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Brett M. Baker

Assistant Inspector General for Audit

Dr. Brett M. Baker is responsible for directing a program of oversight audits and evaluations of NSFís annual financial statement and the performance and financial aspects of NSF programs, activities, and awards. Dr. Baker began serving as the Assistant Inspector General for Audit (AIGA) at the National Science Foundation Office of Inspector General in June 2010.

Dr. Baker previously was the AIGA at the Department of Commerce Office of Inspector General, where he provided direction and oversight to auditors and inspections staff performing financial statement, financial-related, and performance audits and evaluations. Prior to that, Dr. Baker was the Director for Internal Review with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service where he was responsible for providing audit and investigative oversight for Defense financial management operations. Before his work with Defense, he was the Director for Systems Internal Audit at the Department of Education OIG, where he was responsible for directing technically complex system audits and system-related efforts.

Dr. Baker has been honored for his contributions to the OIG community, receiving the Presidentís Committee on Integrity and Efficiency Awards for Excellence in 1998 and 2003, from Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency in 2011. He also received the National Science Foundation Directorís Award for Collaborative Integration in 2011. Dr. Baker serves as the Chair of the Federal Audit Executive Council.

Dr. Baker earned a PhD in Information Technology Management at the University of Maryland University College in 2007 and a masterís degree in Information Resource Management at Central Michigan University in 1998. He holds a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa and a B.S in Sociology from Iowa State University. Dr. Baker is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

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