Month in Review, June 2010

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Agriculture and Food

USDA Crop Disaster Programs:

Lessons Learned Can Improve Implementation of New Crop Assistance Program
GAO-10-548:
Published: Jun 4, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 2010.
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Auditing and Financial Management

Army Working Capital Fund:

Army Faces Challenges in Managing Working Capital Fund Cash Balance during Wartime Environment
GAO-10-480:
Published: Jun 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 2010.

Credit and Debit Cards:

Federal Agencies Benefit from Card Acceptance, but Have Limited Ability to Control Interchange Fee Costs
GAO-10-821T:
Published: Jun 16, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 2010.

Federal Funds:

Financial Audit:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Funds' 2009 and 2008 Financial Statements
GAO-10-705:
Published: Jun 25, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 2010.

Internal Revenue Service:

Status of GAO Financial Audit and Related Financial Management Report Recommendations
GAO-10-597:
Published: Jun 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2010.

Management Report:

Improvements Are Needed in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting for the Troubled Asset Relief Program
GAO-10-743R:
Published: Jun 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2010.

Management Report:

Opportunities for Improvements in FHFA's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures
GAO-10-587R:
Published: Jun 3, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 2010.

Medicare Fraud, Waste, and Abuse:

Challenges and Strategies for Preventing Improper Payments
GAO-10-844T:
Published: Jun 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 2010.

Secret Service:

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

Further Actions Needed to Fully and Equitably Implement Foreclosure Mitigation Programs
GAO-10-634:
Published: Jun 24, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 2010.

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

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Budget and Spending

Contracting Strategies:

Better Data and Management Needed to Leverage Value of Interagency and Enterprisewide Contracts
GAO-10-862T:
Published: Jun 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2010.

Credit and Debit Cards:

Federal Agencies Benefit from Card Acceptance, but Have Limited Ability to Control Interchange Fee Costs
GAO-10-821T:
Published: Jun 16, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 2010.

Federal Funds:

Human Capital:

Questions for the Record Related to Military Compensation
GAO-10-803R:
Published: Jun 3, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 2010.

Secure Border Initiative:

DHS Needs to Follow Through on Plans to Reassess and Better Manage Key Technology Program
GAO-10-840T:
Published: Jun 17, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2010.

Secure Border Initiative:

DHS Needs to Reconsider Its Proposed Investment in Key Technology Program
GAO-10-340:
Published: May 5, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2010.

Budget and Spending:

Selected Federal Agencies' Policies for Choosing Conference Locations
GAO-10-677R:
Published: Jun 10, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 2010.
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Economic Development

Economic Development:

Natural Catastrophe Insurance Coverage Remains a Challenge for State Programs
GAO-10-568R:
Published: May 17, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 2010.
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Education

Foreign Medical Schools:

Education Should Improve Monitoring of Schools That Participate in the Federal Student Loan Program
GAO-10-412:
Published: Jun 28, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2010.

Students With Disabilities:

More Information and Guidance Could Improve Opportunities in Physical Education and Athletics
GAO-10-519:
Published: Jun 23, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 2010.
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Employment

Credit and Debit Cards:

Federal Agencies Benefit from Card Acceptance, but Have Limited Ability to Control Interchange Fee Costs
GAO-10-821T:
Published: Jun 16, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 2010.
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Energy

Federal Energy Management:

Energy:

Independent Oversight of Recovery Act Funding for Mississippi's Weatherization Assistance Program
GAO-10-796R:
Published: Jun 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2010.

Nuclear Safety:

Convention on Nuclear Safety Is Viewed by Most Member Countries as Strengthening Safety Worldwide
GAO-10-489:
Published: Apr 29, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2010.

Nuclear Safety:

Convention on Nuclear Safety Survey (GAO-10-550SP, April 2010), an E-supplement to GAO-10-489
GAO-10-550SP:
Published: Apr 29, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2010.

Nuclear Weapons:

Oil and Gas Management:

Key Elements to Consider for Providing Assurance of Effective Independent Oversight
GAO-10-852T:
Published: Jun 17, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2010.
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Equal Opportunity

Federal Funds:

Students With Disabilities:

More Information and Guidance Could Improve Opportunities in Physical Education and Athletics
GAO-10-519:
Published: Jun 23, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 2010.
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Financial Markets and Institutions

Financial Audit:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Funds' 2009 and 2008 Financial Statements
GAO-10-705:
Published: Jun 25, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 2010.

Management Report:

Improvements Are Needed in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting for the Troubled Asset Relief Program
GAO-10-743R:
Published: Jun 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2010.

