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Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Stimulus watchdog Earl Devaney tried to stay out of politics

Earl Devaney, chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, in his Recovery Operations Center, in Washington. (Sarah L. Voisin - The Washington Post)
Monday’s editions of The Washington Post include our exit interview with Earl Devaney, head of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board responsible for tracking every last cent of the economic stimulus program.

As yours truly writes, “Despite early concerns with the reliability of data compiled by the board and the speed with which it was published, transparency experts generally agree that De­vaney’s efforts broke new ground on how the public reviews federal spending information.

“Working in four agencies over four decades, Devaney honed a reputation as a nonpartisan fixer. The announcement of his retirement even prompted a rare bit of agreement between the White House and congressional Republicans.”

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