"On August 29,2005, Hurricane Katrina caused unprecedented damage to Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Congress responded quickly, and appropriated record amounts of federal funds for response and recovery, totaling approximately $87.75 billion. Congress remains concerned that such emergency circumstances provide the opportunity for fraud, waste and abuse that would deprive the affected individuals the full benefit of the funds to be spent on the recovery. As a result, Congress relies on the Inspectors General as a principal line of defense against fraud and abuse in their respective departments and agencies. Congress and the Inspectors General recognize that the coordination of efforts is critical to effectiveness, especially when the work is to be performed in a short time frame under complex conditions. The attached FY 2007 PCIEECIE Annual Performance Plan of Disaster-Related Activity presents an overview of the audit and investigative efforts being undertaken by the participating Offices of Inspector General (OIGs) and, in some cases, provides a brief description of the OIG's plan."
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