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Mar 13, 2013, 07:00 ET
The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board was created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to oversee the expenditure of Recovery funds and bring transparency and accountability to the process. The Board consists of a chairman, Earl E. Devaney, and 12 federal Inspectors General. The Board runs the Recovery.gov website that provides information on the Recovery initiatives and spearheads an accountability effort that involves both federal and state investigators and enforcement officials. (PRNewsFoto/Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board)

Recovery Board: Data Sharing and Hurricane Sandy Oversight

 In a blog posted yesterday on Recovery.gov, Executive Director Michael Wood of the Recovery Board explained how sharing data at all levels of...

Feb 14, 2013, 07:00 ET
The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board was created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to oversee the expenditure of Recovery funds and bring transparency and accountability to the process. The Board consists of a chairman, Earl E. Devaney, and 12 federal Inspectors General. The Board runs the Recovery.gov website that provides information on the Recovery initiatives and spearheads an accountability effort that involves both federal and state investigators and enforcement officials. (PRNewsFoto/Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board)

Recovery Board: Monitoring Hurricane Sandy

 In a blog posted yesterday on Recovery.gov, Chair Kathleen S. Tighe of the Recovery Board explained how the Board plans to monitor the $60.2...

Jan 10, 2013, 07:00 ET
The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board was created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to oversee the expenditure of Recovery funds and bring transparency and accountability to the process. The Board consists of a chairman, Earl E. Devaney, and 12 federal Inspectors General. The Board runs the Recovery.gov website that provides information on the Recovery initiatives and spearheads an accountability effort that involves both federal and state investigators and enforcement officials. (PRNewsFoto/Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board)

Recovery Board Chair: Government Needs Consistent Federal Data Standards

In a blog posted today on Recovery.gov, Chair Kathleen S. Tighe of the Recovery Board describes how consistent data standards would lead to better...

Dec 07, 2012, 07:00 ET
The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board was created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to oversee the expenditure of Recovery funds and bring transparency and accountability to the process. The Board consists of a chairman, Earl E. Devaney, and 12 federal Inspectors General. The Board runs the Recovery.gov website that provides information on the Recovery initiatives and spearheads an accountability effort that involves both federal and state investigators and enforcement officials. (PRNewsFoto/Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board)

Recovery Board Digs Deeper into Stimulus Program

The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board has added a new page to Recovery.gov, the government website that displays information on how...

Nov 15, 2012, 07:00 ET
The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board was created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to oversee the expenditure of Recovery funds and bring transparency and accountability to the process. The Board consists of a chairman, Earl E. Devaney, and 12 federal Inspectors General. The Board runs the Recovery.gov website that provides information on the Recovery initiatives and spearheads an accountability effort that involves both federal and state investigators and enforcement officials. (PRNewsFoto/Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board)

Tighe: Recovery Education Funds Help 'Hard-pressed' School Districts

 Recovery Board Chair Kathleen S. Tighe, in a blog posted Wednesday on Recovery.gov, said education stimulus funding "provided critical help...

Oct 18, 2012, 07:00 ET
The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board was created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to oversee the expenditure of Recovery funds and bring transparency and accountability to the process. The Board consists of a chairman, Earl E. Devaney, and 12 federal Inspectors General. The Board runs the Recovery.gov website that provides information on the Recovery initiatives and spearheads an accountability effort that involves both federal and state investigators and enforcement officials. (PRNewsFoto/Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board)

Recovery Board Pilots Centralized Reporting Project

In a blog posted on Recovery.gov Wednesday, Executive Director Michael Wood of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board announced the...

Oct 02, 2012, 07:00 ET
The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board was created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to oversee the expenditure of Recovery funds and bring transparency and accountability to the process. The Board consists of a chairman, Earl E. Devaney, and 12 federal Inspectors General. The Board runs the Recovery.gov website that provides information on the Recovery initiatives and spearheads an accountability effort that involves both federal and state investigators and enforcement officials. (PRNewsFoto/Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board)

Recovery Board Announces New 'Recipient Projects Map'

The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board has added a new map to Recovery.gov, the website that posts spending data from recipients of...

