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Final List of Significant PMA/GPRA/Clinger-Cohen Act Publications

1 – 31 March, 2009 

ALERT #09-14 is a final list of various publications related to the PMA, GPRA, or Clinger-Cohen Act issued from 1 through 31 March 2009 that might interest you.  You can use it as a checklist of URLs in case you missed any of the documents.  This list below compiled for March-dated publications is deemed final for our purpose. We allow at least 30 days after the close of a monthly period to publish a Final list since many GAO and OMB publications are actually released later than the publication date shown on covers.

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has revised its way of showing some URLs, i.e. rather than the traditional blue underlining in every case, they may show “Full Report”, “Highlights”, or “Summary”.  To download your selection, just put your cursor on that selection and Microsoft Outlook will show “CTRL+click to follow link”. So simply press your CTRL key and click as instructed to bring up the document.

GAO Month in Review by Topics for March 2009, www.gao.gov, released 7 April

GAO Securities and Exchange Commission:  Greater Attention Needed to Enhance Communication and Utilization of Resources in the Division of Enforcement.  GAO-09-358, March 31. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-358 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09358high.pdf Key Words: Resource Management, Financial Regulation

 

GAO Troubled Asset Relief Program: March 2009 Status of Efforts to Address Transparency and Accountability Issues.  GAO-09-504, March 31. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-504 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09504high.pdf Program Management, Financial

 

GAO Troubled Asset Relief Program:  Capital Purchase Program Transactions for the Period October 28, 2008 through March 20, 2009 and Information on Financial Agency Agreements, Contracts, and Blanket Purchase Agreements Awarded as of March 13, 2009 (GAO-09-522SP, March 2009), an E-supplement to GAO-09-504.  GAO-09-522SP, March 31. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-522SP Key Words: Program Management, Financial

 

GAO Troubled Asset Relief Program: Status of Efforts to Address Transparency and Accountability Issues, by Gene L. Dodaro, acting comptroller general of the United States, before the Senate Committee on Finance.  GAO-09-539T, March 31. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-539T Key Words: Program Management, Financial Accountability

 

IBM Transforming Information Technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs by Walters, 30 March, www.businessofgovernment/pdfs/WaltersReport.pdf Key Words: IT, VA

 

GAO Defense Acquisitions:  Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs.  GAO-09-326SP, March 30. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-326SP Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09326sphigh.pdf Key Words: Acquisition Management, DOD

 

GAO Defense Infrastructure:  DOD Needs to Periodically Review Support Standards and Costs at Joint Bases and Better Inform Congress of Facility Sustainment Funding Uses.  GAO-09-336, March 30. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-336 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09336high.pdf Key Words: Facilities Management

 

GAO Defined Benefit Pensions:  Survey Results of the Nation's Largest Private Defined Benefit Plan Sponsors.  GAO-09-291, March 30. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-291 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09291high.pdf Key Words: Regulatory Management, Financial

 

GAO Global War on Terrorism:  Reported Obligations for the Department of Defense.  GAO-09-449R, March 30. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-449R Key Words: Program Management, DOD

 

GAO Telecommunications:  Long-Term Strategic Vision Would Help Ensure Targeting of E-rate Funds to Highest Priority Uses.  GAO-09-253, March 27. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-253 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09253high.pdf  and related product:  Telecommunications:  Information on Participation in the E-rate Program (GAO-09-254SP, March 2009), an e-supplement to GAO-09-253.  GAO-09-254SP, March 27. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-254SP Key Words: Program Management

 

GAO Transportation Security:  Comprehensive Risk Assessments and Stronger Internal Controls Needed to Help Inform TSA Resource Allocation.  GAO-09-492, March 27. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-492 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09492high.pdf Key Words: Risk Management, Transportation, Internal Controls

 

GAO Ryan White CARE Act:  Implementation of the New Minority AIDS Initiative Provisions.  GAO-09-315, March 27. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-315 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09315high.pdf Key Words: Program Management, Healthcare

 

GAO Methadone-Associated Overdose Deaths:  Factors Contributing to Increased Deaths and Efforts to Prevent Them.  GAO-09-341, March 26. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-341 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09341high.pdf Key Words: Program Management, Health

 

