THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES GREGORY H. FRIEDMAN AS INSPECTOR GENERAL AT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
The President today announced his intent to nominate Gregory H. Friedman as Inspector General of the Department of Energy (DOE).
Mr. Gregory H. Friedman, of Potomac, Maryland, has served as the Deputy Inspector General for Audit Services at the Department of Energy since 1994. He served as the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audit Operations from 1985 to 1994. From 1982 to 1985, he was a supervisory auditor in the Inspector General's office where he was the headquarters' liaison for audits conducted in the field. From 1980 to 1982, he served as Associate Director of the DOE's Gasoline Rationing Office. He also served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Contingency Planning for the Federal Energy Administration (FEA), one of DOE's predecessor agencies. He started his federal career in 1968, at the U.S. Army Audit Agency where he served in several senior auditor positions prior to joining the FEA in 1974. Mr. Friedman was the recipient of the Distinguished Presidential Rank Award for 1995.
Mr. Friedman received a B.A. degree from Temple University and an M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
The Inspector General Act of 1978 created independent and objective units in each of the Departments to conduct and supervise audits and investigations concerning the programs and operations of the Department. The Inspector General is responsible for conducting and supervising audits and investigations of programs and operations of the Department.