10 Jul '15, 3pm

When will the White House appoint a new VA IG? Officials hint it could be soon.

When will the White House appoint a new VA IG? Officials hint it could be soon.

White House officials say work is underway to nominate a new inspector general for the Veterans Affairs Department. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) 1099 CONNECT 21 TWEET 2 LINKEDIN 5 COMMENT EMAIL MORE White House officials say they do plan to fill the vacant inspector general post in the Veterans Affairs Department, promising that the Obama administration is committed to strong oversight of every federal agency. The VA's watchdog office has been without a permanent leader for more than 18 months, after former Inspector General George Opfer retired from the job. Last month, Acting Inspector General Richard Griffin retired after 43 years of federal service. That move promoted Assistant Inspector for Audits Linda Halliday to deputy inspector general and the default head of the office. Just days before Griffin's retirement, a group of senators petitioned Obama for a permanent...

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