Robert Westbrooks will now oversee the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) as executive director. A statement from the council said Westbrook has over 15 years of experience “conducting independent oversight” as a public accountant, a certified internal auditor, and a certified information systems auditor. Westbrooks most recently served as IG for the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, which oversaw the retirement benefits of 35 million Americans.
Horowitz called Westbrooks “well-suited” for the post due his “vast experience” in federal oversight.
The committee’s newly launched website, pandemic.oversight.gov, is intended to provide the public with information about allocation of the funding and oversight reports, along with a mechanism for reporting fraud and abuse.