Other government leaders named to the board include Defense acquisition chief Ashton Carter, OMB Controller Danny Werfel and USPS Inspector General David Williams.
“Cutting waste, fraud and abuse has been something Washington has talked about for decades, but now more than ever, what the American people need is action,” Vice President Joe Biden said in a release. “That’s why we are tapping the top leaders across government who have been most aggressive in cracking down on waste to drive change and make the government work for our nation’s families. With our nation’s top watchdogs at the helm, we will deliver the kind of transparency and accountability for ederal spending that the public deserves and expects.”
The board is modeled after the Recovery Board, is expected to submit a report to the President on guidelines for implementing the waste-cutting within six months. The board will incorporate lessons learned from government’s tracking of stimulus funding with Recovery.gov.
The board’s members are:
Earl E. Devaney – Chairman, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board
Ashton B. Carter – Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, Department of Defense
W. Scott Gould – Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Department of Veterans Affairs
Allison C. Lerner – Inspector General, National Science Foundation
Daniel R. Levinson – Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services
Ellen Murray – Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources and Chief Financial Officer, Department of Health and Human Services
Calvin L. Scovel III – Inspector General, Department of Transportation
Kathleen S. Tighe – Inspector General, Department of Education
Daniel I. Werfel – Controller, Office of Management and Budget
David C. Williams – Inspector General, United States Postal Service
Neal S. Wolin – Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Read the full release and bios of the boardmembers here.