the Northwest Florida Water Management District must employ an Inspector General who must have the qualifications prescribed and perform the applicable services of state agency inspectors general
as provided in s.
Horowitz said the 72-member Council of Inspectors General
that he leads is "in complete agreement" that their access to information "must be absolute.
The turf battle between the two offices is the latest under the Obama administration to question the effective independence of the government's inspectors general
, which are also political appointments but are expected to work outside any political influence.
represent one more strategy in a significant national effort to gain greater oversight and accountability over governmental agencies and operations.
In addition, we continued to participate in the activities of the broader Inspector General community, including the Council of Inspectors General
on Integrity and Efficiency and the Legislative Branch Inspectors General
A recent review by the Council of Inspectors General
on Integrity and Efficiency found that the Afghanistan's inspector general's office did not meet professional standards for investigators and found multiple serious deficiencies in the audit division.
Typically the only federal government watchdogs that raise eyebrows at covert propaganda are inspectors general
and the Government Accountability Office, both of which can spring into action only at the request of a member of Congress.
The inspectors general
are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate, report directly to the head of their host department and agency, and keep Congress and their agency head fully informed of any problems and deficiencies found in program delivery.
True enough, inspectors general
, being career bureaucrats, tend to whisper rather than shout and characteristically favor oblique phrases over acute ones.
The new legislation limits the Inspectors General
(IGs) of the Board and of the Treasury in a way that other IGs are not affected.
conduct oversight over federal agencies and work to identify waste, fraud, and abuse.