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2010 Census: Population Measures Are Important for Federal Funding Allocations. 545
21st Century Challenges: How Performance Budgeting Can Help. 398
A Call For Stewardship: Enhancing the Federal Government's Ability to Address Key Fiscal and Other 21st Century Challenges. 502
Aboveground Oil Storage Tanks: Observations on EPA's Economic Analyses of Amendments to the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Rule. 635
Advance Earned Income Tax Credit: Low Use and Small Dollars Paid Impede IRS's Efforts to Reduce High Noncompliance. 552
Agreed-Upon Procedures: Senate Office of Public Records Revolving Fund, Fiscal Years 2006 and 2007. 290
Agricultural Conservation: Farm Program Payments Are an Important Factor in Landowners' Decisions to Convert Grassland to Cropland. 605
Agricultural Quarantine Inspection Program: Management Problems May Increase Vulnerability of U.S. Agriculture to Foreign Pests and Diseases. 665
Air Traffic Control: FAA Reports Progress in System Acquisitions, but Changes in Performance Measurement Could Improve Usefulness of Information. 585
Alaska Native Corporations: Increased Use of Special 8(a) Provisions Calls for Tailored Oversight. 685
Anabolic Steroid Abuse: Federal Efforts to Prevent and Reduce Anabolic Steroid Abuse among Teenagers. 607
Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures: Airport and Airway Trust Fund Excise Taxes. 374
Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures: Highway Trust Fund Excise Taxes. 377
Army Corps of Engineers: Known Performance Issues with New Orleans Drainage Canal Pumps Have Been Addressed, but Guidance on Future Contracts Is Needed. 660
Assigning Air Traffic Control Costs to Users: Elements of FAA's Methodology Are Generally Consistent with Standards but Certain Assumptions and Methods Need Additional Support. 613
Aviation and the Environment: Impact of Aviation Noise on Communities Presents Challenges for Airport Operations and Future Growth of the National Airspace System. 563
Aviation Finance: Observations on the Current FAA Funding Structure's Support for Aviation Activities, Issues Affecting Future Costs, and Proposed Funding Changes. 710
Aviation Runway and Ramp Safety: Sustained Efforts to Address Leadership, Technology, and Other Challenges Needed to Reduce Accidents and Incidents. 570
Aviation Security: DHS Has Made Progress in Securing the Commercial Aviation System, but Key Challenges Remain. 494
Aviation Security: Vulnerabilities Exposed Through Covert Testing of TSA's Passenger Screening Process. 693
Bankruptcy: Implementation of Reform Act's Debt Reaffirmation Agreement Provisions. 587
Beginning Farmers: Additional Steps Needed to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of USDA Assistance. 549
Border Security: Despite Progress, Weaknesses in Traveler Inspections Exist at Our Nation's Ports of Entry. 514
Border Security: Despite Progress, Weaknesses in Traveler Inspections Exist at Our Nation's Ports of Entry. 533
Border Security: Fraud Risks Complicate State's Ability to Manage Diversity Visa Program. 519
Border Security: Security Vulnerabilities at Unmanned and Unmonitored U.S. Border Locations. 460
Budget Issues: Accrual Budgeting Useful in Certain Areas but Does Not Provide Sufficient Information for Reporting on Our Nation's Longer-Term Fiscal Challenge. 469
Bureau of Reclamation: Reimbursement of California's Central Valley Project Capital Construction Costs by San Luis Unit Irrigation Water Districts. 829
Business Modernization: NASA Must Consider Agencywide Needs to Reap the Full Benefits of Its Enterprise Management System Modernization Effort. 618
Business Systems Modernization: Air Force Needs to Fully Define Policies and Procedures for Institutionally Managing Investments. 476
Business Systems Modernization: Department of the Navy Needs to Establish Management Structure and Fully Define Policies and Procedures for Institutionally Managing Investments. 449
Capitol Power Plant: Status of Utility Tunnel Projects. 692
Capitol Visitor Center: Update on Status of Project's Schedule and Cost as of October 31, 2007. 337
Capitol Visitor Center: Update on Status of Project's Schedule and Cost as of September 25, 2007. 670
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Internal Control Deficiencies Resulted in Millions of Dollars of Questionable Contract Payments. 508
Chemical Demilitarization: Additional Management Actions Needed to Meet Key Performance Goals of DOD's Chemical Demilitarization Program. 635
