Month in Review, January 2008

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Agriculture and Food

Federal Oversight of Food Safety:

FDA's Food Protection Plan Proposes Positive First Steps, but Capacity to Carry Them Out Is Critical
GAO-08-435T:
Published: Jan 29, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 2008.
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Auditing and Financial Management

Audits of Public Companies:

Continued Concentration in Audit Market for Large Public Companies Does Not Call for Immediate Action
GAO-08-163:
Published: Jan 9, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 2008.

Audits of Public Companies:

Improper Payments:

Federal Executive Branch Agencies' Fiscal Year 2007 Improper Payment Estimate Reporting
GAO-08-377R:
Published: Jan 23, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 2008.

Improper Payments:

Status of Agencies' Efforts to Address Improper Payment and Recovery Auditing Requirements
GAO-08-438T:
Published: Jan 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2008.

State and Local Governments:

Growing Fiscal Challenges Will Emerge during the Next 10 Years
GAO-08-317:
Published: Jan 22, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 2008.

Understanding Similarities and Differences between Accrual and Cash Deficits:

Update for Fiscal Year 2007, an E-supplement to GAO-07-117SP
GAO-08-410SP:
Published: Jan 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2008.
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Budget and Spending

Chemical Demilitarization:

Congressional Directives:

Selected Agencies' Processes for Responding to Funding Instructions
GAO-08-209:
Published: Jan 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2008.

Entitlement Reform Process:

Other Countries' Experiences Provide Useful Insights for the United States
GAO-08-372:
Published: Jan 18, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 2008.

Global War on Terrorism:

Reported Obligations for the Department of Defense
GAO-08-423R:
Published: Jan 30, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 2008.

Long-Term Fiscal Outlook:

Action Is Needed to Avoid the Possibility of a Serious Economic Disruption in the Future
GAO-08-411T:
Published: Jan 29, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 2008.

Budget and Spending:

Observations on Implementing the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative
GAO-08-274R:
Published: Dec 20, 2007. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 2008.

State and Local Governments:

Growing Fiscal Challenges Will Emerge during the Next 10 Years
GAO-08-317:
Published: Jan 22, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 2008.

Understanding Similarities and Differences between Accrual and Cash Deficits:

Update for Fiscal Year 2007, an E-supplement to GAO-07-117SP
GAO-08-410SP:
Published: Jan 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2008.
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Business Regulation and Consumer Protection

Export Promotion:

Export-Import Bank Has Met Target for Small Business Financing Share
GAO-08-419T:
Published: Jan 17, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 2008.
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Economic Development

Army Corps of Engineers:

Bilingual Voting Assistance:

Selected Jurisdictions' Strategies for Identifying Needs and Providing Assistance
GAO-08-182:
Published: Jan 18, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 2008.

National Flood Insurance Program:

Greater Transparency and Oversight of Wind and Flood Damage Determinations Are Needed
GAO-08-28:
Published: Dec 28, 2007. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 2008.
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Employment

Entitlement Reform Process:

Other Countries' Experiences Provide Useful Insights for the United States
GAO-08-372:
Published: Jan 18, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 2008.

Employment:

September 11:

Understanding Similarities and Differences between Accrual and Cash Deficits:

Update for Fiscal Year 2007, an E-supplement to GAO-07-117SP
GAO-08-410SP:
Published: Jan 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2008.
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Energy

Energy Markets:

Nuclear Nonproliferation:

DOE Needs to Reassess Its Program to Assist Weapons Scientists in Russia and Other Countries
GAO-08-434T:
Published: Jan 23, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 2008.

Nuclear Nonproliferation:

DOE's Program to Assist Weapons Scientists in Russia and Other Countries Needs to Be Reassessed
GAO-08-189:
Published: Dec 12, 2007. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 2008.
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Equal Opportunity

Bilingual Voting Assistance:

Selected Jurisdictions' Strategies for Identifying Needs and Providing Assistance
GAO-08-182:
Published: Jan 18, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 2008.

Entitlement Reform Process:

Other Countries' Experiences Provide Useful Insights for the United States
GAO-08-372:
Published: Jan 18, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 2008.
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Financial Markets and Institutions

Audits of Public Companies:

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GAO Mission and Operations

GAO Mission and Operations:

Performance and Accountability Highlights Fiscal Year 2007
GAO-08-2SP:
Published: Jan 2, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 2008.
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Government Operations

Army Corps of Engineers:

Elderly Voters:

Government Operations:

Feasibility of Outsourcing the Management and Operation of the Capitol Power Plant
GAO-08-382R:
Published: Jan 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2008.

Federal Acquisition:

Oversight Plan Needed to Help Implement Acquisition Advisory Panel Recommendations
GAO-08-160:
Published: Dec 20, 2007. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 2008.

