GAO Month in Review December 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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Business, Industry, and Consumers

Small Business Administration: Actions Needed to Improve the Usefulness of the Agency's Lender Risk Rating System
GAO-10-53, November 6, 2009
Telecommunications: FCC Needs to Improve Oversight of Wireless Phone Service
GAO-10-34, November 10, 2009
Telecommunications: Surveys of Consumers and of State Utility Commissions about Wireless Phone Service (GAO-10-35SP, November 2009), an E-supplement to GAO-10-34
GAO-10-35SP, November 10, 2009
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Economic Development

Disaster Assistance: Improvements in Providing Federal Disaster Case Management Services Could Help Agencies Better Assist Victims
GAO-10-278T, December 2, 2009
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Employment

U.S. Labor Force Statistics: Illustrative Simulations of the Likely Effects of Underrepresenting Unauthorized Residents
GAO-10-99, November 30, 2009
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Energy

Managing Sensitive Information: Actions Needed to Prevent Unintended Public Disclosures of U.S. Nuclear Sites and Activities
GAO-10-251, December 15, 2009
Nuclear Waste Management: Key Attributes, Challenges, and Costs for the Yucca Mountain Repository and Two Potential Alternatives
GAO-10-48, November 4, 2009
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Environmental Protection

Chemical Regulation: Observations on Improving the Toxic Substances Control Act
GAO-10-292T, December 2, 2009
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Financial Institutions

Troubled Asset Relief Program: The U.S. Government Role as Shareholder in AIG, Citigroup, Chrysler, and General Motors and Preliminary Views on its Investment Management Activities
GAO-10-325T, December 16, 2009
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Financial Management

Financial Audit: Office of Financial Stability (Troubled Asset Relief Program) Fiscal Year 2009 Financial Statements
GAO-10-301, December 9, 2009
Financial Management Systems: DHS Faces Challenges to Successfully Consolidating Its Existing Disparate Systems
GAO-10-76, December 4, 2009
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Government Operations

Federally Created Entities: An Overview of Key Attributes
GAO-10-97, October 29, 2009
Formula Grants: Funding for the Largest Federal Assistance Programs Is Based on Census-Related Data and Other Factors
GAO-10-263, December 15, 2009
Impoundment Control Act: Use and Impact of Rescission Procedures
GAO-10-320T, December 16, 2009
Recovery Act: Contract Oversight Activities of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and Observations on Contract Spending in Selected States
GAO-10-216R, November 30, 2009
Recovery Act: Planned Efforts and Challenges in Evaluating Compliance with Maintenance of Effort and Similar Provisions
GAO-10-247, November 30, 2009
Recovery Act: Status of States' and Localities' Use of Funds and Efforts to Ensure Accountability
GAO-10-231, December 10, 2009
Recovery Act: Status of States' and Localities' Use of Funds and Efforts to Ensure Accountability (Appendixes)
GAO-10-232SP, December 10, 2009
Smithsonian Institution: Governance and Facilities Reforms Progressing, but Work Remains
GAO-10-297T, December 10, 2009
Smithsonian Institution: Implementation of Governance Reforms is Progressing, but Work Remains
GAO-10-190R, December 10, 2009
U.S. Postal Service: The Program for Reassessing Work Provided to Injured Employees Is Under Way, but Actions Are Needed to Improve Program Management
GAO-10-78, December 14, 2009
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Health

Drug Safety: FDA Has Begun Efforts to Enhance Postmarket Safety, but Additional Actions Are Needed
GAO-10-68, November 9, 2009
Hurricane Katrina: Federal Grants Have Helped Health Care Organizations Provide Primary Care, but Sustaining Services Will Be a Challenge
GAO-10-273T, December 3, 2009
Influenza Pandemic: Monitoring and Assessing the Status of the National Pandemic Implementation Plan Needs Improvement
GAO-10-73, November 24, 2009
Medicaid Outpatient Prescription Drugs: Second Quarter 2008 Federal Upper Limits for Reimbursement Compared with Average Retail Pharmacy Acquisition Costs
GAO-10-118R, November 30, 2009
Medicaid: Ongoing Federal Oversight of Payments to Offset Uncompensated Hospital Care Costs Is Warranted
GAO-10-69, November 20, 2009
Medicare Managed Care: Observations about Medicare Cost Plans
GAO-10-185, December 28, 2009
Medicare: CMS Working to Address Problems from Round 1 of the Durable Medical Equipment Competitive Bidding Program
GAO-10-27, November 6, 2009
Nursing Homes: Addressing the Factors Underlying Understatement of Serious Care Problems Requires Sustained CMS and State Commitment
GAO-10-70, November 24, 2009
Nursing Homes: Responses from Two Web-based questionnaires to Nursing Home Surveyors and State Agency Directors (GAO-10-74SP), an e-supplement to GAO-10-70
GAO-10-74SP, November 24, 2009
Nursing Homes: Opportunities Exist to Facilitate the Use of the Temporary Management Sanction
GAO-10-37R, November 20, 2009
State and Local Government Retiree Health Benefits: Liabilities Are Largely Unfunded, but Some Governments Are Taking Action
GAO-10-61, November 30, 2009
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Homeland Security

