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related to Recovery Act spending and allows for the reporting of potential fraud, waste, and abuse.

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Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Mission Statement: To promote accountability by coordinating and conducting oversight of  Recovery funds to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse and to foster transparency on Recovery spending  by providing the public with accurate, user-friendly information.

The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board is the watchdog for the American public on the use of Recovery Act funds.  Kathleen S. Tighe, Inspector General for the Department of Education, was appointed by the President as Board Chair in December 2011.  She replaced  Earl E. Devaney who retired. The Board also includes 11 federal Inspectors General from various government agencies.

Created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Board has two principal goals: to prevent and detect waste, fraud and mismanagement, and to provide the American people with extraordinary transparency on how Recovery Act funds are being used by states, local governments, and private recipients.

The Board issues quarterly and annual reports on its oversight findings and provides advice to government agencies. When a matter requires immediate attention, the Board will send “flash reports” to the President and Congress. The Board also maintains, which provides information on agency plans and programs and disbursements around the country. Beginning in October 2009, quarterly reports from recipients of Recovery funds are posted on

The Board also works with 29 Inspectors General from 28 federal agencies involved in Recovery project spending to identify risk factors that can help minimize fraud, waste, and abuse.

Read the Board Bios.

Press Inquiries:

Edward T. Pound
Director of Communications
Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board
(202) 254-7930

Amanda Henderson
Communications Specialist
Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board
(202) 254-7986