Month in Review, September 2011

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Agriculture and Food

Antibiotic Resistance:

Agencies Have Made Limited Progress Addressing Antibiotic Use in Animals
GAO-11-801:
Published: Sep 7, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 2011.

Homeland Security:

Homeland Security:

United Nations:

Improved Reporting and Member States' Consensus Needed for Food and Agriculture Organization's Reform Plan
GAO-11-922:
Published: Sep 28, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2011.
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Auditing and Financial Management

Afghanistan Governance:

Performance-Data Gaps Hinder Overall Assessment of U.S. Efforts to Build Financial Management Capacity
GAO-11-907:
Published: Sep 20, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2011.

DOD Financial Management:

Improved Controls, Processes, and Systems Are Needed for Accurate and Reliable Financial Information
GAO-11-933T:
Published: Sep 23, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2011.

DOD Financial Management:

Improvement Needed in DOD Components' Implementation of Audit Readiness Effort
GAO-11-851:
Published: Sep 13, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2011.

DOD Financial Management:

DOD Financial Management:

Ongoing Challenges in Implementing the Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness Plan
GAO-11-932T:
Published: Sep 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2011.

DOD Financial Management:

Weaknesses in Controls over the Use of Public Funds and Related Improper Payments
GAO-11-950T:
Published: Sep 22, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2011.

Excess Uranium Inventories:

Clarifying DOE's Disposition Options Could Help Avoid Further Legal Violations
GAO-11-846:
Published: Sep 26, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2011.

Inspectors General:

Reporting on Independence, Effectiveness, and Expertise
GAO-11-770:
Published: Sep 21, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 2011.

Management Report:

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

Status of GAO Recommendations to Treasury
GAO-11-906R:
Published: Sep 16, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 2011.
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Budget and Spending

Budget and Spending:

Afghanistan's Donor Dependence
GAO-11-948R:
Published: Sep 20, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2011.

Joint Strike Fighter:

Streamlining Government:

Key Practices from Select Efficiency Initiatives Should Be Shared Governmentwide
GAO-11-908:
Published: Sep 30, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2011.
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Business Regulation and Consumer Protection

Small Business Contracting:

Opportunities to Improve the Effectiveness of Agency and SBA Advocates and Mentor-Protege Programs
GAO-11-844T:
Published: Sep 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2011.

Small Business Innovation Research:

SBA Should Work with Agencies to Improve the Data Available for Program Evaluation
GAO-11-698:
Published: Aug 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 2011.
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Economic Development

Disaster Recovery:

Federal Contracting in the Aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
GAO-11-942T:
Published: Sep 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2011.

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita:

Temporary Emergency Impact Aid Provided Education Support for Displaced Students
GAO-11-839:
Published: Sep 7, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 2011.
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Education

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita:

Temporary Emergency Impact Aid Provided Education Support for Displaced Students
GAO-11-839:
Published: Sep 7, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 2011.

Recovery Act Education Programs:

Survey of School Districts' Uses of Funds (GAO-11-885SP, September 2011), an E-supplement to GAO-11-804
GAO-11-885SP:
Published: Sep 22, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2011.
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Employment

American Samoa And Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands:

Employment, Earnings, and Status of Key Industries Since Minimum Wage Increases Began
GAO-11-956T:
Published: Sep 23, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2011.
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Energy

Energy Policy Act of 2005:

BLM's Use of Section 390 Categorical Exclusions for Oil and Gas Development
GAO-11-941T:
Published: Sep 9, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 2011.

Modernizing the Nuclear Security Enterprise:

Nuclear Nonproliferation:

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Equal Opportunity

Energy Star:

Providing Opportunities for Additional Review of EPA's Decisions Could Strengthen the Program
GAO-11-888:
Published: Sep 30, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2011.

Excess Uranium Inventories:

Clarifying DOE's Disposition Options Could Help Avoid Further Legal Violations
GAO-11-846:
Published: Sep 26, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2011.
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Financial Markets and Institutions

Troubled Asset Relief Program:

Status of GAO Recommendations to Treasury
GAO-11-906R:
Published: Sep 16, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 2011.
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Government Operations

Decennial Census:

Census Bureau and Postal Service Should Pursue Opportunities to Further Enhance Collaboration
GAO-11-874:
Published: Sep 30, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2011.

Disaster Recovery:

Federal Contracting in the Aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
GAO-11-942T:
Published: Sep 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2011.

Electronic Government:

Performance Measures for Projects Aimed at Promoting Innovation and Transparency Can Be Improved
GAO-11-775:
Published: Sep 23, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2011.

Inspectors General:

Reporting on Independence, Effectiveness, and Expertise
GAO-11-770:
Published: Sep 21, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 2011.

Interagency Contracting:

Improvements Needed in Setting Fee Rates for Selected Programs
GAO-11-784:
Published: Sep 9, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 2011.

