Month in Review, September 2010

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Auditing and Financial Management

Department of Defense:

Financial Management Improvement and Audit Readiness Efforts Continue to Evolve
GAO-10-1059T:
Published: Sep 29, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2010.

Financial Management Systems:

Experience with Prior Migration and Modernization Efforts Provides Lessons Learned for New Approach
GAO-10-808:
Published: Sep 8, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2010.

Management Report:

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

Bank Stress Test Offers Lessons as Regulators Take Further Actions to Strengthen Supervisory Oversight
GAO-10-861:
Published: Sep 29, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2010.
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Budget and Spending

Animal Welfare:

House and Senate Campaign Expenditures:

Joint Strike Fighter:

Assessment of DOD's Funding Projection for the F136 Alternate Engine
GAO-10-1020R:
Published: Sep 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2010.

Propane and Heating Oil:

University Research:

Policies for the Reimbursement of Indirect Costs Need to Be Updated
GAO-10-937:
Published: Sep 8, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 2010.

Weapons of Mass Destruction:

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Business Regulation and Consumer Protection

Air Ambulance:

Effects of Industry Changes on Services Are Unclear
GAO-10-907:
Published: Sep 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2010.

Carbon Trading:

Current Situation and Oversight Considerations for Policymakers
GAO-10-851R:
Published: Aug 19, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2010.

Propane and Heating Oil:

Public Transportation:

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Economic Development

Community Development Block Grants:

Entitlement Communities' and States' Methods of Distributing Funds Reflect Program Flexibility
GAO-10-1011:
Published: Sep 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2010.

Disaster Response:

Criteria for Developing and Validating Effective Response Plans
GAO-10-969T:
Published: Sep 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2010.

National Flood Insurance Program:

Continued Actions Needed to Address Financial and Operational Issues
GAO-10-1063T:
Published: Sep 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2010.
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Education

Head Start:

Undercover Testing Finds Fraud and Abuse at Selected Head Start Centers
GAO-10-1049:
Published: Sep 28, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2010.

Postsecondary Education:

Propane and Heating Oil:

Student Loans:

Federal Web-based Tool on Private Loans Would Pose Implementation Challenges and May Be Unnecessary
GAO-10-990:
Published: Sep 29, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2010.

University Research:

Policies for the Reimbursement of Indirect Costs Need to Be Updated
GAO-10-937:
Published: Sep 8, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 2010.
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Employment

Joint Strike Fighter:

Assessment of DOD's Funding Projection for the F136 Alternate Engine
GAO-10-1020R:
Published: Sep 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2010.

Veterans' Benefits:

Training for Experienced Disability Claims Processors
GAO-10-1029T:
Published: Sep 16, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 2010.

Women in Management:

Analysis of Female Managers' Representation, Characteristics, and Pay
GAO-10-892R:
Published: Sep 20, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2010.

Women in Management:

Female Managers' Representation, Characteristics, and Pay
GAO-10-1064T:
Published: Sep 28, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2010.
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Energy

Hydropower Relicensing:

Stakeholders' Views on the Energy Policy Act Varied, but More Consistent Information Needed
GAO-10-770:
Published: Aug 4, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 2010.

Nuclear Waste:

Propane and Heating Oil:

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Equal Opportunity

Veterans' Benefits:

Training for Experienced Disability Claims Processors
GAO-10-1029T:
Published: Sep 16, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 2010.
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Financial Markets and Institutions

Nonprime Mortgages:

Analysis of Loan Performance, Factors Associated with Defaults, and Data Sources
GAO-10-805:
Published: Aug 24, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2010.

Securities and Exchange Commission:

Action Needed to Improve Rating Agency Registration Program and Performance-Related Disclosures
GAO-10-782:
Published: Sep 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2010.

Sudan Divestment:

U.S. Investors Sold Assets but Could Benefit from Increased Disclosure Regarding Companies' Ties to Sudan
GAO-10-742:
Published: Jun 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2010.