Chemical Regulation: Comparison of U.S. and Recently Enacted European Union Approaches to Protect against the Risks of Toxic Chemicals. 687
Climate Change Research: Agencies Have Data-Sharing Policies but Could Do More to Enhance the Availability of Data from Federally Funded Research. 648
Climate Change: Agencies Should Develop Guidance for Addressing the Effects on Federal Land and Water Resources. 609
Coastal Wetlands: Lessons Learned from Past Efforts in Louisiana Could Help Guide Future Restoration and Protection. 756
Combating Nuclear Smuggling: Additional Actions Needed to Ensure Adequate Testing of Next Generation Radiation Detection Equipment. 549
Combating Nuclear Terrorism: Federal Efforts to Respond to Nuclear and Radiological Threats and to Protect Key Emergency Response Facilities Could Be Strengthened. 532
Combating Terrorism: Law Enforcement Agencies Lack Directives to Assist Foreign Nations. 441
Commodity Futures Trading Commission: Trends in Energy Derivatives Markets Raise Questions about CFTC's Oversight. 629
Commodity Futures Trading Commission: Trends in Energy Derivatives Markets Raise Questions about CFTC's Oversight. 616
Compact of Free Association: Implementation Activities Have Progressed, but the Marshall Islands Faces Challenges to Achieving Long-Term Compact Goals. 659
Congressional Review Act. 838
Continuity of Operations: Selected Agencies Tested Various Capabilities during 2006 Governmentwide Exercise. 435
Cost of Prisons: Bureau of Prisons Needs Better Data to Assess Alternatives for Acquiring Low and Minimum Security Facilities. Conference notes 592
Critical Infrastructure Protection: Multiple Efforts to Secure Control Systems Are Under Way, but Challenges Remain. 516
Critical Infrastructure Protection: Multiple Efforts to Secure Control Systems Are Under Way, but Challenges Remain. 579
Critical Infrastructure Protection: Sector-Specific Plans' Coverage of Key Cyber Security Elements Varies. 439
Critical Infrastructure Protection: Sector-Specific Plans' Coverage of Key Cyber Security Elements Varies. 442
Debt Management: Treasury Has Improved Short-Term Investment Programs, but Should Broaden Investments to Reduce Risks and Increase Return. 414
Defense Acquisitions: Department of Defense Actions on Program Manager Empowerment and Accountability. 566
Defense Acquisitions: DOD's Research and Development Budget Requests to Congress Do Not Provide Consistent, Complete, and Clear Information. 486
Defense Acquisitions: Navy Faces Challenges Constructing the Aircraft Carrier Gerald R. Ford within Budget. 554
Defense Acquisitions: Overcoming Challenges Key to Capitalizing on Mine Countermeasures Capabilities. 570
Defense Acquisitions: Status of the Expeditionary Fire Support System. 733
Defense Business Transformation: A Full-time Chief Management Officer with a Term Appointment Is Needed at DOD to Maintain Continuity of Effort and Achieve Sustainable Success. 582
Defense Business Transformation: Achieving Success Requires a Chief Management Officer to Provide Focus and Sustained Leadership. 597
Defense Contracts: Contracting for Military Food Services under the Randolph-Sheppard and Javits-Wagner-O'Day Programs. 480
Defense Health Care: DOD Needs to Address the Expected Benefits, Costs, and Risks for Its Newly Approved Medical Command Structure. 667
Defense Infrastructure: Challenges Increase Risks for Providing Timely Infrastructure Support for Army Installations Expecting Substantial Personnel Growth. 657
Defense Infrastructure: Management Actions Needed to Ensure Effectiveness of DOD's Risk Management Approach for the Defense Industrial Base. 638
Defense Infrastructure: Overseas Master Plans Are Improving, but DOD Needs to Provide Congress Additional Information about the Military Buildup on Guam. 659
Defense Logistics: Army and Marine Corps Cannot Be Assured That Equipment Reset Strategies Will Sustain Equipment Availability While Meeting Ongoing Operational Requirements. 635
Defense Trade: Clarification and More Comprehensive Oversight of Export Exemptions Certified by DOD Are Needed. 593
Defense Trade: State Department Needs to Conduct Assessments to Identify and Address Inefficiencies and Challenges in the Arms Export Process. 483
Department of Energy: Oil and Natural Gas Research and Development Activities. 584
Department of Homeland Security: Challenges in Implementing the Improper Payments Information Act and Recovering Improper Payments. 657
Department of Homeland Security: Improved Assessment and Oversight Needed to Manage Risk of Contracting for Selected Services. 472
Department of Homeland Security: Progress Report on Implementation of Mission and Management Functions. 501
