I am pleased to present the Office of Inspector General’s Strategic Plan covering Fiscal Years 2009-2013. The Strategic Plan offers a glance at our long term effort to work with the Department of Energy’s leadership to improve the management and performance of the Department’s programs and operations. As we implement this Strategic Plan, our objective is to continue to play a critical role in protecting and preserving the Department’s assets and resources. We will focus on mitigating those management challenges facing the Department through continued collaboration and cooperation with the Secretary and Department senior management. An equally important goal is aggressively exercising our statutory law enforcement authority to prevent and detect those attempting to defraud the Department. Unfortunately, given the complexity of the Department’s operations and the associated spending levels, the risk of fraud is a constant challenge, one which receives our utmost attention.