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Gregory H. Friedman - Inspector General

Gregory Friedman is the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Career Highlights 
  • Vice Chair of the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency
  • Member of the Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards

Gregory H. Friedman was nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Energy in 1998.  Mr. Friedman started his Federal career in 1968 and has been with the Department of Energy, Office of Inspector General, since 1982.  As Inspector General, he is responsible for a nationwide, independent program of audits, inspections, and law enforcement efforts related to the Department of Energy’s programs and operations.  In addition to his responsibilities as Inspector General, Mr. Friedman now serves as a member of the Recovery Act Accountability and Transparency Board and the Government Accountability and Transparency Board.
Mr. Friedman received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Temple University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.  In 1979-1980, Mr. Friedman was selected as a Princeton Fellow in Public Affairs and spent a year in residence at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Studies. 

In 2002, Mr. Friedman was named by the Comptroller General of the United States to serve as a member of the Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards.  In addition, he led the development of the “Federal Audit Manual,” for the first time providing universal guidelines for conducting Federal financial audits.

From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Friedman served as Vice Chair of the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency.  Mr. Friedman has been a guest lecturer on the topics of audit, integrity, government oversight and program evaluation.  In addition, Mr. Friedman is a member of several professional organizations, and has served in leadership positions in the Association of Government Accountants and the Institute of Internal Auditors.  Mr. Friedman has also been active in a number of community and philanthropic organizations. 

During his Federal career, Mr. Friedman has received numerous awards, including the Department of Energy’s Meritorious Service Award, the Meritorious Presidential Rank Award, and the Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Executive.