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Noun1.Government Accounting Office - 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 StatesGovernment Accounting Office - 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"
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With the upcoming release of the General Accounting Office (GAO) report on nursing home quality, prospective nursing home residents and their loved ones have every reason to grow concerned about the quality of care offered by facilities in their community.
The only audit rates that rose, according to a General Accounting Office report last year, were for taxpayers and businesses reporting incomes under $25,000.
The FASAB will only recommend the accounting concepts and standards, which need to be issued by the Office of Management and Budget and the General Accounting Office.
In the law as it's written, the Comptroller General, who heads the General Accounting Office, ultimately decides where thecuts should bome, based on the analyses sent him by OMB and the Congressional Budget Office.
However, a recent study by the General Accounting Office found that there are as many as 22.
Gonzalez, the senior Democrat on the House Banking Committee, said that he had asked the General Accounting Office to conduct an investigation.
Brown said the federal agencies have ignored standards set by the General Accounting Office.
General Accounting Office ("GAO") issued a report in which it reviewed the ACOE's initial economic justification to dredge the Delaware River to 45 feet.
But Greenspan, who is normally treated with considerable deference when he appears before Congress, came in for sharper than usual questioning about the congressional report on the Federal Reserve, which was compiled over the past two years by the nonpartisan General Accounting Office and issued Monday by two Democratic senators, Byron Dorgan of North Dakota and Harry Reid of Nevada.
General Accounting Office symposium on taxpayer compliance, panelists identified a number of objectives that could help reduce the difference between what taxpayers owe and what they do not pay voluntarily.
The General Accounting Office estimates that Americans overpay their taxes by a half-billion per year.
The General Accounting Office (GAO) recently reported that a 1999 study performed by the Standish Group found that about one-third of software development programs resulted in cancellation.

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