Department of Homeland Security: Progress Report on Implementation of Mission and Management Functions. 501
Department of Homeland Security: Progress Report on Implementation of Mission and Management Functions. 595
Department of Homeland Security: Risk Assessment and Enhanced Oversight Needed to Manage Reliance on Contractors. 435
Department of State: Human Capital Strategy Does Not Recognize Foreign Assistance Responsibilities. 477
Department of Veterans Affairs: Actions Needed to Strengthen VA's Foreclosed Property Management Contractor Oversight. 405
Digital Television Transition: Increased Federal Planning and Risk Management Could Further Facilitate the DTV Transition. 583
Digital Television Transition: Preliminary Information on Initial Consumer Education Efforts. 637
Digital Television Transition: Preliminary Information on Progress of the DTV Transition. 663
Digital Television Transition: Questions on the DTV Converter Box Subsidy Program and a DTV Inter-Agency Task Force. 493
Disabled Veterans' Employment: Additional Planning, Monitoring, and Data Collection Efforts Would Improve Assistance. 510
Disaster Housing: Implementation of FEMA's Alternative Housing Pilot Program Provides Lessons for Improving Future Competitions. 900
District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program: Additional Policies and Procedures Would Improve Internal Controls and Program Operations. 619
DOD and VA: Preliminary Observations on Efforts to Improve Health Care and Disability Evaluations for Returning Servicemembers. 687
DOD Civilian Personnel: Medical Policies for Deployed DOD Federal Civilians and Associated Compensation for Those Deployed. 657
DOD Pharmacy Benefits Program: Reduced Pharmacy Costs Resulting from the Uniform Formulary and Manufacturer Rebates. 651
DOD Schools: Additional Reporting Could Improve Accountability for Academic Achievement of Students with Dyslexia. 591
DOD Travel Improper Payments: Fiscal Year 2006 Reporting Was Incomplete and Planned Improvement Efforts Face Challenges. 524
Drug Control: U.S. Assistance Has Helped Mexican Counternarcotics Efforts, but the Flow of Illicit Drugs into the United States Remains High. 634
Drug Control: U.S. Assistance Has Helped Mexican Counternarcotics Efforts, but Tons of Illicit Drugs Continue to Flow into the United States. 595
Drug Safety: Preliminary Findings Suggest Weaknesses in FDA's Program for Inspecting Foreign Drug Manufacturers. 662
Drug Testing: Undercover Tests Reveal Significant Vulnerabilities in DOT's Drug Testing Program. 607
Economic Development: Formal Monitoring Approaches Needed to Help Ensure Compliance with Restrictions on Funding Employer Relocations. 559
Economic Sanctions: Agencies Face Competing Priorities in Enforcing the U.S. Embargo on Cuba. 658
Elections: Further Testing Could Provide Increased but Not Absolute Assurance That Voting Systems Did Not Cause Undervotes in Florida's 13th Congressional District. 717
Elections: Status of GAO's Review of Voting Equipment Used in Florida's 13th Congressional District. 589
Employer-Sponsored Benefits: Many Factors Affect the Treatment of Pension and Health Benefits in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. 518
End-of-Life Care: Key Components Provided by Programs in Four States. 699
End-Stage Renal Disease: Characteristics of Kidney Transplant Recipients, Frequency of Transplant Failures, and Cost to Medicare. 539
Energy Efficiency: Opportunities Exist for Federal Agencies to Better Inform Household Consumers. 898
Energy Employees Compensation: Actions to Promote Contract Oversight, Transparency of Labor's Involvement, and Independence of Advisory Board Could Strengthen Program. 679
Energy Markets: Increasing Globalization of Petroleum Products Markets, Tightening Refining Demand and Supply Balance, and Other Trends Have Implications for U.S. Energy Supply, Prices, and Price Volatility. 580
Environmental Right-To-Know: EPA's Recent Rule Could Reduce Availability of Toxic Chemical Information Used to Assess Environmental Justice. 549
Ex-Im Bank: The U.S. Export-Import Bank's Financing of Dual-Use Exports. 207
Export-Import Bank: Improvements Needed in Assessment of Economic Impact. 574
Federal Acquisition: Oversight Plan Needed to Help Implement Acquisition Advisory Panel Recommendations. 533
Federal Electricity Subsidies: Information on Research Funding, Tax Expenditures, and Other Activities That Support Electricity Production. 926
Federal Emergency Management Agency: Ongoing Challenges Facing the National Flood Insurance Program. 671
