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Hello and welcome to the website for the Office of Inspector General for the US Department of State and Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). I’m Steve Linick. I was appointed Inspector General in September 2013. 


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Statement from the Inspectors General of the Intelligence Community and the Department of State Regarding the Review of Former Secretary Clinton's Emails Logos_StateIG_ICIG

IC IG made a referral detailing the potential compromise of classified information to security officials within the Executive Branch. The main purpose of the referral was to notify security officials that classified information may exist on at least one private server and thumb drive that are not in the government's possession. An important distinction is that the IC IG did not make a criminal referral - it was a security referral made for counterintelligence purposes.

Guilty Plea In Fraudulent Employment Visa Scheme DOJ Seal

A Rockville, MD, man pleaded guilty to two counts of causing others to make false statements on visa applications filed with the National Visa Center in Portsmouth, NH. The man filed various documents falsely representing to the US government that US employers would hire certain visa applicants if the applicants received employment-based visas, when, in actuality, no positions were available for the applicants.  This case was investigated by the offices of the Inspectors General for the Department of State and the Department of Labor.

Two Men Plead Guilty in U.S. Department of State Contracting Fraud Scheme and Contractor Cover-Up Department of Justice seal

A State Department employee recently pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and a conflict of interest related to his conduct as a Department contracting officer’s representative. In a related case, the former president of a contractor performing under the employee’s supervision, pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the State Department by concealing that an internal investigation conducted by the contractor discovered credible information of fraud.  


Latest Reports

Management Alert: Evacuation of Embassy TripoliPosted On: July 30, 2015
Report Date: July 2015
Report Number: MA-15-02