GAO Human Subjects Research:  Undercover Tests Show the Institutional Review Board System Is Vulnerable to Unethical Manipulation, by Gregory D. Kutz, managing director, forensic audits and special investigations, before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Committee on Energy and Commerce.  GAO-09-448T, March 26.

http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-448T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09448thigh.pdf Key Words: Regulatory Management

 

GAO Defense Management:  Key Challenges Should Be Addressed When Considering Changes to Missile Defense Agency's Roles and Missions, by John H. Pendleton, director, defense capabilities and management, before the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, House Committee on Armed Services.  GAO-09-466T, March 26. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-466T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09466thigh.pdf Key Words: Program Management, DOD

 

GAO Defense Acquisitions:  Key Considerations for Planning Future Army Combat Systems, by Paul L. Francis, director, acquisition and sourcing management, before the Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces, House Committee on Armed Services.  GAO-09-410T, March 26. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-410T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09410thigh.pdf Key Words: Acquisition Management

 

GAO HUBZone Program:  Fraud and Abuse Identified in Four Metropolitan Areas.  GAO-09-440, March 25. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-440 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09440high.pdf Key Words: Fraud

 

GAO Urban Partnership Agreements:  Congestion Relief Initiative Holds Promise; Some Improvements Needed in Selection Process.  GAO-09-154, March 25. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-154 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09154high.pdf  Key Words: Inter-government relationships

 

GAO Federal Student Aid: Recent Changes to Eligibility Requirements and Additional Efforts to Promote Awareness Could Increase Academic Competitiveness and SMART Grant Participation.  GAO-09-343, March 25. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-343 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09343high.pdf  Key Words: Program Management

 

GAO Department of Defense:  Additional Actions and Data Are Needed to Effectively Manage and Oversee DOD's Acquisition Workforce.  GAO-09-342, March 25. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-342 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09342high.pdf Key Words: Acquisition Management, DOD

 

GAO Department of Labor:  Wage and Hour Division's Complaint Intake and Investigative Processes Leave Low Wage Workers Vulnerable to Wage Theft, by Gregory D. Kutz, managing director, and Jonathan T. Meyer, assistant director, forensic audits and special investigations, before the House Committee on Education and Labor.  GAO-09-458T, March 25. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-458T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09458thigh.pdf Key Words: Program Management

 

GAO HUBZone Program: Fraud and Abuse Identified in Four Metropolitan Areas, by Gregory D. Kutz, managing director, forensic audits and special investigations, before the House Committee on Small Business.  GAO-09-519T, March 25. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-519T Key Words: Fraud

 

GAO Small Business Administration:  Status of Efforts to Address Previous Recommendations on the HUBZone Program, by William B. Shear, director, financial markets and community investment, before the House Committee on Small Business.  GAO-09-532T, March 25. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-532T Key Words: Program Management, HUBZones

 

GAO Inspectors General:  Independent Oversight of Financial Regulatory Agencies, by Gary L. Kepplinger, general counsel, before the Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  GAO-09-524T, March 25. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-524T Key Words: Regulatory Management, Financial

 

GAO Iraq and Afghanistan:  Security, Economic, and Governance Challenges to Rebuilding Efforts Should Be Addressed in U.S. Strategies, by Jacquelyn Williams-Bridgers, managing director, international affairs and trade, before the House Committee on Armed Services.  GAO-09-476T, March 25. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-476T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09476thigh.pdf Key Words: Strategic Management, Iraq, Afghanistan

 

GAO Climate Change:  Observations on Federal Efforts to Adapt to a Changing Climate, by John Stephenson, director, natural resources and environment, before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, House Committee on Energy and Commerce.  GAO-09-534T, March 25. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-534T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09534thigh.pdf Key Words: Environmental Management

 

GAO U.S. Department of Agriculture:  Improved Management Controls Can Enhance Effectiveness of Key Conservation Programs, by Lisa Shames, director, natural resources and environment, before the Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research, House Committee on Agriculture.  GAO-09-528T, March 25. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-528T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09528thigh.pdf Key Words: Management Controls

 

GAO Next Generation Air Transportation System:  Issues Associated with Midterm Implementation of Capabilities and Full System Transformation, by Gerald L. Dillingham, Ph.D., director, physical infrastructure issues, before the Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.  GAO-09-481T, March 25. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-481T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09481thigh.pdf Key Words: Program Management, Transportation

