“”There are 73 Federal offices of inspectors general, a significant increase since the statutory creation of the initial 12 offices by the Inspector General Act of 1978. The offices employ special agents (criminal investigators, often armed) and auditors. In addition, federal offices of inspectors general employ forensic auditors, or “audigators,” evaluators, inspectors, administrative investigators, and a variety of other specialists. Their activities include the detection and prevention of fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement of the government programs and operations within their parent organizations””
Doing a bang up job at the DETECTION and PREVENTION part, aren’t they? They get busy AFTER the deeds have been done and write up a report. AND if they’re lucky, get to participate in a congressional committee hearing and appear as the hero.
In several cases, Obama has refused to appoint an inspector general, such as over at State where one is sorely needed.