Skip to main content

Newsroom

PRAC Releases Cumulative Coronavirus Relief Fund Data for March 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

PRAC announced the public release of updated Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) spending by states, eligible local governments, Tribal governments, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories. CRF data is available only on the Coronavirus Relief Fund page on this website and includes all funds spent March 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.
09/16/2021

Pandemic Analytics Center of Excellence (PACE) Drives Analysis of Pandemic Response Funds to Identify Risks and Fight Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

To support its mission and that of its Office of Inspectors General (OIG) members, the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) has established the Pandemic Analytics Center of Excellence (PACE) to provide a leading-edge analytic platform with the capacity and scale to help oversee more than $5 trillion in pandemic-related emergency spending. The PACE delivers analytic, audit, and investigation support to the oversight community as they root out historic levels of fraud, waste, and abuse in pandemic relief programs to ensure funds are used for their intended purpose. With $5 trillion...
08/24/2021

Statement of Michael E. Horowitz Chair, Pandemic Response Accountability Committee Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice

Statement of Michael E. Horowitz, Chair of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing on “Assessing the Federal Government’s COVID-19 Relief and Response Efforts and its Impact” Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Graves, and Members of the Committee: Thank you for inviting me to testify today to discuss the work of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC), which was created as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act...
07/29/2021

Joint Announcement from John Pasquantino, Acting OMB Controller and Michael Horowitz, PRAC Chair

Today, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) issued a joint alert on the benefits of using automation and data analytics in reducing the risk of improper payments of government funds. Agencies receiving funding for administration or technology modernization initiatives or activities should consider these elements for both short and long-term improvement. Reducing the risk of improper payments of government funds – also known as payment integrity – is essential to effective stewardship of taxpayer resources and is vital to public...
07/21/2021

New PRAC Working Group to Combat Identity Fraud in Pandemic Response Programs and Improve Victim Redress

Today, Michael E. Horowitz, Chair of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC), announced the formation of a new working group focused on preventing and addressing identity fraud in pandemic response programs. The PRAC Identity Fraud Reduction & Redress Working Group is a joint effort of multiple Inspectors General who are members of the PRAC: Chair: Susan Gibson, Inspector General, National Reconnaissance Office Hannibal “Mike” Ware, Inspector General, Small Business Administration J. Russell George, Inspector General, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Michael...
07/15/2021

State and Local Pandemic Oversight Reports Now on PandemicOversight.gov

Today, Sandra D. Bruce, chair of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee’s (PRAC) Federal, State, and Local Coordination Subcommittee, announced that pandemic oversight reports by state and local agencies are now available in the Reports Library. Today’s launch includes over 90 reports from state, county, and city auditors overseeing pandemic response funds. The reports cover unemployment insurance, use of Coronavirus Relief Funds, pandemic preparedness, contact tracing, and more. The reports can be found alongside the PRAC’s pandemic oversight reports by federal auditors. The PRAC...
07/08/2021