GAO Month in Review April 2009


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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Budget and Spending

The Nation's Long-Term Fiscal Outlook: March 2009 Update
GAO-09-405SP, April 30, 2009
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Business, Industry, and Consumers

Auto Industry: Summary of Government Efforts and Automakers' Restructuring to Date
GAO-09-553, April 23, 2009
Feasibility of Requiring Financial Assurances for the Recall or Destruction of Unsafe Consumer Products
GAO-09-512R, April 22, 2009
Small Business Administration's Implementation of Administrative Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvesment Act
GAO-09-507R, April 16, 2009
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Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Recommendations and Options Available to the New Administration and Congress to Address Long-Standing Civil Rights Issues
GAO-09-650T, April 29, 2009
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Economic Development

Office of the Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding: Perspectives and Observations
GAO-09-411R, April 10, 2009
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Education

Financial Literacy and Education Commission: Progress Made in Fostering Partnerships, but National Strategy Remains Largely Descriptive Rather Than Strategic
GAO-09-638T, April 29, 2009
Higher Education: Approaches to Attract and Fund International Students in the United States and Abroad
GAO-09-379, April 30, 2009
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Energy

Nuclear Security: Better Oversight Needed to Ensure That Security Improvements at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Are Fully Implemented and Sustained
GAO-09-321, March 16, 2009
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Environmental Protection

Hazardous Materials: Status of EPA's Efforts to Assess Sites That May Have Received Asbestos-Contaminated Ore from Libby, Montana
GAO-09-6R, March 10, 2009
Hazardous Materials: EPA's Assessment of Sites That May Have Received Asbestos-Contaminated Ore from Libby, Montana (GAO-09-7SP, March 2009), an E-supplement to GAO-09-6R
GAO-09-7SP, March 10, 2009
Superfund: Greater EPA Enforcement and Reporting Are Needed to Enhance Cleanup at DOD Sites
GAO-09-278, March 13, 2009
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Financial Management

Financial Audit: Material Weaknesses in Internal Control Continue to Impact Preparation of the Consolidated Financial Statements of the U.S. Government
GAO-09-387, April 21, 2009
Improper Payments: Progress Made but Challenges Remain in Estimating and Reducing Improper Payments
GAO-09-628T, April 22, 2009
Information Technology: Management and Oversight of Projects Totaling Billions of Dollars Need Attention
GAO-09-624T, April 28, 2009
Management Report: Improvements Needed in SEC's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures
GAO-09-376R, April 2, 2009
Single Audit: Opportunities Exist to Improve the Single Audit Process and Oversight
GAO-09-307R, March 13, 2009
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Government Operations

2008 Lobbying Disclosure: Observations on Lobbyists' Compliance with Disclosure Requirements
GAO-09-487, April 1, 2009
Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request: U.S. Government Accountability Office
GAO-09-587T, April 28, 2009
GAO: Promoting Accountability and Transparency In Government
GAO-09-441CG, March 23, 2009
GAO: Promoting Accountability and Transparency in Government
GAO-09-572CG, April 6, 2009
Human Capital: Improved Implementation of Safeguards and an Action Plan to Address Employee Concerns Could Increase Employee Acceptance of the National Security Personnel System
GAO-09-464T, April 1, 2009
Human Capital: Sustained Attention to Strategic Human Capital Management Needed
GAO-09-632T, April 22, 2009
Key Fiscal Challenges Facing The Accountability Community
GAO-09-505CG, April 2, 2009
Office of Personnel Management: Retirement Modernization Planning and Management Shortcomings Need to Be Addressed
GAO-09-529, April 21, 2009
Recovery Act: As Initial Implementation Unfolds in States and Localities, Continued Attention to Accountability Issues Is Essential
GAO-09-580, April 23, 2009
Recovery Act: As Initial Implementation Unfolds in States and Localities, Continued Attention to Accountability Issues Is Essential
GAO-09-631T, April 23, 2009
Recovery Act: Consistent Policies Needed to Ensure Equal Consideration of Grant Applications
GAO-09-590R, April 29, 2009
Recovery Act: Initial Results on States' Use of and Accountability for Transportation Funds
GAO-09-597T, April 29, 2009
United States Government Accountability Office Fiscal Year 2010 Performance Plan
GAO-09-304SP, April 13, 2009
Women's Pay: Converging Characteristics of Men and Women in the Federal Workforce Help Explain the Narrowing Pay Gap
GAO-09-621T, April 28, 2009
Women's Pay: Gender Pay Gap in the Federal Workforce Narrows as Differences in Occupation, Education, and Experience Diminish
GAO-09-279, March 17, 2009
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Health

Health Resources and Services Administration: Many Underserved Areas Lack a Health Center Site, and Data Are Needed on Service Provision at Sites
GAO-09-667T, April 30, 2009
Methadone-Associated Overdose Deaths: Factors Contributing to Increased Deaths and Efforts to Prevent Them
GAO-09-341, March 26, 2009
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Homeland Security

