Month in Review, March 2008

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Auditing and Financial Management

Federal User Fees:

Substantive Reviews Needed to Align Port-Related Fees with the Programs They Support
GAO-08-321:
Published: Feb 22, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 2008.

Financial Audit:

Senate Restaurants Revolving Fund for Fiscal Years 2007 and 2006
GAO-08-463:
Published: Mar 7, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 2008.

Financial Audit:

Special Counsel Expenditures for the Six Months Ended September 30, 2007
GAO-08-541:
Published: Mar 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2008.

Joint Strike Fighter:

Impact of Recent Decisions on Program Risks
GAO-08-569T:
Published: Mar 11, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2008.

Military Base Realignments and Closures:

Higher Costs and Lower Savings Projected for Implementing Two Key Supply-Related BRAC Recommendations
GAO-08-315:
Published: Mar 5, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 2008.

Traffic Safety:

Grants Generally Address Key Safety Issues, Despite State Eligibility and Management Difficulties
GAO-08-398:
Published: Mar 14, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 2008.

Vehicle Donations:

Selected Charities Reported Mixed Experiences after Changes in Vehicle Donation Rules
GAO-08-367:
Published: Feb 15, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 2008.
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Budget and Spending

Advanced Energy Technologies:

Budget Trends and Challenges for DOE's Energy R&D Program
GAO-08-556T:
Published: Mar 5, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 2008.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Changes in Obligations and Activities before and after Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Reorganization
GAO-08-328R:
Published: Feb 25, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 2008.

Global War on Terrorism:

Reported Obligations for the Department of Defense
GAO-08-557R:
Published: Mar 17, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 2008.

Internal Revenue Service:

Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Request and Interim Performance Results of IRS's 2008 Tax Filing Season
GAO-08-567:
Published: Mar 13, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 2008.

Joint Strike Fighter:

Impact of Recent Decisions on Program Risks
GAO-08-569T:
Published: Mar 11, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2008.

Joint Strike Fighter:

Recent Decisions by DOD Add to Program Risks
GAO-08-388:
Published: Mar 11, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2008.

September 11:

Fiscal Year 2008 Cost Estimation Process for World Trade Center Health Programs
GAO-08-537R:
Published: Mar 11, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2008.

Government Operations:

Status of Selected Aspects of the Coast Guard's Deepwater Program
GAO-08-270R:
Published: Mar 11, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2008.

Supplemental Appropriations:

Opportunities Exist to Increase Transparency and Provide Additional Controls
GAO-08-314:
Published: Jan 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 2008.

Tax Policy:

The Nation's Long-Term Fiscal Outlook:

January 2008 Update
GAO-08-591R:
Published: Mar 21, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 2008.
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Business Regulation and Consumer Protection

Bank Fees:

Telecommunications:

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Economic Development

Government Operations:

Status of Selected Aspects of the Coast Guard's Deepwater Program
GAO-08-270R:
Published: Mar 11, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2008.

Traffic Safety:

Grants Generally Address Key Safety Issues, Despite State Eligibility and Management Difficulties
GAO-08-398:
Published: Mar 14, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 2008.
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Education

Disconnected Youth:

District of Columbia Public Schools:

Native Hawaiian Education Act:

Greater Oversight Would Increase Accountability and Enable Targeting of Funds to Areas with Greatest Need
GAO-08-422:
Published: Mar 25, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 2008.

No Child Left Behind Act:

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Employment

Government Operations:

Status of Selected Aspects of the Coast Guard's Deepwater Program
GAO-08-270R:
Published: Mar 11, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2008.
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Energy

Advanced Energy Technologies:

Budget Trends and Challenges for DOE's Energy R&D Program
GAO-08-556T:
Published: Mar 5, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 2008.

Utility Oversight:

Recent Changes in Law Call for Improved Vigilance by FERC
GAO-08-289:
Published: Feb 25, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2008.
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Financial Markets and Institutions

Bank Fees:

Housing Government-Sponsored Enterprises:

A Single Regulator Will Better Ensure Safety and Soundness and Mission Achievement
GAO-08-563T:
Published: Mar 6, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2008.

U.S. Coins:

The Federal Reserve Banks Are Fulfilling Coin Demand, but Optimal Inventory Ranges Are Undefined
GAO-08-401:
Published: Mar 21, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 2008.
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GAO Mission and Operations

GAO Mission and Operations:

"The Government Accountability Office (GAO) Act of 2007" (H.R. 3268), and Other GAO Reforms
GAO-08-587T:
Published: Mar 13, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 2008.

U.S. Government Accountability Office:

Human Capital Initiatives and Additional Legislative Authorities
GAO-08-573T:
Published: Mar 13, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 2008.
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Government Operations

Capitol Visitor Center:

Update on Status of Project's Schedule and Cost as of March 12, 2008
GAO-08-545T:
Published: Mar 12, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2008.

Retirement Security:

Defense Travel System:

Validity of Travel Payments Statistical Sampling in Question
GAO-08-444R:
Published: Mar 3, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 2008.

District of Columbia Public Schools:

Federal Contracting:

Information Technology:

Significant Problems of Critical Automation Program Contribute to Risks Facing 2010 Census
GAO-08-550T:
Published: Mar 5, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 2008.

