Month in Review, April 2010

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Agriculture and Food

Domestic Food Assistance:

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Auditing and Financial Management

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services:

Pervasive Internal Control Weaknesses Hindered Effective Contract Management
GAO-10-637T:
Published: Apr 28, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2010.

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

Automaker Pension Funding and Multiple Federal Roles Pose Challenges for the Future
GAO-10-492:
Published: Apr 6, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2010.

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

Update of Government Assistance Provided to AIG
GAO-10-475:
Published: Apr 27, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 2010.

U.S. Government Financial Statements:

Fiscal Year 2009 Audit Highlights Financial Management Challenges and Unsustainable Long-Term Fiscal Path
GAO-10-483T:
Published: Apr 14, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2010.
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Budget and Spending

Army Corps of Engineers:

Defense Management:

Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Request:

U.S. Government Accountability Office
GAO-10-574T:
Published: Apr 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2010.

U.S. Government Financial Statements:

Fiscal Year 2009 Audit Highlights Financial Management Challenges and Unsustainable Long-Term Fiscal Path
GAO-10-483T:
Published: Apr 14, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2010.
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Business Regulation and Consumer Protection

All-Terrain Vehicles:

How They Are Used, Crashes, and Sales of Adult-Sized Vehicles for Children's Use
GAO-10-418:
Published: Apr 8, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 2010.

8(a) Program:

Fourteen Ineligible Firms Received $325 Million in Sole-Source and Set-Aside Contracts
GAO-10-425:
Published: Mar 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2010.

Auto Industry:

Lessons Learned from Cash for Clunkers Program
GAO-10-486:
Published: Apr 29, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2010.

Debt Settlement:

Fraudulent, Abusive, and Deceptive Practices Pose Risk to Consumers
GAO-10-593T:
Published: Apr 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 2010.

Small Business Administration:

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Economic Development

Disaster Recovery:

FEMA's Long-term Assistance Was Helpful to State and Local Governments but Had Some Limitations
GAO-10-404:
Published: Mar 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2010.

Language Access:

Selected Agencies Can Improve Services to Limited English Proficient Persons
GAO-10-91:
Published: Apr 26, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2010.

National Flood Insurance Program:

Continued Actions Needed to Address Financial and Operational Issues
GAO-10-631T:
Published: Apr 21, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 2010.

U.S. Tsunami Preparedness:

NOAA Has Expanded Its Tsunami Programs, but Improved Planning Could Enhance Effectiveness
GAO-10-490:
Published: Apr 28, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2010.
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Employment

American Samoa and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands:

Wages, Employment, Employer Actions, Earnings, and Worker Views Since Minimum Wage Increases Began
GAO-10-333:
Published: Apr 8, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 2010.
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Energy

Defense Infrastructure:

Department of Defense Renewable Energy Initiatives
GAO-10-681R:
Published: Apr 26, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2010.

Energy:

Firms Reported in Open Sources as Having Commercial Activity in Iran's Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Sectors
GAO-10-515R:
Published: Mar 23, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 2010.

Nuclear Weapons:

Offshore Oil and Gas Development:

Oil and Gas Management:

Vehicle Fuel Economy:

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Equal Opportunity

Coast Guard:

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Financial Markets and Institutions

Bank Secrecy Act:

FinCEN Needs to Further Develop Its Form Revision Process for Suspicious Activity Reports
GAO-10-609T:
Published: Apr 28, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2010.

Critical Infrastructure Protection:

Federal Deposit Insurance Act:

Federal Reserve Banks:

Areas for Improvement in Information Security Controls
GAO-10-640R:
Published: Apr 21, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 2010.

Financial Regulation:

Securities and Exchange Commission:

Information on Fair Fund Collections and Distributions
GAO-10-448R:
Published: Apr 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 2010.

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

Automaker Pension Funding and Multiple Federal Roles Pose Challenges for the Future
GAO-10-492:
Published: Apr 6, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2010.

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

Update of Government Assistance Provided to AIG
GAO-10-475:
Published: Apr 27, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 2010.
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GAO Mission and Operations

Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Request:

U.S. Government Accountability Office
GAO-10-574T:
Published: Apr 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2010.

