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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
References in classic literature ?
Here, a little in advance, ever and again with his head to the ground listening, his great arms bare, pieces of eight in his ears as ornaments, is the handsome Italian Cecco, who cut his name in letters of blood on the back of the governor of the prison at Gao. That gigantic black behind him has had many names since he dropped the one with which dusky mothers still terrify their children on the banks of the Guadjo-mo.
In prison, Gao was fed a restricted diet of bread and cabbage, causing him to lose roughly 50 pounds.
Intermodal Transportation: Results of GAO's Survey on Air-Rail Connectivity, GAO-13-692SP, August 2013, an E-supplement to GA0-13-691, GAO-13-692SP, August 2, http://www.gao.gov/products/GA0-13-692SP
This column previously reviewed the GAO website in October 2011, on the occasion of the agency's 90th anniversary; however, changes to the website have prompted a second look.
According to GAO's analysis, replacing the $1 note with a $1 coin could save the government approximately $5.5 billion over 30 years.
The album is important not only because it is one of Gao's most inspired and characteristic works, but also because it so harmoniously brings together painting, written inscriptions, and seal impressions--Gao hand carved most of the many seals he used.
Thus, the GAO determined that the NLRB's need for contract performance beginning on 1 October 2006 made the subscriptions the bona fide need of the prior FY, FY 2006.
''Based on the words and conducts of lawyer Gao Zhisheng over the last two years, we do not see a justified reason for detaining and investigating him,'' said the academics, including Beijing-based writer Liu Xiaobo, in the statement.
The review team's ultimate objective was to determine whether the GAO's system of quality controls provided reasonable assurance that our work is independent, objective and reliable.
* Highlights of a GAO Forum: Managing the Supplier Base in the 21st Century, GAO-06-533SP, March 31, 2006
Ten teams told GAO investigators that parts of the requirement were difficult to interpret and, therefore, to implement; half reported that meeting the requirement "can undermine the integration of prevention programs." And although PEPFAR emphasizes addressing local prevention needs, 17 of 20 country teams surveyed (the focus countries and five others) say that the requirement hampers their ability to do so.
coli, is treated at the water treatment facility," says John Stephenson, director of natural resources and environment at the GAO.