GAO Month in Review May 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.

Top 10 list http://www.gao.gov/press/topten.html

 

Business, Industry, and Consumers

Insurance Reciprocity and Uniformity: NAIC and State Regulators Have Made Progress in Producer Licensing, Product Approval, and Market Conduct Regulation, but Challenges Remain
GAO-09-372, April 6, 2009
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Economic Development

National Preparedness: FEMA Has Made Progress, but Needs to Complete and Integrate Planning, Exercise, and Assessment Efforts
GAO-09-369, May 7, 2009
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Education

Graduate Medical Education: Trends in Training and Student Debt
GAO-09-438R, May 4, 2009
Seclusions and Restraints: Selected Cases of Death and Abuse at Public and Private Schools and Treatment Centers
GAO-09-719T, May 19, 2009
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Energy

Strategic Petroleum Reserve: Issues Regarding the Inclusion of Refined Petroleum Products as Part of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
GAO-09-695T, May 12, 2009
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Financial Institutions

Federal Reserve Banks: Areas for Improvement in Information Security Controls
GAO-09-722R, May 29, 2009
Hedge Funds: Overview of Regulatory Oversight, Counterparty Risks, and Investment Challenges
GAO-09-677T, May 7, 2009
Securities and Exchange Commission: Greater Attention Needed to Enhance Communication and Utilization of Resources in the Division of Enforcement
GAO-09-358, March 31, 2009
Securities and Exchange Commission: Greater Attention Is Needed to Enhance Communication and Utilization of Resources in the Division of Enforcement
GAO-09-613T, May 7, 2009
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Financial Management

Designated Federal Entities: Survey of Governance Practices and the Inspector General Role
GAO-09-270, April 20, 2009
Financial Audit: Congressional Award Foundation's Fiscal Years 2008 and 2007 Financial Statements
GAO-09-652, May 15, 2009
Financial Audit: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Funds' 2008 and 2007 Financial Statements
GAO-09-535, May 28, 2009
Financial Audit: Senate Restaurants Revolving Fund for Fiscal Years 2008 and 2007
GAO-09-409, May 29, 2009
Financial Management Systems: OMB's Financial Management Line of Business Initiative Continues but Future Success Remains Uncertain
GAO-09-328, May 7, 2009
Financial Management: Achieving Financial Statement Auditability in the Department of Defense
GAO-09-373, May 6, 2009
Financial Management: DOD Needs to Clarify Its General Gift Fund Policies to Provide for Effective Oversight
GAO-09-486R, May 27, 2009
Statutory Authorities to Prohibit Inspector General Activities
GAO-09-660R, May 8, 2009
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Government Operations

Architect of the Capitol: Plans for Renovating the Cannon House Office Building and Garages
GAO-09-673T, May 6, 2009
Effect of Personnel Reform on the Federal Aviation Administration's Budget
GAO-09-645R, May 14, 2009
Federal Contractors: Better Performance Information Needed to Support Agency Contract Award Decisions
GAO-09-374, April 23, 2009
Federal Rulemaking: Improvements Needed to Monitoring and Evaluation of Rules Development as Well as to the Transparency of OMB Regulatory Reviews
GAO-09-205, April 20, 2009
Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request: U.S. Government Accountability Office
GAO-09-699T, May 21, 2009
Recovery Act: GAO's Efforts to Work with the Accountability Community to Help Ensure Effective and Efficient Oversight
GAO-09-672T, May 5, 2009
Sponsored Noncitizens and Public Benefits: More Clarity in Federal Guidance and Better Access to Federal Information Could Improve Implementation of Income Eligibility Rules
GAO-09-375, May 19, 2009
U.S. Postal Service: Intelligent Mail Benefits May Not Be Achieved if Key Risks Are Not Addressed
GAO-09-599, May 6, 2009
U.S. Postal Service: Network Rightsizing Needed to Help Keep USPS Financially Viable
GAO-09-674T, May 20, 2009
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Health

End-Stage Renal Disease: CMS Should Monitor Effect of Bundled Payment on Home Dialysis Utilization Rates
GAO-09-537, May 22, 2009
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Income Security

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation: Financial Challenges Highlight Need for Improved Governance and Management
GAO-09-702T, May 20, 2009
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Information Management

Information Security: Agencies Make Progress in Implementation of Requirements, but Significant Weaknesses Persist
GAO-09-701T, May 19, 2009
Information Security: Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities Place Federal Systems at Risk
GAO-09-661T, May 5, 2009
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International Affairs

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: Coordinated Federal Decisions and Additional Data Are Needed to Manage Potential Economic Impact of Applying U.S. Immigration Law
GAO-09-426T, May 19, 2009
Foreign Assistance: Measures to Prevent Inadvertent Payments to Terrorists under Palestinian Aid Programs Have Been Strengthened, but Some Weaknesses Remain
GAO-09-622, May 19, 2009
Sovereign Wealth Funds: Laws Limiting Foreign Investment Affect Certain U.S. Assets and Agencies Have Various Enforcement Processes
GAO-09-608, May 20, 2009
State Department: Significant Vulnerabilities in the Passport Issuance Process
GAO-09-681T, May 5, 2008
U.S. Public Diplomacy: Key Issues for Congressional Oversight
GAO-09-679SP, May 27, 2009
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National Defense

