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NASA Inspector General

NASA Inspector General (Acting)

George A. Scott became NASA’s Deputy Inspector General in June 2018 after over 30 years of experience at the Government Accountability Office (GAO). He assists the Inspector General in managing the full range of OIG activities and supervises the Assistant Inspectors General and Counsel in the development and implementation of the OIG’s audit, investigative, legal, and support operations.

Prior to joining NASA, Scott served as Managing Director of GAO’s Homeland Security and Justice Team. He oversaw GAO’s work on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice programs and operations. This included efforts to secure our nation’s borders and infrastructure; and strengthen emergency preparedness and response capabilities. He has significant oversight experience with DHS management, acquisition, financial management, and human capital issues. Scott also led oversight efforts on a range of justice programs and grants.

Prior to becoming Managing Director, Scott was responsible for leading engagements on education issues. This included reviews of school reform initiatives, Indian education, charter schools, STEM programs, and federal student aid programs.

Early in his GAO career, Scott led a body of work on employee benefit plans, including reviews of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, as well as Labor and IRS oversight of pension plans. This work resulted in important legislative and regulatory changes as well as improved accountability for federal programs and funds.

Scott is an experienced speaker; he has testified numerous times before Congress and presented at a range of conferences and training events.

Scott graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the recipient of several GAO honors including the Distinguished Service Award, Meritorious Service Award, Client Service Award, the John Henry Luke Mentoring Award, and the Richard J. Hillman Human Capital Award.