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related to Recovery Act spending and allows for the reporting of potential fraud, waste, and abuse.

 Board Press Releases


Recipient Reporting Ends

Washington--The enactment of the Federal Government’s Fiscal Year 2014 Omnibus Spending bill brings an end to the “1512” Recipient Reporting requirements of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA). Section 627 of the Omnibus repeals the reporting as of February 1, 2014.

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Keeping an Eye on Sandy

WASHINGTON—The Recovery Board, scheduled to expire later this year, has been extended until September 2015 to monitor the $60.2 billion aid plan for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
In a blog posted today, Kathleen S. Tighe, the Chair of the Recovery Board, explained how the Board will work closely with the Office of Management and Budget, the Inspector General community, and other federal and state agencies to oversee Sandy spending. “In short,’’ she wrote, “Congress clearly wants to ensure that aid funds are not misspent or diverted improperly.’’

Chair Tighe Sees Need for Consistent Data Standards

​WASHINGTON—In a blog posted today on, Chair Kathleen S. Tighe of the Recovery Board describes how consistent data standards would lead to better data quality across the government and improved oversight of taxpayer dollars.

She recounts how the government has failed to develop a data standard system for nearly a half century, noting that President Lyndon B. Johnson issued a report to Congress on the government’s management of automatic data processing in 1965.

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Recovery Board Offers Fresh Insights into Stimulus Spending

WASHINGTON— The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, working with federal agencies and Inspectors General, has compiled comprehensive data on the economic stimulus program, providing fresh insights on how much money has been awarded, paid out, and not used under the Recovery program.

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Recovery Funds Impact School Districts

​WASHINGTON—In a blog posted today on, Recovery Board Chair Kathleen S. Tighe discusses the impact of Recovery Act funding on 22 school districts across 21 states and the District of Columbia.

Tighe, also the Inspector General of the Department of Education, reviews a report done by auditors in her IG office. The report covers about $4.4 billion in stimulus funds awarded to the 22 school districts under education grant programs.

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