Month in Review, February 2008

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Auditing and Financial Management

Federal Workers' Compensation:

Better Data and Management Strategies Would Strengthen Efforts to Prevent and Address Improper Payments
GAO-08-284:
Published: Feb 26, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2008.

Financial Audit:

American Battle Monuments Commission's Financial Statements for Fiscal Years 2007 and 2006
GAO-08-326:
Published: Feb 29, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 2008.

Financial Audit:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Funds' 2007 and 2006 Financial Statements
GAO-08-416:
Published: Feb 11, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 2008.
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Budget and Spending

HUD and Treasury Programs:

Personnel Clearances:

Key Factors to Consider in Efforts to Reform Security Clearance Processes
GAO-08-352T:
Published: Feb 27, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2008.

Runway Safety:

Progress on Reducing Runway Incursions Impeded by Leadership, Technology, and Other Challenges
GAO-08-481T:
Published: Feb 13, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2008.

Secure Border Initiative:

Observations on the Importance of Applying Lessons Learned to Future Projects
GAO-08-508T:
Published: Feb 27, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2008.
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Business Regulation and Consumer Protection

Personnel Clearances:

Key Factors to Consider in Efforts to Reform Security Clearance Processes
GAO-08-352T:
Published: Feb 27, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2008.
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Economic Development

Catastrophic Disasters:

Disaster Cost Estimates:

FEMA Can Improve Its Learning from Past Experience and Management of Disaster-Related Resources
GAO-08-301:
Published: Feb 22, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2008.

Emergency Transit Assistance:

Federal Funding for Recent Disasters, and Options for the Future
GAO-08-243:
Published: Feb 15, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2008.

HUD and Treasury Programs:

National Disaster Response:

FEMA Should Take Action to Improve Capacity and Coordination between Government and Voluntary Sectors
GAO-08-369:
Published: Feb 27, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2008.
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Education

Head Start:

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Employment

Federal Workers' Compensation:

Better Data and Management Strategies Would Strengthen Efforts to Prevent and Address Improper Payments
GAO-08-284:
Published: Feb 26, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2008.

Los Alamos National Laboratory:

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Energy

Hydrogen Fuel Initiative:

Nuclear Security:

Action May Be Needed to Reassess the Security of NRC-Licensed Research Reactors
GAO-08-403:
Published: Jan 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 2008.

Strategic Petroleum Reserve:

Options to Improve the Cost-Effectiveness of Filling the Reserve
GAO-08-521T:
Published: Feb 26, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2008.

Transmission Lines:

Issues Associated with High-Voltage Direct-Current Transmission Lines along Transportation Rights of Way
GAO-08-347R:
Published: Feb 1, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 2008.

Utility Oversight:

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Equal Opportunity

Equal Opportunity:

Limitations in DOD's Evaluation Plan for EEO Complaint Pilot Program Hinder Determination of Pilot Results
GAO-08-387R:
Published: Feb 22, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2008.

The Judgment Fund:

Status of Reimbursements Required by the No FEAR Act and Contract Disputes Act
GAO-08-295R:
Published: Feb 26, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2008.
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Financial Markets and Institutions

Bank Secrecy Act:

Bank Secrecy Act:

Surveys of Financial Institutions and CTR Users (GAO-08-385SP, February 2008), an E-supplement to GAO-08-355
GAO-08-385SP:
Published: Feb 21, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 2008.

Financial Audit:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Funds' 2007 and 2006 Financial Statements
GAO-08-416:
Published: Feb 11, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 2008.

Financial Services Industry:

Overall Trends in Management-Level Diversity and Diversity Initiatives, 1993-2006
GAO-08-445T:
Published: Feb 7, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2008.

Hedge Funds:

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GAO Mission and Operations

GAO Mission and Operations:

Fiscal Year 2009 Performance Plan
GAO-08-507SP:
Published: Feb 19, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 2008.
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Government Operations

Aviation Weather:

Services at Key Aviation Facilities Lack Performance Measures, but Improvement Efforts Are Under Way
GAO-08-491T:
Published: Feb 26, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2008.

