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GAO

abbr.
1. General Accounting Office
2. Government Accountability Office

Gao

(ˈɡɑːəʊ; ɡaʊ)
n
(Placename) a town in E Mali, on the River Niger: a small river port. Pop: 57 978 (2005 est)

Ga•o

(ˈgɑ oʊ, gaʊ)

n.
a city in E Mali. 30,714.

GAO

General Accounting Office.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Gao - an independent nonpartisan federal agency that acts as the investigative arm of Congress making the executive branch accountable to Congress and the government accountable to citizens of the United StatesGAO - an independent nonpartisan federal agency that acts as the investigative arm of Congress making the executive branch accountable to Congress and the government accountable to citizens of the United States
bureau, federal agency, government agency, agency, office, authority - an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"
Translations

GAO

[ˌdʒiːeɪˈəʊ] n abbr (US) (=General Accounting Office) → Cour f des comptes

GAO

[ˌdʒiːeɪˈəʊ] n abbr (Am) =General Accounting OfficeCorte f dei Conti
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In T Square Logistics Services, (6) the GAO recommended that the Air Force reimburse the protester its protest costs.
The GAO has long had a rigorous internal quality control program that annually reviewed a sample of work from every part of the agency for compliance with policies and procedures.
Government Accountability Office (GAO), Global Health: Spending Requirement Presents Challenges for Allocating Prevention Funding Under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, Washington, DC: GAO, 2006.
coli, is treated at the water treatment facility," says John Stephenson, director of natural resources and environment at the GAO.
The GAO also recommends that the Pentagon use an approach similar to how the F-16's war-fighting capabilities grew over decades rather than the planned, single-step, 12-year development adopted for the F-35.
The GAO records officer stated that she saw her task with respect to ERMS as "making records management as invisible as possible to the end user" GAO has attempted to make this happen in several ways.
A recent GAO report found 39 information security control weaknesses.
Between November 2002 and November 2003, the GAO surveyed 97 large public accounting firms, with at least 10 public clients registered with the SEC, 330 of the Fortune 1000 public companies, 450 other domestic companies and mutual funds, and 391 foreign companies registered with the SEC.
The GAO recommended that CMS develop a process to route questions to staff with the relevant expertise, create clear and easily accessible policy-oriented materials for customer service representatives, and establish an effective monitoring program for call centers.
Moreover, the GAO found that some of the federal agencies which are supposed to help make sure that child support gets where it's supposed to haven't been doing a very good job.
The GAO report adds that "we lack assurance that [CAPPS II] will fully comply with the Privacy Act," since the TSA asked for exemption from seven of the law's provisions but has not yet told Congress why.
Out of the 25 insurance companies responding to a GAO survey, 19 had an in-office examination a total of 106 times between 1999 and 2001.