The NEA Office of Inspector General performs audits, evaluations and reviews of operations and activities of NEA programs and recipients of NEA grants, cooperative agreements and contracts. We conduct independent and objective assessments and report on internal controls, financial management, information technology, and other systems that affect NEA programs and recipients. We conduct the audit work according to criteria and methods outlined by the Government Accountability Office's Government Auditing Standards. Reviews and evaluations are performed according to criteria and methods outlined by the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency's Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation. We report the results of our work to NEA and Congress through our Semiannual Report to Congress, as required by the Inspector General Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-452), as amended.