 

GAO U.S. Postal Service:  Escalating Financial Problems Require Major Cost Reductions to Limit Losses, by Phillip Herr, director, physical infrastructure issues, before the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  GAO-09-475T, March 25. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-475T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09475thigh.pdf Key Words: Financial Management, USPS

 

GAO Iraq:  Key Issues for Congressional Oversight.  GAO-09-294SP, March 24. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-294SP Key Words: Iraq, Oversight

 

GAO Social Security Administration:  Further Actions Needed to Address Disability Claims and Service Delivery Challenges, by Daniel Bertoni, director, education, workforce, and income security, before a joint hearing of the Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support and the Subcommittee on Social Security, House Committee on Ways and Means.  GAO-09-511T, March 24. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-511T  Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09511thigh.pdf  Key Words: Claims Processing, Disability

 

GAO Coast Guard: Observations on Changes to Management and Oversight of the Deepwater Program, by John P. Hutton, director, acquisition and sourcing management, before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.  GAO-09-462T, March 24. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-462T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09462thigh.pdf Key Words: Program Management, Coast Guard

 

"GAO:  Promoting Accountability and Transparency in Government," by Gene L. Dodaro, acting comptroller general of the United States, before the James Harding Executive Speaker Program at Lycoming College, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.  GAO-09-441CG, March 23, 2009 http://www.gao.gov/cghome/d09441cg.pdf Key Words: Accountability, Transparency

 

GAO Drug Control:  Better Coordination with the Department of Homeland Security and an Updated Accountability Framework Can Further Enhance DEA's Efforts to Meet Post-9/11 Responsibilities.  GAO-09-63, March 20  http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-63 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d0963high.pdf Key Words: Program Management, Accountability, Cross-cutting

 

GAO Freedom of Information Act:  DHS Has Taken Steps to Enhance Its Program, but Opportunities Exist to Improve Efficiency and Cost-Effectiveness.  GAO-09-260, March 20. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-260 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09260high.pdf Key Words: Program Management, DHS, FOIA

 

GAO High Speed Passenger Rail:  Future Development Will Depend on Addressing Financial and Other Challenges and Establishing a Clear Federal Role.  GAO-09-317, March 19. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-317  Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09317high.pdf Key Words: Transportation Management

 

GAO Troubled Asset Relief Program:  Status of Efforts to Address Transparency and Accountability Issues, by Gene L. Dodaro, acting comptroller general of the United States, before the Subcommittee on Oversight, House Committee on Ways and Means.  GAO-09-484T, March 19. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-484T Key Words:

 

GAO American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: GAO's Role in Helping to Ensure Accountability and Transparency for Science Funding, by Patricia Dalton, managing director, natural resources and environment, before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, House Committee on Science and Technology.  GAO-09-515T, March 19. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-515T  Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09515thigh.pdf  Key Words: Program Management, Science

 

GAO Department of Veterans Affairs Contracting with Veteran-Owned Small Businesses.  GAO-09-391R, March 19. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-391R  Key Words: Small Business

 

IBM Transformation of the Department of Defense’s Business Systems by Gansler, 18 March, www.businessofgovernment.org/pdfs/GanslerDODSystems.pdf Key Words: Transforming Business Systems, DOD

 

GAO Financial Regulation:  Review of Regulators' Oversight of Risk Management Systems at a Limited Number of Large, Complex Financial Institutions, by Orice M. Williams, director, financial markets and community investment, before the Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investments, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.  GAO-09-499T, March 18. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-499T  Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09499thigh.pdf Key Words: Risk Management, Financial

 

GAO Health-Care-Associated Infections in Hospitals:  Continuing Leadership Needed from HHS to Prioritize Prevention Practices and Improve Data on These Infections, by Dr. Marjorie Kanof, managing director, health care, before the Subcommittee on Health, Senate Committee on Finance.  GAO-09-516T, March 18. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-516T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09516thigh.pdf Key Words: Program Management, Data

 

GAO Defense Acquisitions:  DOD Must Prioritize Its Weapon System Acquisitions and Balance Them with Available Resources, by Michael J. Sullivan, director, acquisition and sourcing management, before the House Committee on the Budget.  GAO-09-501T, March 18. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-501T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09501thigh.pdf Key Words: Acquisition Management

