Watchdog list

Click here for a list of the current 73 federal or congressional agencies that hire independent watchdogs to guard against waste, fraud and abuse, protect whistleblowers, and audit the finances of the U.S. government. Some of these watchdogs are appointed by the president and others are independently hired by federal agencies. Currently, at least 15 of these jobs remain vacant, either because an appointee has not been named or confirmed by the Senate or because an acting career official has been named.