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Tara Porter - Assistant Inspector General for Management and Administration

Career Highlights 
  • Assistant Inspector General for Audit Planning and Administration

Tara A. Porter was appointed the Assistant Inspector General for Management and Administration in March 2014. She originally joined the Office of Inspector General in August 2010 as manager within the Office of Investigations.  

Ms. Porter manages all the administrative and management responsibilities of the Office of Inspector General. She provides oversight, policy direction and implementation of the Office’s budget and financial resources, human resources management, space, facilities and equipment needs, information technology requirements, records management, property, other administrative services, and all aspects of the Office of Inspector General’s security program at its headquarters and field sites.

Ms. Porter's Federal government career spans multiple agencies.  She began working as a management intern with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in 1991.  She subsequently moved to the Department of Education and the Environmental Protection Agency where she gained experience in regulatory oversight and grants management.  While with the Department of Education, Ms. Porter served as part of the senior leadership team responsible for issuing over $2 billion in grants annually.  She joined the Inspector General community in 2005 as the Chief of Staff to the Inspector General at the Department of Education.  Ms. Porter was also part of the team that supported the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, which was responsible for the oversight of the $787 billon American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. 

Tara graduated summa cum laude from the University of Utah with a Bachelors of Science in political science.  She is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute.