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Pandemic response accountability committee names deputy executive director

Posted Tue, 5/19/2020 - 2:10pm

Today, Michael E. Horowitz, Chair of the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) and Acting Chair of CIGIE’s Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) appointed Linda S. Miller to serve as the Deputy Executive Director of the PRAC.  Ms. Miller has over 15 years of experience in fraud risk management and most recently served as a principal at Grant Thornton LLP, where she led the firm’s Fraud Risk Management practice.  Previously, Ms. Miller served for 10 years at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), where she led teams of analysts in evaluating fraud, improper payments, and internal control in programs at a variety of federal agencies.  While at GAO, she led the development of the Framework for Managing Fraud Risks in Federal Programs, which describes leading practices to help federal managers proactively manage their fraud risks in order to prevent fraud from occurring.  Ms. Miller also helped draft the Fraud Reduction and Data Analytics Act of 2015 and served on the task force that developed the COSO Fraud Risk Guide, which guides the private sector in fraud risk management.

“Ms. Miller’s experience in federal government oversight at GAO coupled with her recent experience in strategic consulting for developing and implementing fraud risk mitigation efforts makes her a perfect fit to serve as the PRAC’s Deputy Executive Director,” said Robert A. Westbrooks, Executive Director of the PRAC.

“I look forward to working with Robert and the oversight community to coordinate and conduct meaningful oversight, to enhance transparency, and to tackle the unique challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic and the federal government’s emergency response,” said Ms. Miller.

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Created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the PRAC is charged with coordinating oversight efforts of federal Inspectors General to promote transparency of the $2.4 trillion in federal emergency relief for individual citizens, businesses, hospitals, and industries impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

If you have additional questions, please contact Stephanie Logan at Stephanie.logan@usdoj.gov.

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