The Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, created the OIG as an independent entity within the Smithsonian to detect and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse; to promote economy and efficiency; and to keep the head of the Smithsonian and the Congress fully and currently informed of problems at the Smithsonian. The OIG reports directly to the Smithsonian Board of Regents and to the Congress.
The Office of the Inspector General consists of the Inspector General, the Office of Audits, the Office of Investigations, the Office of Operations, and Counsel to the Inspector General.
More information is available at http://www.si.edu/OIG/About.
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