White House Unveils Federal Spending Watchdog

Law360, New York (July 28, 2011, 6:28 PM EDT) -- The White House on Thursday launched a new panel to root out fraud and waste in federal programs and make government spending data more accessible to the public.

The Government Accountability and Transparency Board held its first meeting Thursday morning to begin work on a White House-commissioned report laying out a strategy to better organize government spending figures and deploy anti-fraud technology.

The panel’s inception is part of a broader effort across the federal government and in Congress to double down on excessive government spending and...
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