Month in Review, February 2013

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Auditing and Financial Management

Financial Audit:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Funds' 2012 and 2011 Financial Statements
GAO-13-291:
Published: Feb 21, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 2013.

Financial Regulatory Reform:

Financial Crisis Losses and Potential Impacts of the Dodd-Frank Act
GAO-13-180:
Published: Jan 16, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2013.
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Budget and Spending

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:

Effect on Long-Term Federal Budget Outlook Largely Depends on Whether Cost Containment Sustained
GAO-13-281:
Published: Jan 31, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2013.

Strategic Sourcing:

Improved and Expanded Use Could Provide Procurement Savings for Federal Information Technology
GAO-13-408T:
Published: Feb 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2013.

Veterans' Health Care:

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Business Regulation and Consumer Protection

National Defense:

DOD's Implementation of Justifications for 8(a) Sole-Source Contracts
GAO-13-308R:
Published: Feb 8, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 2013.

Financial Regulatory Reform:

Financial Crisis Losses and Potential Impacts of the Dodd-Frank Act
GAO-13-180:
Published: Jan 16, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2013.
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Education

Charter Schools:

Guidance Needed for Military Base Schools on Startup and Operational Issues
GAO-13-67:
Published: Feb 5, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 2013.

Indian Affairs:

Management Challenges Continue to Hinder Efforts to Improve Indian Education
GAO-13-342T:
Published: Feb 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2013.
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Employment

Workplace Safety and Health:

Further Steps by OSHA Would Enhance Monitoring of Enforcement and Effectiveness
GAO-13-61:
Published: Jan 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 2013.
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Energy

Pipeline Permitting:

Interstate and Intrastate Natural Gas Permitting Processes Include Multiple Steps, and Time Frames Vary
GAO-13-221:
Published: Feb 15, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2013.
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Financial Markets and Institutions

Financial Audit:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Funds' 2012 and 2011 Financial Statements
GAO-13-291:
Published: Feb 21, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 2013.

Financial Regulatory Reform:

Financial Crisis Losses and Potential Impacts of the Dodd-Frank Act
GAO-13-180:
Published: Jan 16, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2013.
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GAO Mission and Operations

GAO Mission and Operations:

Summary of GAO's Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2012
GAO-13-3SP:
Published: Feb 15, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2013.

U.S. Government Accountability Office:

Operations and the Potential Impact of Sequestration
GAO-13-394T:
Published: Feb 26, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2013.
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Government Operations

Cybersecurity:

National Strategy, Roles, and Responsibilities Need to Be Better Defined and More Effectively Implemented
GAO-13-187:
Published: Feb 14, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2013.

Department of Homeland Security:

Progress Made and Work Remaining after Nearly 10 Years in Operation
GAO-13-370T:
Published: Feb 15, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2013.

Electronic Health Records:

Facility Security:

Greater Outreach by DHS on Standards and Management Practices Could Benefit Federal Agencies
GAO-13-222:
Published: Jan 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 2013.

Facility Security:

Federal Pensions:

Judicial Survivors' Annuities System Costs for 2008 to 2010
GAO-13-236:
Published: Feb 22, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2013.

Federal Real Property:

High-Risk Designation Remains due to Persistent Management Challenges
GAO-13-422T:
Published: Feb 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2013.

Financial Regulatory Reform:

Financial Crisis Losses and Potential Impacts of the Dodd-Frank Act
GAO-13-180:
Published: Jan 16, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2013.

GAO's 2013 High-Risk Series:

An Update
GAO-13-359T:
Published: Feb 14, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2013.

Government Reorganization:

High-Risk Series:

An Update
GAO-13-283:
Published: Feb 14, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2013.

Human Services:

Sustained and Coordinated Efforts Could Facilitate Data Sharing While Protecting Privacy
GAO-13-106:
Published: Feb 8, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 2013.