Federal Housing Administration: Agency Should Assess the Effects of Proposed Changes to the Manufactured Home Loan Program. 612
Federal Law Enforcement Mandatory Basic Training: Results of Surveys of Federal Civilian Law Enforcement Components (GAO-07-1066SP), an E-supplement to GAO-07-815. 305
Federal Law Enforcement: Survey of Federal Civilian Law Enforcement Mandatory Basic Training. 435
Federal User Fees: Key Aspects of International Air Passenger Inspection Fees Should Be Addressed Regardless of Whether Fees Are Consolidated. 638
Financial Audit: Bureau of the Public Debt's Fiscal Years 2007 and 2006 Schedules of Federal Debt. 517
Financial Audit: IRS's Fiscal Years 2007 and 2006 Financial Statement Audits. 586
Financial Audit: Securities and Exchange Commission's Financial Statements for Fiscal Years 2007 and 2006. 568
Financial Audit: Special Counsel Expenditures for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2007. 770
Financial Management: Long-standing Financial Systems Weaknesses Present a Formidable Challenge. 415
Financial Regulation: Industry Trends Continue to Challenge the Federal Regulatory Structure. 593
Force Structure: Better Management Controls Are Needed to Oversee the Army's Modular Force and Expansion Initiatives and Improve Accountability for Results. 645
Foreign Assistance: Multiple Challenges Hinder the Efficiency and Effectiveness of U.S. Food Aid. 512
Freight Railroads: Updated Information on Rates and Competition Issues. 651
Freight Railroads: Updated Information on Rates and Other Industry Trends. 927
Freight Railroads: Updated Information on Rates and Other Industry Trends. 636
Fusion Energy: Definitive Cost Estimates for U.S. Contributions to an International Experimental Reactor and Better Coordinated DOE Research Are Needed. 643
General Services Administration: Improvements Needed in Managing Delegated Authority of Real Property Activities. 580
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites: Further Actions Needed to Effectively Manage Risks. 446
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites: Progress Has Been Made, but Improvements Are Needed to Effectively Manage Risks. 436
Global Health: U.S. Agencies Support Programs to Build Overseas Capacity for Infectious Disease Surveillance. 484
Global Health: U.S. Agencies Support Programs to Build Overseas Capacity for Infectious Disease Surveillance. 496
Global War on Terrorism: DOD Needs to Take Action to Encourage Fiscal Discipline and Optimize the Use of Tools Intended to Improve GWOT Cost Reporting. 692
Gulf Coast Rebuilding: Observations on Federal Financial Implications. 664
Hazardous Materials: EPA May Need to Reassess Sites Receiving Asbestos-Contaminated Ore from Libby, Montana, and Should Improve Its Public Notification Process. 594
Hazardous Waste: Information on How DOD and Federal and State Regulators Oversee the Off-Site Disposal of Waste from DOD Installations. 661
High-Containment Biosafety Laboratories: Preliminary Observations on the Oversight of the Proliferation of BSL-3 and BSL-4 Laboratories in the United States. 573
Higher Education: Tuition Continues to Rise, but Patterns Vary by Institution Type, Enrollment, and Educational Expenditures. 653
Highlights of a Forum: Health Care 20 Years From Now--Taking Steps Today to Meet Tomorrow's Challenges. 507
Highlights of a Forum: Modernizing Federal Disability Policy. 600
Highlights of a Forum: Transforming Transportation Policy for the 21st Century. 627
Homeland Security: Federal Efforts Are Helping to Alleviate Some Challenges Encountered by State and Local Information Fusion Centers. 689
Homeland Security: Preliminary Information on Federal Actions to Address Challenges Faced by State and Local Information Fusion Centers. 654
Homeland Security: Responses to Posthearing Questions Related to the Department of Homeland Security's Integrated Financial Management Systems Challenges. 571
Homeland Security: U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Program's Long-standing Lack of Strategic Direction and Management Controls Needs to Be Addressed. 536
Homeless Veterans Programs: Bed Capacity, Service, and Communication Gaps Challenge the Grant and Per Diem Program. 451
Human Capital: Building Diversity in GAO's Senior Executive Service. 477
Human Capital: Telework Programs Need Clear Goals and Reliable Data. 569
Hurricane Katrina: Ineffective FEMA Oversight of Housing Maintenance Contracts in Mississippi Resulted in Millions of Dollars of Waste and Potential Fraud. 559
Immigration Benefits: Seventeenth Report Required by the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998. 299
