October 23, 2021

New Research Tools: Oversight.gov Provides One-Stop Access to All Federal Inspector General Reports

UPDATE: We’ve Added Another Resource for Access to Federal Government Investigative Reports (From a Number of Sources) at the bottom of this post.

From The Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE):

Starting today, Oversight.gov provides a “one stop shop” to follow the ongoing oversight work of all IGs that publicly post reports. It also enables users to access more than 5,800 previously-issued IG reports, a number that will continue to grow as IGs issue new reports. Inspectors General currently post these reports to their individual websites. But with the launch of Oversight.gov, users can now sort, search, and filter the site’s database of public reports across agencies to find oversight areas of interest.


In addition, the site features a user-friendly map to find reports based on geographic location and contact information for each IG’s whistleblower hotline. As IGs add new reports to their own websites, the new reports and data will be posted simultaneously on Oversight.gov.


The site is operated and maintained by CIGIE. The reports and information are uploaded to this site by the IGs.

New Reports

Users can learn about newly issued reports across the IG community by following CIGIE’s new Twitter account,@OversightGov.

Direct to Oversight.gov

UPDATE: See Also: Oversight.Garden

A collection of 113,342 documents from oversight bodies in the US federal government, in one place.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.