GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE Definition

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GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE (GAO) is the organization in the U.S. Congress that investigates the performance of the federal government. GAO evaluates the use of public funds and the performance of federal programs, while also providing analytical, investigative and legal services in order to support to Congress in its policy formulation and decision making processes. Most GAO reports are initiated at the request of Congress, while some are initiated by the agency itself or are required by law.

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COST ROLLUP is a determination of all cost elements within total cost. A cost rollup will normally but not always allow for the dissection of cost by material by a where used chain to the individual component, labor by operation and overheads applied. See COST IMPLOSION.

UN-CREDITED CHECK is a check that has been presented to the bank but still are under process by the bank. The customer account has been debited already.

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