Month in Review, April 2008

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Agriculture and Food

Humane Methods of Handling and Slaughter:

Public Reporting on Violations Can Identify Enforcement Challenges and Enhance Transparency
GAO-08-686T:
Published: Apr 17, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 2008.

Yellowstone Bison:

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Auditing and Financial Management

Defense Travel System:

Overview of Prior Reported Challenges Faced by DOD in Implementation and Utilization
GAO-08-649T:
Published: Apr 15, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2008.

Governmentwide Purchase Cards:

Actions Needed to Strengthen Internal Controls to Reduce Fraudulent, Improper, and Abusive Purchases
GAO-08-333:
Published: Mar 14, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2008.

Highlights of a Forum Convened by the Comptroller General of the United States:

Improving the Federal Government's Financial Management Systems
GAO-08-447SP:
Published: Apr 16, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 2008.

Internal Control:

Improvements Needed in SEC's Accounting and Financial Reporting Process
GAO-08-461R:
Published: Apr 1, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2008.
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Budget and Spending

Defense Management:

Observations on DOD's FY 2009 Budget Request for Corrosion Prevention and Control
GAO-08-663R:
Published: Apr 15, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2008.

Defense Travel System:

Overview of Prior Reported Challenges Faced by DOD in Implementation and Utilization
GAO-08-649T:
Published: Apr 15, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2008.

DOD Pharmacy Program:

Continued Efforts Needed to Reduce Growth in Spending at Retail Pharmacies
GAO-08-327:
Published: Apr 4, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 2008.

Federal Compensation Programs:

Perspectives on Four Programs for Individuals Injured by Exposure to Harmful Substances
GAO-08-628T:
Published: Apr 1, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2008.

Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Request:

U.S. Government Accountability Office
GAO-08-707T:
Published: Apr 30, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2008.

Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Request:

U.S. Government Accountability Office
GAO-08-616T:
Published: Apr 10, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2008.

Internal Revenue Service:

Assessment of the Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Request
GAO-08-620T:
Published: Apr 16, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 2008.
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Business Regulation and Consumer Protection

Human Capital:

Workforce Diversity Governmentwide and at the Small Business Administration
GAO-08-725T:
Published: Apr 23, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 2008.

Media Ownership:

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Economic Development

International Boundary and Water Commission:

Two Alternatives for Improving Wastewater Treatment at the United States-Mexico Border
GAO-08-595R:
Published: Apr 24, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2008.

Transportation:

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Education

Abstinence Education:

Assessing the Accuracy and Effectiveness of Federally Funded Programs
GAO-08-664T:
Published: Apr 23, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 2008.
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Employment

Defense Travel System:

Overview of Prior Reported Challenges Faced by DOD in Implementation and Utilization
GAO-08-649T:
Published: Apr 15, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2008.

Employment and Training:

Most One-Stop Career Centers Are Taking Multiple Actions to Link Employers and Older Workers
GAO-08-548:
Published: Apr 21, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 2008.

Federal Compensation Programs:

Perspectives on Four Programs for Individuals Injured by Exposure to Harmful Substances
GAO-08-628T:
Published: Apr 1, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2008.

Health and Safety Information:

EPA and OSHA Could Improve Their Processes for Preparing Communication Products
GAO-08-265:
Published: Mar 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2008.

Internet Sales:

Undercover Purchases on eBay and Craigslist Reveal a Market for Sensitive and Stolen U.S. Military Items
GAO-08-644T:
Published: Apr 10, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2008.

Mine Safety:

Older Workers:

Federal Agencies Face Challenges, but Have Opportunities to Hire and Retain Experienced Employees
GAO-08-630T:
Published: Apr 30, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2008.
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Energy

Nuclear Material:

Nuclear Material:

Several Potential Options for Dealing with DOE's Depleted Uranium Tails Could Benefit the Government
GAO-08-613T:
Published: Apr 3, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 2008.

Strategic Petroleum Reserve:

Improving the Cost-Effectiveness of Filling the Reserve
GAO-08-726T:
Published: Apr 24, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2008.
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Equal Opportunity

Older Workers:

Federal Agencies Face Challenges, but Have Opportunities to Hire and Retain Experienced Employees
GAO-08-630T:
Published: Apr 30, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2008.
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GAO Mission and Operations

Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Request:

U.S. Government Accountability Office
GAO-08-707T:
Published: Apr 30, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2008.

Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Request:

U.S. Government Accountability Office
GAO-08-616T:
Published: Apr 10, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2008.
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Government Operations

Capitol Visitor Center:

Update on Status of Project's Schedule and Cost as of April 15, 2008
GAO-08-677T:
Published: Apr 15, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2008.

