Month in Review, October 2008

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Agriculture and Food

Food Labeling:

U.S. Department of Agriculture:

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Auditing and Financial Management

Check 21 Act:

Most Consumers Have Accepted and Banks Are Progressing Toward Full Adoption of Check Truncation
GAO-09-8:
Published: Oct 28, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 2008.

Check 21 Act:

Questions for Consumers about Check 21 Act (GAO-09-9SP, October 2008), an E-supplement to GAO-09-8
GAO-09-9SP:
Published: Oct 28, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 2008.

Sovereign Wealth Funds:

Publicly Available Data on Sizes and Investments for Some Funds Are Limited
GAO-08-946:
Published: Sep 9, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 2008.
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Budget and Spending

Check 21 Act:

Most Consumers Have Accepted and Banks Are Progressing Toward Full Adoption of Check Truncation
GAO-09-8:
Published: Oct 28, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 2008.

Sovereign Wealth Funds:

Publicly Available Data on Sizes and Investments for Some Funds Are Limited
GAO-08-946:
Published: Sep 9, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 2008.
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Business Regulation and Consumer Protection

Food Labeling:

Small Business Administration:

Opportunities Exist to Build on Leadership's Efforts to Improve Agency Performance and Employee Morale
GAO-08-995:
Published: Sep 24, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 2008.
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Economic Development

Veterans:

Nonprofit Hospitals:

Variation in Standards and Guidance Limits Comparison of How Hospitals Meet Community Benefit Requirements
GAO-08-880:
Published: Sep 12, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 2008.

Sovereign Wealth Funds:

Publicly Available Data on Sizes and Investments for Some Funds Are Limited
GAO-08-946:
Published: Sep 9, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 2008.
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Energy

Federal Energy Management:

Agencies Are Acquiring Alternative Fuel Vehicles but Face Challenges in Meeting Other Fleet Objectives
GAO-09-75R:
Published: Oct 22, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 2008.

Green Affordable Housing:

Motor Fuels:

Stakeholder Views on Compensating for the Effects of Gasoline Temperature on Volume at the Pump
GAO-08-1114:
Published: Sep 25, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2008.

Oil and Gas Royalties:

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Equal Opportunity

Check 21 Act:

Questions for Consumers about Check 21 Act (GAO-09-9SP, October 2008), an E-supplement to GAO-09-8
GAO-09-9SP:
Published: Oct 28, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 2008.

U.S. Department of Agriculture:

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Financial Markets and Institutions

Check 21 Act:

Questions for Consumers about Check 21 Act (GAO-09-9SP, October 2008), an E-supplement to GAO-09-8
GAO-09-9SP:
Published: Oct 28, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 2008.

Private Equity:

Recent Growth in Leveraged Buyouts Exposed Risks That Warrant Continued Attention
GAO-08-885:
Published: Sep 9, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 2008.

Risk-Based Capital:

Sovereign Wealth Funds:

Publicly Available Data on Sizes and Investments for Some Funds Are Limited
GAO-08-946:
Published: Sep 9, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 2008.
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Government Operations

2010 Census:

Green Affordable Housing:

Information Technology:

Government Operations:

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Health Care

Biosafety Laboratories:

Perimeter Security Assessment of the Nation's Five BSL-4 Laboratories
GAO-08-1092:
Published: Sep 17, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 2008.

Defense Health Care:

Additional Efforts Needed to Ensure Compliance with Personality Disorder Separation Requirements
GAO-09-31:
Published: Oct 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2008.

Drug Safety:

Better Data Management and More Inspections Are Needed to Strengthen FDA's Foreign Drug Inspection Program
GAO-08-970:
Published: Sep 22, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 2008.

FDA Advisory Committees:

Process for Recruiting Members and Evaluating Potential Conflicts of Interest
GAO-08-640:
Published: Sep 30, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 2008.

Health-Care-Associated Infections in Hospitals:

Indoor Mold:

Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage:

Federal Oversight of Reported Price Concessions Data
GAO-08-1074R:
Published: Sep 30, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 2008.

Nonprofit Hospitals:

Variation in Standards and Guidance Limits Comparison of How Hospitals Meet Community Benefit Requirements
GAO-08-880:
Published: Sep 12, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 2008.

VA Health Care:

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Homeland Security

Biosafety Laboratories:

Perimeter Security Assessment of the Nation's Five BSL-4 Laboratories
GAO-08-1092:
Published: Sep 17, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 2008.

Combating Nuclear Smuggling:

Information Technology:

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Housing

Green Affordable Housing:

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Human Capital

Private Equity:

Recent Growth in Leveraged Buyouts Exposed Risks That Warrant Continued Attention
GAO-08-885:
Published: Sep 9, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 2008.