Biosurveillance: Developing a Collaboration Strategy Is Essential to Fostering Interagency Data and Resource Sharing
GAO-10-171, December 18, 2009
Department of Homeland Security: A Comprehensive Strategy Is Still Needed to Achieve Management Integration Departmentwide
GAO-10-318T, December 15, 2009
Department of Homeland Security: Actions Taken Toward Management Integration, but a Comprehensive Strategy Is Still Needed
GAO-10-131, November 20, 2009
Homeland Security: DHS's Progress and Challenges in Key Areas of Maritime, Aviation, and Cybersecurity
GAO-10-106, December 2, 2009
Softwood Lumber Act of 2008: Customs and Border Protection Established Required Procedures, but Agencies Report Little Benefit from New Requirements
GAO-10-220, December 18, 2009
Supply Chain Security: Feasibility and Cost-Benefit Analysis Would Assist DHS and Congress in Assessing and Implementing the Requirement to Scan 100 Percent of U.S.-Bound Containers
GAO-10-12, October 30, 2009
Transportation Worker Identification Credential: Progress Made in Enrolling Workers and Activating Credentials but Evaluation Plan Needed to Help Inform the Implementation of Card Readers
GAO-10-43, November 18, 2009
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Income Security

Private Pensions: Additional Changes Could Improve Employee Benefit Plan Financial Reporting
GAO-10-54, November 5, 2009
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Information Management

Information Technology: Actions Needed to Fully Establish Program Management Capability for VA's Financial and Logistics Initiative
GAO-10-40, October 26, 2009
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International Affairs

Intellectual Property: Enhancements to Coordinating U.S. Enforcement Efforts
GAO-10-219T, December 9, 2009
International Trade: Observations on U.S. and Foreign Countries' Export Promotion Activities
GAO-10-310T, December 9, 2009
State Department: Challenges Facing the Bureau of Diplomatic Security
GAO-10-290T, December 9, 2009
State Department: Diplomatic Security's Recent Growth Warrants Strategic Review
GAO-10-156, November 12, 2009
Status of Funds for the Merida Initiative
GAO-10-253R, December 3, 2009
UN Office for Project Services: Management Reforms Proceeding but Effectiveness Not Assessed, and USAID's Oversight of Grants Has Weaknesses
GAO-10-168, November 19, 2009
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Anti-Money Laundering: Improved Communication Could Enhance the Support FinCEN Provides to Law Enforcement
GAO-10-141, December 14, 2009
DOJ's Civil Rights Division: Opportunities Exist to Improve Its Case Management System and Better Meet Its Reporting Needs
GAO-09-938R, September 30, 2009
Juvenile Justice: DOJ Is Enhancing Information on Effective Programs, but Could Better Assess the Utility of This Information
GAO-10-125, December 17, 2009
Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program: Performance Measurement Would Strengthen Accountability and Enhance Awareness among Potential Claimants
GAO-10-5, October 29, 2009
U.S. Department of Justice: Information on Employment Litigation, Housing and Civil Enforcement, Voting, and Special Litigation Sections' Enforcement Efforts from Fiscal Years 2001 through 2007
GAO-10-75, October 23, 2009
U.S. Department of Justice: Opportunities Exist to Strengthen the Civil Rights Division's Ability to Manage and Report on Its Enforcement Efforts
GAO-10-256T, December 3, 2009
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National Defense

DOD Civilian Personnel: Intelligence Personnel System Incorporates Safeguards, but Opportunities Exist for Improvement
GAO-10-134, December 17, 2009
Overseas Contingency Operations: Funding and Cost Reporting for the Department of Defense
GAO-10-288R, December 18, 2009
Status of GAO Recommendations to the Department of Defense (Fiscal Years 2001-2008)
GAO-10-211R, December 16, 2009
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Natural Resources

Surface Coal Mining: Characteristics of Mining in Mountainous Areas of Kentucky and West Virginia
GAO-10-21, December 9, 2009
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Science, Space, and Technology

Commercial Space Transportation: Development of the Commercial Space Launch Industry Presents Safety Oversight Challenges for FAA and Raises Issues Affecting Federal Roles
GAO-10-286T, December 2, 2009
Federal Research: NASA Should Better Inform Researchers about How to Appeal Dissemination Decisions
GAO-10-200, December 3, 2009
International Space Station: Significant Challenges May Limit Onboard Research
GAO-10-9, November 25, 2009
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Tax Policy and Administration

Tax Policy: The Research Tax Credit's Design and Administration Can Be Improved
GAO-10-136, November 6, 2009
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Transportation

