GAO Month in Review May 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.

Top 10 list

Agriculture and Food

Food Safety: FDA Could Strengthen Oversight of Imported Food by Improving Enforcement and Seeking Additional Authorities
GAO-10-699T, May 6, 2010
Food Safety: FDA Has Begun to Take Action to Address Weaknesses in Food Safety Research, but Gaps Remain
GAO-10-182R, April 23, 2010
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Budget and Spending

Debt Management: Treasury Was Able to Fund Economic Stabilization and Recovery Expenditures in a Short Period of Time, but Debt Management Challenges Remain
GAO-10-498, May 18, 2010
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Business, Industry, and Consumers

Small Business Administration: Continued Attention Needed to Address Reforms to the Disaster Loan Program
GAO-10-735T, May 19, 2010
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Economic Development

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program: Fraud Prevention Controls Needed to Improve Program Integrity
GAO-10-740T, May 24, 2010
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Head Start: Undercover Testing Finds Fraud and Abuse at Selected Head Start Centers
GAO-10-733T, May 18, 2010
Low-Income and Minority Serving Institutions: Sustained Attention Needed to Improve Education's Oversight of Grant Programs
GAO-10-659T, May 27, 2010
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Financial Institutions

Consumer Finance: Factors Affecting the Financial Literacy of Individuals with Limited English Proficiency
GAO-10-518, May 21, 2010
Financial Markets Regulation: Financial Crisis Highlights Need to Improve Oversight of Leverage at Financial Institutions and across System
GAO-10-555T, May 6, 2010
Financial Services Industry: Overall Trends in Management-Level Diversity and Diversity Initiatives, 1993-2008
GAO-10-736T, May 12, 2010
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Financial Management

Financial Audit: Congressional Award Foundation's Fiscal Years 2009 and 2008 Financial Statements
GAO-10-646, May 14, 2010
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Government Operations

Contracting Strategies: Data and Oversight Problems Hamper Opportunities to Leverage Value of Interagency and Enterprisewide Contracts
GAO-10-367, April 29, 2010
Federal Courthouse Construction: Preliminary Results Show Better Planning, Oversight, and Courtroom Sharing Could Help Control Future Costs
GAO-10-753T, May 25, 2010
Nonprofit Sector: Treatment and Reimbursement of Indirect Costs Vary among Grants, and Depend Significantly on Federal, State, and Local Government Practices
GAO-10-477, May 18, 2010
Recovery Act: Clean Water Projects Are Underway, but Procedures May Not Be in Place to Ensure Adequate Oversight
GAO-10-761T, May 26, 2010
Recovery Act: States' and Localities' Uses of Funds and Actions Needed to Address Implementation Challenges and Bolster Accountability
GAO-10-604, May 26, 2010
Recovery Act: States' and Localities' Uses of Funds and Actions Needed to Address Implementation Challenges and Bolster Accountability (Appendixes)
GAO-10-605SP, May 26, 2010
Sourcing Policy: Initial Agency Efforts to Balance the Government to Contractor Mix in the Multisector Workforce
GAO-10-744T, May 20, 2010
United States Government Accountability Office Fiscal Year 2011 Performance Plan
GAO-10-598SP, May 21, 2010
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Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry: Policies and Procedures for Preparing Public Health Products Should Be Strengthened
GAO-10-741T, May 20, 2010
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry: Policies and Procedures for Public Health Product Preparation Should Be Strengthened
GAO-10-449, April 30, 2010
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: An Appropriate Methodology Is Needed for Determining Administrative Costs Attributable to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
GAO-10-610R, May 20, 2010
Concussion in High School Sports: Overall Estimate of Occurrence Is Not Available, but Key State Laws and Nationwide Guidelines Address Injury Management
GAO-10-569T, May 20, 2010
Herbal Dietary Supplements: Examples of Deceptive or Questionable Marketing Practices and Potentially Dangerous Advice
GAO-10-662T, May 26, 2010
Nursing Homes: Some Improvement Seen in Understatement of Serious Deficiencies, but Implications for the Longer-Term Trend Are Unclear
GAO-10-434R, April 28, 2010
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Homeland Security

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: DHS Needs to Conclude Negotiations and Finalize Regulations to Implement Federal Immigration Law
GAO-10-671T, May 18, 2010
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: DHS Should Conclude Negotiations and Finalize Regulations to Implement Federal Immigration Law
GAO-10-553, May 7, 2010
Maritime Security: Varied Actions Taken to Enhance Cruise Ship Security, but Some Concerns Remain
GAO-10-400, April 9, 2010
Secure Border Initiative: DHS Has Faced Challenges Deploying Technology and Fencing Along the Southwest Border
GAO-10-651T, May 4, 2010
Terrorist Watchlist Screening: FBI Has Enhanced Its Use of Information from Firearm and Explosives Background Checks to Support Counterterrorism Efforts
GAO-10-703T, May 5, 2010
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Homelessness: Information on Administrative Costs for HUD's Emergency Shelter Grants Program
GAO-10-491, May 20, 2010
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Income Security