Capitol Visitor Center:

Update on Status of Project's Schedule and Cost as of February 7, 2008
GAO-08-475T:
Published: Feb 7, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2008.

Defense Acquisitions:

DOD's Practices and Processes for Multiyear Procurement Should Be Improved
GAO-08-298:
Published: Feb 7, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2008.

Elections:

Emergency Transit Assistance:

Federal Funding for Recent Disasters, and Options for the Future
GAO-08-243:
Published: Feb 15, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2008.

Federal Acquisition:

Oversight Plan Needed to Help Implement Acquisition Advisory Panel's Recommendations
GAO-08-515T:
Published: Feb 27, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2008.

Federal Real Property:

Strategy Needed to Address Agencies' Long-standing Reliance on Costly Leasing
GAO-08-197:
Published: Jan 24, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 2008.

GAO Mission and Operations:

Fiscal Year 2009 Performance Plan
GAO-08-507SP:
Published: Feb 19, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 2008.

Forest Service:

Better Planning, Guidance, and Data Are Needed to Improve Management of the Competitive Sourcing Program
GAO-08-195:
Published: Jan 22, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 2008.

Immigration Benefits:

Intelligence Reform:

GAO Can Assist the Congress and the Intelligence Community on Management Reform Initiatives
GAO-08-413T:
Published: Feb 29, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 2008.

Management Letter:

Recommendations for Improvements to MCC's Internal Controls and Policies on Premium Class Air Travel
GAO-08-468R:
Published: Feb 29, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 2008.

Personnel Clearances:

Key Factors to Consider in Efforts to Reform Security Clearance Processes
GAO-08-352T:
Published: Feb 27, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2008.

Postal Reform Law:

Early Transition Is Promising, but Challenges to Successful Implementation Remain
GAO-08-503T:
Published: Feb 28, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2008.
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Health Care

Medicare Advantage:

Medicare Advantage:

Medicare Part D:

Plan Sponsors' Processing and CMS Monitoring of Drug Coverage Requests Could Be Improved
GAO-08-47:
Published: Jan 22, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 2008.

Medicare Physician Payment:

Primary Care Professionals:

Recent Supply Trends, Projections, and Valuation of Services
GAO-08-472T:
Published: Feb 12, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 2008.

VA Health Care:

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Homeland Security

Aviation Security:

Department of Homeland Security:

Progress Made in Implementation of Management and Mission Functions, but More Work Remains
GAO-08-457T:
Published: Feb 13, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2008.

Department of Homeland Security:

Status and Accountability Challenges Associated with the Use of Special DHS Acquisition Authority
GAO-08-471T:
Published: Feb 7, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2008.

Emergency Transit Assistance:

Federal Funding for Recent Disasters, and Options for the Future
GAO-08-243:
Published: Feb 15, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2008.

Homeland Security:

Preliminary Observations on the Federal Protective Service's Efforts to Protect Federal Property
GAO-08-476T:
Published: Feb 8, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 2008.

Nuclear Security:

Action May Be Needed to Reassess the Security of NRC-Licensed Research Reactors
GAO-08-403:
Published: Jan 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 2008.

Secure Border Initiative:

Observations on the Importance of Applying Lessons Learned to Future Projects
GAO-08-508T:
Published: Feb 27, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2008.

Visa Waiver Program:

Limitations with Department of Homeland Security's Plan to Verify Departure of Foreign Nationals
GAO-08-458T:
Published: Feb 28, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2008.
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Human Capital

Equal Opportunity:

Limitations in DOD's Evaluation Plan for EEO Complaint Pilot Program Hinder Determination of Pilot Results
GAO-08-387R:
Published: Feb 22, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2008.

