Month in Review, November 2007

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Auditing and Financial Management

Financial Audit:

Bureau of the Public Debt's Fiscal Years 2007 and 2006 Schedules of Federal Debt
GAO-08-168:
Published: Nov 7, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 2007.

Financial Audit:

IRS's Fiscal Years 2007 and 2006 Financial Statement Audits
GAO-08-166:
Published: Nov 9, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 2007.

Financial Audit:

Securities and Exchange Commission's Financial Statements for Fiscal Years 2007 and 2006
GAO-08-167:
Published: Nov 16, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 2007.

Worker and Family Assistance:

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Budget and Spending

Social Security:

Issues Regarding the Coverage of Public Employees
GAO-08-248T:
Published: Nov 6, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 2007.
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Business Regulation and Consumer Protection

Business Regulation and Consumer Protection:

Small Business Administration:

7(a) Loan Program Needs Additional Performance Measures
GAO-08-226T:
Published: Nov 1, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 2007.

Small Business Administration:

Small Business Administration:

Preliminary Views on Increasing Collaboration with Department of Agriculture Rural Development Offices
GAO-08-278T:
Published: Nov 14, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2007.
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Economic Development

Hurricane Katrina:

Small Business Administration:

Preliminary Views on Increasing Collaboration with Department of Agriculture Rural Development Offices
GAO-08-278T:
Published: Nov 14, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2007.
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Education

District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program:

Additional Policies and Procedures Would Improve Internal Controls and Program Operations
GAO-08-9:
Published: Nov 1, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 2007.
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Employment

Nuclear and Worker Safety:

Social Security:

Issues Regarding the Coverage of Public Employees
GAO-08-248T:
Published: Nov 6, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 2007.

Social Security Reform:

Issues for Disability and Dependent Benefits
GAO-08-26:
Published: Oct 26, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 2007.

Trade Adjustment Assistance:

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Energy

Department of Energy:

Oil and Natural Gas Research and Development Activities
GAO-08-190R:
Published: Nov 6, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 2007.

Uranium Enrichment:

Extension of Decontamination and Decommissioning Fund May Be Needed to Cover Projected Cleanup Costs
GAO-08-277T:
Published: Nov 15, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2007.
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GAO Mission and Operations

GAO Mission and Operations:

Fiscal Year 2007 Performance and Accountability Report
GAO-08-1SP:
Published: Nov 15, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2007.
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Government Operations

Capitol Visitor Center:

Update on Status of Project's Schedule and Cost as of October 31, 2007
GAO-08-227T:
Published: Nov 14, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2007.

District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program:

Additional Policies and Procedures Would Improve Internal Controls and Program Operations
GAO-08-9:
Published: Nov 1, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 2007.

Human Capital:

Building Diversity in GAO's Senior Executive Service
GAO-08-275T:
Published: Nov 13, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 2007.

Hurricane Katrina:

Management Letter:

Recommendations for Improvements to USDA's Internal Controls and Policies on Premium Class Air Travel
GAO-08-85R:
Published: Nov 19, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 2007.

United Nations:

Progress on Management Reform Efforts Has Varied
GAO-08-84:
Published: Nov 14, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2007.
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Health Care

Anabolic Steroid Abuse:

Federal Efforts to Prevent and Reduce Anabolic Steroid Abuse among Teenagers
GAO-08-15:
Published: Oct 31, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 2007.

Drug Safety:

Preliminary Findings Suggest Weaknesses in FDA's Program for Inspecting Foreign Drug Manufacturers
GAO-08-224T:
Published: Nov 1, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 2007.

Drug Testing:

Undercover Tests Reveal Significant Vulnerabilities in DOT's Drug Testing Program
GAO-08-225T:
Published: Nov 1, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 2007.

Influenza Vaccine:

Issues Related to Production, Distribution, and Public Health Messages
GAO-08-27:
Published: Oct 31, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2007.

Medicaid Financing:

Long-Standing Concerns about Inappropriate State Arrangements Support Need for Improved Federal Oversight
GAO-08-255T:
Published: Nov 1, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 2007.

Medicaid:

Thousands of Medicaid Providers Abuse the Federal Tax System
GAO-08-17:
Published: Nov 14, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2007.

Medicaid:

Thousands of Medicaid Providers Abuse the Federal Tax System
GAO-08-239T:
Published: Nov 14, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2007.

School Mental Health:

VA Health Care:

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Homeland Security

Aviation Security:

Vulnerabilities Exposed Through Covert Testing of TSA's Passenger Screening Process
GAO-08-48T:
Published: Nov 15, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2007.

Border Security:

Despite Progress, Weaknesses in Traveler Inspections Exist at Our Nation's Ports of Entry
GAO-08-219:
Published: Nov 5, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 2007.

Border Security:

Despite Progress, Weaknesses in Traveler Inspections Exist at Our Nation's Ports of Entry
GAO-08-192T:
Published: Nov 13, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 2007.

Combating Nuclear Terrorism:

Homeland Security:

Investigative Operations:

Use of Covert Testing to Identify Security Vulnerabilities and Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
GAO-08-286T:
Published: Nov 14, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2007.

Securing U.S. Nuclear Material:

DOE Has Made Little Progress Consolidating and Disposing of Special Nuclear Material
GAO-08-72:
Published: Oct 4, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 2007.

Terrorist Watch List Screening:

Recommendations to Promote a Comprehensive and Coordinated Approach to Terrorist-Related Screening
GAO-08-253T:
Published: Nov 8, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 2007.
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Housing

Hurricane Katrina:

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Human Capital

Drug Testing:

Undercover Tests Reveal Significant Vulnerabilities in DOT's Drug Testing Program
GAO-08-225T:
Published: Nov 1, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 2007.

