Inspectors General See Budget Cuts As Top Challenge

Law360, New York (September 18, 2013, 4:58 PM EDT) -- Inspectors general have been hit hard by sequestration and other budget cuts, and two thirds of IGs see limited resources as their top challenge, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Association of Government Accountants.

Budget cuts, coupled with hiring freezes, have sharply limited government watchdogs’ ability to hire employees with the most in-demand expertise, including information technology security, health care, financial services and data analytics, according to the survey. IT security was identified by 85 percent of respondents as the most significant area where capabilities...
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