Meet the Acting IG

Diana Shaw, Deputy Inspector General (*Performing the Duties of the Inspector General)

Diana Shaw, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Inspector General

Diana R. Shaw serves as the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of State. The Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Inspector General leads a global workforce whose mission is to detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct and to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for Global Media programs and operations.

Offices of Inspectors General (OIGs) serve a critical role in accountability and transparency in Government. State OIG provides oversight of more than 70,000 Department of State and U.S. Agency for Global Media employees, 270 overseas missions and other facilities worldwide, and more than $75 billion in Department of State, U.S. Agency for Global Media, and foreign assistance resources. The Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Inspector General also serves as the Associate Inspector General for designated overseas contingency operations.

Prior to stepping into the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Inspector General role, Ms. Shaw served as Deputy Inspector General for the Department of State. She has also served in several leadership positions within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General, most recently as the Assistant Inspector General for Special Reviews and Evaluations. Other previous positions include Assistant Inspector General for Legal Affairs, Acting Counsel to the Inspector General, and Director of the Special Reviews Group.

Before pursuing a career in government service, Ms. Shaw spent nearly a decade practicing law in the White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations group at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where she specialized in internal investigations and compliance counseling. Her clientele included heavily regulated Fortune 100 companies, investment banking firms, and financial institutions with operations spanning the globe. The bulk of her work focused on assisting clients with identifying and addressing fraud, waste, and abuse in their operations, and strengthening their compliance programs.

Ms. Shaw earned her undergraduate degree from Pepperdine University and her law degree from the University of Southern California. Before attending law school, she studied English Literature at Oxford University for two years and served as an advocate for special needs children. She is licensed to practice law in California and the District of Columbia.