Government Operations:

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Government Operations

8(a) Program:

Fourteen Ineligible Firms Received $325 Million in Sole-Source and Set-Aside Contracts
GAO-10-425:
Published: Mar 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2010.

2010 Census:

Cooperation with Enumerators Is Critical to a Successful Headcount
GAO-10-665T:
Published: Apr 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2010.

2010 Census:

Plans for Census Coverage Measurement Are on Track, but Additional Steps Will Improve Its Usefulness
GAO-10-324:
Published: Apr 23, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 2010.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services:

Pervasive Internal Control Weaknesses Hindered Effective Contract Management
GAO-10-637T:
Published: Apr 28, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2010.

Combating Gangs:

Critical Infrastructure Protection:

Disaster Recovery:

FEMA's Long-term Assistance Was Helpful to State and Local Governments but Had Some Limitations
GAO-10-404:
Published: Mar 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2010.

Government Operations:

Intellectual Property:

Observations on Efforts to Quantify the Economic Effects of Counterfeit and Pirated Goods
GAO-10-423:
Published: Apr 12, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 2010.

2009 Lobbying Disclosure:

Observations on Lobbyists' Compliance with Disclosure Requirements
GAO-10-499:
Published: Apr 1, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2010.

Social Security Administration:

Better Planning Needed to Improve Service Delivery
GAO-10-586T:
Published: Apr 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2010.

Human Capital:

The Office of Management and Budget's Acquisition Workforce Development Strategic Plan for Civilian Agencies
GAO-10-459R:
Published: Apr 23, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 2010.

U.S. Government Financial Statements:

Fiscal Year 2009 Audit Highlights Financial Management Challenges and Unsustainable Long-Term Fiscal Path
GAO-10-483T:
Published: Apr 14, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2010.

U.S. Postal Service:

Action Needed to Facilitate Financial Viability
GAO-10-601T:
Published: Apr 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 2010.

U.S. Postal Service:

Action Needed to Facilitate Financial Viability
GAO-10-624T:
Published: Apr 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2010.

U.S. Postal Service:

Strategies and Options to Facilitate Progress toward Financial Viability
GAO-10-455:
Published: Apr 12, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 2010.
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Health Care

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services:

Pervasive Internal Control Weaknesses Hindered Effective Contract Management
GAO-10-637T:
Published: Apr 28, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2010.

End-Stage Renal Disease:

Health Coverage Tax Credit:

Participation and Administrative Costs
GAO-10-521R:
Published: Apr 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2010.

Medicare Contracting Reform:

Agency Has Made Progress with Implementation, but Contractors Have Not Met All Performance Standards
GAO-10-71:
Published: Mar 25, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2010.

Poorly Performing Nursing Homes:

Special Focus Facilities Are Often Improving, but CMS's Program Could Be Strengthened
GAO-10-197:
Published: Mar 19, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 2010.
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Homeland Security

Coast Guard:

Coast Guard:

Deployable Operations Group Achieving Organizational Benefits, but Challenges Remain
GAO-10-433R:
Published: Apr 7, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 2010.

Combating Terrorism:

Critical Infrastructure Protection:

Government Operations:

Homeland Defense:

DOD Can Enhance Efforts to Identify Capabilities to Support Civil Authorities during Disasters
GAO-10-386:
Published: Mar 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2010.

Homeland Defense:

Homeland Security:

Homeland Security:

Federal Protective Service's Use of Contract Guards Requires Reassessment and More Oversight
GAO-10-614T:
Published: Apr 14, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2010.

Intellectual Property:

Observations on Efforts to Quantify the Economic Effects of Counterfeit and Pirated Goods
GAO-10-423:
Published: Apr 12, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 2010.
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Housing

Information Security:

Opportunities Exist for the Federal Housing Finance Agency to Improve Controls
GAO-10-528:
Published: Apr 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2010.
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Human Capital

Human Capital:

Human Capital:

The Office of Management and Budget's Acquisition Workforce Development Strategic Plan for Civilian Agencies
GAO-10-459R:
Published: Apr 23, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 2010.
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Information Management

Intellectual Property:

Observations on Efforts to Quantify the Economic Effects of Counterfeit and Pirated Goods
GAO-10-423:
Published: Apr 12, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 2010.
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Information Security

Federal Reserve Banks:

Areas for Improvement in Information Security Controls
GAO-10-640R:
Published: Apr 21, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 2010.

Information Security:

Agencies Need to Implement Federal Desktop Core Configuration Requirements
GAO-10-202:
Published: Mar 12, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 2010.

Information Security:

Concerted Effort Needed to Consolidate and Secure Internet Connections at Federal Agencies
GAO-10-237:
Published: Mar 12, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 2010.

Information Security:

Opportunities Exist for the Federal Housing Finance Agency to Improve Controls
GAO-10-528:
Published: Apr 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2010.
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International Affairs

American Samoa and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands:

Wages, Employment, Employer Actions, Earnings, and Worker Views Since Minimum Wage Increases Began
GAO-10-333:
Published: Apr 8, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 2010.

Combating Terrorism:

Contingency Contracting:

Energy:

Firms Reported in Open Sources as Having Commercial Activity in Iran's Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Sectors
GAO-10-515R:
Published: Mar 23, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 2010.

International Security:

Operation Iraqi Freedom:

Actions Needed to Facilitate the Efficient Drawdown of U.S. Forces and Equipment from Iraq
GAO-10-376:
Published: Apr 19, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 2010.

International Affairs:

Preliminary Observations on the Department of Defense's Counternarcotics Performance Measurement System
GAO-10-594R:
Published: Apr 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2010.

Securing and Stabilizing Iraq:

An Assessment of the U.S. Joint Campaign Plan for Iraq
GAO-10-584R:
Published: Apr 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 2010.
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Acceso al Idioma:

All-Terrain Vehicles:

How They Are Used, Crashes, and Sales of Adult-Sized Vehicles for Children's Use
GAO-10-418:
Published: Apr 8, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 2010.

Anti-Money Laundering:

Better Communication Could Enhance the Support FinCEN Provides to Law Enforcement
GAO-10-622T:
Published: Apr 28, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2010.

Combating Gangs:

Intellectual Property:

Observations on Efforts to Quantify the Economic Effects of Counterfeit and Pirated Goods
GAO-10-423:
Published: Apr 12, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 2010.

Language Access:

Selected Agencies Can Improve Services to Limited English Proficient Persons
GAO-10-91:
Published: Apr 26, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2010.

Military Munitions Response Program:

Opportunities Exist to Improve Program Management
GAO-10-384:
Published: Apr 9, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2010.
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National Defense

Best Practices:

DOD Can Achieve Better Outcomes by Standardizing the Way Manufacturing Risks Are Managed
GAO-10-439:
Published: Apr 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 2010.

Contingency Contracting:

Defense Acquisitions:

Opportunities and Challenges for Army Ground Force Modernization Efforts
GAO-10-603T:
Published: Apr 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2010.

Defense Infrastructure:

Department of Defense Renewable Energy Initiatives
GAO-10-681R:
Published: Apr 26, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2010.

Defense Infrastructure:

Defense Logistics:

Actions Needed to Improve Implementation of the Army Logistics Modernization Program
GAO-10-461:
Published: Apr 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2010.

Defense Management:

Defense Management:

Defense Supplier Base:

DOD Should Leverage Ongoing Initiatives in Developing Its Program to Mitigate Risk of Counterfeit Parts
GAO-10-389:
Published: Mar 29, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2010.

Depot Maintenance:

Sustainment Strategy for Harrier Aircraft Could Be Enhanced with Additional Metrics
GAO-10-618R:
Published: Apr 26, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2010.

Force Structure:

Assessment of Army Progress in Modular Restructuring, Prepositioned Equipment, and Equipment Reset
GAO-10-507R:
Published: Apr 26, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2010.

Homeland Defense:

Military Munitions Response Program:

Opportunities Exist to Improve Program Management
GAO-10-384:
Published: Apr 9, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2010.

