New Federal Oversight Website
Oversight.gov is a new website created to improve public access to independent and authoritative information about the Federal Government. The Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) created the website to consolidate all public reports from Federal Inspectors General.
Oversight.gov reports include investigations, audits, inspections, and evaluations of agencies and their functions. You can search the reports by keyword, agency, state, and date.
Federal Inspectors General have two main roles. First, they prevent and detect waste, fraud, and abuse relating to their agency’s programs and operations. Their second function is to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in their respective agency’s operations and programs. Inspectors General get results. From 2011-15, their investigations resulted in almost 30,000 successful prosecutions and over 7,000 civil actions.
Inspector Generals are located within federal agencies, but must conduct their audits, investigations, evaluations, and special reviews independently from their agencies. The President appoints approximately half of the 73 federal Inspectors General, subject to Senate confirmation, and agency heads appoint the remaining number. Inspectors General are nonpartisan and are selected without regard to political affiliations.
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