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

Bank Stress Test Offers Lessons as Regulators Take Further Actions to Strengthen Supervisory Oversight
GAO-10-861:
Published: Sep 29, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2010.
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Government Operations

Building Security:

New Federal Standards Hold Promise, But Could Be Strengthened to Better Protect Leased Space
GAO-10-873:
Published: Sep 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2010.

Community Development Block Grants:

Entitlement Communities' and States' Methods of Distributing Funds Reflect Program Flexibility
GAO-10-1011:
Published: Sep 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2010.

Disaster Response:

Criteria for Developing and Validating Effective Response Plans
GAO-10-969T:
Published: Sep 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2010.

Federal Courthouse Construction:

Better Planning, Oversight, and Courtroom Sharing Needed to Address Future Costs
GAO-10-1068T:
Published: Sep 29, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2010.

House and Senate Campaign Expenditures:

Iraqi-U.S. Cost-Sharing:

Iraq Has a Cumulative Budget Surplus, Offering the Potential for Further Cost-Sharing
GAO-10-304:
Published: Sep 13, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 2010.

Management Report:

National Institutes of Health:

Government Operations:

Recovery Act:

Recovery Act:

Recovery Act:

Recovery Act:

Recovery Act:

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office:

Performance Management Processes
GAO-10-946R:
Published: Sep 24, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 2010.

Whistleblower Protection:

Sustained Management Attention Needed to Address Long-standing Program Weaknesses
GAO-10-722:
Published: Aug 17, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 2010.
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Health Care

Air Ambulance:

Effects of Industry Changes on Services Are Unclear
GAO-10-907:
Published: Sep 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2010.

Defense Health Care:

Status of Efforts to Address Lack of Compliance with Personality Disorder Separation Requirements
GAO-10-1013T:
Published: Sep 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2010.

Group Purchasing Organizations:

Services Provided to Customers and Initiatives Regarding Their Business Practices
GAO-10-738:
Published: Aug 24, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 2010.

Medicare:

National Institutes of Health:

Perchlorate:

President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief:

VA Health Care:

VA Health Care:

Spending for and Provision of Prosthetic Items
GAO-10-935:
Published: Sep 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2010.
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Homeland Security

Combating Nuclear Smuggling:

Department of Homeland Security:

Progress Made in Implementation and Transformation of Management Functions, but More Work Remains
GAO-10-911T:
Published: Sep 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2010.

Disaster Response:

Criteria for Developing and Validating Effective Response Plans
GAO-10-969T:
Published: Sep 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2010.

Maritime Security:

Pipeline Security:

Public Transit Security Information Sharing:

DHS Could Improve Information Sharing through Streamlining and Increased Outreach
GAO-10-895:
Published: Sep 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2010.

Supply Chain Security:

Weapons of Mass Destruction:

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Housing

Mortgage Financing:

Financial Condition of FHA's Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund
GAO-10-1066T:
Published: Sep 23, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2010.

Mortgage Financing:

Opportunities to Enhance Management and Oversight of FHA's Financial Condition
GAO-10-827R:
Published: Sep 14, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2010.

Nonprime Mortgages:

Analysis of Loan Performance, Factors Associated with Defaults, and Data Sources
GAO-10-805:
Published: Aug 24, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2010.

Recovery Act:

Recovery Act:

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Human Capital

Human Capital:

Further Actions Needed to Enhance DOD's Civilian Strategic Workforce Plan
GAO-10-814R:
Published: Sep 27, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 2010.

Veterans' Benefits:

Training for Experienced Disability Claims Processors
GAO-10-1029T:
Published: Sep 16, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 2010.
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Information Management

Information Sharing:

Public Transit Security Information Sharing:

DHS Could Improve Information Sharing through Streamlining and Increased Outreach
GAO-10-895:
Published: Sep 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2010.

