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					 American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009

Recovery Accountability &
   Transparency Board
       (RAT Board)

                  Advancing Government Accountability
                                     Kansas City, MO
                                     August 17, 2009
      American Recovery and
        Reinvestment Act
• $787 Billion available

• Save and create 3 to 4 million jobs

• Lay the foundation for a robust and
  sustainable 21st century economy


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American Recovery and
  Reinvestment Act
    Breakout of $787 Billion Funding
               (Source – OMB)


                                        Federal Contracts

               $60 B
$327 B                                  Grants



                                $400B
                                        Tax
                                        Incentives/Entitlements/
                                        Other




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       Mission of the Board

• Provide public with unprecedented
  transparency of Recovery spending and job
  creation (Recovery.gov)

• Provide oversight of Recovery spending to
  prevent fraud, waste, and abuse


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Support Structure of the Board

                      QUESTIONS




                         ?
Assistant Director,
      Content
Alice Siempelkamp



   Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board

                                                    Manager,
                                                External Reporting
                                                 Cynthia Williams    5
              Board Members &
                Committees
• Recovery.gov
   -    TIGTA – Russell George (Committee Chair)
   -    HHS IG – Daniel Levinson
   -    Commerce IG – Todd Zinser
   -    Defense IG – Gordon Heddell

• Accountability
   -   Homeland IG – Richard Skinner (Committee Chair & Board Vice-Chair)
   -   Justice IG – Glenn Fine
   -   Energy IG – Greg Friedman
   -   Education IG – Mary Mitchelson (acting)

• Recovery Funds Working Group
   -   Transportation IG – Calvin Scovel (Committee Chair)
   -   Agriculture IG – Phyllis Fong
   -   Interior IG – Mary Kendall (acting)
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   -   Treasury IG – Eric Thorson
Recovery.gov Committee



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             Recovery.gov
               Version 1.0


Recovery.gov Version 1.0 provides a basic web
portal which includes information on the
Recovery Act, agency plans, reports, links to
other Recovery Act-related information and
some basic mapping of spending.


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                Recovery.gov Version 2.0
                      Conceptual Architecture
 FederalReporting.gov                                      Recovery.gov
           Recipient                                     Out-Bound Reporting
      In-Bound Reporting
                                                                Smartronix
                                         Data             (KMPG, Synteractive, TMP
                                      Replicated             Government), GSA
              EPA                                              (Savvis), DHS
           (CGI Federal)               Between
Database                               Hosting                                    GSA
                                       Centers                                  Database
                                                   •   Web Portal            (Sybase)
• Recipient Registration                           •   Data Storage
• Recipient Reporting                              •   Reports on the use of funds
• Agency Validation                                •   Data visualization
                                                   •   Content management
                                                   •   Pre-compiled reports
   Our strategy employs a hybrid approach,         •   Raw report data
                                                   •   Advanced geospatial capabilities
   leveraging expertise and services from both
   government and industry.                                                                9
Recovery.gov Version 2.0
Organizational Relationships




                  Recovery.gov v2.0
                   Service Provider

                    Smartronix (Prime) ,
                   KPMG, Synteractive,
                     TMP Government

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           FederalReporting.gov
                     Overview
• The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was
  selected to lead the development of the recipient
  reporting architecture (FederalReporting.gov)
• FederalReporting.gov will be powered by EPA’s
  mature CDX (Exchange Network) technology
• EPA’s secure CDX is currently used by all 50 States for
  Reporting/Data Exchange
• Registration begins August 17, 2009
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                     Recipient Reporting
                       Requirements
Federal Agency


Prime Recipient Level (State)


                                                             Sub Recipient Level 1 data is reported by
Sub Recipient Level 1 (City)                                 the prime or sub recipient



                                                             Only the identity of Sub Recipient Level 2
Sub Recipient Level 2 (Contractor)                           is reported



          Lowest Data Collection Level-----------------------------------------------------------

Sub Recipient Level 3
                                                              Data on 3rd or lower level recipients is
(Roofing Company)                                             not reported
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                  FederalReporting.gov
                      Overview (continued)


FederalReporting.gov is
designed to satisfy Section
1512, “Reports on Use of
Funds” as specified by the
American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009
(Public Law 111-5).




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Accountability Committee



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Accountability Committee
    Information Flow




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      Accountability Committee
                     Activities
• Interagency Collaboration – review whether there
  are appropriate mechanisms relating to covered funds
• Oversight Coordination
  – Across OIGs, GAO, and Federal Agencies
  – Among Federal, State, and Local governments
• Complaint Referral Process
  – Board receives citizen complaints
  – Coordination across the OIGs, States, and GAO
  – Whistle Blowers
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      Accountability Committee
        Contract & Grant Activities
The Board:
• Reviews contracts and grants for completeness
• Reviews whether competition requirements for
  contracts and grants have been satisfied
• Reviews for wasteful spending, poor
  contract/grant management, and other abuses
• Refers matters it considers appropriate for
  investigation to the OIG for the applicable
  agency
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      Accountability Committee
       Most Common Contract Issues

To Date:
   • Recipients not registered in CCR
   • Amount exceeds North American
     Industry Classification System (NAICS)
     size standard
   • Recipient on the excluded parties list



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Recovery Funds
Working Group
  Committee


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Recovery Funds Working
   Group Committee
               Decision Making
                   Process




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         Recovery Funds Working
            Group Committee
Initiatives To Date:
• OIG Recovery Act Plan – provides overview of planned
  work
• OIG Monthly Report – provides overview of completed
  work
• Survey of Federal Acquisition and Grant Personnel – data
  will be used to make government-wide recommendations
  regarding Recovery Act oversight
• Funding – made recommendations to OMB to address
  funding State and Local Recovery Act oversight activities
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         Recovery Funds Working
            Group Committee
Initiatives To Date (continued):
• Single Audits – made recommendations to OMB to
  address Single Audit process issues as they relate to the
  Recovery Act
• Oversight Coordination – coordinating across
  OIGs, GAOs, and Federal Agencies and between
  Federal, State, and local governments
• Reporting – issue quarterly and annual reports on
  Recovery Act funds and other issues as appropriate

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                      Closing
• Two Fold Mission – Accountability & Transparency
   – Recovery.gov
   – Prevent fraud, waste, and abuse

• Led by Three Board Committees
   – Recovery.gov
   – Accountability
   – Recovery Funds Working Group

• Coordinated throughout Federal, State, and Local
  Oversight Communities
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           Contact

        Nancy K. DiPaolo

Congressional & Intergovernmental
              Affairs

     nancy.dipaolo@ratb.gov
          202-254-7954
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