Top 10 List for October 2012
An alphabetical listing of the top 10 areas of significant work and the reports and testimonies in those areas issued in October 2012.
1. DEFENSE ACQUISITIONS
Future Aerostat and Airship Investment Decisions Drive Oversight and Coordination Needs
GAO-13-81: Published: Oct 23, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 2012.
2. ENERGY-WATER NEXUS
Coordinated Federal Approach Needed to Better Manage Energy and Water Tradeoffs
GAO-12-880: Published: Sep 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2012.
3. GENERAL AVIATION SAFETY
Additional FAA Efforts Could Help Identify and Mitigate Safety Risks
GAO-13-36: Published: Oct 4, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 2012.
4. HEALTH CARE FRAUD
Types of Providers Involved in Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program Cases
GAO-12-820: Published: Sep 7, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 2012.
5. HOMELAND DEFENSE
DOD Needs to Address Gaps in Homeland Defense and Civil Support Guidance
GAO-13-128: Published: Oct 24, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 2012.
6. HOMELAND SECURITY
Agriculture Inspection Program Has Made Some Improvements, but Management Challenges Persist
GAO-12-885: Published: Sep 27, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2012.
Survey of DHS Agriculture Specialists (GAO-12-884SP, September 2012), an E-supplement to GAO-12-885
GAO-12-884SP: Published: Sep 27, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2012.
7. MEDICARE PART D COVERAGE GAP
Discount Program Effects and Brand-Name Drug Price Trends
GAO-12-914: Published: Sep 28, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 2012.
8. MOBILE DEVICE LOCATION DATA
Additional Federal Actions Could Help Protect Consumer Privacy
GAO-12-903: Published: Sep 11, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 11, 2012.
9. OIL AND GAS
Information on Shale Resources, Development, and Environmental and Public Health Risks
GAO-12-732: Published: Sep 5, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 2012.
10. STRATEGIC SOURCING
Improved and Expanded Use Could Save Billions in Annual Procurement Costs
GAO-12-919: Published: Sep 20, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 2012.