GAO Month in Review July 2010

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

Agriculture and Food

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Payment Errors and Trafficking Have Declined, but Challenges Remain
GAO-10-956T, July 28, 2010
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Civil Rights

Highlights of a Forum: Actions That Could Increase Work Participation for Adults with Disabilities
GAO-10-812SP, July 29, 2010
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act: After Almost 20 Years, Key Federal Agencies Still Have Not Fully Complied with the Act
GAO-10-768, July 28, 2010
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Economic Development

Small Business Administration: Undercover Tests Show HUBZone Program Remains Vulnerable to Fraud and Abuse
GAO-10-759, June 25, 2010
Small Business Administration: Undercover Tests Show HUBZone Program Remains Vulnerable to Fraud and Abuse
GAO-10-920T, July 28, 2010
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Department of Education: Improved Dissemination and Timely Product Release Would Enhance the Usefulness of the What Works Clearinghouse
GAO-10-644, July 23, 2010
Federal Student Loan Programs: Opportunities Exist to Improve Audit Requirements and Oversight Procedures
GAO-10-668, July 21, 2010
GAO Review of LEA Controls over and Uses of Recovery Act Education Funds (Avery County Schools)
GAO-10-746R, July 9, 2010
GAO Review of LEA Controls over and Uses of Recovery Act Education Funds (Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools)
GAO-10-747R, July 9, 2010
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Coal Power Plants: Opportunities Exist for DOE to Provide Better Information on the Maturity of Key Technologies to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions
GAO-10-675, June 16, 2010
Department of Energy: Further Actions Are Needed to Improve DOE's Ability to Evaluate and Implement the Loan Guarantee Program
GAO-10-627, July 12, 2010
Oil and Gas Management: Past Work Offers Insights to Consider in Restructuring Interior's Oversight
GAO-10-888T, July 22, 2010
Recovery Act: Most DOE Cleanup Projects Appear to Be Meeting Cost and Schedule Targets, but Assessing Impact of Spending Remains a Challenge
GAO-10-784, July 29, 2010
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Environmental Protection

Wastewater Infrastructure Financing: Stakeholder Views on a National Infrastructure Bank and Public-Private Partnerships
GAO-10-728, June 30, 2010
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Financial Institutions

Troubled Asset Relief Program: Continued Attention Needed to Ensure the Transparency and Accountability of Ongoing Programs
GAO-10-933T, July 21, 2010
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Financial Management

Management Report: Improvements Needed in American Battle Monuments Commission's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures
GAO-10-596R, July 23, 2010
Management Report: Improvements Needed in Controls over the Preparation of the U.S. Consolidated Financial Statements
GAO-10-757, July 30, 2010
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Government Operations

Department of Homeland Security: Assessments of Selected Complex Acquisitions
GAO-10-588SP, June 30, 2010
Elections: DOD Can Strengthen Evaluation of Its Absentee Voting Assistance Program
GAO-10-476, June 17, 2010
Foreign Language Capabilities: Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, and State Could Better Assess Their Foreign Language Needs and Capabilities and Address Shortfalls
GAO-10-715T, July 29, 2010
GAO Human Capital Reform Act of 2004: Final Report on GAO's Use of Provisions in the GAO Human Capital Reform Act of 2004
GAO-10-811SP, July 6, 2010
Independent Oversight of Recovery Act Funding for Mississippi's Weatherization Assistance Program
GAO-10-796R, June 30, 2010
Performance Measurement: Better Alignment to Strategic Goals and Data Verification Needed at the Corporation for National and Community Service
GAO-10-886, July 28, 2010
Recovery Act: Contracting Approaches and Oversight Used by Selected Federal Agencies and States
GAO-10-809, July 15, 2010
U.S. Government Accountability Office: Strategic Plan 2010-2015 (Supersedes GAO-07-1SP)
GAO-10-559SP, July 1, 2010
U.S. Insular Areas: Interior's Management and Oversight of Insular Area Grants
GAO-10-917T, July 15, 2010
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Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Tests: Misleading Test Results Are Further Complicated by Deceptive Marketing and Other Questionable Practices
GAO-10-847T, July 22, 2010
Health Care Quality Measurement: The National Quality Forum Has Begun a 4-Year Contract with HHS
GAO-10-737, July 14, 2010
Hurricane Katrina: CMS and HRSA Assistance to Sustain Primary Care Gains in the Greater New Orleans Area
GAO-10-773R, June 30, 2010
Medicare Payments to Federally Qualified Health Centers
GAO-10-576R, July 30, 2010
Medicare Recovery Audit Contracting: Lessons Learned to Address Improper Payments and Improve Contractor Coordination and Oversight
GAO-10-864T, July 15, 2010
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Homeland Security

