Tag Archives: Recovery Act

Assessing the Future of the Recovery Operations Center

Years ago, Prudential Insurance was known for its ad jingle, “Get a Piece of the Rock.” That jingle was the first thing that came to my mind back in 2009 when, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,…

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Lessons Learned from the Recovery Act? Still To Be Determined

When it was made into law in 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act offered a bold response to the nation’s growing recession, infusing federal funds at an aggressive pace to help the country attempt to get back on its…

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Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You

Although the headline to this blog post may sound somewhat flippant, I have to applaud the National Science Foundation for trying to keep its constituents informed about the latest on their Recovery Act programs at an increasingly stressful time.

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Is the DATA Act Considering the Numbers?

Call me stubborn but I’m still not convinced that the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (H.R. 2146), more famously known as the DATA Act, is exactly a good thing — or at least in its current form. Like most others…

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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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Roundup Reel: Early December Edition

Here are a handful of the notable funding-related developments from the last week or so that you may have missed.

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Researching a Few Good Ideas for the Recovery Act

It’s been several months in the making but the Federal Demonstration Partnership has finally released its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Administrative Impact Survey Report. This is definitely a must-read for the folks at the Office of Management and Budget,…

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OMB Goes “Hurry-Up” with Recovery Act

We’re now entering fall and to me, that means one thing — football! Fans nationwide will spend countless hours rooting on their favorite team, cheering the touchdowns and cringing over critical turnovers. Some teams, in an attempt to wear out…

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Bad Boys, Bad Boys, What You Gonna Do…

Did you grow up listening to a police scanner?  Reading the local crime blotter?  I always loved the buzzing and crackling of my grandfather’s scanner in the background whenever we’d go visit, and although we didn’t have a police department…

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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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