Small Business Administration:

Opportunities Exist to Build on Leadership's Efforts to Improve Agency Performance and Employee Morale
GAO-08-995:
Published: Sep 24, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 2008.
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Information Management

Defense Management:

DOD Can Establish More Guidance for Biometrics Collection and Explore Broader Data Sharing
GAO-09-49:
Published: Oct 15, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2008.

Information Technology:

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Information Technology

Defense Management:

DOD Can Establish More Guidance for Biometrics Collection and Explore Broader Data Sharing
GAO-09-49:
Published: Oct 15, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2008.

Information Technology:

Information Technology:

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International Affairs

Contingency Contracting:

DOD, State, and USAID Contracts and Contractor Personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan
GAO-09-19:
Published: Oct 1, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 2008.

Export Controls:

International Affairs:

Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Afghanistan and Iraq
GAO-09-86R:
Published: Oct 1, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 2008.

USA Patriot Act:

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Justice and Law Enforcement

Biosafety Laboratories:

Perimeter Security Assessment of the Nation's Five BSL-4 Laboratories
GAO-08-1092:
Published: Sep 17, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 2008.

Private Equity:

Recent Growth in Leveraged Buyouts Exposed Risks That Warrant Continued Attention
GAO-08-885:
Published: Sep 9, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 2008.

Justice and Law Enforcement:

Sovereign Wealth Funds:

Publicly Available Data on Sizes and Investments for Some Funds Are Limited
GAO-08-946:
Published: Sep 9, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 2008.

USA Patriot Act:

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National Defense

Defense Critical Infrastructure:

Defense Health Care:

Additional Efforts Needed to Ensure Compliance with Personality Disorder Separation Requirements
GAO-09-31:
Published: Oct 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2008.

Defense Management:

DOD Can Establish More Guidance for Biometrics Collection and Explore Broader Data Sharing
GAO-09-49:
Published: Oct 15, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2008.

Department of Defense:

A Departmentwide Framework to Identify and Report Gaps in the Defense Supplier Base Is Needed
GAO-09-5:
Published: Oct 7, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 2008.
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Natural Resources and Environment

Environmental Enforcement:

EPA Needs to Improve the Accuracy and Transparency of Measures Used to Report on Program Effectiveness
GAO-08-1111R:
Published: Sep 18, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 2008.

Green Affordable Housing:

Oil and Gas Royalties:

Government Operations:

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Transportation

Highway Safety:

Foresight Issues Challenge DOT's Efforts to Assess and Respond to New Technology-Based Trends
GAO-09-56:
Published: Oct 3, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 2008.

Responses to Questions for the Record; September 2008 Hearing on the Next Generation Air Transportation System:

Status and Issues
GAO-09-130R:
Published: Oct 20, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 2008.
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Veterans

Veterans:

VA Health Care:

Veterans:

Veterans' Disability Benefits:

Better Accountability and Access Would Improve the Benefits Delivery at Discharge Program
GAO-08-901:
Published: Sep 9, 2008. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 2008.
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Worker and Family Assistance

Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Initiative:

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Legal Products: Appropriations Decision

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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

Aegis Defence Services Limited
B-400093.4,B-400093.5,
Oct 16, 2008

Armacel Armor Corporation
B-400239.2,
Oct 22, 2008

Burchick Construction Company
B-400342,
Oct 6, 2008

CSI GmbH
B-400434,
Oct 22, 2008

Delex Systems, Inc.
B-400403,
Oct 8, 2008

Doug Boyd Enterprises, LLC
B-400390,
Oct 2, 2008

ESM Group, Inc.
B-400298.2,
Oct 14, 2008

Exec Plaza, LLC--Costs
B-400107.3,
Oct 24, 2008

Fintrac, Inc.
B-311462.2,B-311462.3,
Oct 14, 2008

Information Ventures, Inc.
B-299361.2,B-299361.3,
Oct 1, 2008

LOGMET
B-400535,
Oct 30, 2008

Morris Corporation
B-400336,
Oct 15, 2008

Optelec U.S., Inc.
B-400349,B-400349.2,
Oct 16, 2008

Piedmont Hoist & Crane
B-400563,
Oct 8, 2008

Seaborn Health Care, Inc.
B-400429,
Oct 27, 2008

Simont S.p.A.
B-400481,
Oct 1, 2008

SPAAN Tech, Inc.
B-400406,B-400406.2,
Oct 28, 2008

T-L-C Systems
B-400369,
Oct 23, 2008

TrailBlazer Health Enterprises, LLC
B-310801.6,B-310801.7,B-31080.10,
Oct 6, 2008

Triple Canopy, Inc.
B-310566.4,
Oct 30, 2008

Turner Consulting Group, Inc.
B-400421,
Oct 29, 2008
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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Legal Products: Other Decision

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