Coalition Provisional Authority Inspector General
News Release  Contact: (703) 428-1100

March 31, 2004

CPA Inspector General Launches New Website and Hotline

Washington, DC – Today, the Office of the Coalition Provisional Authority Inspector General (CPA-IG) announced the launch of its new website and Hotline that provides the public with a valuable source of information and a capability to report potential incidents that may require review by the Inspector General.

The launch of the website and the Hotline coincides with the CPA-IG’s release of its first Quarterly Report to Congress on March 30, 2004. The report presents a baseline of CPA-related financial and contracting information, along with an overview of CPA-IG activities to date. A copy of the report will be available at the CPA-IG website on March 31, 2004.

“Being charged with a congressional mandate to protect the American taxpayers’ interest in the funding of Iraqi relief and reconstruction, we are making these tools available to accomplish that goal,” said Stuart W. Bowen, Coalition Provisional Authority Inspector General. “These tools will serve the public and contribute to the integrity and success of relief and reconstruction efforts in Iraq.”

Visitors to the CPA-IG’s website at, will receive valuable information pertaining to the activities of the CPA-IG as well as Frequently Asked Questions and information on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Also, the site provides a web-based "Hotline" capability to report incidents of fraud, waste, abuse or mismanagement.

The CPA-IG telephone Hotline will be staffed from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Baghdad time). During other hours callers will hear a message in either English or Arabic informing them of the website resources and explaining the procedure for reporting an incident. The Hotline telephone number is (703) 428-1045.

Reports or complaints may also be submitted via fax or by mail. The fax number and mailing address can be found on the website or by calling the Hotline number.

Questions regarding the report may be referred to (703) 428-1100.