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Recovery Board's Devaney to resign

Earl Devaney said he is stepping down as the head of the Recovery Board, created to oversee spending under the $787 billion stimulus fund program.

Tags: RAT Board , stimulus funds , Technology , people , Earl Devaney

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 09:00am EST

Contract and grant transparency is 'wave of the future'

Nancy Gunderson, deputy assistant secretary for grants, acquisition policy and accountability at Health and Human Services, talks about the challenges her agency faces in contracting.

Tags: nancy gunderson , Recovery, Accountability and Transparency Board , HHS , Affordable Care Act , Contracting , Federal Drive , grants , Michael OConnell , workforce

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 10:37am EST

Seven lessons from the Recovery Act

Ed DeSeve was the Special Advisor to the President for Recovery Implementation and is now the President of the Global Public Leadership Institute. He writes about the lessons learned in a new report by the IBM Center for the Business of Government.

Tags: Ed DeSeve , In Depth , stimulus funding , transparency , management , budget , best practices

Monday - 10/31/2011, 04:31pm EDT

Online forum seeks ideas to prevent stimulus funding abuse

The Recovery Board and the National Academy of Public Administration want your ideas on how to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse of Recovery Act funds.

Tags: Laurie May , National Academy of Public Administration , In Depth , stimulus funding , Oversight , management , best practices

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 05:08pm EDT

Money savings in tax cut extension

The extension of the tax cuts signed into law recently by President Obama include a few money-savings for voters.

Tags: tax cut , payroll tax , Social Security , Energy , tax credit , stimulus , President Obama , Nathan Hager , wtop saves you money

Monday - 12/20/2010, 11:25pm EST

Keeping Up With The Jones 4/27/2009

What keeps you up at night? Is it the tremendous pressure to spend your agency's stimulus funds fast? Most agencies with the largest Recovery Act budgets have spent 10 percent or less to date. The demand to complete acquisition in record time is daunting. Keeping acquisitions on track and on-schedule is critical. At the same time, agencies must also do so properly, within the law and without cutting corners or sacrificing integrity or accountability. That's the challenge. is the official government site for reporting projections on how, when, and where the recovery funds will be spent. The list to the left (under links)highlights the Agencies with spending commitments of over $1M and their associated pay-out rates as of April 23, 2009.

Tags: Contracting , acquisition ,

Friday - 04/24/2009, 11:55am EDT

Federal Acquisition Spotlight 4/13/2009

The Federal Acquisition Spotlight, provided by Noblis.

Tags: Contracting , acquisition ,

Friday - 04/10/2009, 12:23pm EDT

Recovery Act deadline quickly approaching for agencies

WFED's Jason Miller has more.

Tags: management , Contracting , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/03/2009, 07:00pm EST

OPM to help CHCOs implement stimulus bill

The Office of Personnel Management will host an interagency meeting of human resource managers to discuss potential approaches to ensuring agencies have enough resources to implement the Recovery Act.

Tags: P&B , Kathie Ann Whipple , OPM , CHCO , stimulus , mngt

Monday - 02/23/2009, 02:10pm EST

OMB finalizes list of agencies that will stop using

DoD, Justice, Energy, HUD among largest agencies to receive applications through alternative systems.

Tags: Technology , HHS , OMB , , Grant applications

Tuesday - 04/28/2009, 02:29pm EDT
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