The GSA Office of Inspector General (OIG) did not sponsor any conference in Fiscal Year 2014 where the costs exceeded $100,000. The OIG sponsored several internal meetings and events such as firearms training and audit management meetings. Each OIG-sponsored conference was designed to minimize overall costs while providing a maximum amount of work-related activities for the attendees. Individuals in the OIG also attended several conferences hosted by others, including the Access Data Users Conference and National Technical Investigation Association conferences, as well as attended professional development and law enforcement training.
OIG staff attended these functions to enhance our mission, which is to add value by providing timely, cost effective, professional, and useful products and services to our client and stakeholders. In total, the OIG spent less than $100,000 for over 100 attendees at numerous conferences throughout the year.