"The Office of Audits has a leading role in helping the Department and the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) improve management; strengthen integrity and accountability; and ensure the most efficient, effective, and economical use of resources. Our activities are global in scope, supporting the highest priorities of the Department. Our oversight extends to the Department's and BBG's 70,000+ employees and more than 280 missions and other facilities worldwide, funded through a combined annual appropriation of more than $15 billion and $3 billion in fee-based resources. We also provide oversight for the United States Section, International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC). We remain at the forefront of efforts to identify potential savings and cost efficiencies for the Department and BBG, and we strive to provide timely, relevant, and useful feedback on the progress of their programs and initiatives. Our mandate includes the traditional areas of emphasis for the Department and BBG--including diplomatic and consular affairs, security, international broadcasting, administrative and financial management, and information technology--as well as new initiatives and priorities."
United States. Department of State, Office of Inspector General: http://www.oig.state.gov/