GAO Month in Review July 2010

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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Agriculture and Food

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Payment Errors and Trafficking Have Declined, but Challenges Remain
GAO-10-956T, July 28, 2010
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Civil Rights

Highlights of a Forum: Actions That Could Increase Work Participation for Adults with Disabilities
GAO-10-812SP, July 29, 2010
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act: After Almost 20 Years, Key Federal Agencies Still Have Not Fully Complied with the Act
GAO-10-768, July 28, 2010
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Economic Development

Small Business Administration: Undercover Tests Show HUBZone Program Remains Vulnerable to Fraud and Abuse
GAO-10-759, June 25, 2010
Small Business Administration: Undercover Tests Show HUBZone Program Remains Vulnerable to Fraud and Abuse
GAO-10-920T, July 28, 2010
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Education

Department of Education: Improved Dissemination and Timely Product Release Would Enhance the Usefulness of the What Works Clearinghouse
GAO-10-644, July 23, 2010
Federal Student Loan Programs: Opportunities Exist to Improve Audit Requirements and Oversight Procedures
GAO-10-668, July 21, 2010
GAO Review of LEA Controls over and Uses of Recovery Act Education Funds (Avery County Schools)
GAO-10-746R, July 9, 2010
GAO Review of LEA Controls over and Uses of Recovery Act Education Funds (Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools)
GAO-10-747R, July 9, 2010
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Energy

Coal Power Plants: Opportunities Exist for DOE to Provide Better Information on the Maturity of Key Technologies to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions
GAO-10-675, June 16, 2010
Department of Energy: Further Actions Are Needed to Improve DOE's Ability to Evaluate and Implement the Loan Guarantee Program
GAO-10-627, July 12, 2010
Oil and Gas Management: Past Work Offers Insights to Consider in Restructuring Interior's Oversight
GAO-10-888T, July 22, 2010
Recovery Act: Most DOE Cleanup Projects Appear to Be Meeting Cost and Schedule Targets, but Assessing Impact of Spending Remains a Challenge
GAO-10-784, July 29, 2010
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Environmental Protection

Wastewater Infrastructure Financing: Stakeholder Views on a National Infrastructure Bank and Public-Private Partnerships
GAO-10-728, June 30, 2010
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Financial Institutions

Troubled Asset Relief Program: Continued Attention Needed to Ensure the Transparency and Accountability of Ongoing Programs
GAO-10-933T, July 21, 2010
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Financial Management

Management Report: Improvements Needed in American Battle Monuments Commission's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures
GAO-10-596R, July 23, 2010
Management Report: Improvements Needed in Controls over the Preparation of the U.S. Consolidated Financial Statements
GAO-10-757, July 30, 2010
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Government Operations

Department of Homeland Security: Assessments of Selected Complex Acquisitions
GAO-10-588SP, June 30, 2010
Elections: DOD Can Strengthen Evaluation of Its Absentee Voting Assistance Program
GAO-10-476, June 17, 2010
Foreign Language Capabilities: Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, and State Could Better Assess Their Foreign Language Needs and Capabilities and Address Shortfalls
GAO-10-715T, July 29, 2010
GAO Human Capital Reform Act of 2004: Final Report on GAO's Use of Provisions in the GAO Human Capital Reform Act of 2004
GAO-10-811SP, July 6, 2010
Independent Oversight of Recovery Act Funding for Mississippi's Weatherization Assistance Program
GAO-10-796R, June 30, 2010
Performance Measurement: Better Alignment to Strategic Goals and Data Verification Needed at the Corporation for National and Community Service
GAO-10-886, July 28, 2010
Recovery Act: Contracting Approaches and Oversight Used by Selected Federal Agencies and States
GAO-10-809, July 15, 2010
U.S. Government Accountability Office: Strategic Plan 2010-2015 (Supersedes GAO-07-1SP)
GAO-10-559SP, July 1, 2010
U.S. Insular Areas: Interior's Management and Oversight of Insular Area Grants
GAO-10-917T, July 15, 2010
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Health

Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Tests: Misleading Test Results Are Further Complicated by Deceptive Marketing and Other Questionable Practices
GAO-10-847T, July 22, 2010
Health Care Quality Measurement: The National Quality Forum Has Begun a 4-Year Contract with HHS
GAO-10-737, July 14, 2010
Hurricane Katrina: CMS and HRSA Assistance to Sustain Primary Care Gains in the Greater New Orleans Area
GAO-10-773R, June 30, 2010
Medicare Payments to Federally Qualified Health Centers
GAO-10-576R, July 30, 2010
Medicare Recovery Audit Contracting: Lessons Learned to Address Improper Payments and Improve Contractor Coordination and Oversight
GAO-10-864T, July 15, 2010
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Homeland Security

