The DOD IG role is particularly important in light of an increased number of sexual assault victim reprisal cases, and Acting Secretary Shanahan’s ethics questions.
The litany of ethics and transparency abuses from EPA and Wheeler over the last two years demonstrate the critical need for oversight at the agency.
With recent news of efforts at DHS and Education to frustrate acting IG investigations, concern about the high number of vacancies is real and growing.
This week, the president urged the TVA, a publicly owned utility company, to save an aging coal plant whose supplier is owned by Trump’s political patron.
President Trump seems to be particularly slow to fill IG positions at agencies where questionable ethical activity has already occurred.