Housing:

State-Level Information on Negative Home Equity and Loan Performance in the Nonprime Mortgage Market
GAO-10-633R:
Published: May 14, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2010.

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

Further Actions Needed to Fully and Equitably Implement Foreclosure Mitigation Programs
GAO-10-634:
Published: Jun 24, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 2010.

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

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Government Operations

Electronic Records Archive:

Status Update on the National Archives and Records Administration's Fiscal Year 2010 Expenditure Plan
GAO-10-657:
Published: Jun 11, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 2010.

Federal Courthouse Construction:

Better Planning, Oversight, and Courtroom Sharing Needed to Address Future Costs
GAO-10-417:
Published: Jun 21, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 2010.

Federal Energy Management:

Energy:

Independent Oversight of Recovery Act Funding for Mississippi's Weatherization Assistance Program
GAO-10-796R:
Published: Jun 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2010.

Management Report:

Improvements Are Needed in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting for the Troubled Asset Relief Program
GAO-10-743R:
Published: Jun 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2010.

National Security:

Key Challenges and Solutions to Strengthen Interagency Collaboration
GAO-10-822T:
Published: Jun 9, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 2010.

Recovery Act:

Increasing the Public's Understanding of What Funds Are Being Spent on and What Outcomes Are Expected
GAO-10-581:
Published: May 27, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 2010.

Streamlining Government:

Opportunities Exist to Strengthen OMB's Approach to Improving Efficiency
GAO-10-394:
Published: May 7, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 2010.

U.S. Postal Service:

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Health Care

Federal Funds:

Home Infusion Therapy:

Differences between Medicare and Private Insurers' Coverage
GAO-10-426:
Published: Jun 7, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2010.

Medicare Advantage:

Relationship between Benefit Package Designs and Plans' Average Beneficiary Health Status
GAO-10-403:
Published: Apr 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2010.

Medicare Fraud, Waste, and Abuse:

Challenges and Strategies for Preventing Improper Payments
GAO-10-844T:
Published: Jun 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 2010.
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Homeland Security

Aviation Security:

Progress Made but Actions Needed to Address Challenges in Meeting the Air Cargo Screening Mandate
GAO-10-880T:
Published: Jun 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2010.

Aviation Security:

Biosurveillance:

Efforts to Develop a National Biosurveillance Capability Need a National Strategy and a Designated Leader
GAO-10-645:
Published: Jun 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2010.

Combating Nuclear Smuggling:

Department of Homeland Security:

Assessments of Selected Complex Acquisitions
GAO-10-588SP:
Published: Jun 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2010.

Federal Funds:

Homeland Security:

Preliminary Observations on the Federal Protective Service's Workforce Analysis and Planning Efforts
GAO-10-802R:
Published: Jun 14, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2010.

Secure Border Initiative:

DHS Needs to Follow Through on Plans to Reassess and Better Manage Key Technology Program
GAO-10-840T:
Published: Jun 17, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2010.

Secure Border Initiative:

DHS Needs to Reconsider Its Proposed Investment in Key Technology Program
GAO-10-340:
Published: May 5, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2010.
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Housing

Homelessness:

A Common Vocabulary Could Help Agencies Collaborate and Collect More Consistent Data
GAO-10-702:
Published: Jun 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2010.

Housing:

State-Level Information on Negative Home Equity and Loan Performance in the Nonprime Mortgage Market
GAO-10-633R:
Published: May 14, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2010.

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

Further Actions Needed to Fully and Equitably Implement Foreclosure Mitigation Programs
GAO-10-634:
Published: Jun 24, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 2010.
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Human Capital

Homeland Security:

Preliminary Observations on the Federal Protective Service's Workforce Analysis and Planning Efforts
GAO-10-802R:
Published: Jun 14, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2010.

Personnel Practices:

Conversions of Employees from Political to Career Positions May 2005-May 2009
GAO-10-688:
Published: Jun 28, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2010.

Human Capital:

Questions for the Record Related to Military Compensation
GAO-10-803R:
Published: Jun 3, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 2010.
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Information Management

Electronic Records Archive:

Status Update on the National Archives and Records Administration's Fiscal Year 2010 Expenditure Plan
GAO-10-657:
Published: Jun 11, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 2010.

Information Management:

The Challenges of Managing Electronic Records
GAO-10-838T:
Published: Jun 17, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2010.
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Information Security

Cybersecurity:

Continued Attention Is Needed to Protect Federal Information Systems from Evolving Threats
GAO-10-834T:
Published: Jun 16, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 2010.
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Information Technology

Contracting Strategies:

Better Data and Management Needed to Leverage Value of Interagency and Enterprisewide Contracts
GAO-10-862T:
Published: Jun 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2010.

