09-577, June 30, 2009
Export Controls: Fundamental Reexamination of System Is Needed to Help Protect Critical Technologies
GAO-09-767T, June 4, 2009
Human Capital: Continued Monitoring of Internal Safeguards and an Action Plan to Address Employee Concerns Could Improve Implementation of the National Security Personnel System
GAO-09-840, June 25, 2009
Insurance Sales to Military Personnnel: Additional Actions Needed to Prevent Improper Life Insurance Sales and Pay Allotment Transactions
GAO-09-452, May 29, 2009
Military Pay: The Defense Finance and Accounting Service--Indianapolis Could Improve Control Activities over Its Processing of Active Duty Army Military Personnel Federal Payroll Taxes
GAO-09-557R, June 18, 2009
Military Personnel: Reserve Component Servicemembers on Average Earn More Income while Activated
GAO-09-688R, June 23, 2009
Military Training: DOD Needs a Strategic Plan and Better Inventory and Requirements Data to Guide Development of Language Skills and Regional Proficiency
GAO-09-568, June 19, 2009
Military and Dual-Use Technology: Covert Testing Shows Continuing Vulnerabilities of Domestic Sales for Illegal Export
GAO-09-725T, June 4, 2009
V-22 Osprey Aircraft: Assessments Needed to Address Operational and Cost Concerns to Define Future Investments
GAO-09-692T, June 23, 2009
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Natural Resources

Army Corps of Engineers: Recent Changes Have Reduced the Use of Continuing Contracts, but Management Processes Need to Be Improved
GAO-09-552, June 22, 2009
Federal Land Management: BLM and the Forest Service Have Improved Oversight of the Land Exchange Process, but Additional Actions Are Needed
GAO-09-611, June 12, 2009
Fisheries Management: Alleged Misconduct of Members and Staff of the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council
GAO-09-508R, May 20, 2009
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Science, Space, and Technology

NASA: Commercial Partners Are Making Progress, but Face Aggressive Schedules to Demonstrate Critical Space Station Cargo Transport Capabilities
GAO-09-618, June 16, 2009
Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellites: With Costs Increasing and Data Continuity at Risk, Improvements Needed in Tri-agency Decision Making
GAO-09-564, June 17, 2009
Polar-Orbiting Satellites: With Costs Increasing and Data Continuity at Risk, Improvements Needed in Tri-agency Decision Making
GAO-09-772T, June 17, 2009
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Tax Policy and Administration

Internal Revenue Service: Review of the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request
GAO-09-754, June 3, 2009
Internal Revenue Service: Status of GAO Financial Audit and Related Financial Management Report Recommendations
GAO-09-514, June 25, 2009
Management Report: Improvements Are Needed to Enhance IRS's Internal Controls and Operating Effectiveness
GAO-09-513R, June 24, 2009
Real Estate Tax Deduction: Taxpayers Face Challenges in Determining What Qualifies; Better Information Could Improve Compliance
GAO-09-521, May 13, 2009
Tax Administration: Interim Results of IRS's 2009 Filing Season
GAO-09-640, June 3, 2009
Tax Gap: Requiring Information Reporting for Charitable Cash Contributions May Not Be an Effective Way to Improve Compliance
GAO-09-555, May 14, 2009
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Aviation Safety: Better Data and Targeted FAA Efforts Needed to Identify and Address Safety Issues of Small Air Cargo Carriers
GAO-09-614, June 24, 2009
High Speed Passenger Rail: Effectively Using Recovery Act Funds for High Speed Rail Projects
GAO-09-786T, June 23, 2009
Highway Trust Fund: Options for Improving Sustainability and Mechanisms to Manage Solvency
GAO-09-845T, June 25, 2009
International Aviation: Federal Efforts Help Address Safety Challenges in Africa, but Could Benefit from Reassessment and Better Coordination
GAO-09-498, June 16, 2009
Public Transportation: New Starts Program Challenges and Preliminary Observations on Expediting Project Development
GAO-09-763T, June 3, 2009
Recovery Act: The Department of Transportation Followed Key Federal Requirements in Developing Selection Criteria for Its Supplemental Discretionary Grants Program
GAO-09-785R, June 30, 2009
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Veterans Affairs

VA Health Care: Overview of VA's Capital Asset Management
GAO-09-686T, June 9, 2009
VA Real Property: VA Emphasizes Enhanced-Use Leases to Manage Its Real Property Portfolio
GAO-09-776T, June 10, 2009
Veterans Affairs: Implementation of Temporary Residence Adaptation Grants
GAO-09-637R, June 15, 2009
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Legal Products: Decisions and Opinions

AH Computer Consulting, Inc.
B-401204, June 25, 2009
B-401148, June 8, 2009
Ahtna Support and Training Services, LLC
B-400947.2, May 15, 2009
Bernard Humbles--Designated Employee Agent
B-401349, June 8, 2009
Brooks Range Contract Services, Inc.
B-401231, June 23, 2009
B-400979, April 6, 2009
Caddell Construction Company, Inc.
B-401281, June 23, 2009
Carahsoft Technology Corporation
B-401169; B-401169.2, June 29, 2009
Commercial Design Group, Inc--Costs
B-400923.3, June 10, 2009
Core Tech International Corporation--Costs
B-400047.3, June 2, 2009
Engineering Management & Integration, Inc.
B-400356.4; B-400356.5, May 21, 2009
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network--Obligations under a Cost-Reimbursement, Nonseverable Services Contract
B-317139, June 1, 2009
Global Solutions Network, Inc.
B-401230, June 26, 2009
International Program Group, Inc.--Costs
B-400278.4; B-400308.4, June 22, 2009
Natural Resources Conservation Service--Use of Appropriated Funds for Contest Entry Fees
B-317891, June 1, 2009
Northern Light Productions
B-401182, June 1, 2009
Northrop Grumman Information Technology, Inc.
B-401198; B-401198.2, June 2, 2009
Stateside Associates, Inc.
B-400670.2; B-400670.3, May 28, 2009
TFab Manufacturing, LLC
B-401190, June 18, 2009
The Sandi Group, Inc.
B-401218, June 5, 2009
Wartsila Defense, Inc.
B-401224, May 26, 2009
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rules

Department of Education: Student Assistance General Provisions; Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program; Federal Pell Grant Program; Academic Competitiveness Grant Program and National Science and Mathematics Access To Retain Talent Grant Program
GAO-09-756R, June 4, 2009
Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Roof Crush Resistance; Phase-In Reporting Requirements
GAO-09-797R, June 19, 2009
Department of Veterans Affairs: Expansion of Enrollment in the VA Health Care System
GAO-09-734R, June 1, 2009
Department of the Interior, Mineral Management Service: "Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf"
GAO-09-766R, June 12, 2009
Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for FY 2009
GAO-09-823R, June 29, 2009
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