United States Government Accounting Office


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Noun1.United States 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 StatesUnited States 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 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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In 2007, the United States Government Accounting Office issued a report (GAO-07-246R Underinflated Tires) that stated "underinflated tires impact a driver's ability to control a vehicle against skidding, blowouts, and other tire failures" and cited a NHTSA study that linked 247 fatalities and 23,100 injuries to underinflated tires in a single year.

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