Friday, May 28th, 2010 - 6:12
Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 16:59
Two new reports from the Government Accountability Office track spending and oversight of Recovery Act dollars.
If you're looking for a way to fill your Memorial Day weekend, the Government Accountability Office has just issued its latest massive report on Recovery Act implementation challenges (344 pages). The report includes a variety of recommendations for agencies and charts how much money has been obligated by the federal government and how much has been drawn down by states.
A second, much shorter publication provides testimony delivered by David C. Trimble, acting director of Natural Resources and Environment, before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on May 26. It focuses on Recovery Act clean water projects, raising questions about the adequacy of oversight at the state level, particularly given the large number of sub-recipients who have not previously been involved with the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) projects.
We'll be covering many of the findings of these and other recent government reports in the near future.
Meanwhile, Here's a link, to keep you current on other recent work from the GAO on the Recovery Act.