Information Technology:

Management Improvements Are Essential to VA's Second Effort to Replace Its Outpatient Scheduling System
GAO-10-579:
Published: May 27, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2010.
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International Affairs

Export Controls:

Observations on Selected Countries' Systems and Proposed Treaties
GAO-10-557:
Published: May 27, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2010.

Foreign Assistance:

USAID Needs to Improve Its Strategic Planning to Address Current and Future Workforce Needs
GAO-10-496:
Published: Jun 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2010.

Former Federal Trade Officials:

Laws on Post-Employment Activities, Foreign Representation, and Lobbying
GAO-10-766:
Published: Jun 23, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 2010.

Humanitarian Assistance:

Status of North Korean Refugee Resettlement and Asylum in the United States
GAO-10-691:
Published: Jun 24, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 2010.

International Trade:

International Affairs:

The Strategic Framework for U.S. Efforts in Afghanistan
GAO-10-655R:
Published: Jun 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 2010.
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Contracting Strategies:

Better Data and Management Needed to Leverage Value of Interagency and Enterprisewide Contracts
GAO-10-862T:
Published: Jun 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2010.

Federal Courthouse Construction:

Better Planning, Oversight, and Courtroom Sharing Needed to Address Future Costs
GAO-10-417:
Published: Jun 21, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 2010.

Justice and Law Enforcement:

Secure Border Initiative:

DHS Needs to Reconsider Its Proposed Investment in Key Technology Program
GAO-10-340:
Published: May 5, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2010.

Budget and Spending:

Selected Federal Agencies' Policies for Choosing Conference Locations
GAO-10-677R:
Published: Jun 10, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 2010.

Students With Disabilities:

More Information and Guidance Could Improve Opportunities in Physical Education and Athletics
GAO-10-519:
Published: Jun 23, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 2010.
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National Defense

Army Working Capital Fund:

Army Faces Challenges in Managing Working Capital Fund Cash Balance during Wartime Environment
GAO-10-480:
Published: Jun 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 2010.

Defense Infrastructure:

Defense Infrastructure:

Observations on the Department of the Navy's Depot Capital Investment Program
GAO-10-726R:
Published: Jun 14, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2010.

Defense Inventory:

Defense Logistics Agency Needs to Expand on Efforts to More Effectively Manage Spare Parts
GAO-10-469:
Published: May 11, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 2010.

Depot Maintenance:

Improved Strategic Planning Needed to Ensure That Navy Depots Can Meet Future Maintenance Requirements
GAO-10-585:
Published: Jun 11, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 2010.

Military Readiness:

Navy Needs to Reassess Its Metrics and Assumptions for Ship Crewing Requirements and Training
GAO-10-592:
Published: Jun 9, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 2010.

Military Training:

Continued Actions Needed to Guide DOD's Efforts to Improve Language Skills and Regional Proficiency
GAO-10-879T:
Published: Jun 29, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2010.

Nuclear Weapons:

Human Capital:

Questions for the Record Related to Military Compensation
GAO-10-803R:
Published: Jun 3, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 2010.

International Affairs:

The Strategic Framework for U.S. Efforts in Afghanistan
GAO-10-655R:
Published: Jun 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 2010.

Warfighter Support:

Cultural Change Needed to Improve How DOD Plans for and Manages Operational Contract Support
GAO-10-829T:
Published: Jun 29, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2010.

Warfighter Support:

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Natural Resources and Environment

Oil and Gas Management:

Key Elements to Consider for Providing Assurance of Effective Independent Oversight
GAO-10-852T:
Published: Jun 17, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2010.

Oil Spills:

Cost of Major Spills May Impact Viability of Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund
GAO-10-795T:
Published: Jun 16, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 2010.

Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellites:

Agencies Must Act Quickly to Address Risks That Jeopardize the Continuity of Weather and Climate Data
GAO-10-558:
Published: May 27, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2010.

Superfund:

EPA's Costs to Remediate Existing and Future Sites Will Likely Exceed Current Funding Levels
GAO-10-857T:
Published: Jun 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 2010.

Superfund:

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Science and Technology

Nanotechnology:

Nanomaterials Are Widely Used in Commerce, but EPA Faces Challenges in Regulating Risk
GAO-10-549:
Published: May 25, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 2010.
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Space

Environmental Satellites:

Planning Required to Mitigate Near-term Risks and Ensure Long-term Continuity
GAO-10-858T:
Published: Jun 29, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2010.

Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellites:

Agencies Must Act Quickly to Address Risks That Jeopardize the Continuity of Weather and Climate Data
GAO-10-558:
Published: May 27, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2010.
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Tax Policy and Administration

Tax Policy and Administration:

GAO Proactive Testing of ARRA Tax Credits for COBRA Premium Payments
GAO-10-804R:
Published: Jun 14, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2010.

Management Report:

Improvements Are Needed in IRS's Internal Controls and Compliance with Laws and Regulations
GAO-10-565R:
Published: Jun 28, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2010.

Justice and Law Enforcement:

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Telecommunications

Telecommunications:

Comments From The Copyright Office On GAO-10-428R (GAO-10-707SP), an E-supplement to GAO-10-428R
GAO-10-707SP:
Published: Jun 7, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 2010.

Justice and Law Enforcement:

Telecommunications:

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Transportation

Aviation Safety:

Aviation Security:

Progress Made but Actions Needed to Address Challenges in Meeting the Air Cargo Screening Mandate
GAO-10-880T:
Published: Jun 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2010.

Aviation Security:

High Speed Rail:

Learning From Service Start-ups, Prospects for Increased Industry Investment, and Federal Oversight Plans
GAO-10-625:
Published: Jun 17, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2010.

Transit Rail:

Potential Rail Car Cost-Saving Strategies Exist
GAO-10-730:
Published: Jun 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2010.

Transportation Security:

Additional Actions Could Strengthen the Security of Intermodal Transportation Facilities
GAO-10-435R:
Published: May 27, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 2010.
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Veterans

Information Technology:

Management Improvements Are Essential to VA's Second Effort to Replace Its Outpatient Scheduling System
GAO-10-579:
Published: May 27, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2010.

Budget and Spending:

Selected Federal Agencies' Policies for Choosing Conference Locations
GAO-10-677R:
Published: Jun 10, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 2010.
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Worker and Family Assistance

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families:

Implications of Recent Legislative and Economic Changes for State Programs and Work Participation Rates
GAO-10-525:
Published: May 28, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 2010.
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Legal Products: Appropriations Decision

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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

AIC International, Inc.
B-402652.2,
Jun 28, 2010

Alalamiah Technology Group
B-402707.2,
Jun 29, 2010

ATR Logistic Company LLC
B-402606,
Jun 15, 2010

Baine Clark Company, Inc.--Costs
B-401172.4,
Jun 7, 2010

Baldt Inc.
B-402596.3,
Jun 10, 2010

Brican, Inc.
B-402602,
Jun 17, 2010

Calnet, Inc.
B-402558.2,B-402558.5,B-402558.7,
Jun 3, 2010

C2C Solutions, Inc.; TrustSolutions, LLC
B-401106.6,B-401106.7,
Jun 21, 2010

Combined Effort, Inc.
B-402573,
Jun 4, 2010

Dorado Services, Inc.
B-401930.3,
Jun 7, 2010

Douglass Colony/Kenny Solar, JV
B-402649,
Jun 17, 2010

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc.
B-402576,
Jun 8, 2010

Greystones Consulting Group, Inc.
B-402835,
Jun 28, 2010

Highland Engineering, Inc.
B-402634,
Jun 8, 2010

Hi-Tec Systems, Inc.
B-402590,B-402590.2,
Jun 7, 2010

JER 370 Third Street, LLC
B-402025.2,B-402541,
Jun 1, 2010

JLT Group, Inc.
B-402603.2,
Jun 30, 2010

JRS Management
B-402650.2,
Jun 25, 2010

Jungang Automotive Company
B-402623.2,
Jun 17, 2010

JXM, Inc.
B-402643,
Jun 25, 2010

K & S Associates, Inc.
B-402604,
Jun 14, 2010

Metro Machine Corp.
B-402567,B-402567.2,
Jun 3, 2010

MPRI, Division of L-3 Services, Inc.; LINC Government Services
B-402548,B-402548.2,B-402548.3,B-402548.4,B-402548.5,B-402548.6,
Jun 4, 2010

PB Ventures, Inc.
B-402673,
Jun 17, 2010

Powersolv, Inc.
B-402534,B-402534.2,
Jun 1, 2010

Reliable Builders, Inc.
B-402652,B-402652.3,
Jun 28, 2010

Sabre Systems, Inc.
B-402040.2,B-402040.3,
Jun 1, 2010

SOS International, Ltd.
B-402558.3,B-402558.9,
Jun 3, 2010

Stephen Lucas Construction, LLC
B-402654,
Jun 9, 2010

Truetech, Inc.
B-402536.2,
Jun 2, 2010

Wackenhut Services, Inc.
B-402550.2,
Jun 7, 2010

World Airways, Inc.
B-402674,
Jun 25, 2010
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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Legal Products: Other Decision

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