Sep 20, 2012, 07:00 ET
The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board was created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to oversee the expenditure of Recovery funds and bring transparency and accountability to the process. The Board consists of a chairman, Earl E. Devaney, and 12 federal Inspectors General. The Board runs the Recovery.gov website that provides information on the Recovery initiatives and spearheads an accountability effort that involves both federal and state investigators and enforcement officials. (PRNewsFoto/Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board)

Recovery Board: Aggressive Oversight Yields Less Fraud

In a blog posted on Recovery.gov Wednesday, Executive Director Michael Wood of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board discusses the...

Aug 03, 2012, 07:00 ET
The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board was created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to oversee the expenditure of Recovery funds and bring transparency and accountability to the process. The Board consists of a chairman, Earl E. Devaney, and 12 federal Inspectors General. The Board runs the Recovery.gov website that provides information on the Recovery initiatives and spearheads an accountability effort that involves both federal and state investigators and enforcement officials. (PRNewsFoto/Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board)

Executive Director Michael Wood: Creative Ideas Transform Government

 In a blog posted on Recovery.gov Thursday, Executive Director Michael Wood of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board outlined...

Jul 18, 2012, 07:00 ET
The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board was created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to oversee the expenditure of Recovery funds and bring transparency and accountability to the process. The Board consists of a chairman, Earl E. Devaney, and 12 federal Inspectors General. The Board runs the Recovery.gov website that provides information on the Recovery initiatives and spearheads an accountability effort that involves both federal and state investigators and enforcement officials. (PRNewsFoto/Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board)

Recovery Board Announces New 'Wall of Shame'

The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board has published a new list of Recovery Act recipients that have failed to submit spending reports...

Jul 03, 2012, 07:00 ET
The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board was created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to oversee the expenditure of Recovery funds and bring transparency and accountability to the process. The Board consists of a chairman, Earl E. Devaney, and 12 federal Inspectors General. The Board runs the Recovery.gov website that provides information on the Recovery initiatives and spearheads an accountability effort that involves both federal and state investigators and enforcement officials. (PRNewsFoto/Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board)

Recovery Board Announces New Agency Profile Feature

The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board has added a new feature to Recovery.gov, the website that carries information on how the $840...

Dec 26, 2011, 07:00 ET
The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board was created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to oversee the expenditure of Recovery funds and bring transparency and accountability to the process. The Board consists of a chairman, Earl E. Devaney, and 12 federal Inspectors General. The Board runs the Recovery.gov website that provides information on the Recovery initiatives and spearheads an accountability effort that involves both federal and state investigators and enforcement officials. (PRNewsFoto/Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board)

Education Inspector General Kathleen Tighe Selected to Lead Recovery Board

Kathleen S. Tighe, the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Education and a strong proponent of transparency and accountability in...

Dec 15, 2011, 07:00 ET
The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board was created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to oversee the expenditure of Recovery funds and bring transparency and accountability to the process. The Board consists of a chairman, Earl E. Devaney, and 12 federal Inspectors General. The Board runs the Recovery.gov website that provides information on the Recovery initiatives and spearheads an accountability effort that involves both federal and state investigators and enforcement officials. (PRNewsFoto/Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board)

Devaney, in Final Column, Urges Taxpayers to Press Data Reforms

 Recovery Board Chairman Earl E. Devaney, who is retiring on December 31 after 41 years of service in the federal government, said...