Immigration Enforcement: ICE Could Improve Controls to Help Guide Alien Removal Decision Making. 613
Improper Payments: Weaknesses in USAID's and NASA's Implementation of the Improper Payments Information Act and Recovery Auditing. 661
Indian Health Service: HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives. 608
Indian Issues: Damages and Compensation for Tribes at Seven Reservations Affected by Dams on the Missouri River. 654
Influenza Pandemic: Efforts Under Way to Address Constraints on Using Antivirals and Vaccines to Forestall a Pandemic. 709
Influenza Pandemic: Federal Executive Boards' Ability to Contribute to Pandemic Preparedness. 669
Influenza Pandemic: Further Efforts Are Needed to Ensure Clearer Federal Leadership Roles and an Effective National Strategy. 638
Influenza Pandemic: Opportunities Exist to Address Critical Infrastructure Protection Challenges That Require Federal and Private Sector Coordination. 680
Influenza Pandemic: Opportunities Exist to Clarify Federal Leadership Roles and Improve Pandemic Planning. 683
Influenza Vaccine: Issues Related to Production, Distribution, and Public Health Messages. 678
Information Security: Selected Departments Need to Address Challenges in Implementing Statutory Requirements. 317
Information Security: Sustained Management Commitment and Oversight Are Vital to Resolving Long-standing Weaknesses at the Department of Veterans Affairs. 624
Information Technology: Census Bureau Needs to Improve Its Risk Management of Decennial Systems. 423
Information Technology: Census Bureau Needs to Improve Its Risk Management of Decennial Systems. 445
Information Technology: DHS's Human Capital Plan Is Largely Consistent with Relevant Guidance, but Improvements and Implementation Steps Are Still Needed. 567
Information Technology: Further Improvements Needed to identify and Oversee Poorly Planned and Performing Projects. 533
Information Technology: Improvements for Acquisition of Customs Trade Processing System Continue, but Further Efforts Needed to Avoid More Cost and Schedule Shortfalls. 583
Information Technology: VA and DOD Continue to Expand Sharing of Medical Information, but Still Lack Comprehensive Electronic Medical Records. 606
Inspectors General: Limitations of IG Oversight at the Department of State. 582
Intellectual Property: Risk and Enforcement Challenges. 526
Intellectual Property: U.S. Trade Policy Guidance on WTO Declaration on Access to Medicines May Need Clarification. Correction notice 669
International Trade: An Analysis of Free Trade Agreements and Congressional and Private Sector Consultations under Trade Promotion Authority. 529
International Trade: An Overview of Use of U.S. Trade Preference Programs by Beneficiaries and U.S. Administrative Reviews. 605
Internet Infrastructure: Challenges in Developing a Public/Private Recovery Plan. 627
Investigative Operations: Use of Covert Testing to Identify Security Vulnerabilities and Fraud, Waste, and Abuse. 605
Iran Sanctions: Impact in Furthering U.S. Objectives Is Unclear and Should Be Reviewed. 526
Legal Services Corporation: Governance and Accountability Practices Need to Be Modernized and Strengthened. 612
Legal Services Corporation: Improved Internal Controls Needed in Grants Management and Oversight. 537
Long-Term Fiscal Challenge: Comments on the Bipartisan Task Force for Responsible Fiscal Action Act. 499
Management Letter: Recommendations for Improvements to USDA's Internal Controls and Policies on Premium Class Air Travel. 739
Maritime Security: Federal Efforts Needed to Address Challenges in Preventing and Responding to Terrorist Attacks on Energy Commodity Tankers. 500
Maritime Security: One Year Later: A Progress Report on the SAFE Port Act. 495
Maritime Security: The SAFE Port Act and Efforts to Secure Our Nation's Seaports. 481
Maritime Security: The SAFE Port Act: Status and Implementation One Year Later. 481
Maritime Transportation: Major Oil Spills Occur Infrequently, but Risks Remain. 520
Maritime Transportation: Major Oil Spills Occur Infrequently, but Risks to the Federal Oil Spill Fund Remain. 541
Measuring Our Nation's Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability: Highlights of a Forum Jointly Convened by the Comptroller General of the United States and the National Academy of Science. 547
Medicaid Demonstration Waivers: Lack of Opportunity for Public Input during Federal Approval Process Still a Concern. 730
Medicaid Financing: Long-Standing Concerns about Inappropriate State Arrangements Support Need for Improved Federal Oversight. 542
