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With an increase in federal payouts comes an increase in improper payments

Agencies made speed a priority when issuing the first rounds of COVID-19 recovering spending in 2020 — a decision that came with a few tradeoffs.

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Pension Benefits Guaranty Corporation inspector general

Hazards of self-certification and other lessons learned from federal government’s pandemic response

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - This April 19, 2019 file photo shows a sign for the Department of Defense at the Pentagon in Washington. The Biden administration’s nominee for top Pentagon policy adviser was met with sharp criticism from Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday, including accusations that he has been too partisan to be confirmed for the job. Colin Kahl, who served as national security adviser to then-Vice President Joe Biden during the Obama administration, faced repeated questions on his previous support for the Iran nuclear deal and how he would approach that issue now. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Report: DoD’s lack of movement on modernization efforts could come back to haunt it

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Federal accounting can be a more dynamic career than it sounds, industry group says

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More paid leave for feds on the table, as COVID-19 reconciliation talks begin

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Pandemic board gets first permanent chair after Trump’s watchdog shakeup

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What is the mission of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC)? How is it working to prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement…

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A medical worker, left, tests a man for COVID-19 in a set up for rapid new coronavirus testing in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. The Austrian government has moved to restrict freedom of movement for people, in an effort to slow the onset of the COVID-19 disease and the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Pandemic Response Accountability Committee flags gaps in federal data sources

In today’s Federal Newscast, a report by the MITRE Corporation found 16 key concerns with the quality and accuracy of data available to the PRAC.

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Pension Benefits Guaranty Corporation inspector general

PRAC builds data transparency to create ‘citizen watchdogs’ for pandemic fraud

The Pandemic Response Accountability Committee oversees a bailout about three times as large as what Congress spent on the 2008 recession, but also benefits from advances in data analytics tools that weren’t available to auditors more than a decade ago.

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