Dr. Brett Baker was appointed as the Inspector General of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in 2021 where he is responsible for independent oversight of NARA's programs and operations. He previously served as the Assistant Inspector General for Audit (AIGA) at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Office of Inspector General (OIG). He also worked as the Deputy Inspector General for Audit for the Department of Defense OIG, AIGA at the National Science Foundation OIG, AIGA at the Department of Commerce OIG, and the Director for Internal Review at the Defense Finance and Accounting Service. He began his audit career at the Department of Education OIG. Dr. Baker is also a veteran of the U.S. Army.
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 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 is a member of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board and the GAO Green Book Advisory Council. He recently completed two terms for both the GAO Yellow Book Advisory Council and the FASAB Accounting and Auditing Policy Committee. Dr. Baker also served as the Chair of the IG community's Federal Audit Executive Council from 2011 to 2022. He has published articles on auditing and data analytics and is a frequent speaker at national conferences.