Medicaid: Thousands of Medicaid Providers Abuse the Federal Tax System. 574
Medicaid: Thousands of Medicaid Providers Abuse the Federal Tax System. 572
Medical Devices: FDA's Approval of Four Temporomandibular Joint Implants. 707
Medicare Advantage: Required Audits of Limited Value. 535
Medicare Inpatient Hospital Payments: CMS Has Used External Data for New Technologies in Certain Instances and Medicare Remains Primary Data Source. 670
Medicare Physician Payments: Medicare and Private Payment Differences for Anesthesia Services. 577
Military Base Realignments and Closures: Cost Estimates Have Increased and Are Likely to Continue to Evolve. 686
Military Base Realignments and Closures: Estimated Costs Have Increased and Estimated Savings Have Decreased. 751
Military Base Realignments and Closures: Impact of Terminating, Relocating, or Outsourcing the Services of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. 628
Military Base Realignments and Closures: Observations Related to the 2005 Round. 380
Military Base Realignments and Closures: Plan Needed to Monitor Challenges for Completing More Than 100 Armed Forces Reserve Centers. 627
Military Base Realignments and Closures: Transfer of Supply, Storage, and Distribution Functions from Military Services to Defense Logistics Agency. 870
Military Health Care: Cost Data Indicate That TRICARE Reserve Select Premiums Exceeded the Costs of Providing Program Benefits. 689
Military Personnel: Considerations Related to Extending Demonstration Project on Servicemembers' Employment Rights Claims. 576
Military Personnel: DOD's Predatory Lending Report Addressed Mandated Issues, but Support Is Limited for Some Findings and Recommendations. 740
Military Personnel: Federal Agencies Have Taken Actions to Address Servicemembers' Employment Rights, but a Single Entity Needs to Maintain Visibility to Improve Focus on Overall Program Results. 293
Military Personnel: Number of Formally Reported Applications for Conscientious Objectors Is Small Relative to the Total Size of the Armed Forces. 446
Military Training: Actions Needed to More Fully Develop the Army's Strategy for Training Modular Brigades and Address Implementation Challenges. 673
Minority Banks: Regulators' Assessments of the Effectiveness of Their Support Efforts Have Been Limited. 518
Motor Carrier Safety: Federal Safety Agency Identifies Many High-Risk Carriers but Does Not Assess Maximum Fines as Often as Required by Law. 562
Motor Carrier Safety: Preliminary Information on Challenges to Ensuring the Integrity of Drug Testing Programs. 759
Motor Carrier Safety: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Has Developed a Reasonable Framework for Managing and Testing Its Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 Initiative. 798
NASA: Agency Has Taken Steps Toward Making Sound Investment Decisions for Ares I but Still Faces Challenging Knowledge Gaps. 442
NASA: Progress Made on Strategic Human Capital Management, but Future Program Challenges Remain. 413
National Flood Insurance Program: FEMA's Management and Oversight of Payments for Insurance Company Services Should Be Improved. 621
Natural Disasters: Public Policy Options for Changing the Federal Role in Natural Catastrophe Insurance. 617
Natural Hazard Mitigation: Various Mitigation Efforts Exist, but Federal Efforts Do Not Provide a Comprehensive Strategic Framework. 465
No Child Left Behind Act: Education Should Clarify Guidance and Address Potential Compliance Issues for Schools in Corrective Action and Restructuring Status. 611
Nonproliferation: U.S. Efforts to Combat Nuclear Networks Need Better Data on Proliferation Risks and Program Results. 628
Nuclear and Worker Safety: Actions Needed to Determine the Effectiveness of Safety Improvement Efforts at NNSA's Weapons Laboratories. 607
Nuclear Energy: NRC Has Made Progress in Implementing Its Reactor Oversight and Licensing Processes but Continues to Face Challenges. 623
Nuclear Energy: NRC's Workforce and Processes for New Reactor Licensing Are Generally in Place, but Uncertainties Remain as Industry Begins to Submit Applications. 536
Nuclear Nonproliferation: DOE's Program to Assist Weapons Scientists in Russia and Other Countries Needs to Be Reassessed. 637
Nuclear Security: DOE and NRC Have Different Security Requirements for Protecting Weapons-Grade Material from Terrorist Attacks. 834
Observations on Implementing the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. 1176
Office of Personnel Management: Opportunities Exist to Build on Recent Progress in Internal Human Capital Capacity. 405
