GAO Month in Review September 2009

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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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Agriculture and Food

School Meal Programs: Changes to Federal Agencies' Procedures Could Reduce Risk of School Children Consuming Recalled Food
GAO-09-649, August 20, 2009
School Meal Programs: Improved Reviews, Federal Guidance, and Data Collection Needed to Address Counting and Claiming Errors
GAO-09-814, September 9, 2009
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Budget and Spending

Debt Management: Treasury Inflation Protected Securities Should Play a Heightened Role in Addressing Debt Management Challenges
GAO-09-932, September 29, 2009
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Economic Development

Disaster Housing: FEMA Needs More Detailed Guidance and Performance Measures to Help Ensure Effective Assistance after Major Disasters
GAO-09-796, August 28, 2009
Flood Insurance: Opportunities Exist to Improve Oversight of the WYO Program
GAO-09-455, August 21, 2009
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Education

Low-Income and Minority Serving Institutions: Management Attention to Long-standing Concerns Needed to Improve Education's Oversight of Grant Programs
GAO-09-309, August 17, 2009
No Child Left Behind Act: Enhancements in the Department of Education's Review Process Could Improve State Academic Assessments
GAO-09-911, September 24, 2009
Proprietary Schools: Stronger Department of Education Oversight Needed to Help Ensure Only Eligible Students Receive Federal Student Aid
GAO-09-600, August 17, 2009
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Employment

Employee Misclassification: Improved Coordination, Outreach, and Targeting Could Better Ensure Detection and Prevention
GAO-09-717, August 10, 2009
Vocational Rehabilitation Funding Formula: Options for Improving Equity in State Grants and Considerations for Performance Incentives
GAO-09-798, September 30, 2009
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Energy

Energy Policy Act of 2005: Greater Clarity Needed to Address Concerns with Categorical Exclusions for Oil and Gas Development under Section 390 of the Act
GAO-09-872, September 16, 2009
Nuclear Waste: Uncertainties and Questions about Costs and Risks Persist with DOE's Tank Waste Cleanup Strategy at Hanford
GAO-09-913, September 30, 2009
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Financial Institutions

Financial Regulation: Recent Crisis Reaffirms the Need to Overhaul the U.S. Regulatory System
GAO-09-1049T, September 29, 2009
Troubled Asset Relief Program: Status of Efforts to Address Transparency and Accountability Issues
GAO-09-1048T, September 24, 2009
Troubled Asset Relief Program: Status of Government Assistance Provided to AIG
GAO-09-975, September 21, 2009
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Financial Management

DCAA Audits: Widespread Problems with Audit Quality Require Significant Reform
GAO-09-468, September 23, 2009
DCAA Audits: Widespread Problems with Audit Quality Require Significant Reform
GAO-09-1009T, September 23, 2009
Management Report: Opportunities for Improvements in FDIC's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures
GAO-09-943R, September 15, 2009
Understanding the Primary Components of the Annual Financial Report of the United States Government
GAO-09-946SP, September 25, 2009
United States Merchant Marine Academy: Internal Control Weaknesses Resulted in Improper Sources and Uses of Funds; Some Corrective Actions Are Under Way
GAO-09-635, August 10, 2009
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Government Operations

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau: Fiscal Year 2010 Proposed Licensing and Registration Fees Program
GAO-09-1023R, September 28, 2009
Biosafety Laboratories: BSL-4 Laboratories Improved Perimeter Security Despite Limited Action by CDC
GAO-09-1038T, September 22, 2009
Federal Contracting: Observations on the Government's Contracting Data Systems
GAO-09-1032T, September 29, 2009
Government Performance: Strategies for Building a Results-Oriented and Collaborative Culture in the Federal Government
GAO-09-1011T, September 24, 2009
High-Containment Laboratories: National Strategy for Oversight Is Needed
GAO-09-574, September 21, 2009
High-Containment Laboratories: National Strategy for Oversight Is Needed
GAO-09-1036T, September 22, 2009
High-Containment Laboratories: National Strategy for Oversight Is Needed
GAO-09-1045T, September 22, 2009
Human Capital: Improved Tracking and Additional Actions Needed to Ensure the Timely and Accurate Delivery of Compensation and Medical Benefits to Deployed Civilians
GAO-09-1019T, September 16, 2009
Interagency Collaboration: Key Issues for Congressional Oversight of National Security Strategies, Organizations, Workforce, and Information Sharing
GAO-09-904SP, September 25, 2009
Personnel Security Clearances: Progress Has Been Made to Reduce Delays but Further Actions Are Needed to Enhance Quality and Sustain Reform Efforts
GAO-09-684T, September 15, 2009
Recovery Act: Funds Continue to Provide Fiscal Relief to States and Localities, While Accountability and Reporting Challenges Need to Be Fully Addressed
GAO-09-1016, September 23, 2009
Recovery Act: Funds Continue to Provide Fiscal Relief to States and Localities, While Accountability and Reporting Challenges Need to Be Fully Addressed (Appendixes)
GAO-09-1017SP, September 23, 2009
Recovery Act: States' and Localities' Current and Planned Uses of Funds While Facing Fiscal Stresses
GAO-09-908T, September 10, 2009
Results-Oriented Management: Strengthening Key Practices at FEMA and Interior Could Promote Greater Use of Performance Information
GAO-09-676, August 17, 2009
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Health

