Month in Review, November 2012

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Auditing and Financial Management

Financial Audit:

Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection's Fiscal Years 2012 and 2011 Financial Statements
GAO-13-125R:
Published: Nov 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.

Financial Audit:

Bureau of the Public Debt's Fiscal Years 2012 and 2011 Schedules of Federal Debt
GAO-13-114:
Published: Nov 8, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 2012.

Financial Audit:

Federal Housing Finance Agency's Fiscal Years 2012 and 2011 Financial Statements
GAO-13-124R:
Published: Nov 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.

Financial Audit:

IRS's Fiscal Years 2012 and 2011 Financial Statements
GAO-13-120:
Published: Nov 9, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 2012.

Financial Audit:

Financial Audit:

Securities and Exchange Commission Fiscal Years 2012 and 2011 Financial Statements
GAO-13-122R:
Published: Nov 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.
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Budget and Spending

Fighter Aircraft:

Better Cost Estimates Needed for Extending the Service Life of Selected F-16s and F/A-18s
GAO-13-51:
Published: Nov 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.

Financial Audit:

Bureau of the Public Debt's Fiscal Years 2012 and 2011 Schedules of Federal Debt
GAO-13-114:
Published: Nov 8, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 2012.
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Business Regulation and Consumer Protection

Financial Audit:

Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection's Fiscal Years 2012 and 2011 Financial Statements
GAO-13-125R:
Published: Nov 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.

Small Business Research Programs:

Agencies Are Implementing New Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Requirements
GAO-13-70R:
Published: Nov 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.

Spectrum Management:

Spectrum Management:

Incentives, Opportunities, and Testing Needed to Enhance Spectrum Sharing
GAO-13-7:
Published: Nov 14, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2012.
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Employment

Federal Employees' Compensation Act:

Analysis of Proposed Changes on USPS Beneficiaries
GAO-13-142R:
Published: Nov 26, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 2012.

Federal Employees' Compensation Act:

Analysis of Proposed Program Changes
GAO-13-108:
Published: Oct 26, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 2012.

Trade Adjustment Assistance:

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Energy

Electricity:

Nuclear Regulatory Commission:

Oversight and Status of Implementing a Risk-Informed Approach to Fire Safety
GAO-13-8:
Published: Oct 22, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 2012.
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Equal Opportunity

ADA Paratransit Services:

Demand Has Increased, but Little is Known about Compliance
GAO-13-17:
Published: Nov 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.

ADA Paratransit Services:

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Financial Markets and Institutions

Financial Audit:

Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection's Fiscal Years 2012 and 2011 Financial Statements
GAO-13-125R:
Published: Nov 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.

Financial Audit:

Financial Audit:

Securities and Exchange Commission Fiscal Years 2012 and 2011 Financial Statements
GAO-13-122R:
Published: Nov 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.
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GAO Mission and Operations

GAO Mission and Operations:

Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2012
GAO-13-2SP:
Published: Nov 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.
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Government Operations

Contract Postal Units:

Analysis of Location, Service, and Financial Characteristics
GAO-13-41:
Published: Nov 14, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2012.

Federal Employees' Compensation Act:

Analysis of Proposed Changes on USPS Beneficiaries
GAO-13-142R:
Published: Nov 26, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 2012.

Federal Employees' Compensation Act:

Analysis of Proposed Program Changes
GAO-13-108:
Published: Oct 26, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 2012.

Geospatial Information:

OMB and Agencies Need to Make Coordination a Priority to Reduce Duplication
GAO-13-94:
Published: Nov 26, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 2012.

U.S. Coins:

Benefits and Considerations for Replacing the $1 Note with a $1 Coin
GAO-13-164T:
Published: Nov 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 2012.
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Health Care

DOD and VA Health Care:

Medication Needs during Transitions May Not Be Managed for All Servicemembers
GAO-13-26:
Published: Nov 2, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2012.

Health Care Fraud:

Types of Providers Involved in Medicare Cases, and CMS Efforts to Reduce Fraud
GAO-13-213T:
Published: Nov 28, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 2012.

Medicaid:

Data Sets Provide Inconsistent Picture of Expenditures
GAO-13-47:
Published: Oct 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 2012.

Medicaid:

Medicare Fraud Prevention:

Medicare:

High-Expenditure Part B Drugs
GAO-13-46R:
Published: Oct 12, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 2012.

Recovering Servicemembers and Veterans:

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers:

Labor and Peace Corps Need Joint Approach to Monitor Access to and Quality of Health Care Benefits
GAO-13-27:
Published: Nov 19, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 2012.
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Homeland Security

Air Passenger Screening:

Transportation Security Administration Could Improve Complaint Processes
GAO-13-43:
Published: Nov 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.

