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IGnet is also serves as the purveyor of information, to the American public, from the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE). "The Inspector General Reform Act of 2008" created the CIGIE combining what were formerly known as the "PCIE" (President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency) and the "ECIE" (Executive Council on Integrity and Efficiency). The CIGIE has 7 committees, Audit, Human Resources, Information Technology, Inspection and Evaluation, Investigations, Integrity, and Legislation as well as several related organizations. The CIGIE also provides specialized training to the IG community.


The Honorable Phyllis K. Fong
US Department of Agriculture IG (biography)

CIGIE Vice-Chair
Mr. Carl A. Clinefelter
Farm Credit Administration IG (biography)


Acting Executive Director
Mark D. Jones
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of Inspector General

For information regarding the Council please contact:
phone ~ (202) 720-8001
email ~ mdjones@oig.usda.gov

     USDA IG & CIGIE Chair, The Honorable Phyllis Fong's Testimony
before Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Hearing,
"Follow the Money: Transparency & Accountability for Recovery & Reinvestment Spending"

March 5, 2009

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