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 Mission, Vision, and Core Values


To improve the programs and operations of the Department of Commerce through independent and objective oversight.

  • OIG FY 16 Action Plan


    Vision Statement

    To be recognized for our contribution to improved Commerce performance.

  • We work as a seamless, integrated team delivering valuable products to serve the public and to support decision-makers in the Department, OMB, and Congress.

  • We are an integral and trusted broker to our stakeholders.

  • We are catalysts for positive change throughout the Department.

  • We are fully staffed and have the resources to get the job done.

  • We have a diverse, competent, enthusiastic, and productive workforce and a cadre of effective managers at every level of the organization.

  • We have credible risk assessment processes that drive strategic and operational plans, priorities, and programs.

  • We have efficient, effective processes and a state-of-the-art infrastructure.

  • We have performance metrics that drive high performance and accountability.

  • Core Values

  • We are honest, ethical, and objective.

  • We hold ourselves to high standards and are willing to take tough stands.

  • We honor our commitments to each other and our stakeholders.


  • We are forward-looking and seize opportunities to improve Commerce performance

  • We deliver timely, relevant, and high-impact products and services.

  • We encourage risk-taking that leads to new ideas and innovative solutions.


  • We operate as independent, transparent, and trusted brokers serving our stakeholders.

  • We are passionate about delivering results that drive positive change.

  • We are trustworthy and can be counted on to do what we say.