Linda A. Halliday
Assistant Inspector General for Audits and Evaluations
Ms. Halliday was appointed Assistant Inspector General for Audits and Evaluations in April 2012 after serving nearly 4 years as the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audits and Evaluations. She directs the Inspector General’s national audit and evaluation program, encompassing a network of geographically dispersed field and headquarters staff. She formulates audit policies, programs, plans, and special initiatives within the framework of relevant legislation, policy, regulations, budget, and administration.
Working in varied and progressively more responsible positions for more than 27 years of public service, Ms. Halliday has worked at the Department of Veteran Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, and the Defense Contract Audit Agency. She has extensive experience reviewing mission-critical systems and VA initiatives; has performed numerous reviews of VA programs, major information technology projects, and systems; and addressed highly sensitive allegations of mismanagement in these Departments. She began her VA career managing financial management activities at the VA Medical Centers in East Orange, NJ, and Brooklyn, NY. She has also gained experience working in private sector businesses, serving primarily in the capacity of a Chief Financial Officer.
Ms. Halliday holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Bridgeport (CT). She also completed the VA’s Executive Leadership Program, the Federal Executive Institute’s Executive Development Program, and American University's Key Executive Leadership Certificate Program in the School of Public Affairs. She holds professional certifications as a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Cost Analyst, and was certified as a Level III Contracting Officer. Ms. Halliday grew up in Bridgeport, CT, and currently resides in Prince William County, VA, with her husband James. She has two children, Kelly and Andrew.