GAO Month in Review August 2008

About the Month in Review

The Month in Review is a comprehensive list of all reports, testimony, correspondence, and other publications issued by GAO during the previous month, grouped according to subject categories.

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Environmental Protection

Chemical Safety Board: Improvements in Management and Oversight Are Needed
GAO-08-864R, August 22, 2008
Hurricane Katrina: Continuing Debris Removal and Disposal Issues
GAO-08-985R, August 25, 2008
Superfund: Funding and Reported Costs of Enforcement and Administration Activities
GAO-08-841R, July 18, 2008
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Financial Management

Grants Management: Attention Needed to Address Undisbursed Balances in Expired Grant Accounts
GAO-08-432, August 29, 2008
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Government Operations

Information Technology: Agencies Need to Establish Comprehensive Policies to Address Changes to Projects' Cost, Schedule, and Performance Goals
GAO-08-925, July 31, 2008
Schedule and Timing Issues Complicate Withholding Premiums for Medicare Parts C and D from Social Security Payments
GAO-08-816R, July 15, 2008
The Role of the U.S. Government Accountability Office
GAO-08-1089CG, July 31, 2008
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Food and Drug Administration: Approval and Oversight of the Drug Mifeprex
GAO-08-751, August 7, 2008
Medicare Part D: Some Plan Sponsors Have Not Completely Implemented Fraud and Abuse Programs, and CMS Oversight Has Been Limited
GAO-08-760, July 21, 2008
Medicare and Medicaid: CMS and State Efforts to Interact with the Indian Health Service and Indian Tribes
GAO-08-724, July 11, 2008
Medicare: Covert Testing Exposes Weaknesses in the Durable Medical Equipment Supplier Screening Process
GAO-08-955, July 3, 2008
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Homeland Security

Supply Chain Security: CBP Works with International Entities to Promote Global Customs Security Standards and Initiatives, but Challenges Remain
GAO-08-538, August 15, 2008
Transportation Security: TSA Has Developed a Risk-Based Covert Testing Program, but Could Better Mitigate Aviation Security Vulnerabilities Identified Through Covert Tests
GAO-08-958, August 8, 2008
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Income Security

PBGC Assets: Implementation of New Investment Policy Will Need Stronger Board Oversight
GAO-08-667, July 17, 2008
Private Pensions: Fulfilling Fiduciary Obligations Can Present Challenges for 401(k) Plan Sponsors
GAO-08-774, July 16, 2008
Private Pensions: GAO Survey of 401(k) Plan Sponsor Practices (GAO-08-870SP, July 2008), an E-supplement to GAO-08-774
GAO-08-870SP, July 16, 2008
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International Affairs

Combating Terrorism: Actions Needed to Enhance Implementation of Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership
GAO-08-860, July 31, 2008
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: Managing Potential Economic Impact of Applying U.S. Immigration Law Requires Coordinated Federal Decisions and Additional Data
GAO-08-791, August 4, 2008
Drug Control: Cooperation with Many Major Drug Transit Countries Has Improved, but Better Performance Reporting and Sustainability Plans Are Needed
GAO-08-784, July 15, 2008
Stabilizing and Rebuilding Iraq: Iraqi Revenues, Expenditures, and Surplus
GAO-08-1031, August 5, 2008
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Justice and Law Enforcement

International Marriage Broker Regulation Act of 2005: Agencies Have Implemented Some, but Not All of the Act's Requirements
GAO-08-862, August 8, 2008
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National Defense

DOD Business Systems Modernization: Key Navy Programs' Compliance with DOD's Federated Business Enterprise Architecture Needs to Be Adequately Demonstrated
GAO-08-972, August 7, 2008
DOD Business Transformation: Air Force's Current Approach Increases Risk That Asset Visibility Goals and Transformation Priorities Will Not Be Achieved
GAO-08-866, August 8, 2008
Defense Acquisitions: Department of Defense Needs Framework for Balancing Investments in Tactical Radios
GAO-08-877, August 15, 2008
Defense Critical Infrastructure: Adherence to Guidance Would Improve DOD's Approach to Identifying and Assuring the Availability of Critical Transportation Assets
GAO-08-851, August 15, 2008
Military Base Realignments and Closures: Army Is Developing Plans to Transfer Functions from Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, but Challenges Remain
GAO-08-1010R, August 13, 2008
Military Personnel: DOD's and the Coast Guard's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Programs Face Implementation and Oversight Challenges
GAO-08-924, August 29, 2008
Military Personnel: Improvements Needed to Increase Effectiveness of DOD's Programs to Promote Positive Working Relationships between Reservists and Their Employers
GAO-08-981R, August 15, 2008
Rebuilding Iraq: DOD and State Department Have Improved Oversight and Coordination of Private Security Contractors in Iraq, but Further Actions Are Needed to Sustain Improvements
GAO-08-966, July 31, 2008
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Natural Resources

