The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board is a non-partisan, non-political agency created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 with two goals:
- To provide transparency of Recovery-related funds
- To detect and prevent fraud, waste, and mismanagement
Kathleen S. TIghe was appointed Chair of the Board by President Obama in December 2011. Eleven Inspectors General from various federal agencies serve with her. Tighe replaced Earl E. Devaney, who retired.
The Board manages Recovery.gov, as well as FederalTransparency.gov and EducationJobsFund.gov.
Per the Recovery Act, the Board's Recovery activities were supposed to end on September 30, 2013. However, in the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 to assist states and individuals impacted by Hurricane Sandy, Congress stipulated the Board provide oversight of the funding through 2015.