What’s In a Name?

Congress' General Accounting Office changed its name to the General AccountABILITY Office. Huh? Numbers don't count any more?

CORRECTION: I goofed! It's GOVERNMENT AccountABILITY Office. Scary…

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4 Responses to What’s In a Name?

  1. Wille Buck Merle says:

    Future site of the George W. Bush Memorial Freedom parking lot.

  2. Ben Hyde says:

    Just part of the shift from professional governance to moral governance.

  3. kim says:

    I saw the Post article on this, which mentions the economic reasons for the change. I’m wondering if the 1986 whistleblower laws would still apply to GAO employees? Might that be a motive as well?

  4. alkali says:

    Isn’t “general accountability” an oxymoron?

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