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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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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.
GAO can best be described as a player who misses ten half court three point shots and then hits one and says how about that coach?
The GAO also suggested that the IRS complete certification and accreditation of its e-filing systems, assess security risks and routinely monitor effectiveness of access controls dealing with such risks, improve data reliability and integrity controls and notify taxpayers of privacy risks associated with e-filing.
Indeed, the GAO cited one border patrol agent who owned a $200,000 house with an Olympic-sized swimming pool, five cars, one van, two boats, 100 weapons, $45,000 in U.
On 13 February 2006, the parties engaged in an outcome prediction ADR conference with the GAO attorney assigned to the protest.
Provides assurance to the Comptroller General and to senior GAO executives that the GAO is fulfilling its responsibilities and complying with requirements.
For now, Stephenson says, the GAO has no further role to play in the process.
The cost to implement GAO's version of incremental development and acquisition would be so prohibitive it would dwarf the alleged cost risks the GAO report asserts,'' the company said.
User Profiles GAO users are accustomed to filling out a document profile before saving a document in an EDMS.
In 2002, the GAO reported 53 information security weaknesses at the IRS.
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 attributes the errors to fragmented sources of information, confusing policy information, and difficulties in retaining customer service representatives.
Moreover, the GAO found the states' accounting of undistributed funds to be woefully inaccurate and unreliable.
As of January 2004, the GAO reports, the TSA had not yet "determined and verified the accuracy of the databases to be used," "completed a security plan to reduce opportunities for abuse," or "developed .
As it turned out, the GAO report did contain two main criticisms.