Human Capital:

The Judgment Fund:

Status of Reimbursements Required by the No FEAR Act and Contract Disputes Act
GAO-08-295R:
Published: Feb 26, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2008.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office:

Hiring Efforts Are Not Sufficient to Reduce the Patent Application Backlog
GAO-08-527T:
Published: Feb 27, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2008.
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Information Security

Information Security:

Although Progress Reported, Federal Agencies Need to Resolve Significant Deficiencies
GAO-08-496T:
Published: Feb 14, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2008.

Information Security:

Protecting Personally Identifiable Information
GAO-08-343:
Published: Jan 25, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2008.

Information Security:

Securities and Exchange Commission Needs to Continue to Improve Its Program
GAO-08-280:
Published: Feb 29, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 2008.
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Information Technology

Health Information Technology:

HHS Is Pursuing Efforts to Advance Nationwide Implementation, but Has Not Yet Completed a National Strategy
GAO-08-499T:
Published: Feb 14, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2008.

Information Technology:

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International Affairs

Embassy Security:

Upgrades Have Enhanced Security, but Site Conditions Prevent Full Adherence to Standards
GAO-08-162:
Published: Jan 18, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 2008.

Foreign Investment:

Laws and Policies Regulating Foreign Investment in 10 Countries
GAO-08-320:
Published: Feb 28, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2008.

Visa Waiver Program:

Limitations with Department of Homeland Security's Plan to Verify Departure of Foreign Nationals
GAO-08-458T:
Published: Feb 28, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2008.
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Defense Business Transformation:

Sustaining Progress Requires Continuity of Leadership and an Integrated Approach
GAO-08-462T:
Published: Feb 7, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2008.

Immigration Benefits:

Equal Opportunity:

Limitations in DOD's Evaluation Plan for EEO Complaint Pilot Program Hinder Determination of Pilot Results
GAO-08-387R:
Published: Feb 22, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2008.

Nuclear Security:

Action May Be Needed to Reassess the Security of NRC-Licensed Research Reactors
GAO-08-403:
Published: Jan 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 2008.

Personnel Clearances:

Key Factors to Consider in Efforts to Reform Security Clearance Processes
GAO-08-352T:
Published: Feb 27, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2008.

The Judgment Fund:

Status of Reimbursements Required by the No FEAR Act and Contract Disputes Act
GAO-08-295R:
Published: Feb 26, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2008.
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National Defense

Best Practices:

Defense Acquisitions:

Assessment of DOD Efforts to Enhance Missile Defense Capabilities and Oversight
GAO-08-506T:
Published: Feb 26, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2008.

Defense Acquisitions:

DOD's Practices and Processes for Multiyear Procurement Should Be Improved
GAO-08-298:
Published: Feb 7, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2008.

Defense Business Transformation:

Sustaining Progress Requires Continuity of Leadership and an Integrated Approach
GAO-08-462T:
Published: Feb 7, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2008.

Defense Logistics:

Army Has Not Fully Planned or Budgeted for the Reconstitution of Its Afloat Prepositioned Stocks
GAO-08-257R:
Published: Feb 8, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 2008.

DOD Personnel Clearances:

DOD Faces Multiple Challenges in Its Efforts to Improve Clearance Processes for Industry Personnel
GAO-08-470T:
Published: Feb 13, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2008.

DOD Personnel Clearances:

Improved Annual Reporting Would Enable More Informed Congressional Oversight
GAO-08-350:
Published: Feb 13, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2008.

Equal Opportunity:

Limitations in DOD's Evaluation Plan for EEO Complaint Pilot Program Hinder Determination of Pilot Results
GAO-08-387R:
Published: Feb 22, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2008.

Military Personnel:

Guidance Needed for Any Future Conversions of Military Medical Positions to Civilian Positions
GAO-08-370R:
Published: Feb 8, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 2008.

Military Personnel:

Military Readiness:

Impact of Current Operations and Actions Needed to Rebuild Readiness of U.S. Ground Forces
GAO-08-497T:
Published: Feb 14, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2008.

