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Statement from PRAC Chair Michael Horowitz on International Fraud Awareness Week

Michael E. Horowitz, Chair of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC), issued the following statement to recognize International Fraud Awareness Week and the commitment of the PRAC to fighting pandemic fraud: “This week is a reminder of what is at stake in our challenge of protecting historic amounts of emergency relief money—the public’s trust. Any amount of pandemic relief money diverted to the pockets of fraudsters means less money available to Americans in need, deserving small businesses, and health care providers. The PRAC and our Inspector General partners are committed to...

The PRAC Featured on NBC News’ Investigative Series ‘The Fleecing of America’

Michael E. Horowitz, Chair of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC), sat down with NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt this week to discuss COVID-19 relief fund scams and the effort of the PRAC and Inspectors General to prevent the abuse of taxpayer dollars.

Two-Year Mark of the CARES Act and the Creation of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was enacted. It distributed $2.1 trillion to individuals, businesses, schools, and state and local governments to respond to the effects of the pandemic.

Sharing data tools across government to find fraud in pandemic relief funds.

The PRAC’s Data Sharing Working Group recently collaborated with subject matter experts from government agencies in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia to share the data tools and techniques they use to help protect pandemic relief dollars.

Pandemic Analytics Center of Excellence (PACE) Drives Analysis of Pandemic Response Funds to Identify Risks and Fight Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

To support its mission and that of its Office of Inspectors General (OIG) members, the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) has established the Pandemic Analytics Center of Excellence (PACE) to provide a leading-edge analytic platform with the capacity and scale to help oversee more than $5 trillion in pandemic-related emergency spending.