Mr. Daniel W. Lucas is the Inspector General for the District of Columbia. Mr. Lucas was nominated in 2014 by former Mayor Vincent C. Gray and confirmed by the Council of the District of Columbia to a 6-year term. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is responsible for independently conducting and supervising audits, inspections and evaluations, and investigations related to the programs and operations of the District government. Mr. Lucas also has oversight of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) within the OIG. The MFCU investigates fraud and impropriety against the DC Medicaid program, and abuse, neglect and exploitation of individuals receiving Medicaid-funded services.
As the Inspector General, Mr. Lucas provides leadership; coordinates and recommends policies for activities designed to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness and to prevent and detect corruption, fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement in District government programs and operations; and provides a means for keeping the Mayor, DC Council, and District government agencies informed about problems and deficiencies relating to the administration of programs and operations.
Previously, Mr. Lucas served as the Deputy Inspector General for the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), located on the Washington Navy Yard in southeast Washington, DC. The Naval Sea Systems Command is the Navy’s largest systems acquisition Command. The organization has approximately 56,000 military, civilian and contractor personnel. Its fiscal year budget is nearly $30 billion, accounting for one quarter of the Navy’s entire annual budget. NAVSEA’s workforce builds, buys, and maintains the Navy’s ships, submarines, and weapons systems.
A distinguished Navy veteran with 26 years of service in some of the most challenging duty stations, Mr. Lucas’ career is highlighted by successful deployments to the Mediterranean Sea, Pacific Ocean, Arabian Gulf (in support of the Global War on Terror), Caribbean Sea, and service to the Naval Inspector General. Awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, and the distinction, at the time, of being the only person outside of the Department of the Air Force to be presented the John Levitow Award, the highest award presented at Airmen Leadership School.
Mr. Lucas holds a master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and a bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston. Mr. Lucas was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland.