The Office of Inspector General (OIG) plays a critical role in helping the Department prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. By doing so, the OIG helps improve the economy, effectiveness, and efficiency of DHS programs and activities. The OIG does this through independent and objective audits, investigations, evaluations, and inspections. It cannot do so alone. To carry out this important mission, the OIG needs certain information (for example, facts, reports, statistics, and data) from the Department and our Components.
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 Report: DHS' Process for Responding to FOIA and Congressional Requests
DHS Office of Inspector General descriptive report regarding DHS' Process for Responding to FOIA and Congressional Requests
The CIS Ombudsman's Office is warning the public that there is a fraud scam using the CIS Ombudsman's telephone number and that individuals should never give personal information over the phone to an individual claiming to be an Ombudsman official.