Tag Archives: accountability

GAT Board Seeks Stakeholder Information on Annual Plan

The Office of Management and Budget’s new uniform grants reform guidance may be grabbing the headlines in the grants world these days, but important work still goes on in other areas. For instance, the Government Accountability and Transparency Board, also known…

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Sneak Preview: DHS to Consolidate Major Preparedness Grant Programs

(This post was excerpted from an article in the Feb. 27 issue of Local/State Funding Report.) The Department of Homeland Security recently released its plans for the fiscal year 2013 National Preparedness Grant Program, which is administered by the Federal…

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Happy Birthday, Recovery Act!

Three years ago today, President Obama signed the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 – otherwise known as the stimulus bill, the Recovery Act or ARRA – into law. And the opinions about it have been flying…

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Finally, Some Yellow Book Details!

Leave it to the folks in Washington, D.C. to wait until I go on vacation to finally release some details on a story that I’d been tracking on a daily basis. A couple of years ago, no sooner had I…

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Is Someone Not Telling the Whole Truth about USASpending.gov?

One of my favorite phrases when discussing numbers is the familiar refrain “lies, damn lies and statistics.” It seems as if statistics can be interpreted in any fashion to make a certain point. Such is the case with USASpending.gov.

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House Committee Heaps Praise on Devaney and Recovery Board

It was a packed room and an absolute gush-fest for the work of Earl Devaney and the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board that he chairs at the full hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that I…

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