Month in Review, April 2011

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Auditing and Financial Management

Bureau of the Public Debt:

Areas for Improvement in Information Systems Controls
GAO-11-528R:
Published: Apr 27, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 2011.

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill:

Update on Federal Financial Risks and Claims Processing
GAO-11-397R:
Published: Apr 18, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 2011.

Financial Literacy:

The Federal Government's Role in Empowering Americans to Make Sound Financial Choices
GAO-11-504T:
Published: Apr 12, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 2011.

Financial Management:

Audit of the Senate Gift Shop Revolving Fund for Fiscal Year 2010
GAO-11-326R:
Published: Apr 6, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2011.

Financial Management:

Audit of the Senate Stationery Room Revolving Fund for Fiscal Year 2010
GAO-11-204R:
Published: Apr 6, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2011.

Improper Payments:

Recent Efforts to Address Improper Payments and Remaining Challenges
GAO-11-575T:
Published: Apr 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2011.

Management Report:

Improvements Are Needed in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting for the Troubled Asset Relief Program
GAO-11-434R:
Published: Apr 18, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 2011.

Management Report:

State Department Inspector General:

Actions to Address Independence and Effectiveness Concerns Are Under Way
GAO-11-382T:
Published: Apr 5, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2011.

Auditing and Financial Management:

Status of Fiscal Year 2010 Federal Improper Payments Reporting
GAO-11-443R:
Published: Mar 25, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2011.
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Budget and Spending

Defense Management:

The Department of Defense's Fiscal Year 2012 Corrosion Prevention and Control Budget Request
GAO-11-490R:
Published: Apr 13, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2011.

Military Base Realignments and Closures:

Review of the Iowa and Milan Army Ammunition Plants
GAO-11-488R:
Published: Apr 1, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2011.

State and Local Governments' Fiscal Outlook:

April 2011 Update
GAO-11-495SP:
Published: Apr 6, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2011.
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Business Regulation and Consumer Protection

Business Regulation and Consumer Protection:

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Economic Development

Indian Issues:

Observations on Some Unique Factors that May Affect Economic Activity on Tribal Lands
GAO-11-543T:
Published: Apr 7, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 2011.
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Education

Financial Literacy:

The Federal Government's Role in Empowering Americans to Make Sound Financial Choices
GAO-11-504T:
Published: Apr 12, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 2011.

Education:

Education:

Opportunities to Reduce Potential Duplication in Federal Teacher Quality Programs
GAO-11-510T:
Published: Apr 13, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2011.
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Employment

Davis-Bacon Act:

Methodological Changes Needed to Improve Wage Survey
GAO-11-152:
Published: Mar 22, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2011.

Davis-Bacon Act:

Methodological Expertise Critical for Improving Survey Quality
GAO-11-486T:
Published: Apr 14, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2011.

Employment and Training Administration:

More Actions Needed to Improve Transparency and Accountability of Its Research Program
GAO-11-285:
Published: Mar 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2011.

Employment and Training Programs:

Opportunities Exist for Improving Efficiency
GAO-11-506T:
Published: Apr 7, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 2011.

Employment Verification:

Agencies Have Improved E-Verify, but Significant Challenges Remain
GAO-11-522T:
Published: Apr 14, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2011.

Education:

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Energy

Energy-Water Nexus:

Federal Oil and Gas:

Interagency Committee Needs to Better Coordinate Research on Oil Pollution Prevention and Response
GAO-11-319:
Published: Mar 25, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2011.

Recovery Act:

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Equal Opportunity

Indian Arts and Crafts:

Size of Market and Extent of Misrepresentation Are Unknown
GAO-11-432:
Published: Apr 28, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2011.
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Financial Markets and Institutions

Management Report:

Improvements Are Needed in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting for the Troubled Asset Relief Program
GAO-11-434R:
Published: Apr 18, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 2011.
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Government Operations

2010 Census:

Preliminary Lessons Learned Highlight the Need for Fundamental Reforms
GAO-11-496T:
Published: Apr 6, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2011.

Coast Guard:

Observations on Acquisition Management and Efforts to Reassess the Deepwater Program
GAO-11-535T:
Published: Apr 13, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2011.

