On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) into law in response to the economic crisis facing the nation. The Act provides for unprecedented levels of transparency and accountability so that taxpayers know where their tax dollars are being spent. Spearheaded by a new Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, the Act contains built-in measures to detect and prevent waste, fraud, or mismanagement of recovery spending. As a member of the Recovery Board, and consistent with the OIG’s ongoing mission, the Inspector General is committed to providing active oversight of recovery spending throughout Department of Transportation programs, contracts and grants.
For further information about the OIG’s recovery oversight efforts, please contact:
Chief of Staff