Department of Education

Department of Education

Department of Education, Office of the Inspector General

In line with Sandra Shoiock Roff

about Department of Education in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

In the 1960s and 1970s federal spending increased with the awarding of federal grants and contracts. As a result, fraud, waste, and abuse of federal funds became a considerable problem in the federal government, and the executive and legislative branches of the government became alarmed when it was disclosed how much money was lost. The Inspector General Act was enacted in October 1978 in an effort to address the problem, by establishing an Office of Inspector General (OIG) in most federal departments and agencies. The act combined audit and investigative functions within one office to provide leadership that would promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of programs and operations and to prevent and detect fraud and abuse in programs and operations.

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