The FAST commission will consist of five commissioners, nominated by the President to serve five-year terms. The commissioners must be confirmed by the Senate and no more than three members of the board can be of the same party affiliation.
“Both political sides think that proper data will validate their perspective. We’re happy to have both sides advocating for this because everybody can use good data,” Hollister said in an interview The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.
The FAST Board would be a governmentwide version of the RAT Board — the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board. Kathleen Tighe, the current RAT Board chairwoman, has told Federal News Radio technologies developed to help in oversight of Recovery Act funds could be applied to other types of federal spending.