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

 Board Press Releases


Watching Over $276 Billion

WASHINGTON—Executive Director Michael Wood, in a blog posted today on, discusses how the Recovery Board uses sophisticated technology and a group of talented analysts to uncover risky practices by recipients of Recovery Act funds.

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‘Thought Leadership’: Transforming Government

​There’s a lot of talk these days about “thought leaders,” individuals or organizations that produce and act on innovative ideas. Indeed, one could argue quite convincingly that the Recovery Board has more than its share of thought leaders.  Since its inception, the Board has been results-driven.

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Recovery Board's New 'Wall of Shame'

WASHINGTON—Recipients of Recovery Act funds failed to submit 303 spending reports for the first quarter of 2012, according to Michael Wood, the Executive Director of the Recovery Board. Of those, Wood wrote in a blog, 139 involve grants issued by the Justice Department to cities, counties, police departments, sheriff’s offices and others.
The Recovery Act requires recipients to submit quarterly reports to the Board.​

Recovery Board Announces Agency Profile Feature

WASHINGTON — The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board announced today that a new feature on will allow users to access summary data on each of the 28 federal agencies that distribute funds under the Recovery Act.

The feature underscores, among other things, how much money an agency has distributed to recipients in the form of contracts, grants, loans, and entitlements, according to a Recovery Blog written by Michael Wood, the Executive Director of the Recovery Board.


Education Inspector General Kathleen Tighe Selected to Lead Recovery Board

WASHINGTON--Kathleen S. Tighe, the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Education and a strong proponent of transparency and accountability in government, was selected by President Obama today to serve as the new Chair of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board.

Ms. Tighe, a member of the Recovery Board since April 2010, replaces Earl E. Devaney, who is retiring on December 31 after nearly three years in the post.

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