Border Security: CBP Lacks the Data Needed to Assess the FAST Program at U.S. Northern Border Ports
GAO-10-694, July 19, 2010
Coast Guard: Deepwater Requirements, Quantities, and Cost Require Revalidation to Reflect Knowledge Gained
GAO-10-790, July 27, 2010
Department of Homeland Security: DHS Needs to Comprehensively Assess Its Foreign Language Needs and Capabilities and Identify Shortfalls
GAO-10-714, June 22, 2010
Maritime Security: DHS Progress and Challenges in Key Areas of Port Security
GAO-10-940T, July 21, 2010
Technology Assessment: Explosives Detection Technologies to Protect Passenger Rail
GAO-10-898, July 28, 2010
U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Border Security Fencing, Infrastructure and Technology Fiscal Year 2010 Expenditure Plan
GAO-10-877R, July 30, 2010
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Housing

Mandate on Department of Housing and Urban Development's Alternative Credit Pilot Program
GAO-10-876R, July 30, 2010
Older Americans: Continuing Care Retirement Communities Can Provide Benefits, but Not Without Some Risk
GAO-10-611, June 21, 2010
Older Americans: Continuing Care Retirement Communities Can Provide Benefits, but Not Without Some Risk
GAO-10-904T, July 21, 2010
Rural Homelessness: Better Collaboration by HHS and HUD Could Improve Delivery of Services in Rural Areas
GAO-10-724, July 20, 2010
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Income Security

Defined Benefit Pension Plans: Plans Face Valuation and Other Challenges When Investing in Hedge Funds and Private Equity
GAO-10-915T, July 20, 2010
Life Insurance Settlements: Regulatory Inconsistencies May Pose a Number of Challenges
GAO-10-775, July 9, 2010
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program: Greater Fraud Prevention Controls Are Needed
GAO-10-621, June 18, 2010
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Information Management

Cybersecurity: Key Challenges Need to Be Addressed to Improve Research and Development
GAO-10-466, June 3, 2010
Information Management: Challenges In Federal Agencies' Use of Web 2.0 Technologies
GAO-10-872T, July 22, 2010
Information Security: Federal Guidance Needed to Address Control Issues with Implementing Cloud Computing
GAO-10-513, May 27, 2010
Information Security: Governmentwide Guidance Needed to Assist Agencies in Implementing Cloud Computing
GAO-10-855T, July 1, 2010
Information Technology: OMB's Dashboard Has Increased Transparency and Oversight, but Improvements Needed
GAO-10-701, July 16, 2010
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International Affairs

Afghanistan Development: Enhancements to Performance Management and Evaluation Efforts Could Improve USAID's Agricultural Programs
GAO-10-368, July 14, 2010
Afghanistan Development: Poverty and Major Crop Production (GAO-10-756SP), an E-supplement to GAO-10-368
GAO-10-756SP, July 14, 2010
Afghanistan Development: USAID Continues to Face Challenges in Managing and Overseeing U.S. Development Assistance Programs
GAO-10-932T, July 15, 2010
Drug Control: DOD Needs to Improve Its Performance Measurement System to Better Manage and Oversee Its Counternarcotics Activities
GAO-10-835, July 21, 2010
Drug Control: International Programs Face Significant Challenges Reducing the Supply of Illegal Drugs but Support Broad U.S. Foreign Policy Objectives
GAO-10-921T, July 21, 2010
Engaging Foreign Audiences: Assessment of Public Diplomacy Platforms Could Help Improve State Department Plans to Expand Engagement
GAO-10-767, July 21, 2010
Export-Import Bank: Reaching New Targets for Environmentally Beneficial Exports Presents Major Challenges for Bank
GAO-10-682, July 14, 2010
Iran Sanctions: New Act Underscores Importance of Comprehensive Assessment of Sanctions' Effectiveness
GAO-10-928T, July 29, 2010
Merida Initiative: The United States Has Provided Counternarcotics and Anticrime Support but Needs Better Performance Measures
GAO-10-837, July 21, 2010
Merida Initiative: The United States Needs Better Performance Measures for Its Counternarcotics and Anticrime Support Efforts
GAO-10-913T, July 21, 2010
Millennium Challenge Corporation: Summary Fact Sheets for 17 Compacts
GAO-10-797R, July 14, 2010
New Embassy Compounds: State Faces Challenges in Sizing Facilities and Providing for Operations and Maintenance Requirements
GAO-10-689, July 20, 2010
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Alien Smuggling: DHS Could Better Address Alien Smuggling along the Southwest Border by Leveraging Investigative Resources and Measuring Program Performance
GAO-10-919T, July 22, 2010
Alien Smuggling: DHS Needs to Better Leverage Investigative Resources and Measure Program Performance along the Southwest Border
GAO-10-328, May 24, 2010
American Samoa: Performing a Risk Assessment Would Better Inform U.S. Agencies of the Risks Related to Acceptance of Certificates of Identity
GAO-10-638, June 11, 2010
Border Security: Improvements in the Department of State's Development Process Could Increase the Security of Passport Cards and Border Crossing Cards
GAO-10-589, June 1, 2010
Federal Bureau of Prisons: BOP Has Mechanisms in Place to Address Most Second Chance Act Requirements and Is Working to Implement an Initiative Designed to Reduce Recidivism
GAO-10-854R, July 14, 2010
Military Naturalizations: USCIS Generally Met Mandated Processing Deadlines, but Processing Applicants Deployed Overseas Is a Challenge
GAO-10-865, July 29, 2010
Oversight of DOJ Funds for Recreational Activities
GAO-10-661R, June 18, 2010
Passport Issuance: Current Situation Results in Thousands of Passports Issued to Registered Sex Offenders
GAO-10-643, June 15, 2010
State Department: Undercover Tests Show Passport Issuance Process Remains Vulnerable to Fraud
GAO-10-922T, July 29, 2010
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National Defense

