Month in Review, June 2012

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Agriculture and Food

Seafood Safety:

Responsibility for Inspecting Catfish Should Not Be Assigned to USDA
GAO-12-411:
Published: May 10, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 2012.
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Auditing and Financial Management

DOD Financial Management:

Improvements Needed in Prompt Payment Monitoring and Reporting
GAO-12-662R:
Published: Jun 26, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 2012.

Internal Revenue Service:

Status of GAO Financial Audit and Related Financial Management Recommendations
GAO-12-695:
Published: Jun 28, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2012.

Management Report:

Improvements Needed in Controls over the Preparation of the U.S. Consolidated Financial Statements
GAO-12-529:
Published: Jun 27, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2012.

National Medicaid Audit Program:

CMS Should Improve Reporting and Focus on Audit Collaboration with States
GAO-12-627:
Published: Jun 14, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2012.

National Medicaid Audit Program:

CMS Should Improve Reporting and Focus on Audit Collaboration with States
GAO-12-814T:
Published: Jun 14, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2012.

Phosphate Mining:

Oversight Has Strengthened, but Financial Assurances and Coordination Still Need Improvement
GAO-12-505:
Published: May 4, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 2012.
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Budget and Spending

IRS 2013 Budget:

Continuing to Improve Information on Program Costs and Results Could Aid in Resource Decision Making
GAO-12-603:
Published: Jun 8, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 2012.

Marine Corps Depot Maintenance:

Budgeting and Management of Carryover Could Be Improved
GAO-12-539:
Published: Jun 19, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 2012.

Veterans' Health Care Budget:

Transparency and Reliability of Some Estimates Supporting President's Request Could Be Improved
GAO-12-689:
Published: Jun 11, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 2012.
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Economic Development

Disaster Assistance Workforce:

FEMA Could Enhance Human Capital Management and Training
GAO-12-538:
Published: May 25, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2012.

Disaster Recovery:

Selected Themes for Effective Long-Term Recovery
GAO-12-813T:
Published: Jun 6, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 2012.
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Education

Charter Schools:

Additional Federal Attention Needed to Help Protect Access for Students with Disabilities
GAO-12-543:
Published: Jun 7, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 2012.

Higher Education:

Improved Tax Information Could Help Families Pay for College
GAO-12-560:
Published: May 18, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 2012.

School Bullying:

Extent of Legal Protections for Vulnerable Groups Needs to Be More Fully Assessed
GAO-12-349:
Published: May 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 2012.

School Bullying:

Legal Protections for Vulnerable Youth Need to Be More Fully Assessed
GAO-12-785T:
Published: Jun 8, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 2012.
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Employment

Employment for People with Disabilities:

Little Is Known about the Effectiveness of Fragmented and Overlapping Programs
GAO-12-677:
Published: Jun 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2012.
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Energy

Managing Critical Isotopes:

DOE's Isotope Program Needs Better Planning for Setting Prices and Managing Production Risks
GAO-12-591:
Published: May 23, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 2012.

Modernizing the Nuclear Security Enterprise:

Observations on the Organization and Management of the National Nuclear Security Administration
GAO-12-867T:
Published: Jun 27, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2012.
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Equal Opportunity

School Bullying:

Extent of Legal Protections for Vulnerable Groups Needs to Be More Fully Assessed
GAO-12-349:
Published: May 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 2012.

School Bullying:

Legal Protections for Vulnerable Youth Need to Be More Fully Assessed
GAO-12-785T:
Published: Jun 8, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 2012.
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Government Operations

Federal Real Property:

National Strategy and Better Data Needed to Improve Management of Excess and Underutilized Property
GAO-12-645:
Published: Jun 20, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 2012.

Government Operations:

Government Is Analyzing Alternatives for Contractor Identification Numbers
GAO-12-715R:
Published: Jun 12, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 2012.

Managing for Results:

A Guide for Using the GPRA Modernization Act to Help Inform Congressional Decision Making
GAO-12-621SP:
Published: Jun 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 2012.

Office Supplies:

Recent GSA Pricing Study Had Limitations, but New Initiative Shows Potential for Savings
GAO-12-705T:
Published: Jun 7, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 2012.

Personnel Security Clearances:

Continuing Leadership and Attention Can Enhance Momentum Gained from Reform Effort
GAO-12-815T:
Published: Jun 21, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 2012.

Recovery Act:

Housing Programs Met Spending Milestones, but Asset Management Information Needs Evaluation
GAO-12-634:
Published: Jun 18, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 2012.

Recovery Act:

Tax Debtors Have Received FHA Mortgage Insurance and First-Time Homebuyer Credits
GAO-12-592:
Published: May 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2012.
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Health Care

Health Center Program:

2011 Grant Award Process Highlighted Need and Special Populations and Merits Evaluation
GAO-12-504:
Published: May 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 2012.

