December 11, 2009
News Release 09-103
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819


Shara L. Aranoff, Chairman of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC), announced today that Philip M. Heneghan has been named Inspector General of the Commission.

Heneghan will conduct and supervise audits and investigations relating to the USITC's programs and operations; provide leadership and coordination and recommend policies designed to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness and to prevent and detect fraud and abuse at the USITC; as well as keep the Chairman and Congress fully informed about problems identified and progress of corrective action.

Heneghan has served as the Chief Information Security Officer for the US Agency for International Development. In that role, he directed and led the agency's implementation of a FISMA based security program and improved the agency's grade from a "F" in 2002 to an "A+" two years later and maintained the "A+" during his tenure. From 1998-2002, he served as the Assistant Inspector General for Auditing at the Peace Corps. Prior to that, he spent almost 20 years in progressively responsible audit positions.

Heneghan holds a Master of Science degree in information systems with an emphasis on database design and security from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and accounting from the University of Maryland. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the state of Maryland and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He resides in Potomac, Maryland.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) is an independent, nonpartisan, factfinding federal agency that makes determinations concerning the impact of imports and their potential injury on domestic companies. The USITC staff includes experts who analyze virtually every commodity imported into the United States. The USITC provides data on international trade to the President, Congress, other federal agencies, and the public.

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