"The inspector general has concurred with what both the facts and the law made clear from the start: GAO’s report was erroneous, non-binding, and issued under highly questionable authority under federal law."
Office of Inspector General (OIG)
"Dear Chairman Thompson and Chairwoman Maloney: This responds to your letter of August 27, 2020, in which you ask that I review the matters referred to the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (DHS OIG) by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in the August 14, 2020 decision issued by the GAO General Counsel."
DHS Office of Inspector General descriptive report regarding DHS' Process for Responding to FOIA and Congressional Requests
The Ombudsman's Office is warning the public that there is a fraud scam using the Ombudsman's telephone number and that individuals should never give personal information over the phone to an individual claiming to be an Ombudsman official.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen released a statement on President Trump’s intent to nominate Dr. Joseph Cuffari as Inspector General at the Department of Homeland Security.
A report released today by our Inspector General notes the “significant progress” we’ve made since I’ve been Secretary to address DHS’s many management challenges.
The Department of Homeland Security depends on its strongest asset – its people – to fulfill its diverse and important missions. Every day, the men and women of this Department work together to ensure that our programs, operations, and other activities are running as smoothly and efficiently as possible. We’ve made great strides to improve what we do, be good stewards of taxpayer dollars, and uphold the public trust. One measure of our success in this regard is our significant reduction in the number of open recommendations from the Office of Inspector General (OIG). By implementing better practices and resolving the OIG’s recommendations, DHS has become a more responsive and effective agency.
Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) and associated System of Records Notices (SORNs) for the Office of Inspector General (OIG)
The Office of the Inspector General's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) webpage for requesting federal agency records.