Nicole L. Angarella, Inspector General

Smithsonian Castle during sunrise

The Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, created the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) as an independent entity within the Smithsonian to detect and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse; to promote economy and efficiency; and to keep the head of the Smithsonian and Congress fully and currently informed of problems at the Smithsonian. The Inspector General reports directly to the Smithsonian Board of Regents and to Congress.