Information Management:

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Information Security

Contractor Integrity:

Stronger Safeguards Needed for Contractor Access to Sensitive Information
GAO-10-693:
Published: Sep 10, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 2010.

Information Security:

Progress Made on Harmonizing Policies and Guidance for National Security and Non-National Security Systems
GAO-10-916:
Published: Sep 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2010.
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Information Technology

Financial Management Systems:

Experience with Prior Migration and Modernization Efforts Provides Lessons Learned for New Approach
GAO-10-808:
Published: Sep 8, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2010.
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International Affairs

Export Promotion:

Observations on the Export-Import Bank's Efforts to Achieve U.S. Policy Goals
GAO-10-1069T:
Published: Sep 29, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2010.

Export Promotion:

The Export-Import Bank's Financing of Dual-Use Exports
GAO-10-1052R:
Published: Sep 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2010.

International Affairs:

Persian Gulf:

President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief:

2010 Resubmission of the U.S.-Russia Nuclear Cooperation Agreement:

The Democratic Republic of the Congo:

U.S. Employment in the United Nations:

U.S. Water and Sanitation Aid:

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Justice and Law Enforcement

Animal Welfare:

Army Corps of Engineers:

Organizational Realignment Could Enhance Effectiveness, but Several Challenges Would Have to Be Overcome
GAO-10-819:
Published: Sep 1, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2010.

Contractor Integrity:

Stronger Safeguards Needed for Contractor Access to Sensitive Information
GAO-10-693:
Published: Sep 10, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 2010.

Defense Exports:

Reporting on Exported Articles and Services Needs to Be Improved
GAO-10-952:
Published: Sep 21, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 2010.

Disaster Response:

Criteria for Developing and Validating Effective Response Plans
GAO-10-969T:
Published: Sep 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2010.

Federal Courthouse Construction:

Better Planning, Oversight, and Courtroom Sharing Needed to Address Future Costs
GAO-10-1068T:
Published: Sep 29, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2010.

House and Senate Campaign Expenditures:

Sudan Divestment:

U.S. Investors Sold Assets but Could Benefit from Increased Disclosure Regarding Companies' Ties to Sudan
GAO-10-742:
Published: Jun 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2010.

Weapons of Mass Destruction:

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National Defense

Defense Exports:

Reporting on Exported Articles and Services Needs to Be Improved
GAO-10-952:
Published: Sep 21, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 2010.

Defense Health Care:

Status of Efforts to Address Lack of Compliance with Personality Disorder Separation Requirements
GAO-10-1013T:
Published: Sep 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2010.

Defense Infrastructure:

Department of Defense's Energy Supplemental Report
GAO-10-988R:
Published: Sep 29, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2010.

Defense Planning:

DOD Needs to Review the Costs and Benefits of Basing Alternatives for Army Forces in Europe
GAO-10-745R:
Published: Sep 13, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 2010.

Department of Defense:

Financial Management Improvement and Audit Readiness Efforts Continue to Evolve
GAO-10-1059T:
Published: Sep 29, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2010.

National Defense:

Hybrid Warfare
GAO-10-1036R:
Published: Sep 10, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 2010.

Joint Strike Fighter:

Assessment of DOD's Funding Projection for the F136 Alternate Engine
GAO-10-1020R:
Published: Sep 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2010.

Military Personnel:

Observations on the Use and Effects of the National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Act of 2008
GAO-10-1014R:
Published: Sep 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2010.

Military Training:

DOD Continues to Improve Its Report on the Sustainability of Training Ranges
GAO-10-977R:
Published: Sep 14, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 2010.

Perchlorate:

Persian Gulf:

2010 Resubmission of the U.S.-Russia Nuclear Cooperation Agreement:

University Research:

Policies for the Reimbursement of Indirect Costs Need to Be Updated
GAO-10-937:
Published: Sep 8, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 2010.

