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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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I am encouraged that the Government Accountability Office has agreed to our calls for a review into the steps the Trump Administration has taken since declaring the crisis a public health emergency and whether there are additional powers and resources that are not being used.
Boeing and Northrop Grumman are waiting for the Government Accountability Office to rule on whether the Air Force properly awarded a $35 billion contract for refueling tankers to Northrop.
There should have been significantly greater improvements in the final rule given the more than 250 members of Congress who contacted the agency or the Department of Health and Human Services, and the reports of the Government Accountability Office and the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General, which objectively warned of dramatic under reimbursements to community pharmacy as a result of the rule.
Government Accountability Office (GAO), Global Health: Spending Requirement Presents Challenges for Allocating Prevention Funding Under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, Washington, DC: GAO, 2006.
legislators to direct the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to evaluate how well the EPA regulates lead levels in drinking water.
15, 2005, the Government Accountability Office released a document that provides temporary exemptions to certain provisions of Government Auditing Standards in response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
In the wake of a Government Accountability Office finding that the Education Department broke the law against disseminating covert propaganda when it paid pundit Armstrong Williams to tout the No Child Left Behind Act during media appearances, the U.
Five data-mining efforts examined by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) took many of the necessary steps required by related laws and regulations, such as notifying the general public that personal information was being collected.
A congressional report issued by the Government Accountability Office this summer attributed skyrocketing costs--on average nearly $900 per student at public institutions--to several factors, including the bundling of books with new technologies and the frequent release of new editions.
Government Accountability Office of the Department of Education, where state law permits, charter schools are exempt from requiring teacher certifications.
More than 4 million requests were submitted last year, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) analysis of FOIA statistics submitted by 25 agencies.
In 2002, "almost one-fourth of the 100 largest plans were less than 90 percent funded," according to a May report from the Government Accountability Office.
States should ask for a Government Accountability Office review to determine whether it violates the Unfunded Mandate Reform Act;
The Government Accountability Office reportedly also said that initial trials to integrate explosive detection systems at nine US airports showed "significant savings", which included fewer staff members needed and faster processing of luggage.
Government Accountability Office reported that 36 states are expected to experience water shortages over the next 10 years, says Stephanie Tanner of the U.
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