Operation Iraqi Freedom: DOD Assessment of Iraqi Security Forces' Units as Independent Not Clear Because ISF Support Capabilities Are Not Fully Developed. 537
Organizational Transformation: Implementing Chief Operating Officer/Chief Management Officer Positions in Federal Agencies. 387
Organizational Transformation: Implementing Chief Operating Officer/Chief Management Officer Positions in Federal Agencies. 483
Plum Island Animal Disease Center: DHS Has Made Significant Progress Implementing Security Recommendations, but Several Recommendations Remain Open. 784
Postal Service and Mailing Industry Mail-Related Recycling: Accomplishments and Postal Opportunities--Interim Results. 624
Prairie Pothole Region: At the Current Pace of Acquisitions, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Is Unlikely to Achieve Its Habitat Protection Goals for Migratory Birds. 574
Premium Class Travel: Internal Control Weaknesses Governmentwide Led to Improper and Abusive Use of Premium Class Travel. 480
Prescription Drugs: FDA Guidance and Regulations Related to Data on Elderly Persons in Clinical Drug Trials. 987
Prescription Drugs: Trends in Usual and Customary Prices for Drugs Frequently Used by Medicare and Non-Medicare Health Insurance Enrollees. 502
Private Pensions: 401(k) Plan Participants and Sponsors Need Better Information on Fees. 488
Private Pensions: Information That Sponsors and Participants Need to Understand 401(k) Plan Fees. 499
Private Pensions: Low Defined Contribution Plan Savings May Pose Challenges to Retirement Security, Especially for Many Low-Income Workers. 512
Project Bioshield: Actions Needed to Avoid Repeating Past Mistakes. 657
Project Bioshield: Actions Needed to Avoid Repeating Past Problems with Procuring New Anthrax Vaccine and Managing the Stockpile of Licensed Vaccine. 660
Project-Based Rental Assistance: HUD Should Streamline Its Processes to Ensure Timely Housing Assistance Payments. 437
Quadrennial Defense Review: Future Reviews Could Benefit from Improved Department of Defense Analyses and Changes to Legislative Requirements. 690
Radiation Exposure Compensation Act: Program Status. 703
Railroad Bridges and Tunnels: Federal Role in Providing Safety Oversight and Freight Infrastructure Investment Could Be Better Targeted. 475
Rebuilding Iraq: International Donor Pledges for Reconstruction Efforts in Iraq. 170
Rental Housing: Information on Low-Income Veterans' Housing Conditions and Participation in HUD's Programs. 462
Rental Housing: Information on Low-Income Veterans' Housing Conditions and Participation in HUD's Programs. 392
Residential Treatment Programs: Concerns Regarding Abuse and Death in Certain Programs for Troubled Youth. 449
Retirement Security: Women Face Challenges in Ensuring Financial Security in Retirement. 664
Ryan White Care Act: Impact of Legislative Funding Proposal on Urban Areas. 771
School Mental Health: Role of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and Factors Affecting Service Provision. 938
Secure Border Initiative: Observations on Selected Aspects of SBInet Program Implementation. 722
Securing U.S. Nuclear Material: DOE Has Made Little Progress Consolidating and Disposing of Special Nuclear Material. 623
Securing, Stabilizing, and Rebuilding Iraq: GAO Audits and Key Oversight Issues. 450
Securing, Stabilizing, and Rebuilding Iraq: Iraqi Government Has Not Met Most Legislative, Security, and Economic Benchmarks. 464
Securing, Stabilizing, and Rebuilding Iraq: Iraqi Government Has Not Met Most Legislative, Security, and Economic Benchmarks. 605
Securing, Stabilizing, and Rebuilding Iraq: Iraqi Government Has Not Met Most Legislative, Security, and Economic Benchmarks. 464
Securities and Exchange Commission: Additional Actions Needed to Ensure Planned Improvements Address Limitations in Enforcement Division Operations. 1065
Securities and Exchange Commission: Opportunities Exist to Improve Oversight of Self-Regulatory Organizations. 609
Securities and Exchange Commission: Steps Being Taken to Make Examination Program More Risk-Based and Transparent. 583
September 11: Improvements Needed in Availability of Health Screening and Monitoring Services for Responders. 636
September 11: Improvements Needed in Availability of Health Screening and Monitoring Services for Responders. 605
September 11: Problems Remain in Planning for and Providing Health Screening and Monitoring Services for Responders. 655
Single Audit Quality: Actions Needed to Address Persistent Audit Quality Problems. 674
Small Business Administration: 7(a) Loan Program Needs Additional Performance Measures. 668