Health Center Program:

Improved Oversight Needed to Ensure Grantee Compliance with Requirements
GAO-12-546:
Published: May 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 2012.

Indian Health Service:

Action Needed to Ensure Equitable Allocation of Resources for the Contract Health Service Program
GAO-12-446:
Published: Jun 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 2012.

Medicaid:

States' Plans to Pursue New and Revised Options for Home- and Community-Based Services
GAO-12-649:
Published: Jun 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 2012.

Medicare:

Progress Made to Deter Fraud, but More Could Be Done
GAO-12-801T:
Published: Jun 8, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 2012.

Medicare:

Trends in Beneficiaries Served and Hospital Resources Used in Implantable Medical Device Procedures
GAO-12-583R:
Published: May 14, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 2012.

National Medicaid Audit Program:

CMS Should Improve Reporting and Focus on Audit Collaboration with States
GAO-12-627:
Published: Jun 14, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2012.

National Medicaid Audit Program:

CMS Should Improve Reporting and Focus on Audit Collaboration with States
GAO-12-814T:
Published: Jun 14, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2012.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:

IRS Managing Implementation Risks, but Its Approach Could Be Refined
GAO-12-690:
Published: Jun 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 2012.

Prescription Drug Data:

HHS Has Issued Health Privacy and Security Regulations but Needs to Improve Guidance and Oversight
GAO-12-605:
Published: Jun 22, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 2012.

Program Integrity:

Further Action Needed to Address Vulnerabilities in Medicaid and Medicare Programs
GAO-12-803T:
Published: Jun 7, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 2012.

VA/DOD Federal Health Care Center:

Costly Information Technology Delays Continue and Evaluation Plan Lacking
GAO-12-669:
Published: Jun 26, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 2012.

Veterans' Health Care Budget:

Transparency and Reliability of Some Estimates Supporting President's Request Could Be Improved
GAO-12-689:
Published: Jun 11, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 2012.
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Homeland Security

Aviation Security:

Actions Needed to Address Challenges and Potential Vulnerabilities Related to Securing Inbound Air Cargo
GAO-12-632:
Published: May 10, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 2012.

Aviation Security:

Status of TSA's Acquisition of Technology for Screening Passenger Identification and Boarding Passes
GAO-12-826T:
Published: Jun 19, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 2012.

Combating Terrorism:

Critical Infrastructure Protection:

DHS Could Better Manage Security Surveys and Vulnerability Assessments
GAO-12-378:
Published: May 31, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2012.

Intelligence Community Personnel:

Strategic Approach and Training Requirements Needed to Guide Joint Duty Program
GAO-12-679:
Published: Jun 20, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 2012.

Modernizing the Nuclear Security Enterprise:

Observations on the Organization and Management of the National Nuclear Security Administration
GAO-12-867T:
Published: Jun 27, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2012.
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Housing

Foreclosure Mitigation:

Agencies Could Improve Effectiveness of Federal Efforts with Additional Data Collection and Analysis
GAO-12-296:
Published: Jun 28, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2012.

Recovery Act:

Housing Programs Met Spending Milestones, but Asset Management Information Needs Evaluation
GAO-12-634:
Published: Jun 18, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 2012.

Recovery Act:

Tax Debtors Have Received FHA Mortgage Insurance and First-Time Homebuyer Credits
GAO-12-592:
Published: May 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2012.

Residential Appraisals:

Regulators Should Take Actions to Strengthen Appraisal Oversight
GAO-12-840T:
Published: Jun 28, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2012.

Veteran Homelessness:

VA and HUD Are Working to Improve Data on Supportive Housing Program
GAO-12-726:
Published: Jun 26, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 2012.
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Human Capital

Defense Acquisition Workforce:

Improved Processes, Guidance, and Planning Needed to Enhance Use of Workforce Funds
GAO-12-747R:
Published: Jun 20, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 2012.

Disaster Assistance Workforce:

FEMA Could Enhance Human Capital Management and Training
GAO-12-538:
Published: May 25, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2012.
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Information Management

Defense Management:

Steps Taken to Better Manage Fuel Demand but Additional Information Sharing Mechanisms Are Needed
GAO-12-619:
Published: Jun 28, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2012.

Freedom of Information Act:

Key Website Is Generally Reliable, but Action Is Needed to Ensure Completeness of Its Reports
GAO-12-754:
Published: Jun 28, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2012.

Government Operations:

Government Is Analyzing Alternatives for Contractor Identification Numbers
GAO-12-715R:
Published: Jun 12, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 2012.
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Information Security

Information Security:

Cyber Threats Facilitate Ability to Commit Economic Espionage
GAO-12-876T:
Published: Jun 28, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2012.
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Information Technology

DOD Business Systems Modernization:

Governance Mechanisms for Implementing Management Controls Need to Be Improved
GAO-12-685:
Published: Jun 1, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2012.

