March 17, 2011

Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and InvestigationsCommittee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives

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

Testimony on the work of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) concerning the Department of Energy's (Department) implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). The intent of the Recovery Act was to quickly stimulate the economy and create jobs while fostering an unprecedented level of accountability and transparency. The Recovery Act also provided the Department with a platform to transform its mission, particularly in the areas of scientific discovery, alternative energy sources and technological innovation.