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GAO commented on whether: (1) the Department of State had the discretion to make grants-in-aid, which were intended for financing projects for periods not exceeding one year, to corporations for projects that would be completed in the following fiscal year; and (2) grants-in-aid may cover activities...
GAO commented on whether it would be required to object to otherwise proper payments made under two contract provisions relating to the establishment of a collateral or guarantee fund to secure premiums for insurance coverage, and the establishment of an employee benefits fund.
GAO commented on the Smaller War Plants Corporation's request to use appropriated funds for luncheon meetings. GAO had no objection to the use of these funds for luncheons, since the Corporation determined that the luncheons were essential to carry out the functions of its office.
GAO commented on whether the Coordinator of Information may use appropriated funds to pay for the entertainment of foreign government representatives. The Coordinator considered such entertainment to be necessary for gathering information that is vital to the national security of the United States.