Inspector General

Inspector General
Paul K. Martin

Paul K. Martin was confirmed by the United States Senate as Inspector General for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on December 18, 2023.  Prior to his current role, Mr. Martin served for 14 years as Inspector General at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). 

Mr. Martin has also served as Vice Chair of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) since its formation in April 2020. Congress established the PRAC at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic to facilitate oversight of the federal government $5 trillion in pandemic relief funding.

Before his NASA appointment, Mr. Martin served as the Deputy Inspector General and held other leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for more than 12 years.

Mr. Martin also spent 13 years at the U.S. Sentencing Commission in a variety of positions before joining the Department of Justice OIG, including 6 years as the Commission's Deputy Staff Director.  Mr. Martin was one of the Sentencing Commission's first employees when the agency was created in 1985 and helped develop the first set of federal sentencing guidelines.

Mr. Martin began his professional career as a reporter with The Greenville News, a daily newspaper in Greenville, S.C.  He holds a B.A. in Journalism from The Pennsylvania State University and a Juris Doctor from The Georgetown University Law Center.

Mr. Martin is married to Rebekah Liu, an attorney working in Washington, D.C.  A native of Pittsburgh, PA, he and his wife have three daughters.