Month in Review, October 2010

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Agriculture and Food

Food and Drug Administration:

Overseas Offices Have Taken Steps to Help Ensure Import Safety, but More Long-Term Planning Is Needed
GAO-10-960:
Published: Sep 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 2010.
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Auditing and Financial Management

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

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Budget and Spending

America COMPETES Act:

Secure Border Initiative:

DHS Needs to Strengthen Management and Oversight of Its Prime Contractor
GAO-11-6:
Published: Oct 18, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 2010.

Business Regulation and Consumer Protection:

Status of Study Concerning Appraisal Methods and the Home Valuation Code of Conduct
GAO-11-158R:
Published: Oct 19, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 2010.
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Business Regulation and Consumer Protection

Government Operations:

Business Regulation and Consumer Protection:

Status of Study Concerning Appraisal Methods and the Home Valuation Code of Conduct
GAO-11-158R:
Published: Oct 19, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 2010.
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Economic Development

Economic Development:

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Education

America COMPETES Act:

For-Profit Schools:

Higher Education:

Stronger Federal Oversight Needed to Enforce Ban on Incentive Payments to School Recruiters
GAO-11-10:
Published: Oct 7, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 2010.
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Employment

Federal Contracting:

Assessments and Citations of Federal Labor Law Violations by Selected Federal Contractors
GAO-10-1033:
Published: Sep 17, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 2010.

Servicemember Reemployment:

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Energy

Nuclear Weapons:

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Equal Opportunity

Respite Care:

Grants and Cooperative Agreements Awarded to Implement the Lifespan Respite Care Act
GAO-11-28R:
Published: Oct 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 2010.
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Financial Markets and Institutions

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

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Government Operations

America COMPETES Act:

DEFENSE ACQUISITIONS:

Federal Contracting:

Assessments and Citations of Federal Labor Law Violations by Selected Federal Contractors
GAO-10-1033:
Published: Sep 17, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 2010.

Information Security:

National Archives and Records Administration Needs to Implement Key Program Elements and Controls
GAO-11-20:
Published: Oct 21, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 2010.

Managing For Results:

Opportunities to Strengthen Agencies' Customer Service Efforts
GAO-11-44:
Published: Oct 27, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 2010.

National Archives and Records Administration:

Oversight and Management Improvements Initiated, but More Action Needed
GAO-11-15:
Published: Oct 5, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 2010.

Government Operations:

Privacy:

Recovery Act:

Department of Justice Could Better Assess Justice Assistance Grant Program Impact
GAO-11-87:
Published: Oct 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2010.

Recovery Act:

Recovery Act:

Opportunities Exist to Increase the Public's Understanding of Recipient Reporting on HUD Programs
GAO-10-966:
Published: Sep 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 2010.

Telecommunications:

FCC Should Assess the Design of the E-rate Program's Internal Control Structure
GAO-10-908:
Published: Sep 29, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 2010.
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Health Care

Biological Laboratories:

Design and Implementation Considerations for Safety Reporting Systems
GAO-10-850:
Published: Sep 10, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 2010.

Children with Down Syndrome:

Families Are More Likely to Receive Resources at Time of Diagnosis Than in Early Childhood
GAO-11-57:
Published: Oct 8, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 2010.

Drug Safety:

Food and Drug Administration:

Overseas Offices Have Taken Steps to Help Ensure Import Safety, but More Long-Term Planning Is Needed
GAO-10-960:
Published: Sep 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 2010.

Global Health:

Trends in U.S. Spending for Global HIV/AIDS and Other Health Assistance in Fiscal Years 2001-2008
GAO-11-64:
Published: Oct 8, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 2010.

Medicare Advantage:

CMS Actions Regarding Plans' Health Reform Communications
GAO-10-953R:
Published: Sep 20, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 2010.

Nursing Homes:

Respite Care:

Grants and Cooperative Agreements Awarded to Implement the Lifespan Respite Care Act
GAO-11-28R:
Published: Oct 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 2010.

School-Based Health Centers:

Available Information on Federal Funding
GAO-11-18R:
Published: Oct 8, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 2010.
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Homeland Security

Coast Guard:

Critical Infrastructure Protection:

DHS Efforts to Assess and Promote Resiliency Are Evolving but Program Management Could Be Strengthened
GAO-10-772:
Published: Sep 23, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 2010.

Economic Development:

Secure Border Initiative:

DHS Needs to Strengthen Management and Oversight of Its Prime Contractor
GAO-11-6:
Published: Oct 18, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 2010.

Supply Chain Security:

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Housing

Housing and Community Grants:

HUD Needs to Enhance Its Requirements and Oversight of Jurisdictions' Fair Housing Plans
GAO-10-905:
Published: Sep 14, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 2010.

Military Housing:

Installations Need to Share Information on Their Section 801 On-Base Housing Contracts
GAO-11-60:
Published: Oct 28, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 2010.