Indian Affairs:

Management Challenges Continue to Hinder Efforts to Improve Indian Education
GAO-13-342T:
Published: Feb 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2013.

Information Security:

Actions Needed by Census Bureau to Address Weaknesses
GAO-13-63:
Published: Jan 22, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 2013.

Managing for Results:

Registered Sex Offenders:

Strategic Sourcing:

Improved and Expanded Use Could Provide Procurement Savings for Federal Information Technology
GAO-13-408T:
Published: Feb 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2013.

U.S. Postal Service:

Urgent Action Needed to Achieve Financial Sustainability
GAO-13-347T:
Published: Feb 13, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2013.

Warfighter Support:

Army's and Defense Logistics Agency's Approach for Awarding Contracts for the Army Combat Shirt
GAO-13-57R:
Published: Feb 14, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2013.
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Health Care

Combating Autism Act:

HHS Agencies Responded with New and Continuing Activities, Including Oversight
GAO-13-232:
Published: Feb 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2013.

Defense Health:

Actions Needed to Help Ensure Combat Casualty Care Research Achieves Goals
GAO-13-209:
Published: Feb 13, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2013.

Electronic Health Records:

GAO's 2013 High-Risk Update:

Medicare and Medicaid
GAO-13-433T:
Published: Feb 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2013.

Influenza:

Progress Made in Responding to Seasonal and Pandemic Outbreaks
GAO-13-374T:
Published: Feb 13, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2013.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:

Effect on Long-Term Federal Budget Outlook Largely Depends on Whether Cost Containment Sustained
GAO-13-281:
Published: Jan 31, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2013.

Prescription Drugs:

The Number, Role, and Ownership of Pharmacy Services Administrative Organizations
GAO-13-176:
Published: Jan 29, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2013.

VA Health Care:

Reported Outpatient Medical Appointment Wait Times Are Unreliable
GAO-13-363T:
Published: Feb 13, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2013.

Veterans' Health Care:

Workplace Safety and Health:

Further Steps by OSHA Would Enhance Monitoring of Enforcement and Effectiveness
GAO-13-61:
Published: Jan 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 2013.
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Homeland Security

Border Patrol:

Goals and Measures Not Yet in Place to Inform Border Security Status and Resource Needs
GAO-13-330T:
Published: Feb 26, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2013.

Department of Homeland Security:

Progress Made and Work Remaining after Nearly 10 Years in Operation
GAO-13-370T:
Published: Feb 15, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2013.

Facility Security:

Greater Outreach by DHS on Standards and Management Practices Could Benefit Federal Agencies
GAO-13-222:
Published: Jan 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 2013.

Facility Security:

Homeland Defense:

DOD's Aerospace Control Alert Basing Decision Was Informed by Various Analyses
GAO-13-230R:
Published: Feb 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2013.

Southwest Border Security:

Data Are Limited and Concerns Vary about Spillover Crime along the Southwest Border
GAO-13-175:
Published: Feb 26, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2013.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems:

Continued Coordination, Operational Data, and Performance Standards Needed to Guide Research and Development
GAO-13-346T:
Published: Feb 15, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2013.
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Information Management

Electronic Health Records:

Human Services:

Sustained and Coordinated Efforts Could Facilitate Data Sharing While Protecting Privacy
GAO-13-106:
Published: Feb 8, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 2013.
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Information Security

Cybersecurity:

National Strategy, Roles, and Responsibilities Need to Be Better Defined and More Effectively Implemented
GAO-13-187:
Published: Feb 14, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2013.

Information Security:

Actions Needed by Census Bureau to Address Weaknesses
GAO-13-63:
Published: Jan 22, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 2013.

Information Security:

Federal Communications Commission Needs to Strengthen Controls over Enhanced Secured Network Project
GAO-13-155:
Published: Jan 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 2013.
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Information Technology

Human Services:

Sustained and Coordinated Efforts Could Facilitate Data Sharing While Protecting Privacy
GAO-13-106:
Published: Feb 8, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 2013.

