Title 44 United States Code

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§3502. Definitions

As used in this chapter—

(1)  the term “agency” means any executive department, military department, Government corporation, Government controlled corporation, or other establishment in the executive branch of the Government (including the Executive Office of the President), or any independent regulatory agency, but does not include—

(A)  the General Accounting Office[40],

(B)  Federal Election Commission,

(C)  the governments of the District of Columbia and of the territories and possessions of the United States, and their various subdivisions; or

(D)  Government-owned contractor-operated facilities including laboratories engaged in national defense research and production activities;

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[Internal Reference.—SSAct §1139(l) cites §3502 of title 44, United States Code.]

[40]  P.L. 108-271, §8(b), provided that “Any reference to the General Accounting Office in any law, rule, regulation, certificate, directive, instruction, or other official paper in force on the date of enactment of this Act (July 7, 2004) shall be considered to refer and apply to the Government Accountability Office.”