Inspector General Community Launches Oversight.gov to Increase Accessibility to Reports [August 15, 2017] [open pdf - 249KB]
"On August 2, 2017, the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) launched Oversight.gov, a central repository for Office of Inspector General (OIG) reports that is intended to 'improve the public's access to independent and authoritative information about the Federal Government.' The website is currently being beta tested. As of August 2, 2017, 36 of 73 OIGs were participating in the beta test. The establishment of, and participation in, the website is not statutorily required. Oversight.gov is intended to be the first one-stop shop for OIG reports. Section 8M(b)(1) of the Inspectors General Act of 1978, as amended, requires all OIG audit, evaluation, or inspection reports to be posted on individual OIG respective websites. Several factors, however, may affect the accessibility and utility of reports on individual OIG websites. For example, OIG reports might be difficult to locate due to varied website layouts and the lack of keyword search functions. Further, it may be difficult to compare report findings and recommendations across OIGs for similar or shared issues, such as compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)."
CRS Insight, IN10752
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