Veterans' Benefits:

Training for Experienced Disability Claims Processors
GAO-10-1029T:
Published: Sep 16, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 2010.

Weapons of Mass Destruction:

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Natural Resources and Environment

Aviation and the Environment:

Aviation and the Environment:

Nuclear Waste:

The Democratic Republic of the Congo:

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Retirement Security

State and Local Government Pension Plans:

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Space

Global Positioning System:

Challenges in Sustaining and Upgrading Capabilities Persist
GAO-10-636:
Published: Sep 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2010.

Perchlorate:

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Tax Policy and Administration

Tax Administration:

Expanded Information Reporting Could Help IRS Address Compliance Challenges with Forgiven Mortgage Debt
GAO-10-997:
Published: Aug 31, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2010.

Tax Administration:

Usage and Selected Analyses of the First-Time Homebuyer Credit
GAO-10-1025R:
Published: Sep 2, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 2010.

Tax Gap:

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Telecommunications

Telecommunications:

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Transportation

Aviation and the Environment:

Pipeline Security:

Public Transportation:

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Veterans

VA Health Care:

VA Health Care:

Spending for and Provision of Prosthetic Items
GAO-10-935:
Published: Sep 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2010.

Veterans' Benefits:

Training for Experienced Disability Claims Processors
GAO-10-1029T:
Published: Sep 16, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 2010.
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Worker and Family Assistance

Child Care and Development Fund:

Undercover Tests Show Five State Programs Are Vulnerable to Fraud and Abuse
GAO-10-1062:
Published: Sep 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2010.

Older Americans Act:

Preliminary Observations on Services Requested by Seniors and Challenges in Providing Assistance
GAO-10-1024T:
Published: Sep 7, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 2010.

Recovery Act:

Recovery Act:

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families:

Implications of Caseload and Program Changes for Families and Program Monitoring
GAO-10-815T:
Published: Sep 21, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 2010.
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Legal Products: Appropriations Decision

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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

Affirmative Solutions, LLC
B-402996,
Sep 8, 2010

All Points International Distributors, Inc.
B-402993,B-402993.2,
Sep 3, 2010

Andros Contracting, Inc.
B-403117,
Sep 16, 2010

Apptis, Inc.
B-403249,B-403249.3,
Sep 30, 2010

Biblia, Inc.
B-403006,
Sep 13, 2010

CIGNA Government Services, LLC
B-401068.4,B-401068.5,
Sep 9, 2010

DRS ICAS, LLC
B-401852.4,B-401852.5,
Sep 8, 2010

DynCorp International, LLC
B-403065,B-403065.2,
Sep 17, 2010

Harrington, Moran, Barksdale, Inc.
B-401934.2,B-401934.3,
Sep 10, 2010

Heath Construction, Inc.
B-403417,
Sep 1, 2010

HID Global, Inc.
B-403103,
Sep 15, 2010

Information Ventures, Inc.
B-403321,
Sep 27, 2010

Innovative Builders, Inc.
B-402507.2,
Sep 15, 2010

Moura's Cleaning Service, Inc.
B-402741.4,
Sep 7, 2010

ONS21 Security Services
B-403067,
Sep 16, 2010

Rice Services, Inc.
B-403746,
Sep 16, 2010

Rice Services, Inc.
B-402966.2,
Sep 16, 2010

Staff Tech, Inc.
B-403035.2,B-403035.3,
Sep 20, 2010

Standard Heater Tube, Inc.
B-403155,
Sep 24, 2010

Structural Associates, Inc.
B-403085,B-403085.2,
Sep 21, 2010

TCBA Watson Rice, LLP
B-402086.6,B-402086.7,
Sep 8, 2010

Training Management Solutions, Inc.
B-403461.2,
Sep 29, 2010

Trinity Technology Group, Inc.
B-403210,
Sep 23, 2010

Waterfront Technologies, Inc.--Costs
B-401948.8,
Sep 14, 2010
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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