Rep. Speier asked Phyllis Fong, chair of the Council of Inspectors General for Integrity and Efficiency, “What additional powers should we give you?”
Inspector General Fong responded:
The DATA Act, as passed by the House of Representatives in April, will make the work of inspectors general easier by streamlining regulatory requirements (secs. 302, 303) and fixing inconsistencies in existing laws (sec. 307). The DATA Act will also establish a government-wide accountability portal (sec. 3613) that will help inspectors general find waste and fraud.