Military Personnel:

Military Personnel:

Military Personnel:

Status of Implementation of GAO's 2006 Recommendations on DOD's Domestic Violence Program
GAO-10-577R:
Published: Apr 26, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2010.

Military Training:

Nuclear Weapons:

Operation Iraqi Freedom:

Actions Needed to Facilitate the Efficient Drawdown of U.S. Forces and Equipment from Iraq
GAO-10-376:
Published: Apr 19, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 2010.

Quadrennial Defense Review:

2010 Report Addressed Many but Not All Required Items
GAO-10-575R:
Published: Apr 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2010.

National Defense:

Rare Earth Materials in the Defense Supply Chain
GAO-10-617R:
Published: Apr 14, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2010.

Warfighter Support:

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Natural Resources and Environment

Delaware River Deepening Project:

Comprehensive Reanalysis Corrected Errors, but Several Issues Still Need to Be Addressed
GAO-10-420:
Published: Mar 31, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 2010.

Offshore Oil and Gas Development:

Oil and Gas Management:

U.S. Tsunami Preparedness:

NOAA Has Expanded Its Tsunami Programs, but Improved Planning Could Enhance Effectiveness
GAO-10-490:
Published: Apr 28, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2010.

Vehicle Fuel Economy:

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Retirement Security

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

Automaker Pension Funding and Multiple Federal Roles Pose Challenges for the Future
GAO-10-492:
Published: Apr 6, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2010.
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Telecommunications

Intellectual Property:

Observations on Efforts to Quantify the Economic Effects of Counterfeit and Pirated Goods
GAO-10-423:
Published: Apr 12, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 2010.

National Defense:

Rare Earth Materials in the Defense Supply Chain
GAO-10-617R:
Published: Apr 14, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2010.
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Transportation

Next Generation Air Transportation System:

Surface Transportation Security:

Traffic Safety Data:

State Data System Quality Varies and Limited Resources and Coordination Can Inhibit Further Progress
GAO-10-454:
Published: Apr 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2010.
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Veterans

Department of Veterans Affairs:

Preliminary Observations on Issues Related to Contracting Opportunities for Veteran-owned Small Businesses
GAO-10-673T:
Published: Apr 29, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2010.

VA's Fiduciary Program:

VA Plans to Improve Program Compliance and Policies, but Sustained Management Attention is Needed
GAO-10-635T:
Published: Apr 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 2010.

Veterans' Disability Benefits:

Expanded Oversight Would Improve Training for Experienced Claims Processors
GAO-10-445:
Published: Apr 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2010.
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Worker and Family Assistance

Domestic Food Assistance:

Military Personnel:

Status of Implementation of GAO's 2006 Recommendations on DOD's Domestic Violence Program
GAO-10-577R:
Published: Apr 26, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2010.

Social Security Disability:

Management of Disability Claims Workload Will Require Comprehensive Planning
GAO-10-667T:
Published: Apr 27, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 2010.
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Legal Products: Appropriations Decision

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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

Corners Construction
B-402465,
Apr 23, 2010

DB Consulting Group, Inc.
B-401543.2,B-401543.3,
Apr 28, 2010

DTV Transition Group, Inc.--Costs
B-401466.2,
Apr 7, 2010

Ewing Construction Co., Inc.
B-401887.3,B-401887.4,
Apr 26, 2010

FAS Support Services, LLC
B-402464,B-402464.2,B-402464.3,
Apr 21, 2010

Health and Human Services Group
B-402139.2,
Apr 8, 2010

InnovaTech, Inc.
B-402415,
Apr 8, 2010

J2A JV, LLC
B-401663.4,
Apr 19, 2010

James Construction
B-402429,
Apr 21, 2010

Keystone Sealift Services, Inc.
B-401526.3,
Apr 13, 2010

La Dolce Vida Catering
B-402421,
Apr 15, 2010

Lockheed Martin Corporation
B-404724,B-404724.3,
Apr 19, 2010

Najlaa International Catering Services
B-402434,B-402434.2,
Apr 23, 2010

Ocean Ships, Inc.
B-401526.4,
Apr 21, 2010

XtremeConcepts Systems
B-402438,
Apr 23, 2010
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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