 

GAO Federal Financial Assistance:  Preliminary Observations on Assistance to AIG, by Orice M. Williams, director, financial markets and community investment, before the Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises, House Committee on Financial Services.  GAO-09-490T, March 18. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-490T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09490thigh.pdf  Key Words: Program Management, Financial

 

GAO Next Generation Air Transportation System:  Status of Transformation and Issues Associated with Midterm Implementation of Capabilities, by Gerald L. Dillingham, Ph.D., director, physical infrastructure issues, before the Subcommittee on Aviation, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.  GAO-09-479T, March 18. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-479T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09479thigh.pdf  Key Words: Program Management

 

GAO Aviation Security:  Preliminary Observations on TSA's Progress and Challenges in Meeting the Statutory Mandate for Screening Air Cargo on Passenger Aircraft, by Stephen M. Lord, director, homeland security and justice issues, before the Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection, House Committee on Homeland Security.  GAO-09-422T, March 18. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-422T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09422thigh.pdf Key Words: Program Management

 

GAO Women's Pay:  Gender Pay Gap in the Federal Workforce Narrows as Differences in Occupation, Education, and Experience Diminish.  GAO-09-279, March 17. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-279 Key Words: Human Capital Management

 

GAO Global War on Terrorism:  DOD Needs to More Accurately Capture and Report the Costs of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.  GAO-09-302, March 17. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-302 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09302high.pdf Key Words: Program Management, Cost Reporting

 

GAO Oil and Gas Leasing:  Federal Oil and Gas Resource Management and Revenue Collection in Need of Comprehensive Reassessment, by Frank Rusco, director, natural resources and environment, before the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, House Committee on Natural Resources.  GAO-09-506T, March 17. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-506T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09506thigh.pdf Key Words: Program Management

 

GAO Emergency Management:  Actions to Implement Select Provisions of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act, by William O. Jenkins, Jr., director, homeland security and justice, before the Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness and Response, House Committee on Homeland Security.  GAO-09-433T, March 17. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-433T  Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09433thigh.pdf Key Words: Program Management

 

GAO International Trade:  Effective Export Programs Can Help in Achieving U.S. Economic Goals, by Loren Yager, director, international affairs and trade, before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, House Committee on Energy and Commerce.  GAO-09-480T, March 17. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-480T  Key Words: Program Management, Exports

 

GAO Tax Compliance:  Offshore Financial Activity Creates Enforcement Issues for IRS, by Michael Brostek, director, strategic issues, before the Senate Committee on Finance.  GAO-09-478T, March 17. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-478T  Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09478thigh.pdf Key Words: Program Management

 

GAO Maritime Security:  Vessel Tracking Systems Provide Key Information, but the Need for Duplicate Data Should Be Reviewed.  GAO-09-337, March 17. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-337 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09337high.pdf Key Words: Program Management, Maritime Security

 

GAO Defined Benefit Plans:  Proposed Plan Buyouts by Financial Firms Pose Potential Risks and Benefits. GAO-09-207, March 16. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-207 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09207high.pdf Key Words: Program Management, Risk, Financial

 

GAO Nuclear Security: Better Oversight Needed to Ensure That Security Improvements at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Are Fully Implemented and Sustained.  GAO-09-321, March 16. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-321 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09321high.pdf Key Words: Regulatory Management

 

GAO Information Security:  Securities and Exchange Commission Needs to Consistently Implement Effective Controls.  GAO-09-203, March 16. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-203 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09203high.pdf Key Words: Information Security

 

IBM Moving Toward Outcome-Oriented Performance Measurement Systems by Callahan and Kloby, 13 March, www.businessofgovernment.org/pdfs/KlobyReport.pdf Key Words: Performance Measurement

 

GAO Superfund:  Greater EPA Enforcement and Reporting Are Needed to Enhance Cleanup at DOD Sites.  GAO-09-278, March 13. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-278 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09278high.pdf Key Words: Environmental Management

 

GAO Single Audit:  Opportunities Exist to Improve the Single Audit Process and Oversight.  GAO-09-307R, March 13. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-307R Key Words: Auditing, Oversight

 

GAO Aviation Safety:  NASA's National Aviation Operations Monitoring Service Project Was Designed Appropriately, but Sampling and Other Issues Complicate Data Analysis.  GAO-09-112, March 13. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-112 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09112high.pdf Key Words: Data Management

