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Only two vendors bid on RFP, sources say

Award expected by July 10.

Tags: Technology , Contracting ,

Tuesday - 06/30/2009, 04:18pm EDT

Bidding to tweak

Bidders face a short deadline of this Friday June 26th to compete for the job of redesigning, the website of the Recovery, Accountability and Transparency Board. A spokesman says it's because the board faces its own short deadline of mid-October to make the stimulus tracking site fully functional.

Tags: Technology , , Sunlight Foundation , Clay Johnson , Max Cacas , Ed Pound

Tuesday - 06/23/2009, 07:19am EDT

RAT Board's Devaney keeps the stimulus faith

The Association of Government Accountants wraps up its 4th Annual "Internal Control and Fraud Conference" at the Reagan Trade Center today. AGA members are hearing from members of the federal accounting management community on topics ranging from procurement fraud to auditing. The conference kick-off featured remarks from a federal official currently "on detail" at one of the toughest jobs in the Obama Administration.

Tags: stimulus , Association of Government Accountants , Earl Devaney , Max Cacas

Thursday - 09/17/2009, 07:04am EDT
Listen discusses cloud success

In 2009, was created as a way to follow the money being handed out through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Michael Wood, director of, told Federal News Radio using the cloud has been a major contributing factor to the website’s success, starting with the redesign of Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud was [...]

Tags: Amazon , cloud computing , Federal Tech Talk , John Gilroy , Michael Wood , , transparency

Sunday - 12/19/2010, 08:27pm EST

RAT Board creates CSI-worthy war room

In the Recovery Operations Center, a cadre of analysts pore over millions of records of data looking for early warning signs of fraud in the $862 billion stimulus program. Chairman of the RAT Board, Earl Devaney explains the program.

Tags: Federal Drive , Earl Devaney , Technology

Friday - 02/25/2011, 09:08am EST

ELC 2010: How the RAT Board tags rogue recipients

How the Board keeps tabs on the money and described the tools it uses to identify rogue recipients is explained by Doug Hassebrock, the assistant director of investigations for the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board.

Tags: Federal Drive , ELC 2010 , ELC , Doug Hassebrock , management , Technology , Jamie Blanco

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 09:31am EDT

Recovery Board's success inspires others

OMB is using the same data analysis tools to monitor stimulus spending at CMS to reduce their improper payments. Other agencies also are taking advantage of the lessons learned from the creation and operation of the board. also will receive new features this fall to let citizens track individual projects on their own websites.

Tags: management , Contracting , Technology , Danny Werfel , Earl Devaney , OMB , DoD , GSA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , CMS , Recovery Act , Improper payments , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/04/2010, 06:47am EDT

CIO Council report on cloud sets future vision

The document highlights work being done by NIST, standards working group and budget guidance to agencies. NIST to come out with several special publications to help agencies implement cloud computing. The CIO Council also includes use cases on 30 different cloud implementations.

Tags: Technology , Vivek Kundra , OMB , GSA , DISA , CIO Council , NIST , cloud computing , Data center consolidation , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/26/2010, 03:59pm EDT
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