Month in Review, January 2011

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Agriculture and Food

Food Labeling:

FDA Needs to Reassess Its Approach to Protecting Consumers from False or Misleading Claims
GAO-11-102:
Published: Jan 14, 2011. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 2011.
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Auditing and Financial Management

Financial Management:

Payday Lending:

Federal Law Enforcement Uses a Multilayered Approach to Identify Employees in Financial Distress
GAO-11-147:
Published: Jan 26, 2011. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 2011.

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

Status of Programs and Implementation of GAO Recommendations
GAO-11-74:
Published: Jan 12, 2011. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 2011.

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

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Budget and Spending

Budget and Spending:

Veterans' Health Care:

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Business Regulation and Consumer Protection

Consumer Finance:

Regulatory Coverage Generally Exists for Financial Planners, but Consumer Protection Issues Remain
GAO-11-235:
Published: Jan 18, 2011. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 2011.

Food Labeling:

FDA Needs to Reassess Its Approach to Protecting Consumers from False or Misleading Claims
GAO-11-102:
Published: Jan 14, 2011. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 2011.
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Employment

Employment Verification:

Federal Agencies Have Taken Steps to Improve E-Verify, but Significant Challenges Remain
GAO-11-146:
Published: Dec 17, 2010. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 2011.

H-1B Visa Program:

Reforms Are Needed to Minimize the Risks and Costs of Current Program
GAO-11-26:
Published: Jan 14, 2011. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 2011.
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Financial Markets and Institutions

Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act:

Role of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board in the Municipal Securities Markets and Its Past Funding
GAO-11-267R:
Published: Jan 18, 2011. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 2011.

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

Status of Programs and Implementation of GAO Recommendations
GAO-11-74:
Published: Jan 12, 2011. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 2011.

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

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GAO Mission and Operations

GAO Mission and Operations:

Summary of GAO's Performance and Financial Information Fiscal Year 2010
GAO-11-3SP:
Published: Jan 24, 2011. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 2011.
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Government Operations

Budget and Spending:

Program Evaluation:

Experienced Agencies Follow a Similar Model for Prioritizing Research
GAO-11-176:
Published: Jan 14, 2011. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 2011.
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Health Care

Hearing Loss Prevention:

Improvements to DOD Hearing Conservation Programs Could Lead to Better Outcomes
GAO-11-114:
Published: Jan 31, 2011. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2011.

Ryan White CARE Act:

Estimated Effect of Draft Stop-Loss Provision
GAO-11-322R:
Published: Jan 21, 2011. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 2011.

VA Health Care:

Veterans' Health Care:

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Homeland Security

Maritime Security:

Federal Agencies Have Taken Actions to Address Risks Posed by Seafarers, but Efforts Can Be Strengthened
GAO-11-195:
Published: Jan 14, 2011. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 2011.
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Information Security

Electricity Grid Modernization:

Progress Being Made on Cybersecurity Guidelines, but Key Challenges Remain to be Addressed
GAO-11-117:
Published: Jan 12, 2011. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 2011.
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International Affairs

Afghanistan Security:

Afghan Army Growing, but Additional Trainers Needed; Long-term Costs Not Determined
GAO-11-66:
Published: Jan 27, 2011. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 2011.

H-1B Visa Program:

Reforms Are Needed to Minimize the Risks and Costs of Current Program
GAO-11-26:
Published: Jan 14, 2011. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 2011.
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Defense Business Transformation:

Payday Lending:

Federal Law Enforcement Uses a Multilayered Approach to Identify Employees in Financial Distress
GAO-11-147:
Published: Jan 26, 2011. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 2011.
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National Defense

Ballistic Missile Defense:

DOD Needs to Address Planning and Implementation Challenges for Future Capabilities in Europe
GAO-11-220:
Published: Jan 26, 2011. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 2011.

Defense Acquisitions:

Defense Business Transformation:

Defense Infrastructure:

Further Actions Needed to Support Air Force Electronic Warfare Evaluation Simulator Relocation Plans
GAO-11-123R:
Published: Jan 26, 2011. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 2011.

Budget and Spending:

Military Personnel:

Personnel and Cost Data Associated with Implementing DOD's Homosexual Conduct Policy
GAO-11-170:
Published: Jan 20, 2011. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 2011.
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Natural Resources and Environment

Financial Management:

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Tax Policy and Administration

2010 Tax Filing Season:

IRS's Performance Improved in Some Key Areas, but Efficiency Gains Are Possible in Others
GAO-11-111:
Published: Dec 16, 2010. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 2011.
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Transportation

Rail Safety:

Rail Transit:

Rail Transit:

Reliability of FTA's Rail Accident Database
GAO-11-217R:
Published: Jan 31, 2011. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2011.
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Veterans

VA Health Care:

Veterans' Health Care:

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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

1-A Construction & Fire, LLP
B-404128,
Jan 7, 2011

ACS Federal Solutions, LLC
B-404129,
Jan 7, 2011

Applied Technology Systems, Inc.
B-404267,B-404267.2,
Jan 25, 2011

B&B Medical Services, Inc.; Rotech Healthcare, Inc.
B-404241,B-404241.2,
Jan 19, 2011

CACI, Inc.-Federal
B-403064.2,
Jan 28, 2011

C.L. Price & Associates, Inc.
B-403476.2,
Jan 7, 2011

George T. Brown Associates, Inc.
B-404398,
Jan 26, 2011

Herve Cody Contractor, Inc.
B-404336,
Jan 26, 2011

Ideal Fastener Corporation
B-404206,
Jan 11, 2011

Islands Mechanical Contractor, Inc.
B-404275,
Jan 24, 2011

KGL Logistics
B-404340,
Jan 26, 2011

Lulus Ostrich Ranch
B-403874.2,
Jan 13, 2011

Marine Group Boat Works, LLC
B-404277,B-404277.2,
Jan 19, 2011

Martin Electronics, Inc.; AMTEC Corporation
B-404197,B-404197.2,B-404197.3,B-404197.4,B-404197.5,
Jan 19, 2011

nanoPrecision Products, Inc.
B-404297,
Jan 14, 2011

Neopost USA Inc.
B-404195,B-404195.2,
Jan 19, 2011

Northeast Military Sales, Inc.
B-404153,
Jan 13, 2011

Northwest Airport Management, L.P.
B-404098,B-404098.2,
Jan 5, 2011

PestMaster Services, Inc.
B-404193,
Jan 14, 2011

Rod Robertson Enterprises, Inc.
B-404476,
Jan 31, 2011

The Redwitch Company
B-404166,
Jan 12, 2011

Trofholz Technologies, Inc.
B-404101,
Jan 5, 2011
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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Legal Products: Other Decision

Progressive Services Corporation
B-404183,B-404251.2,
Jan 11, 2011
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