Coast Guard:

Opportunities Exist to Further Improve Acquisition Management Capabilities
GAO-11-480:
Published: Apr 13, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2011.

Federal Real Property:

Progress Made on Planning and Data, but Unneeded Owned and Leased Facilities Remain
GAO-11-520T:
Published: Apr 6, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2011.

Human Services Programs:

Opportunities to Reduce Inefficiencies
GAO-11-531T:
Published: Apr 5, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2011.

2010 Lobbying Disclosure:

Observations on Lobbyists' Compliance with Disclosure Requirements
GAO-11-452:
Published: Apr 1, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2011.

Performance Management:

Recovery Act:

Surface Transportation:

VA Real Property:

Realignment Progressing, but Greater Transparency about Future Priorities Is Needed
GAO-11-521T:
Published: Apr 5, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2011.
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Health Care

Lead In Tap Water:

CDC Public Health Communications Need Improvement
GAO-11-279:
Published: Mar 14, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 2011.

Medicaid and CHIP:

Reports for Monitoring Children's Health Care Services Need Improvement
GAO-11-293R:
Published: Apr 5, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2011.

Medical Devices:

FDA's Premarket Review and Postmarket Safety Efforts
GAO-11-556T:
Published: Apr 13, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2011.

Public Health Preparedness:

VA Health Care:

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Homeland Security

Aviation Security:

Border Security:

DHS's Visa Security Program Needs to Improve Performance Evaluation and Better Address Visa Risk Worldwide
GAO-11-315:
Published: Mar 31, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 2011.

Coast Guard:

Observations on Acquisition Management and Efforts to Reassess the Deepwater Program
GAO-11-535T:
Published: Apr 13, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2011.

Coast Guard:

Opportunities Exist to Further Improve Acquisition Management Capabilities
GAO-11-480:
Published: Apr 13, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2011.

Transportation Worker Identification Credential:

Mailing Credentials to Applicants' Residences Would Not Be Consistent with DHS Policy
GAO-11-542R:
Published: Apr 13, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2011.
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Housing

Management Report:

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Human Capital

Performance Management:

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Information Management

Bureau of the Public Debt:

Areas for Improvement in Information Systems Controls
GAO-11-528R:
Published: Apr 27, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 2011.
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Information Technology

Information Technology:

Continued Improvements in Investment Oversight and Management Can Yield Billions in Savings
GAO-11-511T:
Published: Apr 12, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 2011.
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International Affairs

Contingency Contracting:

Observations on Actions Needed to Address Systemic Challenges
GAO-11-580:
Published: Apr 25, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2011.

Justice and Law Enforcement:

Multiple U.S. Agencies Provided Billions of Dollars to Train and Equip Foreign Police Forces
GAO-11-402R:
Published: Apr 27, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 2011.
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Bureau of Prisons:

Evaluating the Impact of Protective Equipment Could Help Enhance Officer Safety
GAO-11-410:
Published: Apr 8, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 2011.

Criminal Alien Statistics:

Information on Incarcerations, Arrests, and Costs
GAO-11-187:
Published: Mar 24, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 2011.

Federal Tax Collection:

Potential for Using Passport Issuance to Increase Collection of Unpaid Taxes
GAO-11-272:
Published: Mar 10, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2011.

Indian Arts and Crafts:

Size of Market and Extent of Misrepresentation Are Unknown
GAO-11-432:
Published: Apr 28, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2011.

Lead In Tap Water:

CDC Public Health Communications Need Improvement
GAO-11-279:
Published: Mar 14, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 2011.

Medical Devices:

FDA's Premarket Review and Postmarket Safety Efforts
GAO-11-556T:
Published: Apr 13, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2011.

Justice and Law Enforcement:

Multiple U.S. Agencies Provided Billions of Dollars to Train and Equip Foreign Police Forces
GAO-11-402R:
Published: Apr 27, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 2011.

Southwest Border:

Border Patrol Operations on Federal Lands
GAO-11-573T:
Published: Apr 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2011.

