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The General Accounting Office is the investigative arm of the Congress and is charged with examining all matters relating to the receipt and disbursement of public funds.

The General Accounting Office (GAO) was established by the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921 (31 U.S. Code 702), to independently audit Federal agencies. The GAO is part of Legislative Branch of the U.S. government and is the investigative arm of Congress.

This material was condensed and edited from the GAO Web site--with added content to further inform visitors to the Federal Gateway site.

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About GAO  a functional organization view.


Year 2000 Computing Crisis

GAO FraudNET  facilitates the reporting of allegations of fraud, waste, abuse or mismanagement of federal funds.

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Special Publications and Software 

Web Order Form   for ordering printed copies of GAO reports.

Investigators Guide to Sources of Information  concerns Directories, References Works, and Other Sources--good search material.

Job Vacancies at GPO

Information Technology to top

Information Technology  a guide for evaluating federal agencies’ IT investment decision-making.

FedWorld Dialup/Telnet Site Information  lists over 100 federal agency bulletin boards.

Business Matters to top

Bid Protest Decisions   provides forum for bidders and offerors on federal contracts to have a opportunity to contest a particular awarding of same.

Doing Business with Government  covers key topics on selling to the federal agencies.

Federal Acquisition Jumpstation  lists the major procurement offices in the Federal Market.

CBDNet   key publication of federal contracting activities.

Procurement - GPO Access  survey document.

Other Items of Interest to top

LAW - United States Government

U.S. Government Publications

Commonly Requested Federal Services

FEDSTATS  mother-of-all federal statistical sites.

IGnet - Federal Inspectors General

Results Act:  Key Management Problems  GAO and agency IG's highlight the top management challenges faced by their agencies.

Electronic Government Publications - LSU

Alliance for Redesigning Government