Legal Services Corporation:

Improved Internal Controls Needed in Grants Management and Oversight
GAO-08-37:
Published: Dec 28, 2007. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 2008.

Office of Personnel Management:

Improvements Needed to Ensure Successful Retirement Systems Modernization
GAO-08-345:
Published: Jan 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2008.
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Health Care

End-of-Life Care:

Key Components Provided by Programs in Four States
GAO-08-66:
Published: Dec 14, 2007. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 2008.

Entitlement Reform Process:

Other Countries' Experiences Provide Useful Insights for the United States
GAO-08-372:
Published: Jan 18, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 2008.

Influenza Pandemic:

Efforts Under Way to Address Constraints on Using Antivirals and Vaccines to Forestall a Pandemic
GAO-08-92:
Published: Dec 21, 2007. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 2008.

Medical Devices:

Challenges for FDA in Conducting Manufacturer Inspections
GAO-08-428T:
Published: Jan 29, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 2008.

GAO Mission and Operations:

Performance and Accountability Highlights Fiscal Year 2007
GAO-08-2SP:
Published: Jan 2, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 2008.

September 11:

VA and DOD Health Care:

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Homeland Security

Army Corps of Engineers:

Border Security:

Despite Progress, Weaknesses in Traveler Inspections Exist at Our Nation's Ports of Entry
GAO-08-329T:
Published: Jan 3, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 2008.

Chemical Demilitarization:

Maritime Security:

Budget and Spending:

Observations on Implementing the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative
GAO-08-274R:
Published: Dec 20, 2007. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 2008.

September 11:

Supply Chain Security:

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Human Capital

GAO Mission and Operations:

Performance and Accountability Highlights Fiscal Year 2007
GAO-08-2SP:
Published: Jan 2, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 2008.

Understanding Similarities and Differences between Accrual and Cash Deficits:

Update for Fiscal Year 2007, an E-supplement to GAO-07-117SP
GAO-08-410SP:
Published: Jan 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2008.
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Information Management

Bankruptcy and Child Support Enforcement:

Improved Information Sharing Possible without Routine Data Matching
GAO-08-100:
Published: Jan 23, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 2008.
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Information Security

Information Security:

IRS Needs to Address Pervasive Weaknesses
GAO-08-211:
Published: Jan 8, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 2008.
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Information Technology

Office of Personnel Management:

Improvements Needed to Ensure Successful Retirement Systems Modernization
GAO-08-345:
Published: Jan 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2008.

GAO Mission and Operations:

Performance and Accountability Highlights Fiscal Year 2007
GAO-08-2SP:
Published: Jan 2, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 2008.
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International Affairs

Energy Markets:

Export Promotion:

Export-Import Bank Has Met Target for Small Business Financing Share
GAO-08-419T:
Published: Jan 17, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 2008.

Iran Sanctions:

Impact in Furthering U.S. Objectives Is Unclear and Should Be Reviewed
GAO-08-58:
Published: Dec 18, 2007. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 2008.

Iraq Reconstruction:

Better Data Needed to Assess Iraq's Budget Execution
GAO-08-153:
Published: Jan 15, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 15, 2008.

Nuclear Nonproliferation:

DOE Needs to Reassess Its Program to Assist Weapons Scientists in Russia and Other Countries
GAO-08-434T:
Published: Jan 23, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 2008.

Nuclear Nonproliferation:

DOE's Program to Assist Weapons Scientists in Russia and Other Countries Needs to Be Reassessed
GAO-08-189:
Published: Dec 12, 2007. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 2008.

Budget and Spending:

Observations on Implementing the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative
GAO-08-274R:
Published: Dec 20, 2007. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 2008.

United Nations:

Management Reforms and Operational Issues
GAO-08-246T:
Published: Jan 24, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 2008.
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Convicted Sex Offenders:

Medical Devices:

Challenges for FDA in Conducting Manufacturer Inspections
GAO-08-428T:
Published: Jan 29, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 2008.

Budget and Spending:

Observations on Implementing the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative
GAO-08-274R:
Published: Dec 20, 2007. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 2008.
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National Defense

Chemical Demilitarization:

Congressional Directives:

Selected Agencies' Processes for Responding to Funding Instructions
GAO-08-209:
Published: Jan 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2008.

Defense Acquisitions:

Departmentwide Direction Is Needed for Implementation of the Anti-tamper Policy
GAO-08-91:
Published: Jan 11, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 2008.

Defense Acquisitions:

DOD's Increased Reliance on Service Contractors Exacerbates Long-standing Challenges
GAO-08-621T:
Published: Jan 23, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 2008.

Defense Contracting:

Contract Risk a Key Factor in Assessing Excessive Pass-Through Charges
GAO-08-269:
Published: Jan 25, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 2008.

