I am pleased to submit the Office of Inspector General's (OIG) Semiannual Report to Congress. This report summarizes significant OIG activities and accomplislunents during the six month period ending September 30, 2006. This report reflects our continuing commitment to focus OIG efforts on the issues and concerns most critical to you, the Administration, the Congress, and the taxpayer. In particular, the report details OIG accomplishments in identifying the Department's most significant management challenges. We look forward to working with you on matters of mutual interest.