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Additional IG Designated as Members of CIGIE’s Pandemic Response Accountability Committee

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IGs to Join Committee Coordinating Oversight of Federal Funds Used for Coronavirus Response

Michael E. Horowitz, Chair of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 

(CIGIE), and Glenn A. Fine, Chair of CIGIE’s Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC), 

announced today additional Inspectors General (IG) to serve as members of the PRAC. The new members 


•   Mitchell L. Behm, Acting Inspector General, Department of Transportation

•   Mark Bialek, Inspector General, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

•   Kathy A. Buller, Inspector General, Peace Corps

•   Rae Oliver Davis, Inspector General, Department of Housing and Urban Development

•   Phyllis K. Fong, Inspector General, Department of Agriculture

•   Susan S. Gibson, Inspector General, National Reconnaissance Office

•   Allison C. Lerner, Inspector General, National Science Foundation

•   Jay N. Lerner, Inspector General, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

•   Paul K. Martin, Inspector General, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

•   Michael J. Missal, Inspector General, Department of Veterans Affairs

•   Tammy L. Whitcomb, Inspector General, U.S. Postal Service

•   Special Inspector General for Pandemic Oversight (when nominated by the President and confirmed 

by the Senate)

In addition, Inspector General Martin was named as the Committee’s Vice Chair. Mr. Martin has 

served as Inspector General at NASA for the past 10 years and prior to that served at the 

Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General for 12 years, the last 7 as Deputy Inspector 


These Inspectors General, who were designated as members of the PRAC pursuant to Section 15010 of 

the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), oversee agencies that will 

disburse funds made available under the CARES Act or are otherwise involved in the Coronavirus 


Today’s designated Inspectors General join the PRAC alongside Mr. Fine and 8 other Inspectors

General specifically identified as PRAC members by the CARES Act:

•   Sandra D. Bruce, Acting Inspector General, Department of Education

•   Joseph V. Cuffari, Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security

•   Scott S. Dahl, Inspector General, Department of Labor

•   Richard K. Delmar, Acting Inspector General, Department of the Treasury

•   J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

•   Christi A. Grimm, Acting Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services

•   Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General, Department of Justice

•   Hannibal “Mike” Ware, Inspector General, Small Business Administration

Consistent with the CARES Act, all Inspectors General serving on the Committee will continue to 

perform their Inspector General duties.

“This additional group of Inspectors General brings a wide range of expertise to the Committee. 

Working closely with all 75 Federal Inspectors General, the Committee will seek to ensure that the 

funds intended to support individuals, workers, healthcare professionals, businesses and others 

affected by the pandemic are used efficiently, effectively, and in accordance with the law,” said 

PRAC Chair Fine.

The CARES Act provides over $2 trillion in emergency federal spending to address the economic 

impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, and establishes the PRAC and several other oversight 

mechanisms to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse in the use of these funds.

The PRAC will promote transparency and support independent oversight of the funds provided by the 

CARES Act and two prior emergency spending bills, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response 

Supplemental Appropriations Act and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. In addition to its 

oversight responsibilities, the PRAC is tasked with supporting efforts to “prevent and detect 

fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement [and] mitigate major risks that cut across program and 

agency boundaries.”


CIGIE is an independent entity established within the executive branch by the Inspector General Act 

and includes 75 statutorily created federal Inspectors General. Its mission is to address 

integrity, economy, and effectiveness issues that transcend individual government agencies and to 

aid in the establishment of a well-trained and highly skilled workforce in the Offices of the 

Inspectors General. For more information about CIGIE and the Inspector General community, please 

visit To find and read reports from the federal Ins  ectors

General, please visit and follow @OversightGov on Twitter.

If you have additional questions, please contact:

Dwrena Allen

DOD OIG Spokesperson

Stephanie Logan

DOJ OIG/CIGIE Spokesperson

Alan Boehm

CIGIE Executive Director

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