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The Honorable Jeffrey Zients
Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget

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The Honorable Phyllis K. Fong
US Department of Agriculture IG (biography)

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Lynne A. McFarland
Federal Election Commission IG (biography)


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The Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, establishes the responsibilities and duties of an IG. The IG Act has been amended to increase the number of agencies with statutory IGs. In 1988 came the establishment of IGs in smaller, independent agencies and there are now 73 statutory IGs.

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