NASA, Who Audits them?

Written by : Aqilla Daffa Hakimah

Designed by : Azzahra Amelya


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the U.S. Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and space research. NASA was established in 1958, succeeding the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. NASA is led by Administrator Jim Bridenstine, NASA’s 13th administrator. 

Did you know that NASA has their own Auditor named NASA OIG? The NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducts audits, reviews, and investigations of NASA programs and operations to prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement and to assist NASA management in promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness. The current NASA Inspector General is Paul K. Martin.

NASA OIG is responsible for auditing performances of the team, including financial management, information technology, mission support, science and aeronautics research, and space operations. For the financial management, recently, The NASA Office of Inspector General will oversee the fiscal year 2020 consolidated financial statements audit conducted by the independent public accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen LLP.