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What does GAO stand for?

GAO stands for General Accounting Office (now Government Accountability Office)

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and Northrop Grumman (NOC) -- was later voided when Boeing convinced the General Accounting Office that the Air Force had acted inconsistently with the guidelines it had set at the start [a faux pas that prompted Defense Secretary Robert Gates to strip the Air Force of the final decision].
The General Accounting Office (GAO) has long been one of the most important agencies in Washington.
NOTE TO embezzlers: An April report from the General Accounting Office (GAO) suggests that if you want to get away with ripping off your employer, you should consider a job in government.
A 2002 General Accounting Office investigation concluded that environmental laws had actually not hindered military operations and that the military had never taken advantage of national security clauses that allow it exemptions in times of crisis.
General Accounting Office (GAO), Newborn Screening: Characteristics of State Programs, Washington, DC: GAO, 2003.
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.