Small Business Administration: Opportunities Exist to Improve Oversight of Women's Business Centers and Coordination among SBA's Business Assistance Programs. 545
Small Business Administration: Preliminary Views on Increasing Collaboration with Department of Agriculture Rural Development Offices. 589
Small Business Administration: Preliminary Views on Issues Related to the Women's Business Center Program. 612
Small Business Contracting: Observations from Reviews of Contracting and Advocacy Activities of Federal Agencies. 659
Smithsonian Institution: Funding Challenges Affect Facilities' Conditions and Security, Endangering Collections. 485
Smithsonian Institution: Status of Efforts to Address a Range of Funding and Governance Challenges. 564
Social Security Administration: Policies and Procedures Were in Place over MMA Spending, but Some Instances of Noncompliance Occurred. 439
Social Security Disability: Better Planning, Management, and Evaluation Could Help Address Backlogs. 471
Social Security Reform: Issues for Disability and Dependent Benefits. 507
Social Security: Costs Associated with the Administration's Efforts to Promote Program Reforms. 640
Social Security: Issues Regarding the Coverage of Public Employees. 503
South Florida Ecosystem: Some Restoration Progress Has Been Made, but the Effort Faces Significant Delays, Implementation Challenges, and Rising Costs. 732
Space Based Infrared System High Program and its Alternative. 448
Special Operations Forces: Management Actions Are Needed to Effectively Integrate Marine Corps Forces into the U.S. Special Operations Command. 637
SSA Disability Representatives: Fee Payment Changes Show Promise, but Eligibility Criteria and Representative Overpayments Require Further Monitoring. 479
Stabilization and Reconstruction: Actions Are Needed to Develop a Planning and Coordination Framework and Establish the Civilian Reserve Corps. 651
Stabilization and Reconstruction: Actions Needed to Improve Governmentwide Planning and Capabilities for Future Operations. 549
Stabilizing and Rebuilding Iraq: Serious Challenges Confront U.S. Efforts to Build the Capacity of Iraqi Ministries. 664
Stabilizing and Rebuilding Iraq: U.S. Ministry Capacity Development Efforts Need an Overall Integrated Strategy to Guide Efforts and Manage Risk. 634
State and Local Government Retiree Benefits: Current Status of Benefit Structures, Protections, and Fiscal Outlook for Funding Future Costs. 590
State Children's Health Insurance Program: Program Structure, Enrollment and Expenditure Experiences, and Outreach Approaches for States That Cover Adults. 752
State Department: Evacuation Planning and Preparations for Overseas Posts Can Be Improved. 537
State Department: Staffing and Foreign Language Shortfalls Persist Despite Initiatives to Address Gaps. 581
State Department: Survey of Overseas Posts' Emergency Action Committees on Planning, Preparing for, and Conducting Evacuations (GAO-08-24SP), an E-supplement to GAO-08-23. Survey 265
State Department: Transparent Cost Estimates Needed to Support Passport Execution Fee Decisions. 527
Tax Administration: 2007 Filing Season Continues Trend of Improvement, but Opportunities to Reduce Costs and Increase Tax Compliance Should be Evaluated. 447
Tax Administration: Costs and Uses of Third-Party Information Returns. 553
Tax Administration: The Internal Revenue Service Can Improve Its Management of Paper Case Files. 438
Tax Compliance: Federal Grant and Direct Assistance Recipients Who Abuse the Federal Tax System. 556
Tax Compliance: Inflation Has Significantly Decreased the Real Value of Some Penalties. 373
Tax Compliance: Qualified Intermediary Program Provides Some Assurance That Taxes on Foreign Investors Are Withheld and Reported, but Can Be Improved. 510
Tax Compliance: Some Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Disaster Assistance Recipients Have Unpaid Federal Taxes. 706
Telecommunications: FCC Should Take Steps to Ensure Equal Access to Rulemaking Information. 609
Telecommunications: Preliminary Information on Media Ownership. 881
Terrorist Watch List Screening: Opportunities Exist to Enhance Management Oversight, Reduce Vulnerabilities in Agency Screening Processes, and Expand Use of the List. 616
Terrorist Watch List Screening: Recommendations to Enhance Management Oversight, Reduce Potential Screening Vulnerabilities, and Expand Use of the List. 619
Terrorist Watch List Screening: Recommendations to Promote a Comprehensive and Coordinated Approach to Terrorist-Related Screening. 619

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