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Semiannual Report to Congress – April 2013


Twice a year the Office of Inspector General reports to Congress on audit and investigative activities conducted during the past 6 months. As the independent oversight organization for the U.S. Department of the Interior, OIG is charged with promoting excellence, integrity, and accountability within the programs, operations, and management of DOI.

In a time of Governmentwide budget cuts and tight resources, OIG focuses its audit, inspection, evaluation, and investigative planning on DOI’s most important activities for oversight by working with DOI on identifying its top management challenges, as well as continuously communicating with our stakeholders in Congress and elsewhere.

In addition to the mandated and requested projects worked by OIG, the Office of Audits, Inspections, and Evaluations and the Office of Investigations focused on projects related to DOI business processes and operations, climate change, Indian and Insular Affairs, energy, contract and grant fraud, ethical violations, and public safety, among others.

In this semiannual report, covering the 6-month period from October 1, 2012, through March 31, 2013, we highlight how these high-priority program areas drive the decisionmaking behind the audit and investigative programs we pursue.

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