Best Practices: High Levels of Knowledge at Key Points Differentiate Commercial Shipbuilding from Navy Shipbuilding
GAO-09-322, May 13, 2009
DOD Business Systems Modernization: Recent Slowdown in Institutionalizing Key Management Controls Needs to Be Addressed
GAO-09-586, May 18, 2009
DOD Personnel Clearances: Comprehensive Timeliness Reporting, Complete Clearance Documentation, and Quality Measures Are Needed to Further Improve the Clearance Process
GAO-09-400, May 19, 2009
Defense Management: Observations on DOD's Analysis of Options for Improving Corrosion Prevention and Control through Earlier Planning in the Requirements and Acquisition Processes
GAO-09-694R, May 29, 2009
Depot Maintenance: Actions Needed to Identify and Establish Core Capability at Military Depots
GAO-09-83, May 14, 2009
Joint Strike Fighter: Strong Risk Management Essential as Program Enters Most Challenging Phase
GAO-09-711T, May 20, 2009
Military Housing Privatization: DOD Faces New Challenges Due to Significant Growth at Some Installations and Recent Turmoil in the Financial Markets
GAO-09-352, May 15, 2009
Military Operations: Actions Needed to Improve Oversight and Interagency Coordination for the Commander's Emergency Response Program in Afghanistan
GAO-09-615, May 18, 2009
Military Personnel: Army Needs to Focus on Cost-Effective Use of Financial Incentives and Quality Standards in Managing Force Growth
GAO-09-256, May 4, 2009
Questions for the Record Related to the Implementation of the Department of Defense's National Security Personnel System
GAO-09-669R, May 18, 2009
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Natural Resources

Endangered Species Act: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Has Incomplete Information about Effects on Listed Species from Section 7 Consultations
GAO-09-550, May 21, 2009
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Science, Space, and Technology

Global Positioning System: Significant Challenges in Sustaining and Upgrading Widely Used Capabilities
GAO-09-325, April 30, 2009
Global Positioning System: Significant Challenges in Sustaining and Upgrading Widely Used Capabilities
GAO-09-670T, May 7, 2009
Space Acquisitions: DOD Faces Substantial Challenges in Developing New Space Systems
GAO-09-705T, May 20, 2009
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Tax Policy and Administration

IRS Management: IRS Practices Contribute to Its Resilience, but It Would Benefit from Additional Emergency Planning Efforts
GAO-09-418, April 9, 2009
Tax Administration: Possible Implications of Expanding Refund Offset Provisions
GAO-09-571R, May 7, 2009
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Transportation

Aviation Security: TSA Has Completed Key Activities Associated with Implementing Secure Flight, but Additional Actions Are Needed to Mitigate Risks
GAO-09-292, May 13, 2009
Federal Transit Administration: Progress and Challenges in Implementing and Evaluating the Job Access and Reverse Commute Program
GAO-09-496, May 21, 2009
Freight Rail Security: Actions Have Been Taken to Enhance Security, but the Federal Strategy Can Be Strengthened and Security Efforts Better Monitored
GAO-09-243, April 21, 2009
Motor Carrier Safety: Commercial Vehicle Registration Program Has Kept Unsafe Carriers from Operating, but Effectiveness Is Difficult to Measure
GAO-09-495, May 12, 2009
Responses to Questions for the Record: March 18, 2009, Hearing on ATC Modernization: Near-Term Achievable Goals
GAO-09-718R, May 20, 2009
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Legal Products: Decisions and Opinions

America's Pride
B-401114, May 27, 2009
American K-9 Detection Services, Inc.
B-400464.6, May 5, 2009
Blue Hackle Middle, East, WLL--Costs
B-310566.3, March 24, 2008
Burchick Construction Company
B-400342.3, April 20, 2009
Camber Corporation
B-401079, April 29, 2009
Career Training Concepts, Inc.-Advisory Opinion
B-311429; B-311429.2, June 27, 2008
Deco Security Services
B-401024, April 22, 2009
Dependable Disposal and Recycling
B-400929, February 3, 2009
Jeff Gose--Designated Employee Agent
B-401100, May 13, 2009
Kuwait Leaders General Trading & Contracting Company
B-401015.2, May 21, 2009
Med-South, Inc.
B-401214, May 20, 2009
Messier-Bugatti, Safran Group
B-401064, May 5, 2009
Mission Critical Solutions
B-401057, May 4, 2009
National Science Foundation--Potential Antideficiency Act Violation by the National Science Board Office
B-317413, April 24, 2009
National Transportation Safety Board--Application of Section 1072 of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (41 U.S.C. 254) to Real Property Leases
B-316860, April 29, 2009
PlanetSpace, Inc.
B-401016; B-401016.2, April 22, 2009
Quality Software Services, Inc.
B-400206.2, November 19, 2008
RCL Components, Inc.
B-400175, August 19, 2008
SDV Furniture & Services, LLC
B-401221, May 5, 2009
SelectTech Bering Straits Solutions JV; Croop-LaFrance, Inc.
B-400964; B-400964.2; B-400964.3, April 6, 2009
Southern Scrap Material Company
B-401059, April 29, 2009
Spectrum Systems, Inc.
B-401130, May 13, 2009
W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company
B-400753.3, March 25, 2009
Wyle Laboratories, Inc.
B-311123, April 29, 2008
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rules

Department of Health and Human Services, Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services: "Medicare Program; Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System Payment Update for Rate Year Beginning July 1, 2009 (RY 2010)"
GAO-09-698R, May 19, 2009
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