The Office of Inspector General (OIG) should be unified under one large agency rather than be broken apart and segregated, which is its current form. When unified, this would allow auditors, examiners, and investigators to collaborate more efficiently in order to improve the detection of fraud, waste, and abuse within the Federal Government, which would further increase efficiency and speed at which the OIG can recover funds used inappropriately. Furthermore, the consolidation would reduce office space, equipment, and support required for each of the offices. In addition, by creating a unified and separate Office of Inspector General, one would have an agency that is completely independent and would be more empowered to present agency inefficiency and waste without fear of recourse. This could save billions of dollars over the next few years alone.
Idea No. 11630