Rail Transit: Observations on FTA's State Safety Oversight Program and Potential Change in Its Oversight Role
GAO-10-314T, December 10, 2009
Rail Transit: Observations on FTA's State Safety Oversight Program and Potential Change in Oversight Role
GAO-10-293T, December 8, 2009
Recovery Act: States' Use of Highway and Transit Funds and Efforts to Meet the Act's Requirements
GAO-10-312T, December 10, 2009
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Veterans Affairs

Department of Veterans Affairs' Implementation of Information Security Education Assistance Program
GAO-10-170R, December 18, 2009
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program: Case Studies Show Fraud and Abuse Allowed Ineligible Firms to Obtain Millions of Dollars in Contracts
GAO-10-306T, December 16, 2009
VA Construction: VA Is Working to Improve Initial Project Cost Estimates, but Should Analyze Cost and Schedule Risks
GAO-10-189, December 14, 2009
Veterans Health Administration: Inadequate Controls over Miscellaneous Obligations Increase Risk over Procurement Transactions
GAO-10-307T, December 16, 2009
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Legal Products: Decisions and Opinions

BW JV1, LLC
B-401841, December 4, 2009
Baron Services, Inc.
B-402109, December 24, 2009
Chicago Dryer Company
B-401888, December 8, 2009
Coastal Environments, Inc.
B-401889, December 18, 2009
Computers Universal, Inc.
B-401564.2, December 7, 2009
DePonte Investments, Inc.
B-401802, November 23, 2009
DeVal Corporation
B-402182, December 17, 2009
Department of the Army--Reconsideration
B-401472.2, December 7, 2009
Divakar Technologies, Inc.
B-402026, December 2, 2009
ESCO Marine, Inc.
B-401438, September 4, 2009
Enterprise Information System
B-401037.5; B-401037.6, December 1, 2009
Excel Building & Development Corporation
B-401955, December 23, 2009
FujiFilm Medical Systems USA, Inc.
B-400733.10; B-400733.12; B-400733.9, December 1, 2009
G4S Government Services
B-401694; B-401694.2, November 4, 2009
GIBBCO LLC
B-401890, December 14, 2009
Gas Turbine Engines, Inc.
B-401868.2, December 14, 2009
Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc.
B-400771.6, November 23, 2009
Hotel Contracting Services, Inc.
B-401807; B-401807.2, November 25, 2009
IAP-Leopardo Construction, Inc.
B-401923, December 2, 2009
Innovative Technologies Corporation
B-401689; B-401689.2; B-401689.3, November 9, 2009
Light-Pod, Inc.
B-401739; B-401739.2, November 12, 2009
Lockheed Martin Systems Integration-Owego; Sikorsky Aircraft Company--Modification of Recommendation
B-299145.7; B-299145.8, December 15, 2009
M. Matt Durand, LLC
B-401793, November 23, 2009
Navistar Defense, LLC; BAE Systems, Tactical Vehicle Systems LP
B-401865; B-401865.2; B-401865.3; B-401865.4; B-401865.5; B-401865.6; B-401865.7, December 14, 2009
Philips Healthcare Informatics
B-400733.11; B-400733.13; B-400733.8, December 2, 2009
Port of Bellingham
B-401837, December 2, 2009
Prudent Technologies, Inc.
B-401736.3, December 9, 2009
Simba USA, LLC; New Western Supply, LLC
B-401971; B-401971.2, December 28, 2009
Solar Plexus, LLC
B-402061, December 14, 2009
TMM Investments, Ltd.
B-402016, December 23, 2009
The Analysis Group, LLC
B-401726; B-401726.2, November 13, 2009
VMD Systems Integrators, Inc.
B-401037.4; B-401037.7, December 8, 2009
Voith Hydro, Inc.
B-401244.2; B-401771, November 13, 2009
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rules

Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation: Conservation Reserve Program
GAO-10-271R, December 1, 2009
Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency: Livestock Forage Disaster Program and Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish; Supplemental Agricultural Disaster Assistance
GAO-10-272R, December 1, 2009
Department of Education: Race to the Top Fund
GAO-10-282R, December 4, 2009
Department of Education: State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Program
GAO-10-329R, December 23, 2009
Department of Energy: Loan Guarantees for Projects That Employ Innovative Technologies
GAO-10-322R, December 22, 2009
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program: Changes to the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and CY 2010 Payment Rates; Changes to the Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System and CY 2010 Payment Rates
GAO-10-283R, December 7, 2009
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2010
GAO-10-305R, December 10, 2009
Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration: Pipeline Safety: Integrity Management Program for Gas Distribution Pipelines
GAO-10-330R, December 23, 2009
Environmental Protection Agency: Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Construction and Development Point Source Category
GAO-10-308R, December 16, 2009
Federal Reserve System: Electronic Fund Transfers
GAO-10-285R, December 7, 2009
Securities and Exchange Commission: Amendments to Rules for Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations
GAO-10-319R, December 18, 2009
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