DOD's High-Risk Areas: Observations on DOD's Progress and Challenges in Strategic Planning for Supply Chain Management
GAO-10-929T, July 27, 2010
Defense Acquisitions: DOD Needs to Develop Performance Criteria to Gauge Impact of Reform Act Changes and Address Workforce Issues
GAO-10-774, July 29, 2010
Defense Acquisitions: Guidance Needed on Navy's Use of Investment Incentives at Private Shipyards
GAO-10-686, July 26, 2010
Defense Acquisitions: Missile Defense Program Instability Affects Reliability of Earned Value Management Data
GAO-10-676, July 14, 2010
Defense Infrastructure: Army's Privatized Lodging Program Could Benefit from More Effective Planning
GAO-10-771, July 30, 2010
Defense Management: DOD Needs Better Information and Guidance to More Effectively Manage and Reduce Operating and Support Costs of Major Weapon Systems
GAO-10-717, July 20, 2010
Defense Management: Improved Planning, Training, and Interagency Collaboration Could Strengthen DOD's Efforts in Africa
GAO-10-794, July 28, 2010
Defense Management: U.S. Southern Command Demonstrates Interagency Collaboration, but Its Haiti Disaster Response Revealed Challenges Conducting a Large Military Operation
GAO-10-801, July 28, 2010
Department of Defense: Additional Actions Needed to Improve Financial Management of Military Equipment
GAO-10-695, July 26, 2010
Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) Program Faces Cost, Schedule and Performance Risks
GAO-10-758R, July 2, 2010
Human Capital: Quality of DOD Status of Forces Surveys Could Be Improved by Performing Nonresponse Analysis of the Results
GAO-10-751R, July 12, 2010
Military Base Realignments and Closures: DOD Is Taking Steps to Mitigate Challenges but Is Not Fully Reporting Some Additional Costs
GAO-10-725R, July 21, 2010
Military Personnel: Enhanced Collaboration and Process Improvements Needed for Determining Military Treatment Facility Medical Personnel Requirements
GAO-10-696, July 29, 2010
Military Training: Army and Marine Corps Face Challenges to Address Projected Future Requirements
GAO-10-720, July 16, 2010
National Security: Interagency Collaboration Practices and Challenges at DOD's Southern and Africa Commands
GAO-10-962T, July 28, 2010
Overseas Contingency Operations: Comparison of the Department of Defense's Overseas Contingency Operations Funding Requests for Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011
GAO-10-889R, July 6, 2010
Warfighter Support: Actions Needed to Improve the Joint Improvised Exposive Device Defeat Organization's System of Internal Control
GAO-10-660, July 1, 2010
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Science, Space, and Technology

Biosurveillance: Efforts to Develop a National Biosurveillance Capability Need a National Strategy and a Designated Leader
GAO-10-645, June 30, 2010
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Social Services

Legal Services Corporation: Improvements Needed in Controls over Grant Awards and Grantee Program Effectiveness
GAO-10-540, June 11, 2010
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Transportation