Strategic Sourcing:

Improved and Expanded Use Could Provide Procurement Savings for Federal Information Technology
GAO-13-408T:
Published: Feb 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2013.
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International Affairs

Afghanistan:

Key Oversight Issues
GAO-13-218SP:
Published: Feb 11, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 2013.

Cuba Democracy Assistance:

USAID's Program Is Improved, but State Could Better Monitor Its Implementing Partners
GAO-13-285:
Published: Jan 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2013.

International Affairs:

Iran:

U.S. and International Sanctions Have Adversely Affected the Iranian Economy
GAO-13-326:
Published: Feb 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 2013.

Sub-Saharan Africa:

Sub-Saharan Africa:

Trends in U.S. and Chinese Economic Engagement
GAO-13-199:
Published: Feb 7, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2013.
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Border Patrol:

Goals and Measures Not Yet in Place to Inform Border Security Status and Resource Needs
GAO-13-330T:
Published: Feb 26, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2013.

Department Of Justice:

Executives' Use of Aircraft for Nonmission Purposes
GAO-13-235:
Published: Feb 26, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2013.

Drug Control:

Federal Pensions:

Judicial Survivors' Annuities System Costs for 2008 to 2010
GAO-13-236:
Published: Feb 22, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2013.

Registered Sex Offenders:

Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act:

Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act:

Southwest Border Security:

Data Are Limited and Concerns Vary about Spillover Crime along the Southwest Border
GAO-13-175:
Published: Feb 26, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2013.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems:

Continued Coordination, Operational Data, and Performance Standards Needed to Guide Research and Development
GAO-13-346T:
Published: Feb 15, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2013.
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National Defense

Building Partner Capacity:

Key Practices to Effectively Manage Department of Defense Efforts to Promote Security Cooperation
GAO-13-335T:
Published: Feb 14, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2013.

Charter Schools:

Guidance Needed for Military Base Schools on Startup and Operational Issues
GAO-13-67:
Published: Feb 5, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 2013.

Defense Business Transformation:

Improvements Made but Additional Steps Needed to Strengthen Strategic Planning and Assess Progress
GAO-13-267:
Published: Feb 12, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 2013.

Defense Contracting:

Defense Health:

Actions Needed to Help Ensure Combat Casualty Care Research Achieves Goals
GAO-13-209:
Published: Feb 13, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2013.

Defense Logistics:

A Completed Comprehensive Strategy is Needed to Guide DOD's In-Transit Visibility Efforts
GAO-13-201:
Published: Feb 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2013.

Depot Maintenance:

Additional Information Needed to Meet DOD's Core Capability Reporting Requirements
GAO-13-194:
Published: Feb 11, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 2013.

National Defense:

DOD's Implementation of Justifications for 8(a) Sole-Source Contracts
GAO-13-308R:
Published: Feb 8, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 2013.

Homeland Defense:

DOD's Aerospace Control Alert Basing Decision Was Informed by Various Analyses
GAO-13-230R:
Published: Feb 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2013.

KC-46 Tanker Aircraft:

Program Generally Stable but Improvements in Managing Schedule Are Needed
GAO-13-258:
Published: Feb 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2013.

National Defense:

Standard Missile-3 Block IIB Analysis of Alternatives
GAO-13-382R:
Published: Feb 11, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 2013.

Warfighter Support:

Army's and Defense Logistics Agency's Approach for Awarding Contracts for the Army Combat Shirt
GAO-13-57R:
Published: Feb 14, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2013.

Warfighter Support:

DOD Needs Additional Steps to Fully Integrate Operational Contract Support into Contingency Planning
GAO-13-212:
Published: Feb 8, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 2013.
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Natural Resources and Environment

Government Reorganization:

Helium Program:

Urgent Issues Facing BLM's Storage and Sale of Helium Reserves
GAO-13-351T:
Published: Feb 14, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2013.