Modernizing the Nuclear Security Enterprise:

Personal ID Verification:

Agencies Should Set a Higher Priority on Using the Capabilities of Standardized Identification Cards
GAO-11-751:
Published: Sep 20, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2011.

Recovery Act Education Programs:

Recovery Act Education Programs:

Survey of School Districts' Uses of Funds (GAO-11-885SP, September 2011), an E-supplement to GAO-11-804
GAO-11-885SP:
Published: Sep 22, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2011.

Small Business Contracting:

Opportunities to Improve the Effectiveness of Agency and SBA Advocates and Mentor-Protege Programs
GAO-11-844T:
Published: Sep 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2011.

Small Business Innovation Research:

SBA Should Work with Agencies to Improve the Data Available for Program Evaluation
GAO-11-698:
Published: Aug 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 2011.

Streamlining Government:

Key Practices from Select Efficiency Initiatives Should Be Shared Governmentwide
GAO-11-908:
Published: Sep 30, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2011.

U.S. Postal Service:

Actions Needed to Stave off Financial Insolvency
GAO-11-926T:
Published: Sep 6, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 2011.
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Health Care

Antibiotic Resistance:

Agencies Have Made Limited Progress Addressing Antibiotic Use in Animals
GAO-11-801:
Published: Sep 7, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 2011.

DOD Health Care:

Cost Impact of Health Care Reform and the Extension of Dependent Coverage
GAO-11-837R:
Published: Sep 26, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2011.

Drug Pricing:

Manufacturer Discounts in the 340B Program Offer Benefits, but Federal Oversight Needs Improvement
GAO-11-836:
Published: Sep 23, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2011.

Drug Safety:

FDA Faces Challenges Overseeing the Foreign Drug Manufacturing Supply Chain
GAO-11-936T:
Published: Sep 14, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 2011.

Environmental Health:

Action Needed to Sustain Agencies' Collaboration on Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water
GAO-11-346:
Published: Aug 8, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 2011.

Indian Health Service:

Increased Oversight Needed to Ensure Accuracy of Data Used for Estimating Contract Health Service Need
GAO-11-767:
Published: Sep 23, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2011.

Veterans Health Care:

Monitoring Is Needed to Determine the Accuracy of Veteran Copayment Charges
GAO-11-795:
Published: Aug 29, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2011.
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Homeland Security

Budget and Spending:

Afghanistan's Donor Dependence
GAO-11-948R:
Published: Sep 20, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2011.

Aviation Security:

TSA Has Made Progress, but Additional Efforts Are Needed to Improve Security
GAO-11-938T:
Published: Sep 16, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 2011.

Department of Homeland Security:

Progress Made and Work Remaining in Implementing Homeland Security Missions 10 Years after 9/11
GAO-11-940T:
Published: Sep 8, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 2011.

Department of Homeland Security:

Progress Made and Work Remaining in Implementing Homeland Security Missions 10 Years after 9/11
GAO-11-919T:
Published: Sep 7, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 2011.

Department of Homeland Security:

Progress Made and Work Remaining in Implementing Homeland Security Missions 10 Years after 9/11
GAO-11-881:
Published: Sep 7, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 2011.

Excess Uranium Inventories:

Clarifying DOE's Disposition Options Could Help Avoid Further Legal Violations
GAO-11-846:
Published: Sep 26, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2011.

Homeland Security:

Homeland Security:

Homeland Security:

DHS and TSA Acquisition and Development of New Technologies
GAO-11-957T:
Published: Sep 22, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2011.

Modernizing the Nuclear Security Enterprise:

Justice and Law Enforcement:

Personal ID Verification:

Agencies Should Set a Higher Priority on Using the Capabilities of Standardized Identification Cards
GAO-11-751:
Published: Sep 20, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2011.

Visa Security:

Additional Actions Needed to Strengthen Overstay Enforcement and Address Risks in the Visa Process
GAO-11-910T:
Published: Sep 13, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 2011.
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Housing

Homeownership Counseling:

Although Research Suggests Some Benefits, Implementation and Evaluation Challenges Exist
GAO-11-925T:
Published: Sep 14, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 2011.

Information Technology:

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Human Capital

Defense Acquisition Workforce:

Better Identification, Development, and Oversight Needed for Personnel Involved in Acquiring Services
GAO-11-892:
Published: Sep 28, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2011.

Excess Uranium Inventories:

Clarifying DOE's Disposition Options Could Help Avoid Further Legal Violations
GAO-11-846:
Published: Sep 26, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2011.
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Information Management

Indian Health Service:

Increased Oversight Needed to Ensure Accuracy of Data Used for Estimating Contract Health Service Need
GAO-11-767:
Published: Sep 23, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2011.
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Information Technology

Electronic Government:

Performance Measures for Projects Aimed at Promoting Innovation and Transparency Can Be Improved
GAO-11-775:
Published: Sep 23, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2011.