Coast Guard: Update on Deepwater Program Management, Cost, and Acquisition Workforce
GAO-09-620T, April 22, 2009
Homeland Defense: Actions Needed to Address Management of Air Sovereignty Alert Operations to Protect U.S. Airspace
GAO-09-612T, April 22, 2009
Maritime Security: Vessel Tracking Systems Provide Key Information, but the Need for Duplicate Data Should Be Reviewed
GAO-09-337, March 17, 2009
U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Secure Border Initiative Fiscal Year 2009 Expenditure Plan
GAO-09-274R, April 30, 2009
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Income Security

Defined Benefit Plans: Proposed Plan Buyouts by Financial Firms Pose Potential Risks and Benefits
GAO-09-207, March 16, 2009
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Information Management

Bureau of Public Debt: Areas for Improvement in Information Security Controls
GAO-09-633R, April 28, 2009
Social Security Administration: Effective Information Technology Management Essential for Data Center Initiative
GAO-09-662T, April 28, 2009
Telecommunications: Information on Participation in the E-rate Program (GAO-09-254SP, March 2009), an e-supplement to GAO-09-253
GAO-09-254SP, April 27, 2009
Telecommunications: Long-Term Strategic Vision Would Help Ensure Targeting of E-rate Funds to Highest-Priority Uses
GAO-09-253, March 27, 2009
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International Affairs

Addressing Significant Vulnerabilities in the Department of State's Passport Issuance Process
GAO-09-583R, April 13, 2009
Afghanistan: Key Issues for Congressional Oversight
GAO-09-473SP, April 21, 2009
Afghanistan: U.S.- and Internationally-Funded Roads (GAO-09-626SP), an E-supplement to GAO-09-473SP
GAO-09-626SP, April 21, 2009
Export Promotion: Commerce Needs Better Information to Evaluate Its Fee-Based Programs and Customers
GAO-09-144, March 4, 2009
Export Promotion: States' Export Promotion Agency Survey (GAO-09-148SP), an E-Supplement to GAO-09-144
GAO-09-148SP, March 4, 2009
Foreign Aid Reform: Comprehensive Strategy, Interagency Coordination, and Operational Improvements Would Bolster Current Efforts
GAO-09-192, April 17, 2009
Iraqi Refugee Assistance: Improvements Needed in Measuring Progress, Assessing Needs, Tracking Funds, and Developing an International Strategic Plan
GAO-09-120, April 21, 2009
USAID Acquisition and Assistance: Challenges Remain in Developing and Implementing a Strategic Workforce Plan
GAO-09-607T, April 28, 2009
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Drug Control: Better Coordination with the Department of Homeland Security and an Updated Accountability Framework can Further Enhance DEA's Efforts to Meet Post-9/11 Responsibilities
GAO-09-63, March 20, 2009
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National Defense

Acquisition Workforce: DOD Can Improve Its Management and Oversight by Tracking Data on Contractor Personnel and Taking Additional Actions
GAO-09-616T, April 28, 2009
Army Health Care: Progress Made in Staffing and Monitoring Units that Provide Outpatient Case Management, but Additional Steps Needed
GAO-09-357, April 20, 2009
Contingency Contracting: DOD, State, and USAID Are Taking Actions to Track Contracts and Contractor Personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan
GAO-09-538T, April 1, 2009
Defense Acquisitions: Actions Needed to Ensure Value for Service Contracts
GAO-09-643T, April 23, 2009
Defense Acquisitions: Charting a Course for Lasting Reform
GAO-09-663T, April 30, 2009
Defense Acquisitions: Measuring the Value of DOD's Weapon Programs Requires Starting with Realistic Baselines
GAO-09-543T, April 1, 2009
Defense Management: DOD Needs to Improve Program Management, Policy, and Testing to Enhance Ability to Field Operationally Useful Non-lethal Weapons
GAO-09-344, April 21, 2009
High-Level Leadership Needed to Help Guam Address Challenges Caused by DOD-Related Growth
GAO-09-500R, April 9, 2009
Military Disability Retirement: Closer Monitoring Would Improve the Temporary Retirement Process
GAO-09-289, April 13, 2009
Military Personnel: Status of Accession, Retention, and End Strength for Military Medical Officers and Preliminary Observations Regarding Accession and Retention Challenges
GAO-09-469R, April 16, 2009
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Natural Resources

Oil and Gas Management: Federal Oil and Gas Resource Management and Revenue Collection In Need of Stronger Oversight and Comprehensive Reassessment
GAO-09-556T, April 2, 2009
Wildland Fire Management: Actions by Federal Agencies and Congress Could Mitigate Rising Fire Costs and Their Effects on Other Agency Programs
GAO-09-444T, April 1, 2009
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Science, Space, and Technology