Combating Nuclear Smuggling:

Megaports Initiative Faces Funding and Sustainability Challenges
GAO-13-37:
Published: Oct 31, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 2012.

Countering Violent Extremism:

Additional Actions Could Strengthen Training Efforts
GAO-13-79:
Published: Oct 18, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 2012.

Homeland Security:

Supply Chain Security:

CBP Needs to Conduct Regular Assessments of Its Cargo Targeting System
GAO-13-9:
Published: Oct 25, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 2012.
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Housing

Financial Audit:

Federal Housing Finance Agency's Fiscal Years 2012 and 2011 Financial Statements
GAO-13-124R:
Published: Nov 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.
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Human Capital

Countering Violent Extremism:

Additional Actions Could Strengthen Training Efforts
GAO-13-79:
Published: Oct 18, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 2012.
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Information Management

Geospatial Information:

OMB and Agencies Need to Make Coordination a Priority to Reduce Duplication
GAO-13-94:
Published: Nov 26, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 2012.

Information Management:

National Technical Information Service's Dissemination of Technical Reports Needs Congressional Attention
GAO-13-99:
Published: Nov 19, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 2012.
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Information Technology

Information Technology:

Agencies Need to Strengthen Oversight of Billions of Dollars in Operations and Maintenance Investments
GAO-13-87:
Published: Oct 16, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.

Information Technology Dashboard:

Opportunities Exist to Improve Transparency and Oversight of Investment Risk at Select Agencies
GAO-13-98:
Published: Oct 16, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.
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International Affairs

Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund:

State Should Better Assure the Effective Use of Program Authorities
GAO-13-83:
Published: Nov 30, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 2012.

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers:

Labor and Peace Corps Need Joint Approach to Monitor Access to and Quality of Health Care Benefits
GAO-13-27:
Published: Nov 19, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 2012.

Security Assistance:

State Department:

Diplomatic Security Challenges
GAO-13-191T:
Published: Nov 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.

Trade Adjustment Assistance:

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Justice and Law Enforcement

Elder Justice:

National Strategy Needed to Effectively Combat Elder Financial Exploitation
GAO-13-110:
Published: Nov 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.

Elder Justice:

Strengthening Efforts to Combat Elder Financial Exploitation
GAO-13-140T:
Published: Nov 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.

Guantanamo Bay Detainees:

Facilities and Factors for Consideration If Detainees Were Brought to the United States
GAO-13-31:
Published: Nov 14, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 2012.

Health Care Fraud:

Types of Providers Involved in Medicare Cases, and CMS Efforts to Reduce Fraud
GAO-13-213T:
Published: Nov 28, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 2012.

Identity Theft:

Total Extent of Refund Fraud Using Stolen Identities is Unknown
GAO-13-132T:
Published: Nov 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 2012.
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National Defense

DOD Joint Bases:

Management Improvements Needed to Achieve Greater Efficiencies
GAO-13-134:
Published: Nov 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.

Fighter Aircraft:

Better Cost Estimates Needed for Extending the Service Life of Selected F-16s and F/A-18s
GAO-13-51:
Published: Nov 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.

Guantanamo Bay Detainees:

Facilities and Factors for Consideration If Detainees Were Brought to the United States
GAO-13-31:
Published: Nov 14, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 2012.
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Natural Resources and Environment

Electricity:

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Retirement Security

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation:

Redesigned Premium Structure Could Better Align Rates with Risk from Plan Sponsors
GAO-13-58:
Published: Nov 7, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 2012.
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Space

NASA:

Earned Value Management Implementation across Major Spaceflight Projects Is Uneven
GAO-13-22:
Published: Nov 19, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 2012.
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Tax Policy and Administration

Financial Audit:

IRS's Fiscal Years 2012 and 2011 Financial Statements
GAO-13-120:
Published: Nov 9, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 2012.

Fiscal Year 2012 Agreed-Upon Procedures:

Excise Tax Distributions to the Airport and Airway Trust Fund and the Highway Trust Fund
GAO-13-73R:
Published: Nov 7, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 2012.

Identity Theft:

Total Extent of Refund Fraud Using Stolen Identities is Unknown
GAO-13-132T:
Published: Nov 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 2012.
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Telecommunications

Spectrum Management:

Spectrum Management:

Incentives, Opportunities, and Testing Needed to Enhance Spectrum Sharing
GAO-13-7:
Published: Nov 14, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2012.
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Transportation

ADA Paratransit Services:

Demand Has Increased, but Little is Known about Compliance
GAO-13-17:
Published: Nov 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.

ADA Paratransit Services:

Air Passenger Screening:

Transportation Security Administration Could Improve Complaint Processes
GAO-13-43:
Published: Nov 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.

Air Passenger Screening:

Transportation Security Administration Needs to Improve Complaint Processes
GAO-13-186T:
Published: Nov 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 2012.