VA/DOD Federal Health Care Center:

Costly Information Technology Delays Continue and Evaluation Plan Lacking
GAO-12-669:
Published: Jun 26, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 2012.
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International Affairs

Afghanistan:

USAID Oversight of Assistance Funds and Programs
GAO-12-802T:
Published: Jun 6, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 2012.

Combating Terrorism:

Millennium Challenge Corporation:

Georgia and Benin Transportation Infrastructure Projects Varied in Quality and May Not Be Sustainable
GAO-12-630:
Published: Jun 27, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2012.

Mission Iraq:

State and DOD Face Challenges in Finalizing Support and Security Capabilities
GAO-12-856T:
Published: Jun 28, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2012.
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Medicare:

Progress Made to Deter Fraud, but More Could Be Done
GAO-12-801T:
Published: Jun 8, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 2012.

School Bullying:

Extent of Legal Protections for Vulnerable Groups Needs to Be More Fully Assessed
GAO-12-349:
Published: May 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 2012.

School Bullying:

Legal Protections for Vulnerable Youth Need to Be More Fully Assessed
GAO-12-785T:
Published: Jun 8, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 2012.
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National Defense

Combating Terrorism:

Defense Management:

Steps Taken to Better Manage Fuel Demand but Additional Information Sharing Mechanisms Are Needed
GAO-12-619:
Published: Jun 28, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2012.

DOD Business Systems Modernization:

Governance Mechanisms for Implementing Management Controls Need to Be Improved
GAO-12-685:
Published: Jun 1, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2012.

DOD Financial Management:

Improvements Needed in Prompt Payment Monitoring and Reporting
GAO-12-662R:
Published: Jun 26, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 2012.

Force Structure:

Improved Cost Information and Analysis Needed to Guide Overseas Military Posture Decisions
GAO-12-711:
Published: Jun 6, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 2012.

Intelligence Community Personnel:

Strategic Approach and Training Requirements Needed to Guide Joint Duty Program
GAO-12-679:
Published: Jun 20, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 2012.

Joint Strike Fighter:

DOD Actions Needed to Further Enhance Restructuring and Address Affordability Risks
GAO-12-437:
Published: Jun 14, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2012.

Marine Corps Depot Maintenance:

Budgeting and Management of Carryover Could Be Improved
GAO-12-539:
Published: Jun 19, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 2012.

Military Base Realignments and Closures:

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's Technology Center Construction Project
GAO-12-770R:
Published: Jun 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2012.

Military Base Realignments and Closures:

Updated Costs and Savings Estimates from BRAC 2005
GAO-12-709R:
Published: Jun 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2012.

National Security:

DOD Should Reevaluate Requirements for the Selective Service System
GAO-12-623:
Published: Jun 7, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 2012.

Navy Training:

Observations on the Navy's Use of Live and Simulated Training
GAO-12-725R:
Published: Jun 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2012.
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Natural Resources and Environment

Oil Dispersants:

Additional Research Needed, Particularly on Subsurface and Arctic Applications
GAO-12-585:
Published: May 30, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2012.

Phosphate Mining:

Oversight Has Strengthened, but Financial Assurances and Coordination Still Need Improvement
GAO-12-505:
Published: May 4, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 2012.
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Retirement Security

Veterans' Pension Benefits:

Improvements Needed to Ensure Only Qualified Veterans and Survivors Receive Benefits
GAO-12-540:
Published: May 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 2012.

Veterans' Pension Benefits:

Improvements Needed to Ensure Only Qualified Veterans Receive Benefits
GAO-12-784T:
Published: Jun 6, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 2012.
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Science and Technology

Nanotechnology:

Improved Performance Information Needed for Environmental, Health, and Safety Research
GAO-12-427:
Published: May 21, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 2012.
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Space

Commercial Space Launch Act:

Preliminary Information on Issues to Consider for Reauthorization
GAO-12-767T:
Published: Jun 6, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 2012.

Commercial Space Transportation:

Industry Trends, Government Challenges, and International Competitiveness Issues
GAO-12-836T:
Published: Jun 20, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 2012.

Environmental Satellites:

Focused Attention Needed to Mitigate Program Risks
GAO-12-841T:
Published: Jun 27, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2012.

Geostationary Weather Satellites:

Design Progress Made, but Schedule Uncertainty Needs to be Addressed
GAO-12-576:
Published: Jun 26, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2012.

Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellites:

Changing Requirements, Technical Issues, and Looming Data Gaps Require Focused Attention
GAO-12-604:
Published: Jun 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2012.
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Tax Policy and Administration

Higher Education:

Improved Tax Information Could Help Families Pay for College
GAO-12-560:
Published: May 18, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 2012.

