IGs look for recovery act lessons


The 2009 stimulus act may be fading into history, but its legacy will live on in the federal watchdog community. Some  16 inspectors general have joined in a “lessons learned review” from implementation of what is officially known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

That’s according to a recent letter from Kathleen Tighe, current chair of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board. The review’s purpose is “to identify which actions, processes and mechanisms have been either beneficial or posed challenges” to agencies and IGs  in meeting the act’s requirements. Among the specific areas to be examined: performance measures, pre-award processes and (natch) oversight.

Field work began last month; Tighe’s letter to Commerce Secretary John Bryson doesn’t say when the review is to be completed.


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  1. “Lessons learned review”? Tighe will be lucky if some IG’s can read her letter. We’re not dealing with alot of high IQ’s here.

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