Human Capital:

Building Diversity in GAO's Senior Executive Service
GAO-08-275T:
Published: Nov 13, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 2007.

Human Capital:

Telework Programs Need Clear Goals and Reliable Data
GAO-08-261T:
Published: Nov 6, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 2007.

Social Security:

Issues Regarding the Coverage of Public Employees
GAO-08-248T:
Published: Nov 6, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 2007.

Social Security Reform:

Issues for Disability and Dependent Benefits
GAO-08-26:
Published: Oct 26, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 2007.
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International Affairs

Operation Iraqi Freedom:

State Department:

Transparent Cost Estimates Needed to Support Passport Execution Fee Decisions
GAO-08-63:
Published: Oct 10, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 2007.

United Nations:

Progress on Management Reform Efforts Has Varied
GAO-08-84:
Published: Nov 14, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2007.
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Digital Television Transition:

Questions on the DTV Converter Box Subsidy Program and a DTV Inter-Agency Task Force
GAO-08-297R:
Published: Nov 19, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 2007.

Hurricane Katrina:

Immigration Benefits:

Seventeenth Report Required by the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998
GAO-08-267R:
Published: Nov 16, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 2007.

Medicaid:

Thousands of Medicaid Providers Abuse the Federal Tax System
GAO-08-17:
Published: Nov 14, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2007.

Securing U.S. Nuclear Material:

DOE Has Made Little Progress Consolidating and Disposing of Special Nuclear Material
GAO-08-72:
Published: Oct 4, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 2007.

Worker and Family Assistance:

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National Defense

Defense Acquisitions:

Department of Defense Actions on Program Manager Empowerment and Accountability
GAO-08-62R:
Published: Nov 9, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 2007.

Defense Acquisitions:

Overcoming Challenges Key to Capitalizing on Mine Countermeasures Capabilities
GAO-08-13:
Published: Oct 12, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 2007.

Global War on Terrorism:

Military Personnel:

Operation Iraqi Freedom:

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Natural Resources and Environment

Hazardous Waste:

Indian Issues:

Damages and Compensation for Tribes at Seven Reservations Affected by Dams on the Missouri River
GAO-08-249T:
Published: Nov 1, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 2007.
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Retirement Security

Social Security:

Issues Regarding the Coverage of Public Employees
GAO-08-248T:
Published: Nov 6, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 2007.

Social Security Reform:

Issues for Disability and Dependent Benefits
GAO-08-26:
Published: Oct 26, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 2007.
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Science and Technology

Department of Energy:

Oil and Natural Gas Research and Development Activities
GAO-08-190R:
Published: Nov 6, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 2007.
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Space

NASA:

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Tax Policy and Administration

Financial Audit:

IRS's Fiscal Years 2007 and 2006 Financial Statement Audits
GAO-08-166:
Published: Nov 9, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 2007.

Medicaid:

Thousands of Medicaid Providers Abuse the Federal Tax System
GAO-08-17:
Published: Nov 14, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2007.

Medicaid:

Thousands of Medicaid Providers Abuse the Federal Tax System
GAO-08-239T:
Published: Nov 14, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2007.
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Telecommunications

Digital Television Transition:

Questions on the DTV Converter Box Subsidy Program and a DTV Inter-Agency Task Force
GAO-08-297R:
Published: Nov 19, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 2007.
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Transportation

Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures:

Airport and Airway Trust Fund Excise Taxes
GAO-08-203R:
Published: Nov 2, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 2007.

Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures:

Highway Trust Fund Excise Taxes
GAO-08-202R:
Published: Nov 2, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 2007.

Aviation Security:

Vulnerabilities Exposed Through Covert Testing of TSA's Passenger Screening Process
GAO-08-48T:
Published: Nov 15, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2007.

Drug Testing:

Undercover Tests Reveal Significant Vulnerabilities in DOT's Drug Testing Program
GAO-08-225T:
Published: Nov 1, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 2007.

Motor Carrier Safety:

Preliminary Information on Challenges to Ensuring the Integrity of Drug Testing Programs
GAO-08-220T:
Published: Nov 1, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 2007.

Worker and Family Assistance:

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Veterans

Military Personnel:

VA Health Care:

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Worker and Family Assistance

Business Regulation and Consumer Protection:

Worker and Family Assistance:

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Legal Products: Appropriations Decision

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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

AT&T Corp.
B-299542.3,B-299542.4,
Nov 16, 2007

Charles Kendall & Partners, Ltd.
B-310093,
Nov 26, 2007

Connectec Company, Inc.
B-310460,
Nov 27, 2007

Doyon-American Mechanical, JV; NAJV, LLC
B-310003,B-310003.2,
Nov 15, 2007

Earl Industries, LLC
B-309996,B-309996.4,
Nov 5, 2007

Eggs & Bacon, Inc.
B-310066,
Nov 20, 2007

FitNet Purchasing Alliance
B-309911,
Nov 2, 2007

HERA Constructive S.A.
B-310119,
Nov 7, 2007

ITT Industries Space Systems, LLC
B-309964,B-309964.2,
Nov 9, 2007

NAC International, Inc.
B-310065,
Nov 21, 2007

Nautical Engineering, Inc.
B-309955,
Nov 7, 2007

Poston Logging; Shasta Green, Inc; Sierra Cedar Products; Trinity River Lumber Company; Freres Lumber Co., Inc.
B-310081,B-310275,B-310290,B-310370,B-310370.2,B-310371,B-310373,
Nov 13, 2007

SAGE Systems Technologies, LLC
B-310155,
Nov 29, 2007

The Protective Group, Inc.
B-310018,
Nov 13, 2007

VRC, Inc.
B-310100,
Nov 2, 2007
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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