Gregory H. Friedman biography

Gregory H. Friedman



Who is Gregory H. Friedman?

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 at the Department of Defense and has been with the 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, including its over $130 billion in assets and 107,000 Federal and contractor personnel. Since January 2005, Mr. Friedman has also served as Vice Chair of the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency (PCIE). The PCIE, established by Executive Order, is the parent organization of the thirty large agency inspectors general. As such, the PCIE addresses government-wide integrity, economy, and program results issues. The Vice Chair manages the Council’s day-to-day activities.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. Mr. Friedman has served as a guest lecturer on audit, ethics and integrity matters, and on governmental affairs at Princeton University, George Washington University, and at many government and private sector symposia. In addition, Mr. Friedman is a member of a number of professional organizations, and has served in leadership positions in these organizations. These include the Association of Government Accountants, the Institute of Internal Auditors, the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the International Association of Counterintelligence Officers. In addition, Mr. Friedman has been active in a number of community and philanthropic organizations. 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. 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.


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  • Inspector general, United States Department of Energy
    (1998 - )

on July 23, 2013

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