Recovery Act:

Opportunities Exist to Increase the Public's Understanding of Recipient Reporting on HUD Programs
GAO-10-966:
Published: Sep 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 2010.

Business Regulation and Consumer Protection:

Status of Study Concerning Appraisal Methods and the Home Valuation Code of Conduct
GAO-11-158R:
Published: Oct 19, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 2010.
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Human Capital

Aviation Safety:

Defense Acquisition Workforce:

DOD's Training Program Demonstrates Many Attributes of Effectiveness, but Improvement Is Needed
GAO-11-22:
Published: Oct 28, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 2010.

Highlights of a Forum:

Social Security Administration:

Management Oversight Needed to Ensure Accurate Treatment of State and Local Government Employees
GAO-10-938:
Published: Sep 29, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 2010.
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Information Management

Information Security:

National Archives and Records Administration Needs to Implement Key Program Elements and Controls
GAO-11-20:
Published: Oct 21, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 2010.

Intellectual Property:

Agencies Progress in Implementing Recent Legislation, but Enhancements Could Improve Future Plans
GAO-11-39:
Published: Oct 13, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 2010.

National Archives and Records Administration:

Oversight and Management Improvements Initiated, but More Action Needed
GAO-11-15:
Published: Oct 5, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 2010.
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Information Security

Cyberspace Policy:

Information Security:

National Archives and Records Administration Needs to Implement Key Program Elements and Controls
GAO-11-20:
Published: Oct 21, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 2010.
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Information Technology

DOD Business Transformation:

Improved Management Oversight of Business System Modernization Efforts Needed
GAO-11-53:
Published: Oct 7, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 2010.

Information Technology:

Opportunities Exist to Improve Management of DOD's Electronic Health Record Initiative
GAO-11-50:
Published: Oct 6, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 2010.
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International Affairs

Afghanistan and Iraq:

DOD Should Improve Adherence to Its Guidance on Open Pit Burning and Solid Waste Management
GAO-11-63:
Published: Oct 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2010.

Global Health:

Trends in U.S. Spending for Global HIV/AIDS and Other Health Assistance in Fiscal Years 2001-2008
GAO-11-64:
Published: Oct 8, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 2010.

Inspectors General:

Continued Actions Needed to Strengthen IG Oversight of the United States International Trade Commission
GAO-11-5:
Published: Oct 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 2010.

Iraq and Afghanistan:

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Justice and Law Enforcement

America COMPETES Act:

Aviation Safety:

Biological Laboratories:

Design and Implementation Considerations for Safety Reporting Systems
GAO-10-850:
Published: Sep 10, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 2010.

Intellectual Property:

Agencies Progress in Implementing Recent Legislation, but Enhancements Could Improve Future Plans
GAO-11-39:
Published: Oct 13, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 2010.

Intragovernmental Revolving Funds:

NIST's Interagency Agreements and Workload Require Management Attention
GAO-11-41:
Published: Oct 20, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 2010.

Recovery Act:

Department of Justice Could Better Assess Justice Assistance Grant Program Impact
GAO-11-87:
Published: Oct 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2010.

Respite Care:

Grants and Cooperative Agreements Awarded to Implement the Lifespan Respite Care Act
GAO-11-28R:
Published: Oct 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 2010.

Secure Border Initiative:

DHS Needs to Strengthen Management and Oversight of Its Prime Contractor
GAO-11-6:
Published: Oct 18, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 2010.

Social Security Administration:

Management Oversight Needed to Ensure Accurate Treatment of State and Local Government Employees
GAO-10-938:
Published: Sep 29, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 2010.

Southwest Border:

Business Regulation and Consumer Protection:

Status of Study Concerning Appraisal Methods and the Home Valuation Code of Conduct
GAO-11-158R:
Published: Oct 19, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 2010.
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National Defense

DEFENSE ACQUISITIONS:

Defense Acquisitions:

DOD Needs to Reassess Joint Cruise Missile Costs before Starting New Production Phase
GAO-11-112:
Published: Oct 13, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 2010.

Defense Acquisition Workforce:

DOD's Training Program Demonstrates Many Attributes of Effectiveness, but Improvement Is Needed
GAO-11-22:
Published: Oct 28, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 2010.

Defense Contracting:

Enhanced Training Could Strengthen DOD's Best Value Tradeoff Decisions
GAO-11-8:
Published: Oct 28, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 2010.

DOD Business Transformation:

Improved Management Oversight of Business System Modernization Efforts Needed
GAO-11-53:
Published: Oct 7, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 2010.

Military Housing:

Installations Need to Share Information on Their Section 801 On-Base Housing Contracts
GAO-11-60:
Published: Oct 28, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 2010.

Military Personnel:

Sustained Leadership and Oversight Needed to Improve DOD's Prevention and Treatment of Domestic Abuse
GAO-10-923:
Published: Sep 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 2010.

