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What does GAO stand for?

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

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  • Military and Government

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The Government Accountability Office between long-standing regimes and protesters seeking their removal triggered concern from government auditors, especially ahead of a looming $53 million arms deal and Bahrain, the GAO said.
The Government Accountability Office made 41 recommendations to clean up the IRS's internal accounting, warning that the nation's tax collectors are "at increased risk of not complying with requirements established in its annual appropriations act" At least now they know what it feels like to fail an audit.
00 Paperback JK850 Compiled by the United States Government Accountability Office (no single author or editor is credited), this report reviews the Privacy Act of 1974 and the E-Government Act of 2002 to determine if there are consistencies between these laws and the federal government's policies toward personal information and privacy.
The Naval Audit Service receives oversight from: * The Department of Defense Inspector General -- which sets audit policy within the DoD, conducts quality assurance reviews of our work, and oversees peer reviews of DoD audit organizations * The Army Audit Agency -- which performs triennial peer reviews on our work * The Government Accountability Office -- which sets the audit standards for all government audit organizations and has authority to audit/evaluate the Naval Audit Service's performance and compliance with standards.
SOURCE: GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE 1 Number of bills vetoed by George W.
Government Accountability Office (GAO), the requirement that programs spend one-third of their PEPFAR prevention funds on interventions that promote abstinence until marriage has created several challenges for HIV prevention teams in the 15 countries that are PEPFAR's focus.