 

GAO Department of State: Undercover Tests Reveal Significant Vulnerabilities in State's Passport Issuance Process.   GAO-09-447, March 13. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-447 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09447high.pdf Key Words: Program Management

 

GAO Defense Acquisitions:  Production and Fielding of Missile Defense Components Continue with Less Testing and Validation Than Planned.  GAO-09-338, March 13. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-338  Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09338high.pdf Key Words: Program Management

 

GAO "Challenges Facing the New Administration and the 111th Congress," by Gene L. Dodaro, acting comptroller general of the United States, before the JFMIP 2009 Federal Financial Management Conference, in Washington, D.C.  GAO-09-510CG, March 12, 2009. http://www.gao.gov/cghome/d09510cg.pdf Key Words: Challenges

 

GAO Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center:  Clarifying Rationale for the Research and Development Funding Decisions Would Increase Accountability.  http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-339R, March 12.

 

GAO Joint Strike Fighter:  Accelerating Procurement before Completing Development Increases the Government's Financial Risk.  GAO-09-303, March 12. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-303 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09303high.pdf Key Words: Financial Risk Management, DOD

 

GAO Defense Acquisitions:  Decisions Needed to Shape Army's Combat Systems for the Future.  GAO-09-288, March 12. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-288 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09288high.pdf Key Words: Acquisition Management

 

GAO DOD's High Risk Areas:  Actions Needed to Reduce Vulnerabilities and Improve Business Outcomes, by Gene L. Dodaro, acting comptroller general of the United States, before the House Committee on Armed Services.  GAO-09-460T, March 12. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-460T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09460thigh.pdf Key Words: High Risk, Outcomes

 

GAO VA Health Care: Challenges in Budget Formulation and Execution, by Randall B. Williamson, director, health care, before the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, House Committee on Appropriations.  GAO-09-459T, March 12. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-459T  Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09459thigh.pdf  Key Words: Budget Formulation & Execution

 

GAO Information Technology:  Challenges Remain for VA's Sharing of Electronic Health Records with DOD, by Valerie C. Melvin, director, information management and human capital issues, before the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, House Committee on Appropriations.  GAO-09-427T, March 12. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-427T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09427thigh.pdf Key Words: IT Challenges, VA

 

GAO Business Systems Modernization:  Internal Revenue Service's Fiscal Year 2009 Expenditure Plan.  GAO-09-281, March 11. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-281 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09281high.pdf Key Words: Modernization, IRS

 

GAO Troubled Asset Relief Program:  Status of Efforts to Address Transparency and Accountability Issues, by Richard J. Hillman, managing director, financial markets and community investment, before the Subcommittee on Domestic Policy, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  GAO-09-474T, March 11. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-474T Key Words: Transparency, TARP

 

GAO Clean Coal:  DOE Should Prepare a Comprehensive Analysis of the Relative Costs, Benefits, and Risks of a Range of Options for FutureGen, by Mark Gaffigan, director, natural resources and environment, before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, House Committee on Science and Technology.  GAO-09-465T, March 11. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-465T Key Words: Cost/Benefit Analysis, Clean Coal Technology

 

GAO Forest Service:  Emerging Issues Highlight the Need to Address Persistent Management Challenges, by Robin M. Nazzaro, director, natural resources and environment, before the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, House Committee on Appropriations.  GAO-09-443T, March 11. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-443T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09443thigh.pdf Key Words: Management Challenges, Forest Service

 

GAO Hazardous Materials: Status of EPA's Efforts to Assess Sites That May Have Received Asbestos-Contaminated Ore from Libby, Montana.  GAO-09-6R, March 10. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-6R and related product: Hazardous Materials:  EPA's Assessment of Sites That May Have Received Asbestos-Contaminated Ore from Libby, Montana (GAO-09-7SP, March 2009), an E-supplement to GAO-09-6R.  GAO-09-7SP, March 10. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-7SP Key Words: Environmental Assessment

 

GAO Transportation Programs:  Challenges Facing the Department of Transportation and Congress, by Katherine Siggerud, managing director, physical infrastructure issues, before the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, House Committee on Appropriations.  GAO-09-435T, March 10. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-435T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09435thigh.pdf Key Words: Management Challenges, DOT

