Recovery Board: Monitoring Hurricane Sandy

Feb 14, 2013, 07:00 ET from Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a blog posted yesterday on, Chair Kathleen S. Tighe of the Recovery Board explained how the Board plans to monitor the $60.2 billion aid package for the victims of Hurricane Sandy until September 2015. 

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The package, adopted by Congress and approved by the President, says the Recovery Board "shall develop and use information technology resources and oversight mechanisms to detect and remediate waste, fraud, and abuse'' in the aid program.

The Board will work with the Office of Management and Budget, along with the Inspectors General and heads of each federal agency that receives Sandy aid to provide oversight and track spending.

"In short, Tight wrote in her blog, "Congress clearly wants to ensure that aid funds are not misspent or diverted improperly.''

For more information contact:

Edward Pound   
Director of Communications                                             
Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board       

Amanda Henderson
Communications Specialist               
Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board

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