2010 Census:

Census at Critical Juncture for Implementing Risk Reduction Strategies
GAO-08-685T:
Published: Apr 15, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2008.

Census 2010:

Census at Critical Juncture for Implementing Risk Reduction Strategies
GAO-08-659T:
Published: Apr 9, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2008.

Defense Travel System:

Overview of Prior Reported Challenges Faced by DOD in Implementation and Utilization
GAO-08-649T:
Published: Apr 15, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2008.

Electronic Government:

Additional OMB Leadership Needed to Optimize Use of New Federal Employee Identification Cards
GAO-08-292:
Published: Feb 29, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2008.

Federal Advisory Committee Act:

Issues Related to the Independence and Balance of Advisory Committees
GAO-08-611T:
Published: Apr 2, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 2008.

Federal Compensation Programs:

Perspectives on Four Programs for Individuals Injured by Exposure to Harmful Substances
GAO-08-628T:
Published: Apr 1, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2008.

Governmentwide Purchase Cards:

Actions Needed to Strengthen Internal Controls to Reduce Fraudulent, Improper, and Abusive Purchases
GAO-08-333:
Published: Mar 14, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2008.

Human Capital:

Internal Control:

Improvements Needed in SEC's Accounting and Financial Reporting Process
GAO-08-461R:
Published: Apr 1, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2008.

Transportation:

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Health Care

Abstinence Education:

Assessing the Accuracy and Effectiveness of Federally Funded Programs
GAO-08-664T:
Published: Apr 23, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 2008.

DOD Pharmacy Program:

Continued Efforts Needed to Reduce Growth in Spending at Retail Pharmacies
GAO-08-327:
Published: Apr 4, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 2008.

Drug Safety:

Federal Compensation Programs:

Perspectives on Four Programs for Individuals Injured by Exposure to Harmful Substances
GAO-08-628T:
Published: Apr 1, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2008.

Global HIV/AIDS:

A More Country-Based Approach Could Improve Allocation of PEPFAR Funding
GAO-08-480:
Published: Apr 2, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2008.

Global HIV/AIDS:

Survey of PEPFAR Country Team Officials (GAO-08-534SP), an E-supplement to GAO-08-480
GAO-08-534SP:
Published: Apr 2, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2008.

Health-Care-Associated Infections in Hospitals:

Leadership Needed from HHS to Prioritize Prevention Practices and Improve Data on These Infections
GAO-08-283:
Published: Mar 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 2008.

Health-Care-Associated Infections in Hospitals:

Leadership Needed from HHS to Prioritize Prevention Practices and Improve Data on These Infections
GAO-08-673T:
Published: Apr 16, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 2008.

Health Savings Accounts:

Participation Increased and Was More Common among Individuals with Higher Incomes
GAO-08-474R:
Published: Apr 1, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2008.

Medicaid Financing:

Long-standing Concerns about Inappropriate State Arrangements Support Need for Improved Federal Oversight
GAO-08-650T:
Published: Apr 3, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 2008.

Transportation:

Temporomandibular Joint and Muscle Disorders:

NIH Supports a Wide Range of Research
GAO-08-454R:
Published: Apr 4, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 2008.

VA and DOD Health Care:

VA Health Care:

Recruitment and Retention Challenges and Efforts to Make Salaries Competitive for Nurse Anesthetists
GAO-08-647T:
Published: Apr 9, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2008.
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Homeland Security

Combating Terrorism:

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands:

Pending Legislation Would Apply U.S. Immigration Law to the CNMI with a Transition Period
GAO-08-466:
Published: Mar 28, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2008.

Defense Critical Infrastructure:

DOD's Risk Analysis of Its Critical Infrastructure Omits Highly Sensitive Assets
GAO-08-373R:
Published: Apr 2, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 2008.

Department of Homeland Security:

Progress Made in Implementation of Management Functions, but More Work Remains
GAO-08-646T:
Published: Apr 9, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2008.

Electronic Government:

Additional OMB Leadership Needed to Optimize Use of New Federal Employee Identification Cards
GAO-08-292:
Published: Feb 29, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2008.

Employee Security:

Implementation of Identification Cards and DOD's Personnel Security Clearance Program Need Improvement
GAO-08-551T:
Published: Apr 9, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2008.

Highlights of a Forum Convened by the Comptroller General of the United States:

Strengthening the Use of Risk Management Principles in Homeland Security
GAO-08-627SP:
Published: Apr 15, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2008.

Homeland Defense:

Homeland Defense:

Homeland Security:

Homeland Security:

Federal Efforts Are Helping to Address Some Challenges Faced by State and Local Fusion Centers
GAO-08-636T:
Published: Apr 17, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 2008.

