American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

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    National Dialogue on Fraud, Waste, and Abuse of Recovery Act Funds

    Since the creation of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (RATB) by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Recovery Board has worked to provide American taxpayers with unprecedented accountability regarding the funds allocated by the Recovery Act.

    As part of its continuing efforts, from 8 A.M. on October 17 to 8 A.M. October 24, 2011, the Recovery Board and the National Academy of Public Administration will conduct an interactive online dialogue to solicit your input regarding methods to further prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse of Recovery Act funds.

    While the scope of the dialogue is oversight of Recovery Act funds, RATB where interested in ideas related to the oversight of all federal spending to determine if they are applicable to Recovery spending.

    RATB invites you to participate in the online forum.  This is a rare opportunity to interact with others and apply your knowledge and expertise to the following questions:

    • What management practices, policies and programs and incentives would improve financial stewardship and help prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse?
    • 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

    When the weeklong dialogue concludes, the input will be analyzed so that future enhancements to the RATB's oversight efforts reflect the best ideas of America's leading thinkers. You can be a part of the solution. Starting October 17th, you can visit the dialogue at:

    For more information about the National Dialogue on Innovative Tools to Prevent and Detect Fraud, Waste, and Abuse, please view the one page overview. If you have additional questions about the dialogue, or if you have recommendations for other parties/groups to contact, please email