Tag Archives: RATB

Could The DATA Act’s Flame Flicker Again?

Oh, the DATA Act. Where have you been for so long? You made big news about a year ago when you passed the House and then, well, you languished. You lost your energy, your fire, and you eventually got shoved…

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Nearing the End of the Road for ARRA

There has been intense focus over the past few years on ensuring that recipients of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act awards manage them properly. Now, as most of these grants come to an end, the focus is shifting to closing…

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While OMB Promises, RATB Gets a GRIP

Ever install a computer software program and follow the bar across the screen as it downloads and wonder why when it says “100 percent downloaded” it still takes a while before it’s completed? That drives me crazy. I feel like…

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Let’s All Meet Next Week in Alexandria

Planning to be in the D.C./Alexandria, Va. area next week? If so, drop by the National Grants Management Association’s annual training conference April 22-25 in Alexandria. The NGMA will be welcoming walk-in registrations, so if you didn’t register ahead of…

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Roundup Reel: Early February Edition

(The Roundup Reel features some of the recent funding-related developments that you may have missed.) The Department of Housing and Urban Development will hold a conference call on Monday (Feb. 6) about its fiscal year 2012 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation program,…

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Sneak Preview: Federal IGs Suggest Ways To Reduce ARRA Reporting Burdens

(The following was excerpted from the January issue of the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) A panel of federal agency inspectors general recently discussed lessons learned regarding American Recovery and Reinvestment Act reporting, offering suggestions that may potentially ease some reporting…

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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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Obama Versus Issa on Transparency, Accountability, Oversight

“The truth is, no one reads this thing,” declared President Obama, pointing to a stack of Federal Registers. Ceasing hard-copy publication of the Federal Register (which has been available online for years) is “just the tip of the iceberg” for…

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GAO Tax Report Is Only the Tip of the Iceberg

The major news outlets will focus on the fact that thousands of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant and contract recipients owe millions of dollars in federal taxes, as reported in a Government Accountability Office report issued yesterday. However, the…

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