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Recovery Act spending exceeds CBO's estimates

Actual spending of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds between February 2009 and September 2011 exceeded Congressional Budget Office estimates by $20 billion or about 4 percent, according to a post on the CBO Director's blog.

Tags: Recovery Act , CBO , Labor , USDA , Douglas Elmendorf

Friday - 01/06/2012, 08:59am 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 , Recovery Act , In Depth , transparency , management , budget , best practices

Monday - 10/31/2011, 04:31pm EDT
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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 , Recovery Act , oversight , management , best practices

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 05:08pm EDT
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Stimulus strains contracting workforce

You knew the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act would be more work. But no one knew just how much work the stimulus bill would create for federal agencies and whether they would have the capacity to carry it out. That task fell to the Inspector General at the Commerce Department.

Tags: mngt , acquisition , contracting , ARRA , best practices , oversight , IG , Commerce , grants , Todd Zinser

Thursday - 03/18/2010, 11:10am EDT
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GAO: Stimulus contractors owe millions in back taxes

A Government Accountability Office report to be released Tuesday finds contractors who received stimulus funds have more than $757 million in back taxes.

Tags: Tom Coburn , Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations , GAO , TARP , IRS , taxes , Jolie Lee , oversight

Monday - 05/23/2011, 06:11pm EDT

How GAO identified tax-deliquent stimulus contractors

Greg Kutz, the Managing Director of GAO's Forensic Audits and Special Investigations team, explained how contractors were evaluated for the report.

Tags: taxes , TARP , GAO , Greg Kutz , accountability , tax-delinquent , contracting , grantees , In Depth

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 06:19pm EDT
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Happy (Fiscal) New Year: A look back at FY2010

The Committee for Federal Responsible Budget recaps FY2010.

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , Committee for Federal Responsible Budget , FY2010 , budget , deficit

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 03:05pm EDT