Border Security: CBP Lacks the Data Needed to Assess the FAST Program at U.S. Northern Border Ports
GAO-10-694, July 19, 2010
Coast Guard: Deepwater Requirements, Quantities, and Cost Require Revalidation to Reflect Knowledge Gained
GAO-10-790, July 27, 2010
Department of Homeland Security: DHS Needs to Comprehensively Assess Its Foreign Language Needs and Capabilities and Identify Shortfalls
GAO-10-714, June 22, 2010
Maritime Security: DHS Progress and Challenges in Key Areas of Port Security
GAO-10-940T, July 21, 2010
Technology Assessment: Explosives Detection Technologies to Protect Passenger Rail
GAO-10-898, July 28, 2010
U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Border Security Fencing, Infrastructure and Technology Fiscal Year 2010 Expenditure Plan
GAO-10-877R, July 30, 2010
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Mandate on Department of Housing and Urban Development's Alternative Credit Pilot Program
GAO-10-876R, July 30, 2010
Older Americans: Continuing Care Retirement Communities Can Provide Benefits, but Not Without Some Risk
GAO-10-611, June 21, 2010
Older Americans: Continuing Care Retirement Communities Can Provide Benefits, but Not Without Some Risk
GAO-10-904T, July 21, 2010
Rural Homelessness: Better Collaboration by HHS and HUD Could Improve Delivery of Services in Rural Areas
GAO-10-724, July 20, 2010
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Income Security

Defined Benefit Pension Plans: Plans Face Valuation and Other Challenges When Investing in Hedge Funds and Private Equity
GAO-10-915T, July 20, 2010
Life Insurance Settlements: Regulatory Inconsistencies May Pose a Number of Challenges
GAO-10-775, July 9, 2010
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program: Greater Fraud Prevention Controls Are Needed
GAO-10-621, June 18, 2010
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Information Management

Cybersecurity: Key Challenges Need to Be Addressed to Improve Research and Development
GAO-10-466, June 3, 2010
Information Management: Challenges In Federal Agencies' Use of Web 2.0 Technologies
GAO-10-872T, July 22, 2010
Information Security: Federal Guidance Needed to Address Control Issues with Implementing Cloud Computing
GAO-10-513, May 27, 2010
Information Security: Governmentwide Guidance Needed to Assist Agencies in Implementing Cloud Computing
GAO-10-855T, July 1, 2010
Information Technology: OMB's Dashboard Has Increased Transparency and Oversight, but Improvements Needed
GAO-10-701, July 16, 2010
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International Affairs

Afghanistan Development: Enhancements to Performance Management and Evaluation Efforts Could Improve USAID's Agricultural Programs
GAO-10-368, July 14, 2010
Afghanistan Development: Poverty and Major Crop Production (GAO-10-756SP), an E-supplement to GAO-10-368
GAO-10-756SP, July 14, 2010
Afghanistan Development: USAID Continues to Face Challenges in Managing and Overseeing U.S. Development Assistance Programs
GAO-10-932T, July 15, 2010
Drug Control: DOD Needs to Improve Its Performance Measurement System to Better Manage and Oversee Its Counternarcotics Activities
GAO-10-835, July 21, 2010
Drug Control: International Programs Face Significant Challenges Reducing the Supply of Illegal Drugs but Support Broad U.S. Foreign Policy Objectives
GAO-10-921T, July 21, 2010
Engaging Foreign Audiences: Assessment of Public Diplomacy Platforms Could Help Improve State Department Plans to Expand Engagement
GAO-10-767, July 21, 2010
Export-Import Bank: Reaching New Targets for Environmentally Beneficial Exports Presents Major Challenges for Bank
GAO-10-682, July 14, 2010
Iran Sanctions: New Act Underscores Importance of Comprehensive Assessment of Sanctions' Effectiveness
GAO-10-928T, July 29, 2010
Merida Initiative: The United States Has Provided Counternarcotics and Anticrime Support but Needs Better Performance Measures
GAO-10-837, July 21, 2010
Merida Initiative: The United States Needs Better Performance Measures for Its Counternarcotics and Anticrime Support Efforts
GAO-10-913T, July 21, 2010
Millennium Challenge Corporation: Summary Fact Sheets for 17 Compacts
GAO-10-797R, July 14, 2010
New Embassy Compounds: State Faces Challenges in Sizing Facilities and Providing for Operations and Maintenance Requirements
GAO-10-689, July 20, 2010
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Alien Smuggling: DHS Could Better Address Alien Smuggling along the Southwest Border by Leveraging Investigative Resources and Measuring Program Performance
GAO-10-919T, July 22, 2010
Alien Smuggling: DHS Needs to Better Leverage Investigative Resources and Measure Program Performance along the Southwest Border
GAO-10-328, May 24, 2010
American Samoa: Performing a Risk Assessment Would Better Inform U.S. Agencies of the Risks Related to Acceptance of Certificates of Identity
GAO-10-638, June 11, 2010
Border Security: Improvements in the Department of State's Development Process Could Increase the Security of Passport Cards and Border Crossing Cards
GAO-10-589, June 1, 2010
Federal Bureau of Prisons: BOP Has Mechanisms in Place to Address Most Second Chance Act Requirements and Is Working to Implement an Initiative Designed to Reduce Recidivism
GAO-10-854R, July 14, 2010
Military Naturalizations: USCIS Generally Met Mandated Processing Deadlines, but Processing Applicants Deployed Overseas Is a Challenge
GAO-10-865, July 29, 2010
Oversight of DOJ Funds for Recreational Activities
GAO-10-661R, June 18, 2010
Passport Issuance: Current Situation Results in Thousands of Passports Issued to Registered Sex Offenders
GAO-10-643, June 15, 2010
State Department: Undercover Tests Show Passport Issuance Process Remains Vulnerable to Fraud
GAO-10-922T, July 29, 2010
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National Defense

