Mr. Brett Baker PhD, CPA, CISA

Assistant IG for Audit, NRC OIG

Dr. Brett Baker is the Acting Inspector General for the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. He also serves as the Assistant Inspector General for Audit (AIGA) at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Office of Inspector General (OIG). Previously he served as the Deputy Inspector General for Audit for the Department of Defense OIG. He also worked as the AIGA at the National Science Foundation OIG, AIGA at the U.S Department of Commerce OIG, and the Director for Internal Review at the Defense Finance and Accounting Service. He began his audit career at the U.S. Department of Education OIG. Dr. Baker earned a doctorate in Information Technology and Systems Management from the University of Maryland University College. He holds a master’s degree in Information Systems Management from the Central Michigan University, a bachelors’ degree in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa, and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Iowa State University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Information Systems Auditor. Dr. Baker serves as the Chair of the Federal Audit Executive Council and is a member of the Accounting and Auditing Policy Committee of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB). In addition, he serves on the GAO’s Yellow Book Advisory Council and the Green Book Advisory Council. He is also a member of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB). Dr. Baker has also published articles on auditing and data analytics and is a frequent speaker at national conferences. In 2021, he was honored with the AGA Elmer Staats Award for excellence in government financial management. Dr. Baker is also the recipient of the 2015 Donald L. Scantlebury Memorial Award for Distinguished Leadership in Financial Management Improvement. He has also received four Awards for Excellence from the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency. Dr. Baker is a veteran of the U.S. Army Signal Corps.