Enabling Legislation

Congress created the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) to provide independent and objective oversight of Afghanistan reconstruction projects and activities.

SIGAR's oversight mission, as defined by the Section(s) 1229 (and 842) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (P.L. 110-181), is to provide independent and objective:

  • Audits and investigations relating to programs and operations supported with U.S. reconstruction dollars.
  • Recommendations to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  • Leadership on policies to prevent and detect waste, fraud, and abuse.
  • Communication with the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense to keep them informed about: 1) problems and deficiencies relating to the reconstruction, 2) the need for corrective actions, and 3) progress on implementing corrective actions.

P.L. 110-181 also directs SIGAR to submit a Quarterly Report to Congress. This congressionally mandated report summarizes SIGAR's audits and investigative activities. The report provides an overview of reconstruction activities in Afghanistan and includes a detailed statement of all obligations, expenditures, and revenues associated with reconstruction.

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Seal
Mailing Address: 2530 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: +1(703)545-6000
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