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PRAC Releases Strategic Plan

Today, Michael E. Horowitz, Acting Chair of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC), announced the release of the PRAC’s Strategic Plan for 2020 through 2025. The strategic plan defines the mission, vision, and values for the PRAC. Mission Vision Values To serve the American public by promoting transparency and the coordinated oversight of the Federal Government’s coronavirus response to prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement and to identify and mitigate major risks that cross program and agency boundaries Sound stewardship of taxpayer funds and an effective...
07/23/2020

PRAC in its first 90 days

The Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) today released a 10-minute video highlighting the accomplishments of the PRAC in its first 90 days. The video highlights accomplishments of the PRAC and member OIGs, including: Launching Pandemic.Oversight.Gov with features such as the Contract Spending for Pandemic Relief dataset and map; Issuing a report highlighting the Top Challenges Facing Federal Agencies; Releasing 21 public oversight reports; Conducting investigations which have resulted in 36 arrests or indictments and 4 fraud civil actions; and Initiating 74 ongoing oversight...
07/09/2020

PRAC Releases Tool to Track Nationwide Contract Spending on Pandemic Relief

Today, Michael E. Horowitz, Acting Chair of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC), announced the release of a tool to track the federal government’s contract spending for pandemic relief. The dataset is part of the PRAC’s “Track the Money” transparency tool on the Committee’s website to provide public insights into how $2.4 trillion in federal emergency relief and response funds are being spent. Users can download the entire dataset to conduct their own analysis by examining contracts by category – for example medical services and equipment, janitorial services for government...
06/23/2020

PRAC releases report on top challenges facing federal agencies related to covid-19 emergency relief and response efforts

Today, Michael E. Horowitz, Acting Chair of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC), announced the release of the PRAC’s first report, entitled “Top Challenges Facing Federal Agencies: COVID-19 Emergency Relief and Response Efforts.” The report identified common areas of concern among agencies of different sizes and with different missions: Financial management of CARES Act and other funds, Grant and guaranteed loan management, Information technology security and management, and Protecting health and safety. These four top challenges are discussed in depth in the Introduction...
06/17/2020

Pandemic Response Accountability Committee announces public forum on June 3

Today, Michael E. Horowitz, Acting Chair of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC), announced that the PRAC will hold a virtual public listening forum entitled, “Stakeholder Perspectives on Oversight of the Federal COVID-19 Spending and Response,” on June 3, 2020 at 2 pm Eastern Time. The PRAC is composed of 20 Inspectors General from across the federal government leading efforts to promote transparency and support and conduct oversight of more than $2.4 trillion in payments to individual citizens, loans for businesses, support for hospitals and other medical providers, and...
05/26/2020

Pandemic response accountability committee names deputy executive director

Today, Michael E. Horowitz, Chair of the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) and Acting Chair of CIGIE’s Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) appointed Linda S. Miller to serve as the Deputy Executive Director of the PRAC. Ms. Miller has over 15 years of experience in fraud risk management and most recently served as a principal at Grant Thornton LLP, where she led the firm’s Fraud Risk Management practice. Previously, Ms. Miller served for 10 years at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), where she led teams of analysts in evaluating fraud...
05/19/2020