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Government Accountability and Transparency Board


 Mission Statement


To identify implementation guidelines for integrating systems that support the collection and display of Government spending data, ensuring the reliability of those data, and broadening the deployment of fraud detection technologies, including those proven successful during the implementation of the Recovery Act.

The Government Accountability and Transparency Board (GATB) was created by Executive Order in June 2011 to “provide strategic direction for enhancing the transparency of Federal spending and advance efforts to detect and remediate fraud, waste, and abuse in Federal programs“  and to build on the lessons learned from the implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  The eleven members of the GATB were appointed by the President from the Inspectors General community, agency Chief Financial Officers or Deputy Secretaries, and the Office of Management and Budget.


Board Members:

  • Richard Ginman – Chairman, and Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, U.S. Department of Defense
  • David Williams – Vice Chair, and Inspector General, U.S. Postal Service
  • Nani Coloretti, Assistant Secretary for Management, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Gregory Friedman, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Allison Lerner, Inspector General, National Science Foundation
  • Daniel Levinson, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Ellen Murray, Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources and Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Calvin Scovel III, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Kathleen Tighe, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Education
  • Mark Reger, Acting Deputy Controller, Office of Management and Budget



July 30, 2014 (PDF 175 KB)
June 25, 2014 (PDF 70 KB)
May 28, 2014 (PDF 397 KB)
April 30, 2014 (PDF 297 KB)
March 26, 2014 (PDF 231 KB)
February 26, 2014 (PDF 289 KB)
November 20,2013 (PDF 289 KB)
October 30,2013 (PDF 54 KB)
August 28, 2013 (PDF 54 KB)
July 31, 2013 (PDF 418 KB)
June 26, 2013 (PDF 116 KB)
May 23, 2013 (PDF 740 KB)
April 24, 2013 (PDF 362 KB)
March 27, 2013 (PDF 362 KB)
February 25, 2013 (PDF 81 KB)
November 19, 2012 (PDF 85 KB)
August 7, 2012 (PDF 174 KB)
June 11 2012 GATB Meeting Minutes.pdf June 11, 2012 (PDF 164 KB)
 April 19, 2012 (PDF 250 KB)
11-17-11 GATB Minutes.pdf December 8, 2011 (PDF 161 KB)
11-17-11 GATB Minutes.pdf November 17, 2011 (PDF 16 KB)
November 15, 2011 (PDF 174 KB)
October 27, 2011 (PDF 51 KB)
081811 GATB Meeting Minutes.pdf September 8, 2011 (PDF 48 KB)
081811 GATB Meeting Minutes.pdf August 18, 2011 (PDF 56 KB)
081811 GATB Meeting Minutes.pdf July 28, 2011 (PDF 48 KB)



April 30, 2014 Way Forward Strategy (PDF 237 KB)
March 27, 2013 Way Forward Strategy (PDF 121 KB)
June 2012 Progress Report (PDF 204 KB)
Letter to OMB Director Jacob J. Lew (PDF 268 KB)
December 2011 GAT Board Report and Recommendations (PDF 131 KB)



On February 7, 2014, the GATBoard held a public meeting to solicit input from the general public, state and local government representatives, civic and professional organizations, and other interested parties on way to improve transparency of federal spending. The meeting was webcast for those who could not attend in person.  Presentations made to the GATBoard are below:  

Association of Government Accountants (PDF 91 KB)

Cato Institute Part 1 (PDF 254 KB)

Cato Institute Part 2 (PDF 705 KB)

Center for Effective Government (PDF 33 KB)

Chugach Government Solutions (PDF 33 KB)

Citizens Against Government Waste (PDF 223 KB)

CliftonLarsonAllen, LLC (PDF 20 KB)

Data Transparency Coalition (PDF 468 KB)

Massachusetts Governor's Federal Grants Office (PDF 39 KB)

Maryland Governor's Grants Office (PDF 25 KB)

National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers (PDF 55 KB)

National Priorities Project Part 1 (PDF 50 KB)

National Priorities Project Part 22 (PDF 131 KB)

Rhode Island Office of Management and Budget (PDF 104 KB)

Sandra Swab, Grants Management Consultant (PDF 23 KB)