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The Office of the Inspector General was established, in part, to provide a means for keeping the head of the Smithsonian Institution and the Congress fully and currently informed about problems and deficiencies relating to Institution programs and operations, and the necessity for and progress of corrective actions.
The Office of the Inspector General fulfills this responsibility through semiannual reporting, as required by the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, testimony, and other means as the Inspector General finds necessary.
We meet with staff from various House and Senate committees that have jurisdiction over the Smithsonian to brief them on our work and on upcoming issues, and to solicit their suggestions for future audits and reviews.