President Barack Obama has nominatedÂ Robert Storch, current Justice Department deputy inspector general, to serve in the IG role at theÂ National Security Agency, the White House said Tuesday.
Storch will work to oversee NSA activities in the area ofÂ privacy inÂ thatÂ role,Â FCW News reported Wednesday.
Adam Mazmanian writes in a blog post that Storch’sÂ appointment will be subject for approval from the senate as part of the 2014 Intelligence AuthorizationÂ Act that aimed to establish an independentÂ NSA IG from the director of the agency.
He will be the first presidentially-appointed IG as the position was previouslyÂ designated by the NSA director.
Storch started asÂ an attorney at the public integrity section of DOJ’s criminal division and has since held various roles within the organizationÂ such as senior counsel, counselor to the inspector general and acting deputy inspector general.