Private Pensions: Long-standing Challenges Remain for Multiemployer Pension Plans
GAO-10-708T, May 27, 2010
Retirement Income: Challenges for Ensuring Income throughout Retirement
GAO-10-632R, April 28, 2010
Unemployment Insurance Trust Funds: Long-standing State Financing Policies Have Increased Risk of Insolvency
GAO-10-440, April 14, 2010
Unemployment Insurance Trust Funds: Long-standing State Financing Policies Have Increased Risk of Insolvency
GAO-10-692T, May 6, 2010
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Information Management

Business Systems Modernization: Internal Revenue Service's Fiscal Year 2010 Expenditure Plan
GAO-10-539, May 10, 2010
Business Systems Modernization: Scope and Content of DOD's Congressional Report and Executive Oversight of Investments Need to Improve
GAO-10-663, May 24, 2010
Information Security: Veterans Affairs Needs to Resolve Long-Standing Weaknesses
GAO-10-727T, May 19, 2010
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International Affairs

Firms Reported to Have Commercial Activity in the Iranian Energy Sector and U.S. Government Contracts
GAO-10-639R, May 4, 2010
Foreign Assistance: U.S. Assistance to the West Bank and Gaza for Fiscal Years 2008 and 2009
GAO-10-623R, May 14, 2010
Iran Sanctions: Firms Reported to Have Commercial Activity in the Iranian Energy Sector and U.S. Government Contracts
GAO-10-721T, May 12, 2010
Palestinian Authority: U.S. Assistance Is Training and Equipping Security Forces, but the Program Needs to Measure Progress and Faces Logistical Constraints
GAO-10-505, May 11, 2010
Vietnam Education Foundation: Recent Improvements Made in Internal Controls, but Weaknesses Persist
GAO-10-442, April 7, 2010
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National Defense

Afghanistan's Security Environment
GAO-10-613R, May 5, 2010
Defense Acquisitions: Observations on Weapon Program Performance and Acquisition Reforms
GAO-10-706T, May 19, 2010
Defense Acquisitions: Strong Leadership Is Key to Planning and Executing Stable Weapon Programs
GAO-10-522, May 6, 2010
Defense Infrastructure: Impact of Purchasing from Local Distributors All Alcoholic Beverages for Resale on Military Installations on Guam
GAO-10-563R, May 28, 2010
Defense Infrastructure: Opportunities Exist to Improve the Navy's Basing Decision Process and DOD Oversight
GAO-10-482, May 11, 2010
Defense Management: DOD Needs to Assess Effectiveness and Determine Future Direction for Its High Performing Organizations Initiative
GAO-10-566R, May 27, 2010
Defense Management: DOD Needs to Determine the Future of Its Horn of Africa Task Force
GAO-10-504, April 15, 2010
Depot Maintenance: Improved Strategic Planning Needed to Ensure That Air Force Depots Can Meet Future Maintenance Requirements
GAO-10-526, May 14, 2010
Opportunities to Improve Controls over Department of Defense's Overseas Contingency Operations Cost Reporting
GAO-10-562R, May 27, 2010
Warfighter Support: Improvements to DOD's Urgent Needs Processes Would Enhance Oversight and Expedite Efforts to Meet Critical Warfighter Needs
GAO-10-460, April 30, 2010
Warfighter Support: Observations on DOD's Ground Combat Uniforms
GAO-10-669R, May 28, 2010
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Natural Resources

Helium Program: Key Developments Since the Early 1990s and Future Considerations
GAO-10-700T, May 13, 2010
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Science, Space, and Technology

Environmental Satellites: Strategy Needed to Sustain Critical Climate and Space Weather Measurements
GAO-10-456, April 27, 2010
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Social Services

Child Care: Multiple Factors Could Have Contributed to the Recent Decline in the Number of Children Whose Families Receive Subsidies
GAO-10-344, May 5, 2010
Runaway and Homeless Youth Grants: Improvements Needed in the Grant Award Process
GAO-10-335, May 10, 2010
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Tax Policy and Administration