HIV/AIDS: Federal and State Efforts to Identify Infected Individuals and Connect Them to Care
GAO-09-985, September 23, 2009
Medicaid Preventive Services: Concerted Efforts Needed to Ensure Beneficiaries Receive Services
GAO-09-578, August 14, 2009
Medicaid: Fraud and Abuse Related to Controlled Substances Identified in Selected States
GAO-09-957, September 9, 2009
Medicaid: Fraud and Abuse Related to Controlled Substances Identified in Selected States
GAO-09-1004T, September 30, 2009
Medicare Physician Services: Utilization Trends Indicate Sustained Beneficiary Access with High and Growing Levels of Service in Some Areas of the Nation
GAO-09-559, August 28, 2009
National Institutes of Health: Completion of Comprehensive Risk Management Program Essential to Effective Oversight
GAO-09-687, September 11, 2009
Nursing Homes: CMS's Special Focus Facility Methodology Should Better Target the Most Poorly Performing Homes, Which Tended to Be Chain Affiliated and For-Profit
GAO-09-689, August 28, 2009
Ryan White CARE Act: Effects of Certain Funding Provisions on Grant Awards
GAO-09-894, September 18, 2009
Ryan White CARE Act: Health Resources and Services Administration's Implementation of Certain Provisions Hampered by Lack of Timely and Accurate Information
GAO-09-1020, September 29, 2009
Ryan White CARE Act: Program Changes Affecting Minority AIDS Initiative and Part D Grantees
GAO-09-1027T, September 9, 2009
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Homeland Security

Combating Nuclear Terrorism: Preliminary Observations on Preparedness to Recover from Possible Attacks Using Radiological or Nuclear Materials
GAO-09-996T, September 14, 2009
Emergency Communications: National Communications System Provides Programs for Priority Calling, but Planning for New Initiatives and Performance Measurement Could be Strengthened
GAO-09-822, August 28, 2009
Emergency Preparedness: Improved Planning and Coordination Necessary for Development of Integrated Public Alert and Warning System
GAO-09-1044T, September 30, 2009
Emergency Preparedness: Improved Planning and Coordination Necessary for Modernization and Integration of Public Alert and Warning System
GAO-09-834, September 9, 2009
Emergency Preparedness: Results of Survey on State and Local Emergency Alert and Notification Capabilities (GAO-09-880SP, September 2009), an E-supplement to GAO-09-834
GAO-09-880SP, September 9, 2009
Homeland Security: Actions Needed to Improve Security Practices at National Icons and Parks
GAO-09-983, August 28, 2009
Homeland Security: Despite Progress, DHS Continues to Be Challenged in Managing Its Multi-Billion Dollar Annual Investment in Large-Scale Information Technology Systems
GAO-09-1002T, September 15, 2009
Homeland Security: Federal Protective Service Has Taken Some Initial Steps to Address Its Challenges, but Vulnerabilities Still Exist
GAO-09-1047T, September 23, 2009
Secure Border Initiative: Technology Deployment Delays Persist and the Impact of Border Fencing Has Not Been Assessed
GAO-09-896, September 9, 2009
Secure Border Initiative: Technology Deployment Delays Persist and the Impact of Border Fencing Has Not Been Assessed
GAO-09-1013T, September 17, 2009
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Housing

Affordable Housing in Transit-Oriented Development: Key Practices Could Enhance Recent Collaboration Efforts between DOT-FTA and HUD
GAO-09-871, September 9, 2009
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: Analysis of Options for Revising the Housing Enterprises' Long-term Structures
GAO-09-782, September 10, 2009
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Income Security

401(k) Plans: Policy Changes Could Reduce the Long-term Effects of Leakage on Workers' Retirement Savings
GAO-09-715, August 28, 2009
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation: More Strategic Approach Needed for Processing Complex Plans Prone to Delays and Overpayments
GAO-09-716, August 17, 2009
Social Security Disability: Additional Performance Measures and Better Cost Estimates Could Help Improve SSA's Efforts to Eliminate Its Hearings Backlog
GAO-09-398, September 9, 2009
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Information Management

