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Government Accountability Office

Definition/Scope: The investigative arm of the Congress charged with examining all matters relating to the receipt and disbursement of public funds.



Used For:

General Accounting Office
watchdog agency

Acronym:

GAO

Broader Terms:

Legislative Branch (US Government)

Narrower Terms:

Approved Operating Budget

Related Terms:

Consolidated Financial Report
Defense Authorization Act
inspectors general
Joint Financial Management Improvement Program


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