Business of Government Hour

Accountability for coronavirus relief funds: A conversation with Bob Westbrooks

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Mondays at 11:00 a.m. & Fridays at 1:00 p.m.

The Business of Government Hour, hosted by Michael J. Keegan, features a conversation with government executives and thought leaders who are changing the way government does business. The show explores topics such as leadership, management, technology, innovation, public service, as well as the mission of government in the 21st century.

What is the mission of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC)? How is it working to prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement of the 2.6 trillion coronavirus relief funds. How is it using partnerships and collaboration to meet its mission? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Bob Westbrooks, Executive Director, Pandemic Response Accountability Committee.



Robert A. Westbrooks was appointed Executive Director of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) on April 27, 2020. Mr. Westbrooks has spent 26 years in public service focusing on accountability and anti-fraud activities, serving the last 5 years as Inspector General for the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation conducting independent oversight, audits, and investigations to help protect the retirement benefits of 35 million American workers and retirees.

Mr. Westbrooks is an attorney, certified public accountant, certified internal auditor, certified information systems auditor, and spent 21 years as a federal criminal investigator. From 2016 to 2020, Mr. Westbrooks served as chair of the Professional Development Committee of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) and as a member of the CIGIE Executive Council. He is a frequent speaker and author on the topics of oversight, enterprise risk management, and leadership.


The Business Of Government Hour

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Michael J. Keegan, Leadership Fellow, IBM Center for The Business of Government