Steve A. Linick began his tenure as the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors on September 30, 2013. Prior to his appointment, he served for three years as the first Inspector General of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (2010-2013). As Inspector General, Mr. Linick is the senior official responsible for audits, inspections, evaluations, investigations, and other law enforcement efforts to combat fraud, waste, and abuse within or affecting the operations of the Department of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors.
Mr. Linick’s memberships have included: the President’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Taskforce; the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency’s (CIGIE) Investigations Committee; the Council of the Inspectors General on Financial Oversight; and the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group. Mr. Linick currently is co-chair of the Suspension and Debarment Working Group of the CIGIE. In December 2014, Mr. Linick was appointed Associate Inspector General for Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S.-led overseas contingency operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Mr. Linick was an Assistant United States Attorney in California (1994-1999) and Virginia (1999-2006). He also served as both Executive Director of the Department of Justice’s National Procurement Fraud Task Force and Deputy Chief of its Fraud Section, Criminal Division (2006-2010). During his tenure at the Department of Justice, he supervised and participated in white-collar criminal fraud cases involving, among other things, corruption and contract fraud against the U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mr. Linick has a BA (1985) and MA (1990) in Philosophy, and a JD (1990); all from Georgetown University.