Apply Lessons from Recovery Act to Increate Spending Transparency (US0006)
Action Plan Cycle: 2011
Lead Institution: Government Accountability and Transparency Board (GATB)
Support Institution(s): The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, Office of Management and Budget, US Department of the Treasury
Policy AreasFiscal Openness, Public Participation, Publication of Budget/Fiscal Information
Provide Strategic Direction to Increase Transparency. On June 13, 2011, the President furthered his commitment to Federal spending transparency in Executive Order13576, which establishes the new Government Accountability & Transparency Board (GATB). Within six months of its establishment, the GATB will provide a report to the President recommending concrete steps that can be taken to achieve the goals of the Executive Order. The report will focus on integrating systems that collect and display spending data, ensuring the reliability of those data, and broadening the deployment of cutting-edge technologies that can identify and prevent fraud.