Aviation Safety: NASA's National Aviation Operations Monitoring Service Project Was Designed Appropriately, but Sampling and Other Issues Complicate Data Analysis
GAO-09-112, March 13, 2009
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites: Acquisition Has Increased Costs, Reduced Capabilities, and Delayed Schedules
GAO-09-596T, April 23, 2009
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites: Acquisition Is Under Way, but Improvements Needed in Management and Oversight
GAO-09-323, April 2, 2009
Space Acquisitions: Government and Industry Partners Face Substantial Challenges in Developing New DOD Space Systems
GAO-09-648T, April 30, 2009
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Tax Policy and Administration

Tax Administration: Many Taxpayers Rely on Tax Software and IRS Needs to Assess Associated Risks
GAO-09-297, February 25, 2009
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Transportation

Aviation Safety: Potential Strategies to Address Air Ambulance Safety Concerns
GAO-09-627T, April 22, 2009
Commercial Aviation: Airline Industry Contraction Due to Volatile Fuel Prices and Falling Demand Affects Airports, Passengers, and Federal Government Revenues
GAO-09-393, April 21, 2009
High Speed Passenger Rail: Future Development Will Depend on Addressing Financial and Other Challenges and Establishing a Clear Federal Role
GAO-09-560T, April 1, 2009
Transportation Security: Comprehensive Risk Assessments and Stronger Internal Controls Needed to Help Inform TSA Resource Allocation
GAO-09-492, March 27, 2009
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Veterans Affairs

Recovering Servicemembers: DOD and VA Have Made Progress to Jointly Develop Required Policies but Additional Challenges Remain
GAO-09-540T, April 29, 2009
VA Health Care: Challenges in Budget Formulation and Issues Surrounding the Proposal for Advance Appropriations
GAO-09-664T, April 29, 2009
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Legal Products: Decisions and Opinions

AAA Mobile Showers, Inc.
B-311420.2, March 27, 2009
AGFA HealthCare Corporation--Costs
B-400733.6, April 22, 2009
AHNTECH, Inc.
B-401092, April 22, 2009
Armorworks Enterprises, LLC
B-400394.3, March 31, 2009
Bay Area Travel, Inc.; Cruise Ventures, Inc.; Tzell-AirTrak Travel Group, Inc.
B-400442; B-400442.2; B-400442.3; B-400547; B-400547.2; B-400547.3; B-400564; B-400564.2; B-400564.3, November 5, 2008
Bid Protests At GAO: A Descriptive Guide (Ninth Edition, 2009)
GAO-09-471SP, April 3, 2009
Blackwater Lodge and Training Center, Inc.
B-311000.2; B-311000.3; B-311000.4, November 10, 2008
Capitol Police--Inspector General Deputation by U.S. Marshals Service
B-317742, April 24, 2009
Exeter Government Services, LLC
B-400977; B-400977.2, April 9, 2009
FPM Remediations, Inc.
B-401017.2, April 16, 2009
George G. Sharp, Inc.
B-401077; B-401077.2, April 15, 2009
Global Services Corp
B-400229.2, January 27, 2009
Lasmer Industries, Inc.
B-400866.2; B-400916.2; B-401046, March 30, 2009
MINACT, Inc.
B-400951, March 27, 2009
Medical Staffing Joint Venture, LLC
B-400705.2; B-400705.3, March 13, 2009
North Shore Medical Labs, Inc.
B-310747, February 6, 2008
Optimum Services, Inc.
B-401051, April 15, 2009
PWC Logistics Services Company
B-400660, January 6, 2009
Pegasus Global Strategic Solutions, LLC
B-400422.3, March 24, 2009
Petro Star, Inc.
B-401108, April 29, 2009
Precision Mold & Tool
B-400452.4; B-400452.5, April 14, 2009
Precision Prosthetics, Inc.
B-401023, April 9, 2009
RTI Technologies, LLC
B-401075, April 15, 2009
Rehal International Transportation
B-401090, April 7, 2009
Report to Congress on Bid Protests Involving Defense Procurements
B-401197, April 9, 2009
Savannah River Tank Closure, LLC
B-400953; B-400953.2; B-400953.3, March 30, 2009
Severable Services Contracts
B-317636, April 21, 2009
Solutions Lucid Group, LLC
B-400967, April 2, 2009
Solutions Lucid Group, LLC
B-401128, April 2, 2009
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rules

Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary: Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS)/TRICARE: Inclusion of TRICARE Retail Pharmacy Program in Federal Procurement of Pharmaceuticals
GAO-09-533R, April 3, 2009
Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Average Fuel Economy Standards Passenger Cars and Light Trucks Model Year 2011
GAO-09-592R, April 15, 2009
Department of Veterans Affairs: Post-9/11 GI Bill
GAO-09-565R, April 13, 2009
Federal Reserve System: Truth in Lending
GAO-09-544R, April 2, 2009
Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Power Reactor Security Requirements
GAO-09-545R, April 10, 2009
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