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The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (RATB), formed a decade ago to oversee spending under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, provided a model for addressing today’s challenges related to tracking and oversight of spending under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  Key achievements of the RATB, including the implementation of cloud-based solutions and the emphasis on data standardization and transparency, foreshadowed the current requirement for the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) and other new agencies.

In this podcast, CGI Federal Vice President Amit Khare moderates a discussion with three veterans of the RATB—CGI Federal Senior Vice President Kenyon Wells, former RATB Executive Director Mike Wood and Gaurav Pal, founder and CEO of stackArmor and veteran of the recovery.com program—discuss the lessons of the RATB and how its successes could be applied to CARES Act oversight and reporting.

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