DOD's High-Risk Areas: Observations on DOD's Progress and Challenges in Strategic Planning for Supply Chain Management
GAO-10-929T, July 27, 2010
Defense Acquisitions: DOD Needs to Develop Performance Criteria to Gauge Impact of Reform Act Changes and Address Workforce Issues
GAO-10-774, July 29, 2010
Defense Acquisitions: Guidance Needed on Navy's Use of Investment Incentives at Private Shipyards
GAO-10-686, July 26, 2010
Defense Acquisitions: Missile Defense Program Instability Affects Reliability of Earned Value Management Data
GAO-10-676, July 14, 2010
Defense Infrastructure: Army's Privatized Lodging Program Could Benefit from More Effective Planning
GAO-10-771, July 30, 2010
Defense Management: DOD Needs Better Information and Guidance to More Effectively Manage and Reduce Operating and Support Costs of Major Weapon Systems
GAO-10-717, July 20, 2010
Defense Management: Improved Planning, Training, and Interagency Collaboration Could Strengthen DOD's Efforts in Africa
GAO-10-794, July 28, 2010
Defense Management: U.S. Southern Command Demonstrates Interagency Collaboration, but Its Haiti Disaster Response Revealed Challenges Conducting a Large Military Operation
GAO-10-801, July 28, 2010
Department of Defense: Additional Actions Needed to Improve Financial Management of Military Equipment
GAO-10-695, July 26, 2010
Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) Program Faces Cost, Schedule and Performance Risks
GAO-10-758R, July 2, 2010
Human Capital: Quality of DOD Status of Forces Surveys Could Be Improved by Performing Nonresponse Analysis of the Results
GAO-10-751R, July 12, 2010
Military Base Realignments and Closures: DOD Is Taking Steps to Mitigate Challenges but Is Not Fully Reporting Some Additional Costs
GAO-10-725R, July 21, 2010
Military Personnel: Enhanced Collaboration and Process Improvements Needed for Determining Military Treatment Facility Medical Personnel Requirements
GAO-10-696, July 29, 2010
Military Training: Army and Marine Corps Face Challenges to Address Projected Future Requirements
GAO-10-720, July 16, 2010
National Security: Interagency Collaboration Practices and Challenges at DOD's Southern and Africa Commands
GAO-10-962T, July 28, 2010
Overseas Contingency Operations: Comparison of the Department of Defense's Overseas Contingency Operations Funding Requests for Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011
GAO-10-889R, July 6, 2010
Warfighter Support: Actions Needed to Improve the Joint Improvised Exposive Device Defeat Organization's System of Internal Control
GAO-10-660, July 1, 2010
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Science, Space, and Technology

Biosurveillance: Efforts to Develop a National Biosurveillance Capability Need a National Strategy and a Designated Leader
GAO-10-645, June 30, 2010
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Social Services