Internet Sales:

Undercover Purchases on eBay and Craigslist Reveal a Market for Sensitive and Stolen U.S. Military Items
GAO-08-644T:
Published: Apr 10, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2008.

Transportation:

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Human Capital

Federal Compensation Programs:

Perspectives on Four Programs for Individuals Injured by Exposure to Harmful Substances
GAO-08-628T:
Published: Apr 1, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2008.

Human Capital:

Human Capital:

Workforce Diversity Governmentwide and at the Small Business Administration
GAO-08-725T:
Published: Apr 23, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 2008.

Older Workers:

Federal Agencies Face Challenges, but Have Opportunities to Hire and Retain Experienced Employees
GAO-08-630T:
Published: Apr 30, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2008.
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Information Management

Federal Records:

Agencies Face Challenges in Managing E-Mail
GAO-08-699T:
Published: Apr 23, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 2008.

Freedom of Information Act:

Agencies Are Making Progress in Reducing Backlog, but Additional Guidance Is Needed
GAO-08-344:
Published: Mar 14, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2008.
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Information Security

National Transportation Safety Board:

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Information Technology

Chemical Assessments:

Electronic Government:

Additional OMB Leadership Needed to Optimize Use of New Federal Employee Identification Cards
GAO-08-292:
Published: Feb 29, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2008.
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International Affairs

Antidumping and Countervailing Duties:

Congress and Agencies Should Take Additional Steps to Reduce Substantial Shortfalls in Duty Collection
GAO-08-391:
Published: Mar 26, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 2008.

Combating Terrorism:

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands:

Pending Legislation Would Apply U.S. Immigration Law to the CNMI with a Transition Period
GAO-08-466:
Published: Mar 28, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2008.

Export Controls:

State and Commerce Have Not Taken Basic Steps to Better Ensure U.S. Interests Are Protected
GAO-08-710T:
Published: Apr 24, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2008.

International Trade:

Millennium Challenge Corporation:

Analysis of Compact Development and Future Obligations and Current Disbursements of Compact Assistance
GAO-08-577R:
Published: Apr 11, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2008.

United Nations:

Renovation Schedule Accelerated after Delays, but Risks Remain in Key Areas
GAO-08-513R:
Published: Apr 9, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2008.
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Justice and Law Enforcement

International Boundary and Water Commission:

Two Alternatives for Improving Wastewater Treatment at the United States-Mexico Border
GAO-08-595R:
Published: Apr 24, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2008.

Traffic Safety:

Improved Reporting and Performance Measures Would Enhance Evaluation of High-Visibility Campaigns
GAO-08-477:
Published: Apr 25, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2008.
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National Defense

Defense Acquisitions:

Assessment of Progress Made on Block 2006 Missile Defense Capabilities and Oversight
GAO-08-608T:
Published: Apr 1, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2008.

Defense Acquisitions:

Results of Annual Assessment of DOD Weapon Programs
GAO-08-674T:
Published: Apr 29, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2008.

Defense Acquisitions:

2009 Review of Future Combat System Is Critical to Program's Direction
GAO-08-638T:
Published: Apr 10, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2008.

Defense Critical Infrastructure:

DOD's Risk Analysis of Its Critical Infrastructure Omits Highly Sensitive Assets
GAO-08-373R:
Published: Apr 2, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 2008.

Defense Infrastructure:

Continued Management Attention Is Needed to Support Installation Facilities and Operations
GAO-08-502:
Published: Apr 24, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2008.

Defense Infrastructure:

DOD Funding for Infrastructure and Road Improvements Surrounding Growth Installations
GAO-08-602R:
Published: Apr 1, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2008.

Defense Management:

Observations on DOD's FY 2009 Budget Request for Corrosion Prevention and Control
GAO-08-663R:
Published: Apr 15, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2008.

Defense Transportation:

Defense Travel System:

Overview of Prior Reported Challenges Faced by DOD in Implementation and Utilization
GAO-08-649T:
Published: Apr 15, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2008.

Department of Defense:

Observations on the National Industrial Security Program
GAO-08-695T:
Published: Apr 16, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 2008.

DOD Pharmacy Program:

Continued Efforts Needed to Reduce Growth in Spending at Retail Pharmacies
GAO-08-327:
Published: Apr 4, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 2008.

Force Structure:

Homeland Defense:

Homeland Security:

Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance:

DOD Can Better Assess and Integrate ISR Capabilities and Oversee Development of Future ISR Requirements
GAO-08-374:
Published: Mar 24, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 2008.

