The Office of Inspector General's mission is to detect and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse, violations of law, and to promote economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the operations of the FCC. As an independent office within the FCC, OIG strives to promote accountability and performance in the management of FCC programs, policies and people by independently conducting audits and investigations, and recommending corrective action, when appropriate.
The FCC Inspector General is a Presidentially-appointed and Senate-confirmed officer with authority granted under Inspector General Act of 1978, 5 U.S.C. App., as amended (IG Act). Pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, the FCC is awaiting confirmation of the Presidential appointee.
The two operating components of FCC OIG are the Office of Audit and Office of Investigations. The Management Division supports both the Inspector General and the operating components by providing budget and administrative services.
Acting Inspector General
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FAX: (202) 418-2811
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News, Advisories and Outreach
Seven Defendants Sentenced For Defrauding FCC's "E-Rate" Program of Several Million Dollars That Provided Technology Funding For Rockland County Schools
Longtime Lifeline Agent Sentenced After Conviction for Conducting a Criminal Enterprise and Identity Theft in Michigan
Advisory Regarding Fraud in Provider Enrollments of Multiple ACP Households Based on the Same Child/Dependent
TracFone Wireless to Pay $13.4 Million to Settle False Claims Relating to FCC’s Lifeline Program
FY22 FCC Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Report
November 15, 2022 - Audit Report
FY22 Consolidated Financial Statements Audit
OIG statement summarizing its assessment of the management and performance challenges facing the FCC in FY22 and beyond
FY21 FCC's Payment Integrity Information Act of 2019 Audit Transmittal Memo and Audit Report