The FCC may have started
out with the best intentions to look out for the public good, but that's gone now. There is nothing that the GAO, consumer interest groups, or anyone else can do about it. Business rules America top to bottom, plain and simple. Don't like it? Talk to FFH .
When I was in Navy 10 years ago I recall the GAO having considerable juice. I thought they were the part of govt that made sure you get the budget you are asking for. I am sure the offices of the FCC don't want to get on their bad side. It means less money for even the simplest thing such as office supplies.