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Focus on: Why is it hard to know how pandemic relief money was used?

More than 15,400 pandemic-related awards worth $33 billion have meaningless descriptions of how the money was spent. Read about how we’re working to make it easier for the public to know where their tax dollars are going.  Learn more in our report.

Observations: COVID-19 Federal Contracting

How was federal contracting impacted by the pandemic?

The federal government awarded $28 billion in pandemic response contracts between April 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020. Some of that went to contractors who had never worked for the government before. How well did they perform? Learn more in our report.

Key Insights into COVID-19 management in correctional and detention facilities

Controlling the spread of COVID-19 in prisons

Prisons and detention facilities are high-risk environments for COVID-19 outbreaks and deaths. How did federal agencies handle the pandemic in those environments? Read the report to find out more.

PRAC Semiannual Report to Congress October 2020 - March 2021

Report to Congress: October 2020 through March 2021

See highlights and view the full report on our efforts to promote public transparency and ensure coordinated oversight of more than $5 trillion in pandemic response spending.

Top Challenges for federal agencies managing pandemic response funding and programs

Top Challenges in Pandemic Relief and Response

This report identifies four new challenges faced by federal agencies as they manage the distribution of $3.5 trillion in pandemic-related funding. It also outlines the work being done by the Offices of Inspectors General to detect and prevent fraud and misuse of the funds.

PODCAST: Federal COVID-19 testing, data insights from six federal health care programs

COVID-19 Testing Report

This report examines COVID-19 testing efforts for six federal health care programs during the first seven months following the declaration of a public health emergency in the United States. Published by the PRAC Health Care Subgroup, the report takes a detailed look at testing data in each of the programs that, when combined, provide benefits or care for about 64 million individuals. Get the details here.

Pandemic Response Accountability Committee Agile Products Toolkit

Agile Products Toolkit for federal, state and local oversight agencies

This toolkit identifies and defines four primary situations where your office may want to consider using an agile product. Consider these guidelines, best practices and lessons learned while conducting, completing, and issuing reports or other work products.

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Gaps in CARES Act Data Sources and How to Close Them

A commissioned study that identifies gaps in federal data sources and how we can close them to improve the quality of the information we provide to the public.

Pandemic Response Accountability Committee semiannual report to congress, April 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020

PRAC's first semiannual report to Congress

View highlights from the PRAC's first semiannual report or read the report in its entirety to review work from the PRAC's first six months.

Top Challenges Facing Federal Agencies: COVID-19 Emergency Relief and Response Efforts as reported by Offices of Inspectors General across government

Top Challenges Facing Federal Agencies: COVID-19 Emergency Relief and Response Effort

Insight into the top management challenges facing federal agencies that received pandemic related funding as identified by Offices of Inspector General.

Strategic Plan, 2020 to 2025

PRAC Strategic Plan

Our Strategic Plan details how we will 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.

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