Defense Infrastructure:

Realignment of Air Force Special Operations Command Units to Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico
GAO-08-244R:
Published: Jan 18, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 2008.

Defense Logistics:

Defense Trade:

National Defense:

Force Structure--Need for Greater Transparency for the Army's Grow the Force Initiative Funding Plan
GAO-08-354R:
Published: Jan 18, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 2008.

Global War on Terrorism:

Reported Obligations for the Department of Defense
GAO-08-423R:
Published: Jan 30, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 2008.

Military Operations:

VA and DOD Health Care:

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Natural Resources and Environment

Bureau of Reclamation:

Great Lakes Initiative:

EPA and States Have Made Progress, but Much Remains to Be Done If Water Quality Goals Are to Be Achieved
GAO-08-312T:
Published: Jan 23, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 2008.
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Retirement Security

Entitlement Reform Process:

Other Countries' Experiences Provide Useful Insights for the United States
GAO-08-372:
Published: Jan 18, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 2008.

Office of Personnel Management:

Improvements Needed to Ensure Successful Retirement Systems Modernization
GAO-08-345:
Published: Jan 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2008.

Understanding Similarities and Differences between Accrual and Cash Deficits:

Update for Fiscal Year 2007, an E-supplement to GAO-07-117SP
GAO-08-410SP:
Published: Jan 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2008.
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Tax Policy and Administration

Information Security:

IRS Needs to Address Pervasive Weaknesses
GAO-08-211:
Published: Jan 8, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 2008.

GAO Mission and Operations:

Performance and Accountability Highlights Fiscal Year 2007
GAO-08-2SP:
Published: Jan 2, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 2008.

Tax Compliance:

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Transportation

Federal-Aid Highways:

Increased Reliance on Contractors Can Pose Oversight Challenges for Federal and State Officials
GAO-08-198:
Published: Jan 8, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 2008.

Freight Transportation:

National Policy and Strategies Can Help Improve Freight Mobility
GAO-08-287:
Published: Jan 7, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 7, 2008.

Motor Carrier Safety:

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Veterans

GAO Mission and Operations:

Performance and Accountability Highlights Fiscal Year 2007
GAO-08-2SP:
Published: Jan 2, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 2008.

VA and DOD Health Care:

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Worker and Family Assistance

Bankruptcy and Child Support Enforcement:

Improved Information Sharing Possible without Routine Data Matching
GAO-08-100:
Published: Jan 23, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 2008.

September 11:

Social Security Disability:

Better Planning, Management, and Evaluation Could Help Address Backlogs
GAO-08-40:
Published: Dec 7, 2007. Publicly Released: Jan 7, 2008.
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Legal Products: Appropriations Decision

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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

AdaRose Inc.--Protest and Costs
B-299091.2,
Jan 14, 2008

Capitol Supply, Inc.
B-309999.3,
Jan 22, 2008

Data Integrators, Inc.
B-310928,
Jan 31, 2008

GAP Solutions, Inc.
B-310564,
Jan 4, 2008

Global Computer Enterprises, Inc.
B-310823,B-310823.2,B-310823.4,
Jan 31, 2008

Group GPS Multimedia
B-310716,
Jan 22, 2008

Horizon Industries, Limited
B-310542,
Jan 7, 2008

ICON Consulting Group, Inc.
B-310431.2,
Jan 30, 2008

IMLCORP LLC; Wattre Corporation
B-310582,B-310582.2,B-310582.3,B-310582.4,B-310582.5,
Jan 9, 2008

IVI Corp.
B-310766,
Jan 23, 2008

Karrar Systems Corporation
B-310661,B-310661.2,
Jan 3, 2008

Lakeside Escrow & Title Agency, Inc.
B-310331.3,
Jan 7, 2008

Merlin International, Inc.
B-310611,
Jan 2, 2008

PMC Solutions, Inc.
B-310732,
Jan 22, 2008

Precision Standard, Inc.
B-310684,
Jan 14, 2008

Rocketplane Kistler
B-310741,
Jan 28, 2008

Sherrick Aerospace
B-310359.2,
Jan 10, 2008

Silnyx Communications, Inc.
B-310667,B-310667.2,
Jan 23, 2008

Superior Landscaping Company, Inc.
B-310617,
Jan 15, 2008

Superlative Technologies, Inc.
B-310489; B-310489.2,
Jan 4, 2008

T.F. Boyle Transportation, Inc.
B-310708,B-310708.2,
Jan 29, 2008

The Mangi Environmental Group, Inc.
B-299721.4,
Jan 24, 2008

Utility Tool & Trailer, Inc.
B-310535,
Jan 3, 2008

Veterans Technology, LLC
B-310303.2,
Jan 7, 2008

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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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