IRS 2013 Budget:

Continuing to Improve Information on Program Costs and Results Could Aid in Resource Decision Making
GAO-12-603:
Published: Jun 8, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 2012.

Management Report:

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:

IRS Managing Implementation Risks, but Its Approach Could Be Refined
GAO-12-690:
Published: Jun 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 2012.

Recovery Act:

Tax Debtors Have Received FHA Mortgage Insurance and First-Time Homebuyer Credits
GAO-12-592:
Published: May 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2012.

Tax Policy:

Factors for Evaluating Expiring Tax Provisions
GAO-12-760T:
Published: Jun 8, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 2012.
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Telecommunications

Telecommunications:

Planning and Flexibility Are Key to Effectively Deploying Broadband Conduit through Federal Highway Projects
GAO-12-687R:
Published: Jun 27, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2012.
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Transportation

Aviation Security:

Actions Needed to Address Challenges and Potential Vulnerabilities Related to Securing Inbound Air Cargo
GAO-12-632:
Published: May 10, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 2012.

Aviation Security:

Status of TSA's Acquisition of Technology for Screening Passenger Identification and Boarding Passes
GAO-12-826T:
Published: Jun 19, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 2012.

Commercial Space Transportation:

Industry Trends, Government Challenges, and International Competitiveness Issues
GAO-12-836T:
Published: Jun 20, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 2012.

Transportation:

Delayed-Baggage Trends and Options for Compensating Passengers
GAO-12-804R:
Published: Jun 14, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2012.

Kachemak Bay Ferry:

Federally Funded Ferry Was Constructed with Limited Oversight and Faces Future Operating Challenges
GAO-12-559:
Published: Jun 11, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2012.

Transportation:

National Mediation Board Mandates in the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012
GAO-12-835R:
Published: Jun 27, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2012.

Telecommunications:

Planning and Flexibility Are Key to Effectively Deploying Broadband Conduit through Federal Highway Projects
GAO-12-687R:
Published: Jun 27, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2012.

Transportation-Disadvantaged Populations:

Federal Coordination Efforts Could Be Further Strengthened
GAO-12-647:
Published: Jun 20, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 2012.
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Veterans

Veteran Homelessness:

VA and HUD Are Working to Improve Data on Supportive Housing Program
GAO-12-726:
Published: Jun 26, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 2012.

Veterans' Health Care Budget:

Transparency and Reliability of Some Estimates Supporting President's Request Could Be Improved
GAO-12-689:
Published: Jun 11, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 2012.
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Worker and Family Assistance

Employment for People with Disabilities:

Little Is Known about the Effectiveness of Fragmented and Overlapping Programs
GAO-12-677:
Published: Jun 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2012.

Supplemental Security Income:

Better Management Oversight Needed for Children's Benefits
GAO-12-497:
Published: Jun 26, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 2012.

Supplemental Security Income:

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families:

Update on Program Performance
GAO-12-812T:
Published: Jun 5, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 2012.
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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

AINS, Inc.
B-405902.3,
May 31, 2012

ASPEC Engineering
B-406423,
May 22, 2012

Blackstone Consulting, Inc.
B-405909.2,
Jan 31, 2012

CC Distributors, Inc.
B-406450,B-406450.2,
May 25, 2012

Complere Inc.
B-406553,
Jun 25, 2012

EcoAnalysts, Inc.
B-406233,
Mar 19, 2012

Estrategy, Inc.
B-406419,
May 9, 2012

Guident Technologies, Inc.
B-405112.3,
Jun 4, 2012

ITT Electronic Systems
B-406405,B-406405.2,
May 21, 2012

King Farm Associates, LLC
B-404896.16,
May 30, 2012

KPMG LLP
B-406409,B-406409.2,B-406409.3,B-406409.4,
May 21, 2012

L-3 Services, Inc.
B-406292,
Apr 2, 2012

Nova Technologies
B-405982.2,
May 16, 2012

Onsite OHS
B-406449,
May 30, 2012

Rocamar Engineering Services, Inc.
B-406514,
Jun 20, 2012

Rust Consulting, Inc.
B-406410,
May 18, 2012

Science Applications International Corporation
B-406460,B-406460.2,
Jun 7, 2012

Spectrum Security Services, Inc.
B-406474,
Jun 13, 2012

Split Rock, Inc.—Costs
B-404892.2,
Jun 25, 2012

Technical Associates, Inc.
B-406524,
Jun 15, 2012

Triad Logistics Services Corporation
B-406416.2,
Jun 19, 2012

West Construction, Inc.
B-406511,
Jun 15, 2012

XTec, Inc.
B-404495.2,
Nov 4, 2011
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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