Pipeline Permitting:

Interstate and Intrastate Natural Gas Permitting Processes Include Multiple Steps, and Time Frames Vary
GAO-13-221:
Published: Feb 15, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2013.

Water Quality:

EPA Faces Challenges in Addressing Damage Caused by Airborne Pollutants
GAO-13-39:
Published: Jan 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 2013.
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Retirement Security

Federal Pensions:

Judicial Survivors' Annuities System Costs for 2008 to 2010
GAO-13-236:
Published: Feb 22, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2013.
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Science and Technology

Unmanned Aircraft Systems:

Continued Coordination, Operational Data, and Performance Standards Needed to Guide Research and Development
GAO-13-346T:
Published: Feb 15, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2013.
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Space

Space:

Launch Services New Entrant Certification Guide
GAO-13-317R:
Published: Feb 7, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2013.
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Telecommunications

Broadcast and Cable Television:

Requirements for Identifying Sponsored Programming Should Be Clarified
GAO-13-237:
Published: Jan 31, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2013.

Information Security:

Federal Communications Commission Needs to Strengthen Controls over Enhanced Secured Network Project
GAO-13-155:
Published: Jan 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 2013.

Spectrum Management:

Further Consideration of Options to Improve Receiver Performance Needed
GAO-13-265:
Published: Feb 22, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2013.
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Transportation

Transportation:

Alternative Methods for Collecting Airport Passenger Facility Charges
GAO-13-262R:
Published: Feb 14, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2013.
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Veterans

Electronic Health Records:

VA Health Care:

Reported Outpatient Medical Appointment Wait Times Are Unreliable
GAO-13-363T:
Published: Feb 13, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2013.

Veterans' Health Care:

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Worker and Family Assistance

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families:

Workforce Participation Requirement Waivers
GAO-13-423T:
Published: Feb 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2013.
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Legal Products: Bid Protest Decision

American Medical Equipment Company
B-407113,B-407113.2,
Nov 8, 2012

AT&T Government Solutions, Inc
B-407720,B-407720.2,
Jan 30, 2013

Building Operations Support Services, LLC
B-407711,B-407711.2,
Jan 28, 2013

Chameleon Integrated Services
B-407018.3,B-407018.4,
Feb 15, 2013

Computer World Services Corporation
B-407783,
Feb 15, 2013

Endeavor Enterprise Solutions, LLC
B-407760,B-407760.2,B-407760.3,
Jan 31, 2013

Exelis Systems Corporation
B-407673,B-407673.2,B-407673.3,
Jan 22, 2013

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC
B-407502.2,
Feb 13, 2013

Hydro Engineering, Inc.
B-407603.4,
Feb 25, 2013

Kaseman, LLC
B-407797,B-407797.2,
Feb 22, 2013

Kingdomware Technologies
B-407757,
Jan 31, 2013

LC Engineers, Inc.
B-407754,
Jan 31, 2013

NANA Services, LLC
B-401951.5,B-401951.6,
Sep 27, 2012

Nexant, Inc.
B-407708,B-407708.2,
Jan 30, 2013

Noridian Administrative Services, LLC
B-401068.13,
Jan 16, 2013

Palmetto GBA, LLC; CGS Administrators, LLC
B-407668,B-407668.2,B-407668.3,B-407668.4,
Jan 18, 2013

3 Phoenix, Inc.
B-407821,
Feb 28, 2013

Rodgers Travel, Inc.
B-405007.13,
Feb 19, 2013

Security Management and Integration
B-407742,
Jan 30, 2013

The Louis Berger Group, Inc.
B-407715,B-407715.2,B-407715.3,
Jan 25, 2013

Vantex Service Corporation
B-407935,
Feb 28, 2013

Walsh Investors, LLC
B-407717,B-407717.2,
Jan 28, 2013

Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation
B-401068.14,B-401068.15,
Jan 16, 2013
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rule

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