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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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Charles Bowsher, comptroller general of the United States and head of the General Accounting Office, said the passage of the Chief Financial Officers Act in 1990 brought federal agencies closer to meeting the same financial statement reporting requirements as public corporations and state and local governments.
General Accounting Office issued a revision to Government Auditing Standards (the Yellow Book), which included CPE requirements.
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The committee report calls for e-archives funds to be suspended for while NARA addresses management problems raised in an August report released by the General Accounting Office (GAO).
As a result, Congress' General Accounting Office contends that Medicare is significantly overpaying for some medications.
General Accounting Office (GAO), Newborn Screening: Characteristics of State Programs, Washington, DC: GAO, 2003.
A 1999 report by the General Accounting Office found lax supervision in the program.
The General Accounting Office, Congress's investigative arm, says that not-for-profit and government-operated nursing homes had negative profit margins from Medicare in 1999, but had small profit margins a year later when Congress provided additional Medicare funding, which expired last October.
The General Accounting Office, Congress' auditing arm, found questionable credit card purchases at all the Air Force installations it looked at, including Edwards Air Force Base.
In a statement prepared for the Senate Finance Committee, the General Accounting Office discusses a number of private pension plan issues highlighted by the collapse of Enron.
While the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program-whose membership includes the Department of Treasury, General Accounting Office and Office of Management and Budget-has suggested that financial data should be exchanged using XBRL.
A General Accounting Office (GAO) report released recently underscores the urgent need for Congress to pass terrorism insurance legislation to avoid further economic disruption, according to The Real Estate Roundtable's president and COO, Jeffrey D.
At the request of the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, the General Accounting Office will investigate whether federal agencies are doing enough to protect the safety of blue-collar temp workers.
The General Accounting Office (GAO) recently released a Report to the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, entitled Information Security--IRS Electronic Filing Systems.
Tony Sinisi, a member of the audit team, explained that before 1989, the General Accounting Office handled post-audits well after carriers had actually been paid for shipping.
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