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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...
06/23/20
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: 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...
06/17/20
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. 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...
05/26/20
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. 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...
05/19/20
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). Also today, the PRAC launched its website, pandemic.oversight.gov, and its Twitter account, @COVID_Oversight. Created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the PRAC is charged with coordinating oversight efforts of federal Inspectors General to promote transparency of the $2.4 trillion in federal emergency relief for individual...
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. Full Details
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). Full Details
03/30/20