Dec 02, 2011, 07:00 ET
The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board was created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to oversee the expenditure of Recovery funds and bring transparency and accountability to the process. The Board consists of a chairman, Earl E. Devaney, and 12 federal Inspectors General. The Board runs the Recovery.gov website that provides information on the Recovery initiatives and spearheads an accountability effort that involves both federal and state investigators and enforcement officials. (PRNewsFoto/Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board)

Devaney Announces Retirement, Ends Storied Government Career

Earl E. Devaney, the Chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, is retiring after 41 years of service in the federal...

Nov 22, 2011, 07:00 ET
The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board was created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to oversee the expenditure of Recovery funds and bring transparency and accountability to the process. The Board consists of a chairman, Earl E. Devaney, and 12 federal Inspectors General. The Board runs the Recovery.gov website that provides information on the Recovery initiatives and spearheads an accountability effort that involves both federal and state investigators and enforcement officials. (PRNewsFoto/Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board)

Devaney: Uniform Award ID Would Improve Spending Oversight

Recovery Board Chairman Earl E. Devaney, in his final column on lessons learned during the Recovery program, says a uniform award ID would help...

Nov 17, 2011, 07:00 ET
The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board was created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to oversee the expenditure of Recovery funds and bring transparency and accountability to the process. The Board consists of a chairman, Earl E. Devaney, and 12 federal Inspectors General. The Board runs the Recovery.gov website that provides information on the Recovery initiatives and spearheads an accountability effort that involves both federal and state investigators and enforcement officials. (PRNewsFoto/Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board)

Devaney Announces Redesign of Recovery.gov

In a continuing quest to make Recovery.gov easier to use, the Recovery Board has simplified the home page and made improvements that allow...

Oct 18, 2011, 07:00 ET
The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board was created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to oversee the expenditure of Recovery funds and bring transparency and accountability to the process. The Board consists of a chairman, Earl E. Devaney, and 12 federal Inspectors General. The Board runs the Recovery.gov website that provides information on the Recovery initiatives and spearheads an accountability effort that involves both federal and state investigators and enforcement officials. (PRNewsFoto/Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board)

Recovery Board Chairman Devaney Says New Technologies Improve Transparency and Accountability

In his Chairman's Corner column posted on Recovery.gov Tuesday, Chairman Earl E. Devaney of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board...

Sep 01, 2011, 07:00 ET
The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board was created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to oversee the expenditure of Recovery funds and bring transparency and accountability to the process. The Board consists of a chairman, Earl E. Devaney, and 12 federal Inspectors General. The Board runs the Recovery.gov website that provides information on the Recovery initiatives and spearheads an accountability effort that involves both federal and state investigators and enforcement officials. (PRNewsFoto/Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board)

Devaney: Recipients Report With 'High Degree of Accuracy'

Recovery Board Chairman Earl E. Devaney, in the third in a series of columns on lessons learned during the Recovery program, says recipients are...

Jul 29, 2011, 07:00 ET
The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board was created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to oversee the expenditure of Recovery funds and bring transparency and accountability to the process. The Board consists of a chairman, Earl E. Devaney, and 12 federal Inspectors General. The Board runs the Recovery.gov website that provides information on the Recovery initiatives and spearheads an accountability effort that involves both federal and state investigators and enforcement officials. (PRNewsFoto/Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board)

Devaney: Transparency Causes Embarrassment and Spurs Self-Correcting Behavior

In his second column on the lessons he has learned as Chairman of the Recovery Board, Earl E. Devaney focuses on how transparency can cause...

Jul 12, 2011, 07:00 ET
The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board was created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to oversee the expenditure of Recovery funds and bring transparency and accountability to the process. The Board consists of a chairman, Earl E. Devaney, and 12 federal Inspectors General. The Board runs the Recovery.gov website that provides information on the Recovery initiatives and spearheads an accountability effort that involves both federal and state investigators and enforcement officials. (PRNewsFoto/Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board)

Devaney: Fraud Prevention Encourages Teamwork in Government Oversight

In the first of a series of columns on the lessons he has learned as Chairman of the Recovery Board, Earl E. Devaney says the Board's fraud...

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