Information Technology: DOD Needs to Strengthen Management of Its Statutorily Mandated Software and System Process Improvement Efforts
GAO-09-888, September 8, 2009
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International Affairs

Afghanistan and Pakistan: Oversight of U.S. Interagency Efforts
GAO-09-1015T, September 9, 2009
Combating Terrorism: U.S. Agencies Report Progress Countering Terrorism and Its Financing in Saudi Arabia, but Continued Focus on Counter Terrorism Financing Efforts Needed
GAO-09-883, September 24, 2009
Democracy Assistance: U.S. Agencies Take Steps to Coordinate International Programs but Lack Information on Some U.S.-funded Activities
GAO-09-993, September 28, 2009
Department of State: Additional Steps Needed to Address Continuing Staffing and Experience Gaps at Hardship Posts
GAO-09-874, September 17, 2009
Department of State: Comprehensive Plan Needed to Address Persistent Foreign Language Shortfalls
GAO-09-955, September 17, 2009
Department of State: Persistent Staffing and Foreign Language Gaps Compromise Diplomatic Readiness
GAO-09-1046T, September 24, 2009
Intellectual Property: Enhanced Planning by U.S. Personnel Overseas Could Strengthen Efforts
GAO-09-863, September 30, 2009
International Food Assistance: USAID Is Taking Actions to Improve Monitoring and Evaluation of Nonemergency Food Aid, but Weaknesses in Planning Could Impede Efforts
GAO-09-980, September 28, 2009
International Food Assistance: Key Issues for Congressional Oversight
GAO-09-977SP, September 30, 2009
International Trade: U.S. Agencies Have Taken Some Steps, but Serious Impediments Remain to Restricting Trade in Burmese Rubies and Jadeite
GAO-09-987, September 30, 2009
Nuclear Nonproliferation: National Nuclear Security Administration Has Improved the Security of Reactors in its Global Research Reactor Program, but Action Is Needed to Address Remaining Concerns
GAO-09-949, September 17, 2009
State Department: Wide Range of Emergency Services Provided to American Citizens Overseas, but Improved Monitoring Is Needed
GAO-09-989, September 24, 2009
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Crime Victims' Rights Act: Increasing Victim Awareness and Clarifying Applicability to the District of Columbia Will Improve Implementation of the Act
GAO-09-1024T, September 29, 2009
Juvenile Justice: A Time Frame for Enhancing Grant Monitoring Documentation and Verification of Data Quality Would Help Improve Accountability and Resource Allocation Decisions
GAO-09-850R, September 22, 2009
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National Defense

DOD Business Systems Modernization: Navy Implementing a Number of Key Management Controls on Enterprise Resource Planning System, but Improvements Still Needed
GAO-09-841, September 15, 2009
Defense Acquisitions: Army Aviation Modernization Has Benefited from Increased Funding but Several Challenges Need to Be Addressed
GAO-09-978R, September 28, 2009
Defense Acquisitions: Department of Defense Needs a Unified Strategy for Balancing Investments in Tactical Wheeled Vehicles
GAO-09-968R, September 28, 2009
Defense Acquisitions: Sound Practices Critical to Ensuring Value for the Defense Logistics Agency's Acquisitions
GAO-09-1040T, September 24, 2009
Defense Contracting Integrity: Opportunities Exist to Improve DOD's Oversight of Contractor Ethics Programs
GAO-09-591, September 22, 2009
Defense Contracting Integrity: Survey on Contractor Ethics Programs (GAO-09-646SP, September 2009), an E-supplement to GAO-09-591
GAO-09-646SP, September 22, 2009
Depot Maintenance: Improved Strategic Planning Needed to Ensure That Army and Marine Corps Depots Can Meet Future Maintenance Requirements
GAO-09-865, September 17, 2009
Homeland Defense: Greater Focus on Analysis of Alternatives and Threats Needed to Improve DOD's Strategic Nuclear Weapons Security
GAO-09-828, September 18, 2009
Homeland Defense: U.S. Northern Command Has a Strong Exercise Program, but Involvement of Interagency Partners and States Can Be Improved
GAO-09-849, September 9, 2009
Military Airlift: DOD Should Take Steps to Strengthen Management of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet Program
GAO-09-625, September 30, 2009
Military Base Realignments and Closures: Transportation Impact of Personnel Increases Will Be Significant, but Long-Term Costs Are Uncertain and Direct Federal Support Is Limited
GAO-09-750, September 9, 2009
Military Readiness: DOD Needs to Strengthen Management and Oversight of the Defense Readiness Reporting System
GAO-09-518, September 25, 2009
Missile Defense: DOD Needs to More Fully Assess Requirements and Establish Operational Units before Fielding New Capabilities
GAO-09-856, September 16, 2009
Overseas Contingency Operations: Reported Obligations for the Department of Defense
GAO-09-1022R, September 25, 2009
Reserve Forces: Army Needs to Finalize an Implementation Plan and Funding Strategy for Sustaining an Operational Reserve Force
GAO-09-898, September 17, 2009
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Natural Resources

