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Today the PRAC’s Financial Sector Oversight working group released a new video  of a stakeholder listening forum entitled, “Pandemic Response: P

02/17/21

Today, Michael E. Horowitz, Chair of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) announced the public release of an updated dataset of Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) spending by states, eligible local governments, Tribal governments, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Territories.

02/12/21

Today the PRAC’s Financial Sector Oversight working group released a new video of a stakeholder listening forum entitled, “Pandemic Response: Perspectives from the Banking Industry.” The working group is comprised of Inspectors General (IGs) with oversight responsibilities in the areas of banking, lending, and housing – representing the

02/04/21

Today, Allison Lerner, Chair of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) and Michael E. Horowitz, Chair of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) announced the joint release of two timely and wide-ranging assessments of the top management and performance challenges in federal agencies.

02/03/21

Today, Michael E. Horowitz, Chair of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) announced the public release of additional data for Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) spending. This CRF dataset now contains information from 35 prime recipients, including 32 states, on their sub-recipients’ spending down to the project level.

01/19/21

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.

01/14/21

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. 

01/04/21

As part of our mission to promote public transparency of pandemic response funds, the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) today posted new data

12/16/20

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.

11/30/20

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. 

11/19/20

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 agencie

11/13/20

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.

07/23/20

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:

07/09/20

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.

06/23/20

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:

06/17/20

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.

05/26/20

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.

05/19/20

Today, Michael E. Horowitz, Chair of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) appointed Robert A. Westbrooks to serve as the Executive Director of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC).

04/27/20

Michael E. Horowitz, Chair of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), and Glenn A. Fine, Chair of CIGIE’s Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC), announced today additional Inspectors General (IG) to serve as members of the PRAC.

 

04/01/20

Today, Michael E. Horowitz, Chair of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), announced the appointment of Glenn A. Fine, Principal Deputy Inspector General Performing the Duties of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), to serve as the Chair of CIGIE’s Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC).

03/30/20