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- abbr. General Accounting Office
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- Government Accountability Office (fka General Accounting Office)
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- n. an independent nonpartisan federal agency that acts as the investigative arm of Congress making the executive branch accountable to Congress and the government accountable to citizens of the United States
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Oh, and if you think you're ever going to get a good recommendation from the GAO on how to fix things, just remember the GAO is a bunch of bureaucrats too.
But a Senior Administration Official I spoke with yesterday vigorously disputed that characterization, saying that the GAO is applying a different up-or-down only standard, making it “an apples to oranges comparison.”
GAO is estimating that, on the high side, Ares/Orion to ISS could cost $50B.
The GAO is already finding billions of dollars in fraud by those contractors which the government will recoup.
The GAO is OK with this, and they tend to be pretty tough.
GAO is recommending that the NASA Administrator direct the Exploration Systems Mission and Space Operations Mission directorates to jointly develop cost estimates for transition and retirement activities beyond fiscal year 2010 so that NASA can include the funding needs for the required out-years in its fiscal year 2009 budget submission to ensure that Congress and NASA can balance investments and negotiate between competing priorities, including supplier needs.
The GAO is saying similar things about the F-35 program too – cost overruns,.
Would that be like the open bids that the GAO is currently investigating because they were rigged? comment by Ryan, homosexual liar