 

GAO  National Cybersecurity Strategy:  Key Improvements Are Needed to Strengthen the Nation's Posture, by David Powner, director, information technology management issues, before the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology, House Committee on Homeland Security.  GAO-09-432T, March 10. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-432T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09432thigh.pdf Key Words: Strategy, Cybersecurity

IBM Strengthening Government’s Ability to Deal with the Financial Crisis by Stanton, 9 March, www.businessofgovernment.org/pdfs/StantonFinancial.pdf Key Words: Regulatory Management, Financial

OMB M-09-14, Recovery Act Implementation – Improving Grants.gov and Other Critical Systems (March 9, 2009) (2 pages, 134 kb) Key Words: Recovery Act

IBM Strengthening Government’s Ability to Deal with the Financial Crisis by Thomas Stanton, March 9, www.businessofgovernment.org Key Words: Financial Management, Government-wide

GAO Afghanistan Security:  U.S. Programs to Further Reform Ministry of Interior and National Police Challenged by Lack of Military Personnel and Afghan Cooperation.  GAO-09-280, March 9. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-280 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09280high.pdf Key Words: Program Management, Afghanistan

 

GAO Ryan White CARE Act:  Estimated Effect of Proposed Stop-Loss Provision on Urban Areas.  GAO-09-472R, March 6. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-472R Key Words: Program Management

 

GAO Nuclear Nonproliferation:  Strengthened Oversight Needed to Address Proliferation and Management Challenges in IAEA's Technical Cooperation Program.  GAO-09-275, March 5. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-275 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09275high.pdf Key Words: Regulatory Management, Inter-governmental Affairs

 

GAO Information Technology: Census Bureau Testing of 2010 Decennial Systems Can Be Strengthened.  GAO-09-262, March 5. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-262 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09262high.pdf Key Words: Program Management, Census

 

GAO American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: GAO's Role in Helping to Ensure Accountability and Transparency, by Gene L. Dodaro, acting comptroller general, before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.  GAO-09-453T, March 5. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-453T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09453thigh.pdf Key Words: Accountability, Transparency

 

GAO Systemic Risk:  Regulatory Oversight and Recent Initiatives to Address Risk Posed by Credit Default Swaps, by Orice M. Williams, director, financial markets and community investment, before the Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises, House Committee on Financial Services.  GAO-09-397T, March 5. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-397T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09397thigh.pdf Key Words: Financial Regulatory Management

 

GAO 2010 Census:  Little Time Remains to Address Operational Challenges, by Robert Goldenkoff, director, strategic issues; and David Powner, director, information technology management issues, before the Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  GAO-09-408T, March 5. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-408T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09408thigh.pdf Key Words: Program Management, Census

 

GAO Information Technology:  Census Bureau Testing of 2010 Decennial Systems Can Be Strengthened, by David Powner, director, information technology management issues; and Robert Goldenkoff, director, strategic issues, before the Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  GAO-09-414T, March 5. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-414T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09414thigh.pdf Key Words: Program Management, Census, IT

 

GAO Climate Change:  Observations on the Potential Role of Carbon Offsets in Climate Change Legislation, by John Stephenson, director, natural resources and environment, before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, House Committee on Energy and Commerce.  GAO-09-456T, March 5. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-456T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09456thigh.pdf Key Words: Program Management, Climate Change

 

GAO DOD Business Transformation:  Status of DOD's Actions on Previous Recommendations for the Defense Travel System, by Asif A. Khan, director, financial management and assurance, before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Committee on Armed Services.  GAO-09-416T, March 5. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-416T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09416thigh.pdf Key Words: Transformation, DOD

 

GAO NASA:  Projects Need More Disciplined Oversight and Management to Address Key Challenges, by Cristina Chaplain, director, acquisition and sourcing management, before the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, House Committee on Science and Technology.  GAO-09-436T, March 5. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-436T Key Words: Program Management, NASA

 

OMB M-09-13, Guidance for Regulatory Review (March 4, 2009) (1 page, 97 kb) Key Words: Regulatory Management

 