Nuclear Weapons:

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Natural Resources and Environment

Afghanistan and Iraq:

DOD Should Improve Adherence to Its Guidance on Open Pit Burning and Solid Waste Management
GAO-11-63:
Published: Oct 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2010.

Climate Change:

A Coordinated Strategy Could Focus Federal Geoengineering Research and Inform Governance Efforts
GAO-10-903:
Published: Sep 23, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 2010.

Southwest Border:

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Retirement Security

Social Security Administration:

Management Oversight Needed to Ensure Accurate Treatment of State and Local Government Employees
GAO-10-938:
Published: Sep 29, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 2010.
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Space

Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites:

Improvements Needed in Continuity Planning and Involvement of Key Users
GAO-10-799:
Published: Sep 1, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 2010.
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Tax Policy and Administration

Social Security Administration:

Management Oversight Needed to Ensure Accurate Treatment of State and Local Government Employees
GAO-10-938:
Published: Sep 29, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 2010.

Tax Debt Collection:

IRS Could Improve Future Studies by Establishing Appropriate Guidance
GAO-10-963:
Published: Sep 24, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 2010.

Tax Gap:

IRS Can Improve Efforts to Address Tax Evasion by Networks of Businesses and Related Entities
GAO-10-968:
Published: Sep 24, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 2010.
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Telecommunications

Intellectual Property:

Agencies Progress in Implementing Recent Legislation, but Enhancements Could Improve Future Plans
GAO-11-39:
Published: Oct 13, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 2010.

Telecommunications:

FCC Should Assess the Design of the E-rate Program's Internal Control Structure
GAO-10-908:
Published: Sep 29, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 2010.

Telecommunications:

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Transportation

Aviation Safety:

Aviation Weather:

Agencies Need to Improve Performance Measurement and Fully Address Key Challenges
GAO-10-843:
Published: Sep 9, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 2010.

Federal Aviation Administration:

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Worker and Family Assistance

Children with Down Syndrome:

Families Are More Likely to Receive Resources at Time of Diagnosis Than in Early Childhood
GAO-11-57:
Published: Oct 8, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 2010.

Guardianships:

Cases of Financial Exploitation, Neglect, and Abuse of Seniors
GAO-10-1046:
Published: Sep 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 2010.
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Legal Products: Appropriations Decision

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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

Aegis Defence Services, Ltd.
B-403226,B-403226.2,B-403226.3,
Oct 1, 2010

Archer Western Contractors, Ltd.
B-403227,B-403227.2,
Oct 1, 2010

Business Management Associates
B-403315,B-403315.2,
Oct 19, 2010

Buy Rite Transport
B-403729,B-403768,
Oct 15, 2010

Carothers Construction, Inc.
B-403382,
Oct 28, 2010

Colonial Press International, Inc.
B-403632,
Oct 18, 2010

Douglas County Fire District #2
B-403228,
Oct 4, 2010

Earth Resources Technology, Inc.
B-403043.2,B-403043.3,
Oct 18, 2010

Effective Shareholder Solutions, Inc.
B-401796.3,
Oct 26, 2010

Ellwood National Forge Company
B-402089.3,
Oct 22, 2010

Ferris Optical
B-403012.2,B-403012.3,
Oct 21, 2010

Highmark Medicare Services, Inc.; Cahaba Government Benefit Administrators, LLC; National Government Services, Inc.
B-401062.10,B-401062.11,B-401062.12,B-401062.5,B-401062.6,B-4010,
Oct 29, 2010

Kiewit Louisiana Company
B-403736,
Oct 14, 2010

Mark G. Anderson Consultants
B-403250,B-403250.2,
Oct 7, 2010

Maybank Industries, LLC
B-403327,B-403327.2,
Oct 21, 2010

McRae Industries, Inc.
B-403335,
Oct 20, 2010

MEC Development, LLC--Costs
B-403295.2,
Oct 18, 2010

Medfinity, LLC
B-403366.2,
Oct 28, 2010

OLBN Architectural Service, Inc.
B-402444.4,B-402444.5,
Oct 4, 2010

Online Video Service, Inc.
B-403332,
Oct 15, 2010

Patry Family Realty, Inc.
B-402296.7,B-402296.9,
Oct 7, 2010

PMO Partnership Joint Venture
B-403214,B-403214.2,
Oct 12, 2010

Powerhouse Design Architects & Engineers, Ltd.
B-403174,B-403175,B-403176,B-403177,B-403633,B-403647,B-403648,B,
Oct 7, 2010

SML Innovations
B-402667.2,
Oct 28, 2010

Tennier Industries, Inc.
B-403336.2,B-403336.3,
Oct 26, 2010

Total Health Resources
B-403209,
Oct 4, 2010

U.S. Aerospace, Inc.
B-403464,B-403464.2,
Oct 6, 2010

UXB-KEMRON Remediation Services, LLC
B-401017.4,
Oct 25, 2010

WorldLink Aviation, LLC
B-403289.2,
Oct 27, 2010
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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