Matthew Dove
Director of Special Projects

Matthew Dove, Director of Special Projects

Matthew Dove is the Director of Special Projects at the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. In this role, he leads the agency's cross-functional team of analysts, criminal investigators, and lawyers with decades of investigatory, analytical, and legal experience on Congressional committees and commissions, and at DOD, State, USAID, and the private sector. Mr. Dove is responsible for the production of high-quality and timely reviews, factsheets, alerts, and other products and ensuring all work is conducted with integrity, objectivity, and independence in support of Congress in its oversight of U.S.-funded reconstruction projects and programs in Afghanistan.

Mr. Dove joined SIGAR in 2009. Since then, he has served the agency in several senior roles both in SIGAR’s headquarters in Arlington, VA and in Afghanistan, where he spent over three years at SIGAR's office in Kabul. Most recently, as Deputy Director of Special Projects and as Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audits and Inspections, Mr. Dove led teams of auditors, analysts, engineers, and Afghan staff through the conduct of highly complex and wide-ranging audits, inspections, reviews, and other analysis of U.S. government reconstruction spending in Afghanistan. In recognition of his outstanding work at SIGAR, he has earned two awards for Audit Excellence and the Sentner Award for Dedication and Courage from the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, as well as multiple SIGAR awards for Excellence and Special Acts. In addition to these roles, Mr. Dove spearheaded efforts to engage Afghan civil society in working with SIGAR to fulfill its oversight mandate and he served as SIGAR's first Agreement Officer for its innovative and unique relationship with Afghan partners.

Prior to joining SIGAR, Mr. Dove spent several years at the U.S. Government Accountability Office where he worked for the Defense Capabilities and Management team publishing reports on diverse topics including Performance-Based Logistics for weapons systems, mitigating sexual assault and harassment in the military, and benefits to federal civilians deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Originally from Ohio, Mr. Dove received a BA in Political Science focused in International Relations and Comparative Politics from Bowling Green State University and an MPA focused in Organizational Management from Old Dominion University.

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