"Watchdog of the Department of Veterans Affairs: Ensuring Effective Services for Veterans and Proper Spending of Taxpayer Dollars."

February 22, 2017

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Michael Missal

"Watchdog of the Department of Veterans Affairs: Ensuring Effective Services for Veterans and Proper Spending of Taxpayer Dollars."

Michael J. Missal was nominated by the President to be the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs and was sworn in on May 2, 2016.  In that role, he leads an office of more than 700 professionals who conduct oversight of VA, the second largest federal agency with a budget of $180 billion and over 350,000 employees.  VA operates 144 hospitals, over 1,200 other medical facilities, 56 regional offices and 135 national cemeteries for over 21 million veterans.  The Office of Inspector General identifies fraud, waste and abuse in VA programs and operations, and recommends ways that VA can operate more efficiently and effectively.  Mr. Missal discussed the role of the Inspector General and his priorities, challenges and vision for his office.

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This Discussions on Governance lecture is sponsored by the Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy and co-sponsored by The University Honors College, The Office of Veterans Services, and the School of Law. Special thanks to Soldiers and Sailors Museum.