November 30, 2011

Before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight Committee on Science, Space, and Technology U.S. House of Representatives

Statement of Gregory H. Friedman, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Energy

I appreciate the opportunity to testify today at your request on the work of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) concerning the Department of Energy's (Department) activities related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). The intent of the Recovery Act was to quickly stimulate the economy, create jobs and, in the case of the Department, help transform the agency’s mission. All of this was to be achieved in an atmosphere of unprecedented accountability and transparency.