Intellectual Property:

Privacy:

Government Use of Data from Information Resellers Could Include Better Protections
GAO-08-543T:
Published: Mar 11, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2008.

Space Acquisitions:

Major Space Programs Still at Risk for Cost and Schedule Increases
GAO-08-552T:
Published: Mar 4, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 2008.

Government Operations:

Status of Selected Aspects of the Coast Guard's Deepwater Program
GAO-08-270R:
Published: Mar 11, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2008.

Supplemental Appropriations:

Opportunities Exist to Increase Transparency and Provide Additional Controls
GAO-08-314:
Published: Jan 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 2008.

Surface Transportation:

Restructured Federal Approach Needed for More Focused, Performance-Based, and Sustainable Programs
GAO-08-400:
Published: Mar 6, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2008.

U.S. Coins:

The Federal Reserve Banks Are Fulfilling Coin Demand, but Optimal Inventory Ranges Are Undefined
GAO-08-401:
Published: Mar 21, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 2008.
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Health Care

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Changes in Obligations and Activities before and after Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Reorganization
GAO-08-328R:
Published: Feb 25, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 2008.

Health Insurance:

Hospital Quality Data:

Issues and Challenges Related to How Hospitals Submit Data and How CMS Ensures Data Reliability
GAO-08-555T:
Published: Mar 6, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2008.

Medicaid Demonstration Waivers:

Recent HHS Approvals Continue to Raise Cost and Oversight Concerns
GAO-08-87:
Published: Jan 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 2008.

Reprocessed Single-Use Medical Devices:

September 11:

Fiscal Year 2008 Cost Estimation Process for World Trade Center Health Programs
GAO-08-537R:
Published: Mar 11, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2008.

VA Health Care:

Additional Efforts to Better Assess Joint Ventures Needed
GAO-08-399:
Published: Mar 28, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2008.
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Homeland Security

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Changes in Obligations and Activities before and after Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Reorganization
GAO-08-328R:
Published: Feb 25, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 2008.

Coast Guard:

Deepwater Program Management Initiatives and Key Homeland Security Missions
GAO-08-531T:
Published: Mar 5, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 2008.

Coast Guard:

Observations on the Fiscal Year 2009 Budget, Recent Performance, and Related Challenges
GAO-08-494T:
Published: Mar 6, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2008.

Combating Terrorism:

Homeland Security:

DHS Has Taken Actions to Strengthen Border Security Programs and Operations, but Challenges Remain
GAO-08-542T:
Published: Mar 6, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2008.

Homeland Security:

Homeland Security:

Strategic Solution for US-VISIT Program Needs to Be Better Defined, Justified, and Coordinated
GAO-08-361:
Published: Feb 29, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2008.

Intellectual Property:

Maritime Security:

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Housing

Housing Government-Sponsored Enterprises:

A Single Regulator Will Better Ensure Safety and Soundness and Mission Achievement
GAO-08-563T:
Published: Mar 6, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2008.
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Human Capital

Defense Contracting:

Additional Personal Conflict of Interest Safeguards Needed for Certain DOD Contractor Employees
GAO-08-169:
Published: Mar 7, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 2008.

Defense Contracting:

Army Case Study Delineates Concerns with Use of Contractors as Contract Specialists
GAO-08-360:
Published: Mar 26, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 2008.

Defense Management:

U.S. Government Accountability Office:

Human Capital Initiatives and Additional Legislative Authorities
GAO-08-573T:
Published: Mar 13, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 2008.
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Information Management

Intellectual Property:

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Information Security

Information Security:

Progress Reported, but Weaknesses at Federal Agencies Persist
GAO-08-571T:
Published: Mar 12, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2008.
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Information Technology

Business Systems Modernization:

Internal Revenue Service's Fiscal Year 2008 Expenditure Plan
GAO-08-420:
Published: Mar 7, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 2008.

Retirement Security:

Information Technology:

Significant Problems of Critical Automation Program Contribute to Risks Facing 2010 Census
GAO-08-550T:
Published: Mar 5, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 2008.
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International Affairs

Combating Terrorism:

Somalia:

Several Challenges Limit U.S. and International Stabilization, Humanitarian, and Development Efforts
GAO-08-351:
Published: Feb 19, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 2008.

Stabilizing and Rebuilding Iraq:

Actions Needed to Address Inadequate Accountability over U.S. Efforts and Investments
GAO-08-568T:
Published: Mar 11, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2008.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo:

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Justice and Law Enforcement

Financial Audit:

Special Counsel Expenditures for the Six Months Ended September 30, 2007
GAO-08-541:
Published: Mar 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2008.

Intellectual Property:

Privacy:

Government Use of Data from Information Resellers Could Include Better Protections
GAO-08-543T:
Published: Mar 11, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2008.
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National Defense

Defense Acquisitions:

Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs
GAO-08-467SP:
Published: Mar 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2008.

Defense Acquisitions:

2009 Is a Critical Juncture for the Army's Future Combat System
GAO-08-408:
Published: Mar 7, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 2008.

