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                     Office of the Press Secretary
                       (The Hamptons, New York)
For Immediate Release                                      July 31, 1998
                           PRESIDENT CLINTON 

The President today announced the nomination of David C. Williams to serve as Inspector General at the Department of the Treasury.

Mr. David C. Williams, of Granite City, Illinois, is currently the Senior Advisor to the Inspector General at the Department of the Treasury. He served from 1996 to June 1998, as the Inspector General of the Social Security Administration (SSA), where he was responsible for directing the staff of the Office of the Inspector General, which includes criminal investigators, auditors, and inspectors to detect fraud, waste, and abuse and to assure efficient and effective program administration within the SSA. Prior to joining the SSA, Mr. Williams served as Inspector General of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission from 1989 to 1996. Mr. Williams has served as Director of the Office of Special Investigations at the U.S. General Accounting Office, Director of Operations in the Office of Labor Racketeering at the Department of Labor, and on the President's Commission on Organized Crime. He was a Special Agent in both the United States Secret Service and the United States Military Intelligence. Mr. Williams is the recipient of the U.S. Bronze Star and the Vietnamese Medal of Honor.

Mr. Williams is a graduate of Southern Illinois University and received his Advanced Certificate in Education and a Masters in Education from the University of Illinois. He has also attended the U.S. Military Intelligence Academy, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and the U.S. Secret Service Training Academy.

The Inspector General Act of 1978 created independent and objective units in each of the Departments of the Executive Branch 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.