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NSF OIG and the Recovery Act

As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, signed into law in February 2009, the National Science Foundation received $3 billion in stimulus funding and the Office of Inspector General received $2 million to provide oversight of NSF’s ARRA funds. The Act also provides special protections for whistleblowers who make specified disclosures relating to Recovery Act funds.

OIG plans to approach its Recovery Act oversight responsibilities in two phases: 1) a proactive phase for risk mitigation activities that can be accomplished in the near term to help prevent problems and prepare for more substantive work and; 2) an operational phase during which audits, investigations, and other types of reviews are conducted.

In addition, under the auspices of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, our office is participating in a working group of OIGs from other agencies that are receiving Recovery Act funds to coordinate activities and share best practices. The purpose of the Board is to coordinate and conduct oversight of Recovery Act funds to prevent fraud, waste and abuse.

Please feel free to contact us at or at 703-292-7100. Click here to Report Fraud, Waste or Abuse

For more information about OIG's Recovery Act plans and actvities, see below. The monthly reports provide details on Recovery Act appropriations, obligations, and disbursements, as well as activities and planned actions.

Monthly Reports to the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board

FY 2012 Recovery Act Work Plan

Audit Activities

Investigative Activities

Recovery Act Training Site

OIG Recovery Act Brochure


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