Defense Acquisitions:

Progress Made in Fielding Missile Defense, but Program Is Short of Meeting Goals
GAO-08-448:
Published: Mar 14, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 2008.

Defense Acquisitions:

Defense Acquisitions:

Defense Contracting:

Additional Personal Conflict of Interest Safeguards Needed for Certain DOD Contractor Employees
GAO-08-169:
Published: Mar 7, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 2008.

Defense Contracting:

Army Case Study Delineates Concerns with Use of Contractors as Contract Specialists
GAO-08-360:
Published: Mar 26, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 2008.

Defense Infrastructure:

Army and Marine Corps Grow the Force Construction Projects Generally Support the Initiative
GAO-08-375:
Published: Mar 6, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2008.

Defense Management:

Defense Management:

Defense Management:

Defense Management:

DOD Personnel Clearances:

Questions for the Record Related to the Quality and Timeliness of Clearances
GAO-08-580R:
Published: Mar 25, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 2008.

Global War on Terrorism:

Reported Obligations for the Department of Defense
GAO-08-557R:
Published: Mar 17, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 2008.

Joint Strike Fighter:

Impact of Recent Decisions on Program Risks
GAO-08-569T:
Published: Mar 11, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2008.

Joint Strike Fighter:

Recent Decisions by DOD Add to Program Risks
GAO-08-388:
Published: Mar 11, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2008.

Military Base Realignments and Closures:

Higher Costs and Lower Savings Projected for Implementing Two Key Supply-Related BRAC Recommendations
GAO-08-315:
Published: Mar 5, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 2008.

Military Training:

Government Operations:

Status of Selected Aspects of the Coast Guard's Deepwater Program
GAO-08-270R:
Published: Mar 11, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2008.
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Natural Resources and Environment

Aviation and the Environment:

Environmental Protection:

Environmental Protection:

EPA Needs to Follow Best Practices and Procedures When Reorganizing Its Library Network
GAO-08-579T:
Published: Mar 13, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 2008.

Hardrock Mining:

Information on Abandoned Mines and Value and Coverage of Financial Assurances on BLM Land
GAO-08-574T:
Published: Mar 12, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2008.

Military Training:

Mineral Revenues:

Natural Resource Management:

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Retirement Security

Retirement Security:

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Science and Technology

Aviation and the Environment:

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Space

Aviation and the Environment:

Defense Space Activities:

National Security Space Strategy Needed to Guide Future DOD Space Efforts
GAO-08-431R:
Published: Mar 27, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 2008.

Space Acquisitions:

Major Space Programs Still at Risk for Cost and Schedule Increases
GAO-08-552T:
Published: Mar 4, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 2008.
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Tax Policy and Administration

Business Systems Modernization:

Internal Revenue Service's Fiscal Year 2008 Expenditure Plan
GAO-08-420:
Published: Mar 7, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 2008.

Internal Revenue Service:

Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Request and Interim Performance Results of IRS's 2008 Tax Filing Season
GAO-08-567:
Published: Mar 13, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 2008.

Tax Policy:

Vehicle Donations:

Selected Charities Reported Mixed Experiences after Changes in Vehicle Donation Rules
GAO-08-367:
Published: Feb 15, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 2008.
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Telecommunications

Intellectual Property:

Telecommunications:

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Transportation

Aviation and the Environment:

Surface Transportation:

Restructured Federal Approach Needed for More Focused, Performance-Based, and Sustainable Programs
GAO-08-400:
Published: Mar 6, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2008.

Traffic Safety:

Grants Generally Address Key Safety Issues, Despite State Eligibility and Management Difficulties
GAO-08-398:
Published: Mar 14, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 2008.
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Veterans

VA Health Care:

Additional Efforts to Better Assess Joint Ventures Needed
GAO-08-399:
Published: Mar 28, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2008.
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Legal Products: Appropriations Decision

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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

AdaRose, Inc.
B-299091.3,
Mar 28, 2008

Blue Hackle Middle, East, WLL--Costs
B-310566.3,
Mar 24, 2008

Brian X. Scott
B-310970,B-310970.2,
Mar 26, 2008

Colson Services Corporation
B-310971,B-310971.2,B-310971.3,
Mar 21, 2008

Eisenhower Real Estate Holdings, LLC
B-310941,
Mar 18, 2008

Evans Security Solutions, Inc.
B-311035,
Mar 19, 2008

Fedcar Company, Ltd.
B-310980,B-310980.2,B-310980.3,
Mar 25, 2008

FlowSense, LLC
B-310904,
Mar 10, 2008

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
B-311004,B-311004.2,
Mar 28, 2008

Harris Enterprices, Inc.
B-311143,
Mar 27, 2008

Karrar Systems Corporation
B-310661.3,B-310661.4,
Mar 3, 2008

LEADS Corporation
B-311002,B-311002.2,
Mar 26, 2008

Strong Environmental, Inc.
B-311005,
Mar 10, 2008

Sysorex Federal, Inc.--Costs
B-310273.2,
Mar 27, 2008
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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Legal Products: Other Decision

Ceres Environmental Services, Inc.
B-310902,
Mar 3, 2008
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