About OIG

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


OIG Mission
The Office of Inspector General conducts independent audits, inspections, and investigations that advance the missions of the Department of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors. OIG provides leadership to:

  • promote integrity, efficiency, effectiveness, and economy;
  • prevent and detect waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement;
  • identify vulnerabilities and recommend constructive solutions;
  • offer expert assistance to improve Department and BBG operations;
  • communicate timely, useful information that facilitates decision-making
  • and achieves measurable gains; and
  • keep the Department, BBG, and the Congress fully and currently informed.

CORE Values 

  • C redibility. OIG is committed to the highest standards of accountability, independence, integrity, and professionalism.
  • O bjectivity. OIG's reports and other products are factual, accurate, informative, and reliable.
  • R elevance. An independent agent for positive change, OIG provides valuable and timely service.
  • E ffectiveness. OIG makes a difference. OIG's impact is enhanced by working cooperatively, in a spirit of teamwork, internally and with other organizations.

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