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Posted by on Oct 13, 2011

Join the Conversation About Recovery Act Oversight

Log in next week (Oct. 17-24) to join an online conversation discussing ways to prevent fraud and abuse in federally funded Recovery Act programs. This week-long public dialog is sponsored by the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and the National Academy of Public Administration.

While the scope of this discussion will focus primarily on oversight of Recovery Act funds, the sponsors are also interested in ideas related to the oversight of other federal spending that might be applicable to Recovery Act dollars.

Some of the questions to be addressed include:

  • What specific governmental, public or proprietary data sources could help the Recovery Board prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse?
  • What technologies or systems do you think would be effective in integrating and aggregating diverse types of data?
  • What types of risk models would identify entities receiving Recovery Act funds as being most vulnerable to fraud, waste and abuse?
  • What types of performance metrics could be applied to Recovery Act-funded programs and recipients to increase oversight and accountability?

The board and the academy encourage a variety of participants from the general public, state and local governments, the private sector, the nonprofit field, and academia. For more information, visit the dialog’s page on Facebook or go to

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