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General Accounting Office

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General Accounting Office (GAO), independent agency of the U.S. Congress, created in 1921 for auditing government spending. Headed by the U.S. Comptroller General, it sets up accounting and management standards, settles claims for or against the government, collects debts, and assesses the public expenditures for most government agencies.

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