Q&A with Phyllis Fong

Phyllis Fong talked about her role within the Agriculture Department and her duties as chair of the Council of Inspectors General on… read more

Phyllis Fong talked about her role within the Agriculture Department and her duties as chair of the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE). Ms. Fong spoke about short- and long-term vacancies in federal government inspectors general positions and said she would prefer that all positions be approved and filled. She also praised the recent work by Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Inspector Russell George in uncovering irregularities in the IRS' review of tax exemptions for conservative political groups. She talked about her motivations for spending her life in government service, and said that although she serves as inspector general in the Obama administration, she was appointed by President Bush over ten years ago. In addition, she described the IG Academy, where inspectors general and their staffs take courses in auditing, investigations, inspection, and evaluation. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 22, 2013
Last Aired:
Sep 23, 2013

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  • Sep 22, 2013 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Sep 22, 2013 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 22, 2013 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 22, 2013 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Sep 23, 2013 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Sep 23, 2013 | 5:58am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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