Surface Transportation:

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National Defense

Contingency Contracting:

Observations on Actions Needed to Address Systemic Challenges
GAO-11-580:
Published: Apr 25, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2011.

Defense Acquisitions:

Defense Infrastructure:

The Navy Needs Better Documentation to Support Its Proposed Military Treatment Facilities on Guam
GAO-11-206:
Published: Apr 5, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2011.

Defense Management:

The Department of Defense's Fiscal Year 2012 Corrosion Prevention and Control Budget Request
GAO-11-490R:
Published: Apr 13, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2011.

Joint Strike Fighter:

Restructuring Places Program on Firmer Footing, but Progress Still Lags
GAO-11-325:
Published: Apr 7, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 2011.

Military Base Realignments and Closures:

Review of the Iowa and Milan Army Ammunition Plants
GAO-11-488R:
Published: Apr 1, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2011.

Missile Defense:

Actions Needed to Improve Transparency and Accountability
GAO-11-555T:
Published: Apr 13, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2011.

Performance Management:

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Natural Resources and Environment

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill:

Update on Federal Financial Risks and Claims Processing
GAO-11-397R:
Published: Apr 18, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 2011.

Energy-Water Nexus:

Federal Oil and Gas:

Interagency Committee Needs to Better Coordinate Research on Oil Pollution Prevention and Response
GAO-11-319:
Published: Mar 25, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2011.

Southwest Border:

Border Patrol Operations on Federal Lands
GAO-11-573T:
Published: Apr 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2011.
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Retirement Security

Private Pensions:

Some Key Features Lead to an Uneven Distribution of Benefits
GAO-11-333:
Published: Mar 30, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2011.
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Space

Space:

International Space Station (ISS) - Ongoing Assessments for Life Extension Appear to be Supported
GAO-11-519R:
Published: Apr 11, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2011.
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Tax Policy and Administration

Federal Tax Collection:

Potential for Using Passport Issuance to Increase Collection of Unpaid Taxes
GAO-11-272:
Published: Mar 10, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2011.

Tax Administration:

Preliminary Information on Selected Foreign Practices That May Provide Useful Insights
GAO-11-540T:
Published: Apr 12, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 2011.
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Transportation

Aviation Security:

Intercity Passenger Rail:

Recording Clearer Reasons for Awards Decisions Would Improve Otherwise Good Grantmaking Practices
GAO-11-283:
Published: Mar 10, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2011.

Surface Transportation:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential:

Mailing Credentials to Applicants' Residences Would Not Be Consistent with DHS Policy
GAO-11-542R:
Published: Apr 13, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2011.
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Veterans

VA Health Care:

VA Real Property:

Realignment Progressing, but Greater Transparency about Future Priorities Is Needed
GAO-11-521T:
Published: Apr 5, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2011.
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Worker and Family Assistance

Human Services Programs:

Opportunities to Reduce Inefficiencies
GAO-11-531T:
Published: Apr 5, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2011.
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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

AWS Convergence Technologies, Inc.
B-404002.2,B-404002.3,
Apr 20, 2011

B&S Transport, Inc.
B-404648.3,
Apr 8, 2011

Computer Cite--Costs
B-402792.5,B-403769.2,
Apr 14, 2011

CWTSatoTravel
B-404479.2,
Apr 22, 2011

ERC, Inc.
B-404721,B-404721.2,
Apr 19, 2011

Iron Vine Security, LLC - Costs
B-403578.3,
Apr 15, 2011

Livanta, LLC-Costs
B-404215.2,
Apr 5, 2011

L-3 Systems Company
B-404671.2,B-404671.4,
Apr 8, 2011

MG Mako, Inc.
B-404758,
Apr 28, 2011

Ocean Services, LLC
B-404690,
Apr 6, 2011

Raytheon Company
B-403110.3,
Apr 26, 2011

Solers, Inc.
B-404032.3,B-404032.4,
Apr 6, 2011

The Analysis Group, LLC
B-401726.3,
Apr 18, 2011

United Concordia Companies, Inc.
B-404740,
Apr 27, 2011

USIS Worldwide, Inc.
B-404671,B-404671.3,
Apr 6, 2011
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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