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Recovery Act

On February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signed The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or Recovery Act, into law. Federal News Radio follows how agencies have enacted the law and how the government is tracking spending through

Energy - Smart Grid

The Department of Energy is awarding nearly $100 million for 54 smart grid workforce training programs that Secretary Steven Chu says will help prepare the next generation of workers in the utility and electrical manufacturing industries.

The projects will leverage more than $95 million in funding from community colleges, universities, utilities and manufacturers to develop and implement training programs that will train approximately 30-thousand Americans in an effort to modernize the nation's electrical grid, and implement smart grid technologies in communities across the country.

The programs will focus on training activities that support electricians, line workers, technicians, system operators, power system engineers, cyber security specialists and transmission planners.

The funding builds on more than $4 billion in Recovery Act funding for smart grid deployment and demonstration projects nationally.

Friday - 04/09/2010, 07:14pm EDT

The CBO crunches the numbers on stimulus jobs

Stimulus recipients have reported that about 640,000 jobs "were created or retained" with stimulus funding through Sept. 30.

Wednesday - 12/02/2009, 11:41am EST

GAO tips on how to avoid stimulus job reporting embarrassment

The government watchdog overseeing economic stimulus spending said Thursday that, in its rush to take credit for saving hundreds of thousands of jobs, the Obama administration was overly confident in its job-counting and did not acknowledge significant errors in the figures.

Friday - 11/20/2009, 09:30am EST

It's the BOB show!

Bob Laclede
VP, Ingram Micro
Bob Woods
President, Topside Consulting
October 19th, 2009

Monday - 10/19/2009, 02:46pm EDT

What is the state of state ARRA funds?

Friday - 09/18/2009, 09:37am EDT

Senate panel gets stimulus tracking update

Work continues at the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board on the next version of the website. The head of that board gives a Senate oversight committee a progress report on other efforts to track all that stimulus spending.

Friday - 09/11/2009, 06:58am EDT

The stimulus and your marching orders collide

Wednesday - 08/19/2009, 09:05am EDT

Keeping an eye on stimulus spending

Wednesday - 08/12/2009, 04:39pm EDT

Stimulus funds benefit DC-based feds

When you get past the national headlines, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is about helping people at the state and local level hurt by the national economic downturn. On Tuesday, the Greater Washington Board of Trade heard from White House advisors and Federal agency managers who came to help business leaders get their local share of the federal stimulus program.

Tuesday - 07/21/2009, 07:21pm EDT

Pres. Obama: Time to Push a Pawn

A political pawn's purpose is simple. And there are two kinds of pawns--those who see it coming, and those who don't.

Monday - 07/20/2009, 10:45am EDT

Stimulus IT rules leave some feeling exposed

Thursday - 07/09/2009, 09:28am EDT

Stimulus: Is it...stimulating?

A House committee got its latest progress report on the economic stimulus program yesterday. The testimony paints a decidedly mixed picture about whether or not the $787 billion dollar American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is working the way the White House has planned.

Thursday - 07/09/2009, 07:07am EDT

Analysis: New Deal, no deal?

Tuesday - 07/07/2009, 10:28am EDT

The Realities of Federal Plastic

David Shea
Office of Charge Card Management, GSA
April 13th, 2009
(Rebroadcast June 29th, 2009)

Monday - 06/29/2009, 11:31am EDT

Study finds pockets of recovery

Monday - 06/29/2009, 10:37am EDT

Click and follow funding

Friday - 06/26/2009, 10:05am EDT

Cash for Clunkers update

Wednesday - 06/10/2009, 11:05am EDT

Finding ARRA funds made easier

Monday - 06/08/2009, 10:37am EDT

Department of Justice

Catherine Pierce
Acting Director, Office on Violence Against Women
May 21, 2009

Wednesday - 05/20/2009, 03:28pm EDT
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