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Government Accounting Office

Also called the GAO. The highest auditing organization within the U.S. federal government. It is responsible for investigating appropriations of funds to ensure they are spent as they ought to be. It also recommends policies that may result in the more efficient use of government money. It was established in 1921 as the General Accounting Office. It is headed by the Comptroller General of the United States.
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Further, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act requires the Government Accounting Office (GAO) to conduct a study of the effectiveness and implications of audit firm rotation.
A year-long study by the Government Accounting Office (GAO) on OSHA's voluntary compliance programs wrapped up in March with the GAO saying the strategies "have improved employers' safety and health practices" and noted that many participants interviewed said the programs resulted in not only helping to reduce injury and illness rates but also have fostered "better working relationships with OSHA.
Yet in 2001, SPS wasn't exactly the technology darling of the Government Accounting Office (GAO).
Government Accounting Office, "Bank Tying: Additional Steps Needed to Ensure Effective Enforcement of Tying Prohibitions," GAO-04-3, October 20, 2003 (www.
A Government Accounting Office study of 1999 data found that 86 percent of eligible families with children claimed the EITC, but only 45 percent of workers without children claimed the credit.
Several sources, including the Government Accounting Office, estimate the total cost of HIPAA compliance on all issues to fall in the $17-45,000,000,000 range--a hefty number, but a small percentage of the health care industry's total annual revenues of approximately 1.
In August 2001, the AICPA offered its own solution, followed by the Government Accounting Office in January 2002.
The report released September 19 by the Government Accounting Office (GAO), the investigative arm of Congress, said the inspection system set up to ensure the safety of America's meat and poultry is poorly designed and littered with problems.
The Government Accounting Office reports that more than 65 million acres of national forest are at high risk of catastrophic wildfire or insect and disease infestation.
In addition there are Government Accounting Office (GAO) reports, draft 2001 guidelines and comments on federal regulations related to financial COI, and extensive Internet sources.
The problem he refers to was highlighted by a 1999 Government Accounting Office report to the Chairman, Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives regarding how defense articles and technical information to be delivered under a letter of offer and acceptance are checked for missile technology.
The Government Accounting Office has predicted dire consequences unless drastic structural and operational changes are made.
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