Hardrock Mining: Information on State Royalties and Trends in Mineral Imports and Exports
GAO-08-849R, July 21, 2008
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Tax Policy and Administration

Tax Administration: Comparison of the Reported Tax Liabilities of Foreign- and U.S.-Controlled Corporations, 1998-2005
GAO-08-957, July 24, 2008
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FAA Airspace Redesign: An Analysis of the New York/New Jersey/Philadelphia Project
GAO-08-786, July 31, 2008
Review of the Transportation Security Administration's Air Cargo Screening Exemptions Report
GAO-08-1055R, August 15, 2008
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Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs: Continued Action Needed to Reduce IT Equipment Losses and Correct Control Weaknesses
GAO-08-918, July 31, 2008
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Legal Products: Decisions and Opinions

Army--Mass Transit Benefits, Aberdeen Proving Ground
B-316381, July 18, 2008
B.R. Hardison-Designated Employee Agent
B-311275, May 29, 2008
Brian X. Scott--Costs
B-400168.3, August 18, 2008
Carahsoft Technologies Corporation and Avue Technologies Corporation
B-400405, August 4, 2008
Colliers International
B-400173, July 3, 2008
Consolidated Engineering Services, Inc.
B-311313, June 10, 2008
Delex Systems, Inc.
B-400321; B-400402, August 5, 2008
Department of Homeland Security--Transfer of Support Function for Principal Federal Officials
B-316533, July 31, 2008
Environmental Protection Agency; CGI Federal, Inc.--Reconsiderations
B-299504.3; B-299504.4, July 23, 2008
Exec Plaza, LLC
B-400107; B-400107.2, August 1, 2008
G. Koprowski
B-400215, August 12, 2008
Gary M. Williamson--Agency Tender Official
B-400153, August 1, 2008
Hendry Corporation
B-400224.2, August 25, 2008
John Gage--Designated Employee Agent
B-400379, August 4, 2008
Labatt Food Service, Inc.
B-310939.6, August 18, 2008
Lockheed Martin MS2 Tactical Systems
B-400135; B-400135.2, August 8, 2008
Logistics Health, Inc.
B-400157, August 13, 2008
Murray-Benjamin Electric Company, LP
B-400255, August 7, 2008
North Shore Medical Labs, Inc.; Advanced BioMedical Laboratories, LLC
B-311070; B-311070.2, April 21, 2008
Savantage Financial Services, Incorporated
B-400109.2, July 28, 2008
Sea Box, Inc.
B-400198, August 25, 2008
Systalex Corporation
B-400109, July 17, 2008
Zia Engineering & Environmental Consultants, LLC; Garrison Engineering & Maintenance Services, LLC
B-400127, August 7, 2008
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rules

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service: Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling of Beef, Pork, Lamb, Chicken, Goat Meat, Perishable Agricultural Commodities, Peanuts, Pecans, Ginseng, and Macadamia Nuts
GAO-08-1093R, August 13, 2008
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Hospice Wage Index for Fiscal Year 2009
GAO-08-1101R, August 22, 2008
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities for FY 2009
GAO-08-1100R, August 22, 2008
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Fire Safety Requirements for Long Term Care Facilities, Automatic Sprinkler Systems
GAO-08-1106R, August 27, 2008
Environmental Protection Agency: Standards of Performance for Petroleum Refineries
GAO-08-1072R, August 11, 2008
Federal Communications Commission: Commercial Mobile Alert System
GAO-08-1070R, August 6, 2008
Federal Communications Commission: Commercial Mobile Alert System
GAO-08-1116R, August 27, 2008
Federal Trade Commission: Identity Theft Red Flags and Address Discrepancies Under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003
GAO-08-1118R, August 29, 2008
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