About OIG



To be a world-class organization and a catalyst for effective management, accountability, and positive change in the Department, the Broadcasting Board of Governors, and the foreign affairs community.



To conduct independent audits, inspections, evaluations, and investigations to promote economy and efficiency and to prevent and detect waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in the programs and operations of the Department and the Broadcasting Board of Governors.



Integrity. We remain independent, striving to maintain the highest level of trust, integrity, and professionalism. Our work is fact-based, objective, and supported by sufficient, appropriate evidence in accordance with professional standards.

Accountability. We accept responsibility for our work products and services, upholding the highest professional standards by evaluating and measuring our results against stated performance measures and targets. We strive to ensure that our work is relevant, credible, and timely.

Teamwork. Our success depends on working together and fostering an inclusive and mutually supportive environment. Our work environment encourages collaboration, innovation, flexibility, and integration of OIG resources.

Communication. We clarify expectations up front and communicate openly, honestly, and accurately with our associates and our stakeholders. We look for ways to improve ourselves and our work products by seeking, giving, and using both praise and constructive feedback.

Respect. We promote diversity and equal opportunity throughout the organization. We value and respect the views of others.



  • Invest in our people to attract, develop, and maintain a highly qualified, motivated and results-oriented workforce.
  • Strengthen internal operations, platforms, and processes to give them the tools to accomplish their mission.
  • Provide timely, high quality, and independent products and services that promote accountability and effective management in the Department and the BBG.
  • Engage stakeholders and employees in order to conduct effective oversight and address priorities and challenges of the Department and BBG. 


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