Internet Sales:

Undercover Purchases on eBay and Craigslist Reveal a Market for Sensitive and Stolen U.S. Military Items
GAO-08-644T:
Published: Apr 10, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2008.

Military Personnel:

Military Transformation:

Space Acquisitions:

DOD Is Making Progress to Rapidly Deliver Low Cost Space Capabilities, but Challenges Remain
GAO-08-516:
Published: Apr 25, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2008.

VA and DOD Health Care:

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Natural Resources and Environment

Chemical Assessments:

Drinking Water:

International Boundary and Water Commission:

Two Alternatives for Improving Wastewater Treatment at the United States-Mexico Border
GAO-08-595R:
Published: Apr 24, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2008.

Nuclear Material:

Nuclear Material:

Several Potential Options for Dealing with DOE's Depleted Uranium Tails Could Benefit the Government
GAO-08-613T:
Published: Apr 3, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 2008.

Toxic Chemicals:

EPA's New Assessment Process Will Increase Challenges EPA Faces in Evaluating and Regulating Chemicals
GAO-08-743T:
Published: Apr 29, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2008.

Yellowstone Bison:

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Retirement Security

Older Workers:

Federal Agencies Face Challenges, but Have Opportunities to Hire and Retain Experienced Employees
GAO-08-630T:
Published: Apr 30, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2008.
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Science and Technology

Nanotechnology:

Accuracy of Data on Federally Funded Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Could Be Improved
GAO-08-709T:
Published: Apr 24, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2008.

Nanotechnology:

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Space

NASA:

Ares I and Orion Project Risks and Key Indicators to Measure Progress
GAO-08-186T:
Published: Apr 3, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 2008.

NASA:

Challenges in Completing and Sustaining the International Space Station
GAO-08-581T:
Published: Apr 24, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2008.

Space Acquisitions:

DOD Is Making Progress to Rapidly Deliver Low Cost Space Capabilities, but Challenges Remain
GAO-08-516:
Published: Apr 25, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2008.
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Tax Policy and Administration

Internal Revenue Service:

Assessment of the Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Request
GAO-08-620T:
Published: Apr 16, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 2008.
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Telecommunications

Digital Television Transition:

GAO DTV Broadcaster Survey (GAO-08-528SP, April 2008), an E-supplement to GAO-08-510
GAO-08-528SP:
Published: Apr 30, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2008.
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Transportation

Highways and Environment:

Transportation Agencies Are Acting to Involve Others in Planning and Environmental Decisions
GAO-08-512R:
Published: Apr 25, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2008.

National Transportation Safety Board:

Transportation:

Traffic Safety:

Improved Reporting and Performance Measures Would Enhance Evaluation of High-Visibility Campaigns
GAO-08-477:
Published: Apr 25, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2008.

Transportation Security:

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Veterans

VA and DOD Health Care:

VA Health Care:

Recruitment and Retention Challenges and Efforts to Make Salaries Competitive for Nurse Anesthetists
GAO-08-647T:
Published: Apr 9, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2008.
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Worker and Family Assistance

Abstinence Education:

Assessing the Accuracy and Effectiveness of Federally Funded Programs
GAO-08-664T:
Published: Apr 23, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 2008.

Older Workers:

Federal Agencies Face Challenges, but Have Opportunities to Hire and Retain Experienced Employees
GAO-08-630T:
Published: Apr 30, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2008.

Residential Facilities:

State and Federal Oversight Gaps May Increase Risk to Youth Well-Being
GAO-08-696T:
Published: Apr 24, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2008.

Residential Programs:

Selected Cases of Death, Abuse, and Deceptive Marketing
GAO-08-713T:
Published: Apr 24, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2008.
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Legal Products: Appropriations Decision

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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

Clark E. Myatt, Agency Tender Official
B-311234.2,
Apr 15, 2008

Deva & Associates PC
B-309972.3,
Apr 29, 2008

In and Out Valet Co.
B-311141,
Apr 3, 2008

ManTech International Corporation
B-311074,
Apr 15, 2008

Marshall Company, Ltd..
B-311196,
Apr 23, 2008

Native American Industrial Distributors, Inc.
B-310737.3,B-310737.4,B-310737.5,
Apr 15, 2008

Potomac Electric Corporation
B-311060,
Apr 2, 2008

Savannah River Alliance, LLC
B-311126,B-311126.2,B-311126.3,B-311126.4,
Apr 25, 2008

Tremco Incorporated--Costs
B-310927.2,
Apr 21, 2008

Wyle Laboratories, Inc.
B-311123,
Apr 29, 2008
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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Legal Products: Other Decision

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