THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES EARL E. DEVANEY AS INSPECTOR GENERAL AT THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
The President today announced his intent to nominate Earl E. Davaney to serve as Inspector General at the Department of the Interior.
Mr. Earl E. Devaney, of Centreville, Virginia, has had an extensive career in enforcement, financial management, and criminal investigations. He has served since 1991 as the Director of the Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics and Training at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). While at EPA, Mr. Devaney oversaw the reorganization of three EPA offices, combining the former Office of Criminal Enforcement with EPA's Forensics Laboratory and the national Enforcement Training Institute into the largest single office in EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, with a workforce of over 400 employees.
Prior to his work with EPA, Mr. Devaney had a distinguished career with the U.S. Secret Service, serving in the Office of Investigations, the Dignitary Protective Division and in various field offices around the country. Immediately prior to joining EPA, Mr. Devaney was Special Agent in Charge of the Fraud Division with the Secret Service where he directed all operations involving credit care, telecommunications, computer and electronic fraud. He received a B.A. in Government from Franklin & Marshall College.
The Office of Inspector General provides policy direction and conducts audits and investigations to promote economy and prevent fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. The Inspector General at the Department of the Interior has offices in Washington, DC, throughout the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and in Guam.