Internal Revenue Service: Assessment of Budget Justification for Fiscal Year 2011 Identified Opportunities to Enhance Transparency
GAO-10-687R, May 26, 2010
Tax Compliance: IRS May Be Able to Improve Compliance for Nonresident Aliens and Updating Requirements Could Reduce Their Compliance Burden
GAO-10-429, April 14, 2010
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Airline Mergers: Issues Raised by the Proposed Merger of United and Continental Airlines
GAO-10-778T, May 27, 2010
Aviation Security: Efforts to Validate TSA's Passenger Screening Behavior Detection Program Underway, but Opportunities Exist to Strengthen Validation and Address Operational Challenges
GAO-10-763, May 20, 2010
National Airspace System: Setting On-Time Performance Targets at Congested Airports Could Help Focus FAA's Actions
GAO-10-542, May 26, 2010
National Airspace System: Summary of Flight Delay Trends for 34 Airports in the Continental United States (GAO-10-543SP, May 26, 2010), an E-supplement to GAO-10-542
GAO-10-543SP, May 26, 2010
St. Lawrence Seaway: Estimates for the Asset Renewal Program Will Change, and Implementing Best Practices May Improve the Estimates' Reliability
GAO-10-541R, May 13, 2010
Teen Driver Safety: Additional Research Could Help States Strengthen Graduated Driver Licensing Systems
GAO-10-544, May 27, 2010
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Veterans Affairs

Department of Veterans Affairs: Agency Has Exceeded Contracting Goals for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, but It Faces Challenges with Its Verification Program
GAO-10-458, May 28, 2010
VA Health Care: Progress and Challenges in Conducting the National Vietnam Veterans Longitudinal Study
GAO-10-658T, May 5, 2010
VA Health Care: Reporting of Spending and Workload for Mental Health Services Could Be Improved
GAO-10-570, May 28, 2010
VA Health Care: Status of VA's Approach in Conducting the National Vietnam Veterans Longitudinal Study
GAO-10-578R, May 5, 2010
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Legal Products: Decisions and Opinions

CESC Skyline, LLC
B-402520; B-402520.2, May 3, 2010
Crewzers Fire Crew Transport, Inc.
B-402530; B-402530.2, May 17, 2010
DB Consulting Group, Inc.
B-401543.2; B-401543.3, April 28, 2010
DGR Associates, Inc.
B-402494, May 14, 2010
Del-Jen Education & Training Group
B-401787.3, May 4, 2010
DynaLantic Corporation
B-402326, March 15, 2010
Election Assistance Commission--Obligation of Fiscal Year 2004 Requirements Payments Appropriation
B-318831, April 28, 2010
Election Assistance Commission--Obligation of Requirements Payments Under Continuing Resolutions in Fiscal Years 2009 and 2005
B-318835, May 14, 2010
Ewing Construction Co., Inc.
B-401887.3; B-401887.4, April 26, 2010
FAS Support Services, LLC
B-402464; B-402464.2; B-402464.3, April 21, 2010
FN Manufacturing, LLC
B-402059.4; B-402059.5, March 22, 2010
Freedom Scientific, Inc.
B-401173.3, May 4, 2010
B-401663.4, April 19, 2010
Metalcraft, Inc.--Costs
B-402181.3, May 17, 2010
Najlaa International Catering Services
B-402434; B-402434.2, April 23, 2010
National Aeronautics and Space Administration--Constellation Program and Appropriations Restrictions, Part I
B-319488, May 21, 2010
Nippo Corporation
B-402363.2, May 5, 2010
Nutriom, LLC
B-402511, May 11, 2010
Ocean Ships, Inc.
B-401526.4, April 21, 2010
Resource Title Agency, Inc.
B-402484.2, May 18, 2010
Transportation Security Administration--Costs
B-400340.8, May 20, 2010
Updated Rescission Statistics, Fiscal Years 1974-2009
B-319084, May 14, 2010
Vetcorp, Inc.
B-402519, May 14, 2010
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Legal Products: Federal Agency Major Rules

Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary: Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay Compensation
GAO-10-683R, May 3, 2010
Department of Energy: Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Water Heaters, Direct Heating Equipment, and Pool Heaters
GAO-10-750R, May 26, 2010
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Medicaid Program; State Flexibility for Medicaid Benefit Packages
GAO-10-712R, May 14, 2010
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System Payment--Update for Rate Year Beginning July 1, 2010 (RY 2011)
GAO-10-713R, May 14, 2010
Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration: Use of Ozone-Depleting Substances; Removal of Essential-Use Designation (Flunisolide, etc.)
GAO-10-664R, May 3, 2010
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary: Early Retiree Reinsurance Program
GAO-10-732R, May 19, 2010
Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service; Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration; Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary: Interim Final Rules for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Issuers Relating to Dependent Coverage of Children to Age 26 Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
GAO-10-760R, May 27, 2010
Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards; Final Rule
GAO-10-739R, May 21, 2010
Environmental Protection Agency: Lead; Amendment to the Opt-Out and Recordkeeping Provisions in the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program
GAO-10-734R, May 21, 2010
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