Lead Inspector General - Overseas Contingency Operations



LIG-OCO seals

Lead Inspector General for Overseas Contingency Operation (LIG-OCO) is a joint agency initiative, pursuant to section 8L of The Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended (Reference (a)), to provide for coordinated and comprehensive execution of oversight during an overseas contingency operation (OCO).  This authority requires the designation by the Chair of the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) of a Lead Inspector General and the appointment of an Associate IG from among the permanent IGs of the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of State (DOS), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  Responsibilities for the LIG-OCO are triggered by the commencement or designation of a military operation as an OCO that exceeds 60 days.