Dr. Brett Baker is the Inspector General for the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. 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 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 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 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 on the Government Accountability Office'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, outstanding leadership, high ethical standards, and innovative 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.