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Education IG Tighe Appointed to Chair Recovery Board

Kathleen S. Tighe, the current inspector general for the Education Department, has been appointed to chair the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board according to a White House statement Friday. Current chairman Earl Devaney announced his retirement earlier this month and will officially step down on Dec. 31. The RATB was …

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A Third of Stimulus Money for Energy Not Spent, Report Says

Nearly one-third of the stimulus money authorized for an energy efficiency program has not been spent, according to the Energy Department’s inspector general. The department’s internal watchdog found that, of the $2.7 billion set aside for the program, state and local governments have let $879 million go unsused. The AP …

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Report: DOT Recovery Act Websites Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

An official in the Transportation Department’s Office of Inspector General says DOT websites launched to provide the public with information about Recovery Act funding and projects are vulnerable to cyber attacks. DOT officials launched an audit from December 2009 to July 2010 to examine if DOT’s recovery websites, which track …

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Napolitano: Threats to US Evolving

Terrorists are adapting to a new environment, said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in a speech to first responders in New York on the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Accordingly, the United States needs a comprehensive and ever-evolving approach to preventing terrorism, the secretary said. “That requires …

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Maryland Given Green Light on Health IT Exchange Plan

The federal government has given Maryland’s health IT plan the go-ahead, making the state one of three recipients of recent approvals from the Department of Health and Human Services to develop health records exchange. Washington Business Journal reported the state will now be able to begin spending part of the …

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More Funding, Later Deadline for SBA

The U.S. Small Business Administration is extending the deadline of Recovery Act lending through May. Last Thursday, April 15, 2010, President Obama signed legislation that will provide another $80 million for SBA’s two loan programs. This additional funding will go towards supporting around $2.8 billion in small business lending, SBA …

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