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PRAC Releases the Federal COVID-19 Testing Report

Today, the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) released Federal COVID-19 Testing Report: Data Insights from Six Federal Health Care Programs, a multi-agency report compiling COVID-19 testing data from six Offices of Inspector General across the federal government. The PRAC conducted this cross-agency analysis of COVID-19 testing data to inform policymakers, Congress, universities, hospitals, and state health agencies as they determine how to move forward in pandemic relief and response. “Testing for COVID-19 is a critical component of the federal government’s pandemic response...
01/14/2021

Michael E. Horowitz Appointed Chair of CIGIE’s Pandemic Response Accountability Committee

Today, Allison C. Lerner, Chair of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), announced the appointment of Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General of the Department of Justice, to serve as the Chair of CIGIE’s Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC). Mr. Horowitz has been serving as Acting Chair of the PRAC since April 2020. Ms. Lerner appointed Mr. Horowitz pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). The CARES Act provided over $2 trillion in emergency federal spending to address the economic impacts of the...
01/04/2021

PRAC Posts Additional Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Data

As part of our mission to promote public transparency of pandemic response funds, the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) today posted new data for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The data was released by the Small Business Administration and the Department of the Treasury on December 1. The PRAC integrated the updated dataset for display and posting on our website, PandemicOversight.gov, alongside other federal pandemic response spending data. The updated dataset allows users to view and explore: New information on PPP loans under $150,000 For PPP loans below $150,000...
12/15/2020

PRAC Releases Coronavirus Relief Fund Data

Today, Michael E. Horowitz, Acting Chair of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) announced the public release of a new dataset of Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) spending. This CRF dataset is only available on pandemicoversight.gov, and for the first time, includes information on how recipients spent funds down to the project and sub-recipient level. The dataset includes CRF funds spent March 1 through September 30, 2020. About the CRF Data Pandemicoversight.gov includes the following data and features related to the CRF: Data from Reporting Cycle 1 (March 1-June 30) and Cycle 2...
11/30/2020

PRAC Releases Commissioned Study on Data Gaps that Impact Transparency in Federal Pandemic-Relief Spending

The Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) is charged with providing a large and diverse group of stakeholders—the public; their elected representatives in Congress; federal, state, and local governments; the private sector and nonprofit entities—with a transparent accounting of pandemic relief and response funds. In August 2020, we engaged MITRE, a not-for-profit federally funded research and development center, to conduct an independent assessment of the extent to which existing federal data is sufficiently comprehensive and accurate to provide transparency into federal pandemic...
11/19/2020

Pandemic Response Accountability Committee announces release of Agile Products Toolkit

Today, the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) announced the release of the PRAC’s new Agile Products Toolkit, a resource to assist federal, state, and local oversight agencies and professionals in conducting timely reviews and oversight of federal funding. It was prepared under the guidance of SBA Inspector General Mike Ware, who chairs the PRAC’s subcommittee on Audit, Inspections, and Evaluations. The CARES Act and other related legislation provided approximately $2.6 trillion in federal spending to address the public health and economic crises resulting from the COVID-19...
11/13/2020