IGs offer insight, advice to procurement industry ahead of new administration
The first year of an administration can bring sweeping changes in workforce and policy, but for the inspectors general overseeing agencies, it’s business as usual.
Speaking on a panel during a Nov. 17 Coalition for Government Procurement event in Tysons Corner, Virginia, acting Defense Department Inspector General Glenn Fine said he didn’t see the presidential transition “as dramatically different” than any other time of the federal year.
“To be honest, we’re always busy,” Fine said. “I’m sure we’ll get additional requests, but we get them at all times. Somebody asked me the other day, is it gonna change now with one party controlling the presidency and Congress. I don’t believe so. I believe that we are non-partisan, we’re independent, and we’re going to be doing what we’re doing in the same way we’re doing it, regardless of the political changes. And in fact, that’s what I tell our folks in the IG community, that it is important for us not to be aligned with one side or the other, not to try to even maneuver in that way.”