Fiscal Year 2012 Agreed-Upon Procedures:

Excise Tax Distributions to the Airport and Airway Trust Fund and the Highway Trust Fund
GAO-13-73R:
Published: Nov 7, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 2012.

Transportation:

Flexible Funding Continues to Play a Role in Supporting State and Local Transportation Priorities
GAO-13-19R:
Published: Nov 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.

Highway Safety:

Highway Safety:

Selected Cases of Commercial Drivers with Potentially Disqualifying Impairments
GAO-13-13:
Published: Nov 30, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 2012.

Transportation:

Information on Materials and Practices for Improving Highway Pavement Performance
GAO-13-32R:
Published: Nov 14, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2012.

Maritime Infrastructure:

Motorcycle Safety:

Public Transit:

Funding for New Starts and Small Starts Projects, October 2004 through June 2012
GAO-13-40:
Published: Nov 14, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2012.

Supply Chain Security:

CBP Needs to Conduct Regular Assessments of Its Cargo Targeting System
GAO-13-9:
Published: Oct 25, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 2012.
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Veterans

DOD and VA Health Care:

Medication Needs during Transitions May Not Be Managed for All Servicemembers
GAO-13-26:
Published: Nov 2, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2012.

Recovering Servicemembers and Veterans:

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Worker and Family Assistance

Elder Justice:

National Strategy Needed to Effectively Combat Elder Financial Exploitation
GAO-13-110:
Published: Nov 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.

Elder Justice:

Strengthening Efforts to Combat Elder Financial Exploitation
GAO-13-140T:
Published: Nov 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.
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Legal Products: Appropriations Decision

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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

Alares, LLC
B-407124,
Nov 7, 2012

Aldevra
B-407312,B-407313,B-407372, B-407382,B-407429,B-407430,B-407431,B-407535,
Nov 21, 2012

ASC Group, Inc.
B-407136,
Nov 15, 2012

A&T Systems, Inc.
B-407152,
Nov 16, 2012

Bernardo Technical Services, Inc.
B-407422,
Nov 13, 2012

Castle-Rose, Inc.
B-407122,
Nov 13, 2012

CISGi
B-407101,
Nov 6, 2012

Colorado Professional Resources, LLC
B-404725.3,
Nov 16, 2012

Colt Defense, LLC
B-406696,
Jul 24, 2012

Colt Defense, LLC
B-406696.2,
Nov 16, 2012

Crosstown Courier Service, Inc.
B-407404,
Nov 30, 2012

Cusack's Masonry Restoration, Inc.
B-407375,
Nov 29, 2012

Del-Jen, Inc.
B-402575.2,B-402575.3,
Nov 5, 2012

ERC Inc.
B-407297,B-407297.2,
Nov 19, 2012

General Dynamics C4 Systems, Inc.
B-407069,B-407069.2,
Nov 1, 2012

Global Protection Group
B-407221,
Nov 26, 2012

Herman Miller, Inc.
B-407028,
Oct 19, 2012

Insignia-Spectrum, LLC
B-406963.2,
Sep 19, 2012

Johnson Controls, Inc.
B-407337,
Nov 20, 2012

KinetX Aerospace, Inc.
B-406798,B-406798.2,B-406798.3,
Aug 21, 2012

Kingdomware Technologies
B-406966.3,
Nov 27, 2012

Laboratory Corporation of America
B-407108,
Nov 5, 2012

Lamar Strong Associates, LLC
B-407170,
Nov 19, 2012

LOGMET LLC
B-407061,
Oct 17, 2012

Maritime Institute Inc.
B-407254,
Nov 20, 2012

Midwest Tube Fabricators, Inc.
B-407166,B-407167,
Nov 20, 2012

Monument Title Insurance, Inc.
B-406279.2,B-406279.3,B-406279.4,
Nov 20, 2012

Morris, Inc.
B-407296,
Nov 28, 2012

Naval Systems, Inc.
B-407090.3,
Nov 20, 2012

North Wind, Inc.
B-404880.7,
Nov 5, 2012

Pacific Blue Innovations
B-406397,
May 11, 2012

Patriot Construction, Inc.
B-407268,
Nov 28, 2012

Science Applications International Corporation
B-407105,B-407105.2,
Nov 1, 2012

SENTEL Corporation
B-407060,B-407060.2,
Oct 26, 2012

Six3 Systems, Inc.
B-405942.4,B-405942.8,
Nov 2, 2012

SoniTech NDT
B-407115,
Nov 2, 2012

Technology Advancement Group, Inc.
B-406982,B-406982.2,B-406982.3,
Oct 12, 2012

TranLogistics, LLC
B-407215,
Nov 30, 2012
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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Legal Products: Other Decision

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