Federal watchdog group launches new oversight website
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Oct 03, 2017
The federal government has launched a new website that will house thousands of reports and recommendations made by inspectors general from across the federal government.
The Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency established Oversight.gov, in order to promote transparency.
IGs, who serve as watchdogs for federal agencies, conduct investigations that promote government accountability, and the make recommendations for improving government operations, and have found more than $20 billion in potential savings of federal tax dollars as part of efforts to eliminate waste in federal programs.
“The public should have easy access to information about their government, and Oversight.gov is a big step in this direction,” CIGIE Chair Michael Horowitz, who is also the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Justice, said. “This new website makes the work of the IG community more accessible, and it demonstrates the critical role Inspectors General play in combatting waste, fraud, and abuse, and holding government officials accountable for their management of taxpayer money,” he added.
The site features a user-friendly map to find reports based on geographic location and contact information for each IG’s whistleblower hotline, and as IGs add new reports to their own websites, the new reports and data will be posted simultaneously on Oversight.gov.