Military Readiness:

Runway Safety:

Progress on Reducing Runway Incursions Impeded by Leadership, Technology, and Other Challenges
GAO-08-481T:
Published: Feb 13, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2008.
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Natural Resources and Environment

Federal Land Management:

Forest Service:

Better Planning, Guidance, and Data Are Needed to Improve Management of the Competitive Sourcing Program
GAO-08-195:
Published: Jan 22, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 2008.

Wildland Fire Management:

Federal Agencies Lack Key Long- and Short-Term Management Strategies for Using Program Funds Effectively
GAO-08-433T:
Published: Feb 12, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 2008.
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Retirement Security

State and Local Government Retiree Benefits:

Current Funded Status of Pension and Health Benefits
GAO-08-223:
Published: Jan 29, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2008.

Veterans' Benefits:

Improved Management Would Enhance VA's Pension Program
GAO-08-112:
Published: Feb 14, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2008.
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Transportation

Aviation Security:

Aviation Weather:

Aviation Weather:

Services at Key Aviation Facilities Lack Performance Measures, but Improvement Efforts Are Under Way
GAO-08-491T:
Published: Feb 26, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2008.

Emergency Transit Assistance:

Federal Funding for Recent Disasters, and Options for the Future
GAO-08-243:
Published: Feb 15, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2008.

Federal Aviation Administration:

Challenges Facing the Agency in Fiscal Year 2009 and Beyond
GAO-08-460T:
Published: Feb 7, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2008.

Highway Public-Private Partnerships:

More Rigorous Up-front Analysis Could Better Secure Potential Benefits and Protect the Public Interest
GAO-08-44:
Published: Feb 8, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 2008.

Runway Safety:

Progress on Reducing Runway Incursions Impeded by Leadership, Technology, and Other Challenges
GAO-08-481T:
Published: Feb 13, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2008.

Surface Transportation:

Preliminary Observations on Efforts to Restructure Current Program
GAO-08-478T:
Published: Feb 6, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 2008.

Transportation Safety:

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Veterans

Chemical and Biological Defense:

DOD and VA:

Preliminary Observations on Efforts to Improve Care Management and Disability Evaluations for Servicemembers
GAO-08-514T:
Published: Feb 27, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2008.

Information Technology:

VA Health Care:

Veterans' Benefits:

Improved Management Would Enhance VA's Pension Program
GAO-08-112:
Published: Feb 14, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2008.

Veterans' Disability Benefits:

Claims Processing Challenges Persist, while VA Continues to Take Steps to Address Them
GAO-08-473T:
Published: Feb 14, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2008.
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Legal Products: Appropriations Decision

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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

Accumark, Inc.
B-310814,
Feb 13, 2008

American Cybernetic Corporation
B-310551.2,
Feb 1, 2008

C&H SERVICE Srl
B-310790,
Feb 5, 2008

CETENAGROUP
B-310797,B-310797.3,
Feb 14, 2008

DRS C3 Systems, LLC
B-310825,B-310825.2,
Feb 26, 2008

Eagle Home Medical Corporation--Costs
B-299821.3,
Feb 4, 2008

IBV, Ltd.
B-311244,
Feb 21, 2008

Klinge Corporation
B-309930.2,
Feb 13, 2008

NHIC Corporation
B-310801,B-310801.2,
Feb 12, 2008

North Shore Medical Labs, Inc.
B-310747,
Feb 6, 2008

Para Scientific Company
B-310976,
Feb 25, 2008

Para Scientific Company
B-310742.2,B-310903,
Feb 14, 2008

Pemco Aeroplex, Inc.--Reconsideration
B-310372.2,
Feb 1, 2008

PM Services Company
B-310762,
Feb 4, 2008

S4, Inc.
B-310794,
Feb 12, 2008

Tiger Truck LLC
B-310759,B-310759.2,
Feb 7, 2008
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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