Information Technology:

Organizational Transformation:

Military Departments Can Improve Their Enterprise Architecture Programs
GAO-11-902:
Published: Sep 26, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2011.
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International Affairs

Afghanistan Governance:

Performance-Data Gaps Hinder Overall Assessment of U.S. Efforts to Build Financial Management Capacity
GAO-11-907:
Published: Sep 20, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2011.

American Samoa And Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands:

Employment, Earnings, and Status of Key Industries Since Minimum Wage Increases Began
GAO-11-956T:
Published: Sep 23, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2011.

Contingency Contracting:

Improved Planning and Management Oversight Needed to Address Challenges with Closing Contracts
GAO-11-891:
Published: Sep 27, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 2011.

Drug Safety:

FDA Faces Challenges Overseeing the Foreign Drug Manufacturing Supply Chain
GAO-11-936T:
Published: Sep 14, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 2011.

Iraq and Afghanistan:

DOD, State, and USAID Cannot Fully Account for Contracts, Assistance Instruments, and Associated Personnel
GAO-11-886:
Published: Sep 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2011.

Nuclear Nonproliferation:

United Nations:

Improved Reporting and Member States' Consensus Needed for Food and Agriculture Organization's Reform Plan
GAO-11-922:
Published: Sep 28, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2011.
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Bureau of Prisons:

Improved Evaluations and Increased Coordination Could Improve Cell Phone Detection
GAO-11-893:
Published: Sep 6, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 2011.

Child Care:

Overview of Relevant Employment Laws and Cases of Sex Offenders at Child Care Facilities
GAO-11-757:
Published: Aug 19, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 2011.

Indian Health Service:

Increased Oversight Needed to Ensure Accuracy of Data Used for Estimating Contract Health Service Need
GAO-11-767:
Published: Sep 23, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2011.

Iraq Drawdown:

Justice and Law Enforcement:

Prescription Drug Control:

DEA Has Enhanced Efforts to Combat Diversion, but Could Better Assess and Report Program Results
GAO-11-744:
Published: Aug 26, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2011.

Visa Security:

Additional Actions Needed to Strengthen Overstay Enforcement and Address Risks in the Visa Process
GAO-11-910T:
Published: Sep 13, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 2011.
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National Defense

Contingency Contracting:

Improved Planning and Management Oversight Needed to Address Challenges with Closing Contracts
GAO-11-891:
Published: Sep 27, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 2011.

Defense Acquisition Workforce:

Better Identification, Development, and Oversight Needed for Personnel Involved in Acquiring Services
GAO-11-892:
Published: Sep 28, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2011.

Defense Logistics:

DOD Financial Management:

Improved Controls, Processes, and Systems Are Needed for Accurate and Reliable Financial Information
GAO-11-933T:
Published: Sep 23, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2011.

DOD Financial Management:

Improvement Needed in DOD Components' Implementation of Audit Readiness Effort
GAO-11-851:
Published: Sep 13, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2011.

DOD Financial Management:

DOD Financial Management:

Ongoing Challenges in Implementing the Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness Plan
GAO-11-932T:
Published: Sep 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2011.

DOD Financial Management:

Weaknesses in Controls over the Use of Public Funds and Related Improper Payments
GAO-11-950T:
Published: Sep 22, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2011.

National Defense:

DOD Met Statutory Reporting Requirements on Public-Private Competitions
GAO-11-923R:
Published: Sep 26, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2011.

Excess Facilities:

DOD Needs More Complete Information and a Strategy to Guide Its Future Disposal Efforts
GAO-11-814:
Published: Sep 19, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 2011.

Iraq Drawdown:

Joint Strike Fighter:

Military Training:

Actions Needed to Assess Workforce Requirements and Appropriate Mix of Army Training Personnel
GAO-11-845:
Published: Sep 20, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2011.

Organizational Transformation:

Military Departments Can Improve Their Enterprise Architecture Programs
GAO-11-902:
Published: Sep 26, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2011.

Warfighter Support:

Improved Cost Analysis and Better Oversight Needed over Army Nonstandard Equipment
GAO-11-766:
Published: Sep 29, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2011.

Weapons Acquisition Reform:

Actions Needed to Address Systems Engineering and Developmental Testing Challenges
GAO-11-806:
Published: Sep 19, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 2011.
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Natural Resources and Environment

Chesapeake Bay:

Restoration Effort Needs Common Federal and State Goals and Assessment Approach
GAO-11-802:
Published: Sep 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2011.

Climate Monitoring:

NOAA Can Improve Management of the U.S. Historical Climatology Network
GAO-11-800:
Published: Aug 31, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2011.