GAO Export Promotion:  Commerce Needs Better Information to Evaluate Its Fee-Based Programs and Customers.  GAO-09-144, March 4. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-144 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09144high.pdf and related product: Export Promotion:  States' Export Promotion Agency Survey (GAO-09-148SP), an E-supplement to GAO-09-144.  GAO-09-148SP, March 4. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-148SP Key Words: Program Management, Export Promotion

 

GAO Environmental Protection Agency:  Major Management Challenges.  GAO-09-434, March 4. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-434 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09434high.pdf Key Words: Management Challenges, EPA

 

GAO Immigration Enforcement:  Controls over Program Authorizing State and Local Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws Should Be Strengthened, by Richard M. Stana, director, homeland security and justice, before the House Committee on Homeland Security.  GAO-09-381T, March 4. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-381T Key Words: Inter-governmental affairs

 

GAO Department of Energy:  Contract and Project Management Concerns at the National Nuclear Security Administration and Office of Environmental Management, by Gene Aloise, director, natural resources and environment, before the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, House Committee on Appropriations.  GAO-09-406T, March 4.

http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-406T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09406thigh.pdf Key Words: Acquisition Management, NNSA

 

GAO Defense Management:  Increased Attention on Fuel Demand Management at DOD's Forward-Deployed Locations Could Reduce Operational Risks and Costs, by William M. Solis, director, defense capabilities and management, before the Subcommittee on Readiness, House Committee on Armed Services.  GAO-09-388T, March 3. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-388T Key Words: Program Management, DOD

 

GAO Department of Homeland Security:  Organizational Structure, Spending, and Staffing for the Health Care Provided to Immigration Detainees, by Alicia Puente Cackley, director, health care, before the Subcommittee on Homeland Security, House Committee on Appropriations.  GAO-09-401T, March 3. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-401T Key Words: Human Capital Management, DHS

 

GAO Disaster Recovery:  Past Experiences Offer Recovery Lessons for Hurricanes Ike and Gustav and Future Disasters, by Stanley J. Czerwinski, director, strategic issues, before the Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness, and Response, House Committee on Homeland Security.  GAO-09-437T, March 3. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-437T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09437thigh.pdf Key Words: Disaster Recovery Management

 

GAO Department of the Interior:  Major Management Challenges, by Robin M. Nazzaro and Franklin Rusco, directors, natural resources and environment, before the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, House Committee on Appropriations.  GAO-09-425T, March 3. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-425T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09425thigh.pdf Key Words: Management Challenges

 

GAO Defense Acquisitions:  DOD Must Balance Its Needs with Available Resources and Follow an Incremental Approach to Acquiring Weapon Systems, by Michael J. Sullivan, director, acquisition and sourcing management, before the Senate Committee on Armed Services.  GAO-09-431T, March 3. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-431T Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09431thigh.pdf Key Words: Program Management

 

GAO Nuclear Weapons:  NNSA and DOD Need to More Effectively Manage the Stockpile Life Extension Program.  GAO-09-385, March 2. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-385 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09385high.pdf Key Words: Program Management

 

GAO NASA: Assessments of Selected Large-Scale Projects.  GAO-09-306SP, March 2.

http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-306SP Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09306sphigh.pdf Key Words: Project Assessments

 

GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide:  Best Practices for Developing and Managing Capital Program Costs.  GAO-09-3SP, March 2, 2009. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-3SP (PDF, 438 pages) Key Words: Cost Estimating, Assessment Guide

OMB FY 2008 Report to Congress on Implementation of The E-Government Act of 2002 (March 1, 2009) (41 pages, 299 kb)  Key Words: E-Government

AGA CPAG RESEARCH SERIES: Performance-Based Management by Grant Thornton, IBM, and SAS, March 2009, 30pp. Key Words: Performance Management www.grantthornton.com/staticfiles/GTCom/files/Industries/GlobalPublicSector/CPAG%2020%20Perf%20Based%20Mgt.pdf

OMB Fiscal Year 2008 Report to Congress on Implementation of The Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (March 2009) (125 pages, 721 kb) Key Words: Information Security

GAO Reissued Product: Medicare:  Improvements Needed to Address Improper Payments in Home Health.  GAO-09-185, February 27.  [Product revised to correct references throughout the report related to the percentage growth in the number of home health agencies that billed Medicare and to more clearly describe the report's methodology.] http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-185 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09185high.pdf Key Words: Improper Payments

 

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