Legal Services Corporation: Improvements Needed in Controls over Grant Awards and Grantee Program Effectiveness
GAO-10-540, June 11, 2010
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Aviation Research: Airport Cooperative Research Program Addresses Many Needs but Could Enhance Transparency and Clarify Scope of Research Role
GAO-10-729, July 15, 2010
Aviation Safety: Improved Planning Could Help FAA Address Challenges Related to Winter Weather Operations
GAO-10-678, July 29, 2010
Aviation Safety: Icing and Winter Weather-Related Recommendations That NTSB Has Issued Since 1996 (GAO-10-679SP), an E-supplement to (GAO-10-678)
GAO-10-679SP, July 29, 2010
Commercial Aviation: Better Information about Airline-Imposed Fees and the Refundability of Government-Imposed Taxes and Fees Could Benefit Consumers
GAO-10-885T, July 14, 2010
Commercial Aviation: Consumers Could Benefit from Better Information about Airline-Imposed Fees and Refundability of Government-Imposed Taxes and Fees
GAO-10-785, July 14, 2010
Highway Bridge Program: Condition of Nation's Bridges Shows Limited Improvement, but Further Actions Could Enhance the Impact of Federal Investment
GAO-10-930T, July 21, 2010
NextGen Air Transportation System: FAA's Metrics Can Be Used to Report on Status of Individual Programs, but Not of Overall NextGen Implementation or Outcomes
GAO-10-629, July 27, 2010
Public Transportation: Federal Role in Value Capture Strategies for Transit Is Limited, but Additional Guidance Could Help Clarify Policies
GAO-10-781, July 29, 2010
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Veterans Affairs

Department of Veterans Affairs: Long-standing Weaknesses in Miscellaneous Obligation and Financial Reporting Controls
GAO-10-939T, July 28, 2010
Veterans Affairs: Opportunities Exist to Improve Potential Recipients' Awareness of the Temporary Residence Adaptation Grant
GAO-10-786, July 15, 2010
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Legal Products: Decisions and Opinions

AMEC Earth & Environmental, Inc.
B-401961; B-401961.2, December 22, 2009
Allied Technology Group, Inc.
B-402135; B-402135.2, January 21, 2010
B&S Transport, Inc.
B-402695, July 9, 2010
Bannum, Inc.
B-402730, July 6, 2010
Consumer Product Safety Commission: Period of Availability and Permissible Uses of Grant Program Appropriations
B-319734, July 26, 2010
Cylab Inc.
B-402716, July 13, 2010
Department of Justice--Modification of Recommendation
B-400760.6, May 5, 2010
Falcon Environmental Services, Inc.
B-402670; B-402670.2, July 6, 2010
Hi-Tec Systems, Inc.
B-402590; B-402590.2, June 7, 2010
JXM, Inc.
B-402643, June 25, 2010
Jackson Contractor Group, Inc.
B-402348.2, May 10, 2010
K & S Associates, Inc.
B-402604, June 14, 2010
LS3 Incorporated
B-401948.11, July 21, 2010
Managed Care Concepts, LLC
B-402750, July 15, 2010
National Aeronautics and Space Administration--Constellation Program and Appropriations Restrictions, Part II
B-320091, July 23, 2010
PJ Helicopters, Inc.
B-402524.2, May 20, 2010
Photonics Optics Tech, Inc.
B-402967, July 28, 2010
SNAP, Inc.
B-402746, July 16, 2010
Smith Building Group, Inc.
B-402720, July 18, 2010
Software Engineering Services, Inc.
B-401645, October 23, 2009
Special Services
B-402613.2; B-402613.3, July 21, 2010
System Engineering International, Inc.
B-402754, July 20, 2010
Woodcrest Ace Hardware-MSC Industrial Supply Company
B-401417.4; B-401417.5, July 12, 2010
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rules

Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service; Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration; Department of Health and Human Services: Interim Final Rules for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Coverage Relating to Status as a Grandfathered Health Plan Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
GAO-10-878R, July 1, 2010
Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service; Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration; and Department of Health and Human Services: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Preexisting Condition Exclusions, Lifetime and Annual Limits, Rescissions, and Patient Protections
GAO-10-897R, July 9, 2010
Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision: Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices; Amendment
GAO-10-912R, July 13, 2010
Environmental Protection Agency: Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Sulfur Dioxide
GAO-10-884R, July 6, 2010
Federal Reserve System: Electronic Fund Transfers
GAO-10-900R, July 13, 2010
Federal Reserve System: Truth in Lending
GAO-10-925R, July 22, 2010
Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for FY 2010
GAO-10-881R, July 2, 2010
Securities and Exchange Commission: Political Contributions by Certain Investment Advisers
GAO-10-936R, July 28, 2010
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