Aviation Research: Airport Cooperative Research Program Addresses Many Needs but Could Enhance Transparency and Clarify Scope of Research Role
GAO-10-729, July 15, 2010
Aviation Safety: Improved Planning Could Help FAA Address Challenges Related to Winter Weather Operations
GAO-10-678, July 29, 2010
Aviation Safety: Icing and Winter Weather-Related Recommendations That NTSB Has Issued Since 1996 (GAO-10-679SP), an E-supplement to (GAO-10-678)
GAO-10-679SP, July 29, 2010
Commercial Aviation: Better Information about Airline-Imposed Fees and the Refundability of Government-Imposed Taxes and Fees Could Benefit Consumers
GAO-10-885T, July 14, 2010
Commercial Aviation: Consumers Could Benefit from Better Information about Airline-Imposed Fees and Refundability of Government-Imposed Taxes and Fees
GAO-10-785, July 14, 2010
Highway Bridge Program: Condition of Nation's Bridges Shows Limited Improvement, but Further Actions Could Enhance the Impact of Federal Investment
GAO-10-930T, July 21, 2010
NextGen Air Transportation System: FAA's Metrics Can Be Used to Report on Status of Individual Programs, but Not of Overall NextGen Implementation or Outcomes
GAO-10-629, July 27, 2010
Public Transportation: Federal Role in Value Capture Strategies for Transit Is Limited, but Additional Guidance Could Help Clarify Policies
GAO-10-781, July 29, 2010
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Veterans Affairs

Department of Veterans Affairs: Long-standing Weaknesses in Miscellaneous Obligation and Financial Reporting Controls
GAO-10-939T, July 28, 2010
Veterans Affairs: Opportunities Exist to Improve Potential Recipients' Awareness of the Temporary Residence Adaptation Grant
GAO-10-786, July 15, 2010
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Legal Products: Decisions and Opinions

AMEC Earth & Environmental, Inc.
B-401961; B-401961.2, December 22, 2009
Allied Technology Group, Inc.
B-402135; B-402135.2, January 21, 2010
B&S Transport, Inc.
B-402695, July 9, 2010
Bannum, Inc.
B-402730, July 6, 2010
Consumer Product Safety Commission: Period of Availability and Permissible Uses of Grant Program Appropriations
B-319734, July 26, 2010
Cylab Inc.
B-402716, July 13, 2010
Department of Justice--Modification of Recommendation
B-400760.6, May 5, 2010
Falcon Environmental Services, Inc.
B-402670; B-402670.2, July 6, 2010
Hi-Tec Systems, Inc.
B-402590; B-402590.2, June 7, 2010
JXM, Inc.
B-402643, June 25, 2010
Jackson Contractor Group, Inc.
B-402348.2, May 10, 2010
K & S Associates, Inc.
B-402604, June 14, 2010
LS3 Incorporated
B-401948.11, July 21, 2010
Managed Care Concepts, LLC
B-402750, July 15, 2010
National Aeronautics and Space Administration--Constellation Program and Appropriations Restrictions, Part II
B-320091, July 23, 2010
PJ Helicopters, Inc.
B-402524.2, May 20, 2010
Photonics Optics Tech, Inc.
B-402967, July 28, 2010
SNAP, Inc.
B-402746, July 16, 2010
Smith Building Group, Inc.
B-402720, July 18, 2010
Software Engineering Services, Inc.
B-401645, October 23, 2009
Special Services
B-402613.2; B-402613.3, July 21, 2010
System Engineering International, Inc.
B-402754, July 20, 2010
Woodcrest Ace Hardware-MSC Industrial Supply Company
B-401417.4; B-401417.5, July 12, 2010
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rules

Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service; Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration; Department of Health and Human Services: Interim Final Rules for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Coverage Relating to Status as a Grandfathered Health Plan Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
GAO-10-878R, July 1, 2010
Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service; Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration; and Department of Health and Human Services: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Preexisting Condition Exclusions, Lifetime and Annual Limits, Rescissions, and Patient Protections
GAO-10-897R, July 9, 2010
Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision: Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices; Amendment
GAO-10-912R, July 13, 2010
Environmental Protection Agency: Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Sulfur Dioxide
GAO-10-884R, July 6, 2010
Federal Reserve System: Electronic Fund Transfers
GAO-10-900R, July 13, 2010
Federal Reserve System: Truth in Lending
GAO-10-925R, July 22, 2010
Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for FY 2010
GAO-10-881R, July 2, 2010
Securities and Exchange Commission: Political Contributions by Certain Investment Advisers
GAO-10-936R, July 28, 2010
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