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November 8, 2010 – The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), Arnold Fields today announced the appointment of Herbert Richardson to be the Deputy Inspector General of SIGAR.

SIGAR began to form its staff in the Fall of 2008 after receiving two million dollars of the $23.2 million requested to launch the agency. SIGAR grew from one person, the Special Inspector General, to an independent agency with a staff of over 115 employees working in the U.S. and Afghanistan. Over 30 SIGAR staffers, principally auditors and investigators, serve on 13 month tours in Kabul and other locations around Afghanistan. SIGAR conducts audits and investigations of U.S. reconstruction funds, operations and contracts devoted to reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. SIGAR’s mandate is to provide robust and aggressive oversight through audits and investigations of over $56 billion appropriated thus far for Afghanistan reconstruction.

“As we continue to move forward fulfilling the dynamic mission with which the U.S. Congress has entrusted us, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Herbert Richardson to the role of Deputy Inspector General for SIGAR,” said Special IG Arnold Fields. “Mr. Richardson’s extensive leadership experience in the Inspector General community, combined with his 20 year career with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), will serve our organization well as we move forward in our important oversight work which includes rooting out waste, fraud and abuse of U.S. reconstruction dollars in Afghanistan,” said IG Fields.

Prior to his appointment to the Deputy IG position at SIGAR, Mr. Richardson served for over 15 years in an executive management and leadership role, including the last 12 years as the Principal Deputy Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In that role, Mr. Richardson managed a budget of over $50 million and directed OIG resources consisting of 279 employees located in over 14 DOE sites and Laboratories across the United States.

Read the entire Press Release here

November 9, 2010 - Posted by | Afghanistan, Contractor Oversight | , , , ,

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