Federal Oil And Gas Management: Opportunities Exist to Improve Oversight
GAO-09-1014T, September 16, 2009
Mineral Revenues: MMS Could Do More to Improve the Accuracy of Key Data Used to Collect and Verify Oil and Gas Royalties
GAO-09-549, July 15, 2009
Royalty-In-Kind Program: MMS Does Not Provide Reasonable Assurance It Receives Its Share of Gas, Resulting in Millions in Forgone Revenue
GAO-09-744, August 14, 2009
Wildland Fire Management: Federal Agencies Have Taken Important Steps Forward, but Additional, Strategic Action is Needed to Capitalize on Those Steps
GAO-09-877, September 9, 2009
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Science, Space, and Technology

NASA: Constellation Program Cost and Schedule Will Remain Uncertain Until a Sound Business Case Is Established
GAO-09-844, August 26, 2009
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Transportation

Aviation Weather: FAA and the National Weather Service Are Considering Plans to Consolidate Weather Service Offices, but Face Significant Challenges
GAO-09-761, September 9, 2009
Metropolitan Planning Organizations: Options Exist to Enhance Transportation Planning Capacity and Federal Oversight
GAO-09-868, September 9, 2009
Survey of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (GAO-09-867SP, September 2009), an E-supplement to GAO-09-868
GAO-09-867SP, September 9, 2009
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Legal Products: Decisions and Opinions

Akal Security, Inc.
B-401469; B-401469.2; B-401469.3, September 10, 2009
American Technologies, Inc.
B-401445, August 28, 2009
Ashland Sales & Service Company
B-401481, September 15, 2009
Caddell Construction Company, Inc.
B-401596; B-401597; B-401598, September 21, 2009
Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting Co. LLP
B-401547, August 31, 2009
FedSys, Inc.
B-401453, September 8, 2009
Frank A. Bloomer--Agency Tender Official
B-401482, July 20, 2009
Golight Inc.
B-401866, September 10, 2009
Healthcare Resolution Services, Inc.
B-400826.4, August 13, 2009
Inclusion of Public-Private Partnership Roadways in Calculating Total Lane Miles When Apportioning Highway Trust Funds
B-317634, August 17, 2009
JSW Maintenance, Inc.
B-400581.5, September 8, 2009
L-3 Services, Inc.
B-400134.11; B-400134.12, September 3, 2009
Major Contracting Services, Inc.
B-401472, September 14, 2009
OLCR Inc.; Revolutionize
B-401575; B-401575.2, September 24, 2009
OSC Solutions, Inc.
B-401498, September 14, 2009
Palm Beach Aviation, Inc.
B-401450; B-401450.2; B-401516, August 28, 2009
Raydar & Associates, Inc.
B-401447, September 1, 2009
Sea Box, Inc.
B-401523; B-401523.2, September 25, 2009
T-C Transcription, Inc.
B-401470, September 16, 2009
TMI Management Systems, Inc.
B-401530, September 28, 2009
University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute
B-400870.3, July 15, 2009
Viking Inc.--USA
B-401528, August 25, 2009
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rules

Department of Energy: Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Refrigerated Bottled or Canned Beverage Vending Machines
GAO-09-1031R, September 16, 2009
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and Fiscal Year 2010 Rates; and Changes to the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Rate Years 2010 and 2009 Rates
GAO-09-984R, September 11, 2009
Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service: Migratory Bird Hunting; Early Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds in the Contiguous United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands
GAO-09-1030R, September 14, 2009
Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service: Migratory Bird Hunting; Final Frameworks for Early-Season Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations
GAO-09-1029R, September 9, 2009
Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service: Migratory Bird Hunting; Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on Certain Federal Indian Reservations and Ceded Lands for the 2009-10 Early Season
GAO-09-1037R, September 16, 2009
Federal Reserve System: Capital Adequacy Guidelines; Small Bank Holding Company Policy Statement: Treatment of Subordinated Securities Issued to the United States Treasury Under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008
GAO-09-1033R, September 21, 2009
Federal Reserve System: Capital Adequacy Guidelines; Treatment of Perpetual Preferred Stock Issued to the United States Treasury Under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008
GAO-09-1034R, September 21, 2009
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