Environmental Health:

Action Needed to Sustain Agencies' Collaboration on Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water
GAO-11-346:
Published: Aug 8, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 2011.

Excess Uranium Inventories:

Clarifying DOE's Disposition Options Could Help Avoid Further Legal Violations
GAO-11-846:
Published: Sep 26, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2011.

Polar Satellites:

Agencies Need to Address Potential Gaps in Weather and Climate Data Coverage
GAO-11-945T:
Published: Sep 23, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2011.
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Science and Technology

Small Business Innovation Research:

SBA Should Work with Agencies to Improve the Data Available for Program Evaluation
GAO-11-698:
Published: Aug 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 2011.
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Space

Climate Monitoring:

NOAA Can Improve Management of the U.S. Historical Climatology Network
GAO-11-800:
Published: Aug 31, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2011.

Polar Satellites:

Agencies Need to Address Potential Gaps in Weather and Climate Data Coverage
GAO-11-945T:
Published: Sep 23, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2011.
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Tax Policy and Administration

Tax Whistleblowers:

Incomplete Data Hinders IRS's Ability to Manage Claim Processing Time and Enhance External Communication
GAO-11-683:
Published: Aug 10, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 2011.
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Telecommunications

Telecommunications:

Competition, Capacity, and Costs in the Fixed Satellite Services Industry
GAO-11-777:
Published: Sep 7, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 2011.

Telecommunications:

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Transportation

Airline Passenger Protections:

More Data and Analysis Needed to Understand Effects of Flight Delays
GAO-11-733:
Published: Sep 7, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 2011.

Aviation Security:

TSA Has Made Progress, but Additional Efforts Are Needed to Improve Security
GAO-11-938T:
Published: Sep 16, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 2011.

Motor Carrier Safety:

More Assessment and Transparency Could Enhance Benefits of New Oversight Program
GAO-11-858:
Published: Sep 29, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2011.
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Veterans

Veterans Disability Benefits:

Clearer Information for Veterans and Additional Performance Measures Could Improve Appeal Process
GAO-11-812:
Published: Sep 29, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2011.

Veterans Health Care:

Monitoring Is Needed to Determine the Accuracy of Veteran Copayment Charges
GAO-11-795:
Published: Aug 29, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2011.
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Worker and Family Assistance

Child Care:

Overview of Relevant Employment Laws and Cases of Sex Offenders at Child Care Facilities
GAO-11-757:
Published: Aug 19, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 2011.

Child Welfare:

Incapacitated Adults:

Improving Oversight of Federal Fiduciaries and Court-appointed Guardians
GAO-11-949T:
Published: Sep 22, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2011.

Social Security Disability:

Participation in the Ticket to Work Program Has Increased, but More Oversight Needed
GAO-11-828T:
Published: Sep 23, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2011.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families:

Update on Families Served and Work Participation
GAO-11-880T:
Published: Sep 8, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 2011.

Veterans Disability Benefits:

Clearer Information for Veterans and Additional Performance Measures Could Improve Appeal Process
GAO-11-812:
Published: Sep 29, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2011.
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Legal Products: Appropriations Decision

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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

AccuTech Solutions, Inc.
B-405191,B-405191.2,
Sep 16, 2011

CMJR, LLC d/b/a Mokatron
B-405170,
Sep 7, 2011

Cybermedia Technologies, Inc.
B-405511.3,
Sep 22, 2011

Dell Services Federal Government, Inc.
B-405244,B-405244.2,
Sep 30, 2011

Eagle Creek Marina
B-405220,
Sep 16, 2011

Enterprise Information Services, Inc.
B-405152,B-405152.2,B-405152.3,
Sep 2, 2011

Enterprise Solutions Realized, Inc.
B-405203,
Sep 22, 2011

F&S Environmental, LLC
B-405232,B-405232.2,B-405232.3,
Sep 22, 2011

GlobaFone Inc.
B-405238,
Sep 12, 2011

2H&V Construction Services, LLC
B-405290,
Sep 1, 2011

JCB Inc.
B-404964.4,
Sep 16, 2011

JRS Management
B-405355,
Sep 28, 2011

Kingdomware Technologies
B-405242,
Sep 30, 2011

MEDI-e-ImageData Corporation
B-405164,
Sep 16, 2011

Newsun, Inc.
B-405245,
Sep 28, 2011

Rohmann Services, Inc.
B-405171,B-405171.2,
Sep 8, 2011

Sparkle Warner Joint Venture, LLC
B-405240,
Sep 27, 2011

Terex Government Programs
B-404946.3,
Sep 7, 2011

The Bionetics Corporation
B-405145,B-405145.2,
Sep 2, 2011

United Terex, Inc. - Protest and Request for Costs
B-405070.3,B-405070.4,
Sep 27, 2011

Zachry Construction Corporation
B-405201.2,
Sep 22, 2011
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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