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Meet the Acting IG / Senior Official Performing the Duties of Inspector General

John Kelly, Portrait, Deputy IG DHS OIGJohn V. Kelly joined DHS OIG in 2008 and was appointed the Deputy Inspector General in June 2016; he assumed the role of Acting IG on December 1, 2017 and is currently the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Inspector General. Previously, Mr. Kelly served as the AIG for Emergency Management Oversight (EMO), the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for EMO and as the Director of Forensic Audits, in the Office of Information Technology Audits. Prior to joining DHS OIG, Mr. Kelly was the Assistant Director for Forensic Audits and Special Investigations at GAO.

During his tenure with GAO, he also directed forensic, performance, and financial statement audits; and program evaluations at numerous Federal agencies, including the Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, Treasury, State, Energy, Health and Human Services, the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Kelly is an instructor at the Graduate School (formally the USDA Graduate School), has served as the Executive Director of the Southwest Intergovernmental Audit Forum, and as the President of the Dallas Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants. Mr. Kelly graduated from the University of Scranton; is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Chartered Global Management Accountant, and is Certified in Financial Forensics.

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