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Assistant Inspector General and Senior Staff

General Counsel to the Inspector General - Richard N. Reback

Rick Reback was Counsel to the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors beginning January 1999. Prior to that he served as Chief of Staff and General Counsel to the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of the Interior, beginning in 1995.

From 1987 until 1995, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division of the Office of United States Attorney (Washington, D.C.).  Mr. Reback was in private legal practice in Washington, D.C. prior to joining the United States Attorney's Office. In addition, he clerked for a judge on the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Mr. Reback is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Texas School of Law.

Assistant Inspector General for Audits - Anne Richards

Anne Richards was the Assistant Inspector General for Audits at the Department of the Interior beginning in April 2005. While with the Department of the Interior Office of Inspector General Anne also spent 5 years as the Regional Audit Manager for the Central Region Office located in Denver. From 1984 to 1999 Ms. Richards served in a number of positions with the U.S. Army Audit Agency, including Field Office Manager for the Fort Belvoir Field Office in Alexandria VA.

Ms. Richards is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated from Franklin and Marshall College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She also holds a Masters in Public Administration from Troy State University with a concentration in Financial Management.

Assistant Inspector General for Information Technology - Frank Deffer

Frank Deffer joined the Department of State and Broadcasting Board of Governors OIG in June 1998 as the Director, Information Management Division, in the Office of Audits. Before coming to the State Department, from 1984 - 1998, Mr. Deffer served in a number of positions at the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO). While at GAO, as an Assistant Director in the Accounting and Information Management Division, Mr. Deffer directed audits of Defense and government-wide information technology acquisition programs and produced dozens of reports for the U.S. Congress.

Mr. Deffer is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, where he earned both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Political Science. Mr. Deffer is also retired from the U.S. Army Reserve, where he last served as a Major in the Medical Service Corps.

Assistant Inspector General for Inspections - Carlton (Carl) I. Mann

Mr. Mann has served in a variety of managerial and staff positions in the federal government, private industry, and the United States military.  Appointed Assistant Inspector General for the Office of Inspections in November 2006, Mr. Mann is a charter member of the Department of Homeland Security; he served as a Chief Inspector in the Office of Inspections from the Department’s inception in 2003 to his present appointment. 

Prior to coming to DHS, Mr. Mann was a senior program analyst with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Office of Inspector General.  He has also held staff and managerial positions with the Social Security Administration’s Office of Strategic Management and Office of Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity; the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistance Secretary for Personnel Administration; and has served as a technology consultant for the General Services Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Department of Labor.  Mr. Mann directed the computer training divisions of two private companies:  Star Mountain, Inc. and Communications Technology Applications, Inc.; both companies are located in Northern Virginia.  In addition, he was a member of the quality control management team at the AC Spark Plug Division of the General Motors Corporation, and he served as an infantry officer in the United States Army.

Mr. Mann is a graduate of Virginia State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.

Assistant Inspector General for Investigations - Thomas Frost

In November 2007, Mr. Frost was selected for the position of Assistant Inspector General for Investigations. Mr. Frost has served as a federal law enforcement officer since 1976, when he entered on duty with the US Secret Service in Chicago. After serving in a variety of investigative, protection and leadership roles, Mr. Frost joined the OIG community in 1999 with the Department of Treasury. In 2003, Mr. Frost was named the Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Field Office of the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General. Mr. Frost is a graduate of St Mary's University in Minnesota. Throughout his career, Mr. Frost has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions for service and high achievement, including the prestigious Albert Gallatin Award.

Assistant Inspector General for Administration - Edward F. Cincinnati

Ed Cincinnati was the Executive Officer for the United States Trustees at the Department of Justice from 1991 unitl he joined the DHS Office of Inspector General in May of 2003.  From 1989 to 1991 he was Assistant Director of Budget for the Department of Justice covering an array of components, including the United States Attorneys, the Criminal Division and a number of other legal divisions.  From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Cincinnati served as Chief of Financial Management and Comptroller for the Executive Office for Immigration Review, also at the Department of Justice.

Mr. Cincinnati began his federal career with the United States General Accounting Office as a Management Intern in 1977 and moved to the Department of Commerce to work on urban business retention issues.  In 1978 he joined the Justice Department as a budget analyst and continued with Justice as a senior budget analyst responsible for the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Mr. Cincinnati also served a detail assignment to the House Subcommittee on Appropriations for Commerce, Justice, State during the 1981 appropriations cycle.

Mr. Cincinnati holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in American History from Montclair State College.

Acting Director, Office of Congressional and Media Affairs, Marta "Marty" Metelko

Since 2006, Marty Metelko has served as the Congressional and Media Liaison for the Office of Inspector General. Prior to joining the OIG team, Ms. Metelko was the Deputy Press Director for the Peace Corps. Metelko also served as a Peace Corps volunteer from 1990-1992. Ms. Metelko spent three years with NASA, where she was responsible for developing and implementing strategic communication initiatives for the Science Mission Directorate. Preceding her position at NASA, Metelko was the Executive Director of the Hispanic Public Policy Institute, where she served as chief liaison with Members of the House and Senate as well as Congressional staff. During her tenure, Ms. Metelko was also responsible for all fundraising and media activities.

Ms. Metelko holds a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from California State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of California.

This page was last reviewed/modified on October 24, 2008.