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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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The Government Accounting Office (GAO) has also looked at progress at the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, and other agencies in strengthening the visa process.
Government Accounting Office [GAO] report entitled "Data Mining: Federal Efforts Cover a Wide Range of Uses."
They are published and updated from time to time by the Government Accounting Office (GAO) of the United States.
Source: Government Accounting Office report "Highway Safety: Federal and State Efforts to Address Rural Road Safety Challenges," May 2004 and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
While praising the progress made by the Department of Housing and Urban Development in addressing the weaknesses in its Federal Housing Administration single-family program and rental assistance programs, the Government Accounting Office is keeping the programs on its high-risk list, since more work still needs to be done.
Government Accounting Office, Privatization: Lessons Learned by State and Local Governments.
Further, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act requires the Government Accounting Office (GAO) to conduct a study of the effectiveness and implications of audit firm rotation.
* Congress will ask the Government Accounting Office to conduct a study--to be completed by November 1, 2005--on the effects of the moratorium on state and local government tax revenues.
Government Accounting Office: "In previous elections, I had to spend one-third to one-half of my time raising money.
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." U.S.
Yet in 2001, SPS wasn't exactly the technology darling of the Government Accounting Office (GAO).
He also is looking into reports from the Government Accounting Office that agencies charged with enforcing trade laws are limited in doing their job due to lack of staff and support from other agencies.
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