Government Accounting Office

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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
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Usage

In literature:

All the officers of government were rendered accountable to the senate, and responsible to the sovereign.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
Ralegh's account of his communications to his officers differs from that put forth by the King's Government.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
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In news:

West Virginia's US Sen Jay Rockefeller requested the Government Accountability Office report, released this week.
A study released by the Government Accountability Office on Tuesday says there should be more coordination between the Army Corps of Engineers and US Department of Transportation to improve marine transportation system (MTS) infrastucture.
The Government Accountability Office is making its case to do away with the dollar bill.
Nearly 10% of drugs administered in the United States come from compound pharmacies, according to a 2003 Government Accountability Office report.
The incoming Republican chairmen of the House oversight and education committees have set their sights on Congress's investigative arm, the Government Accountability Office.
The number of protests filed with the Government Accountability Office rose to 2,475 in fiscal 2012, a 5 percent increase from the previous year, according to the agency's annual report.
Shale gas and oil drilling pose environmental and public health risks, but the extent of those risks is unknown, the Congressional Government Accountability Office says in new study.
A new study from the Congressional Government Accountability Office says shale gas and shale oil drilling does pose environmental and public health risks, but the extent of those risks is unknown.
Troops in the Integrated Disability Evaluation System may be less pleased with the process than Defense Department surveys indicate, the Government Accountability Office says.
Agencies are failing to take full advantage of strategic sourcing's lowered prices, a pending report from the Government Accountability Office finds.
In a reversal of the common increases to workload, the Government Accountability Office may soon have some of its duties lightened.
The Homeland Security Department is trying to elevate the low morale in its workforce that the Government Accountability Office reported Oct 31.
The US Government Accountability Office sought to define the concept of organizational resilience and identify its constituent parts within organizations (.pdf).
The Government Accountability Office studied the issue.
The US Government Accountability Office is investigating, too.
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