Roderick Anderson became the Acting Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Commerce on January 5, 2024. He has served as the Deputy Inspector General since July 23, 2019. He oversees all aspects of the audits, investigations, and business functions of the Office of Inspector General.
Mr. Anderson joined the Federal government in 2004 and the Senior Executive Service in 2007. In 2010, he became the Assistant Inspector General for Management for the U.S. Department of the Interior, where he led the business functions of the agency, including communications, human resources, finance, procurement, information technology, information security, facilities, and renovations.
Prior to entering government service, Mr. Anderson re-designed supply chain and logistics operations for Hewlett Packard Company and led North and South American customer support teams for Newbridge Networks. His time as a self-employed business consultant included improving operations for the Union Pacific Railroad, as well as working on projects with small companies in Central America, India, the Philippines, and Australia.
A native of Nebraska, he has an engineering degree from Texas A&M University and an MBA in Finance from Tulane University. He lives in Virginia with his wife and ten children.