THE HONORABLE ROBERT P. STORCH
Robert P. Storch is the Inspector General (IG) for the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA). He is the first IG at NSA to be appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, and assumed his responsibilities at the Agency in January 2018. Rob has worked with the team at the NSA Office of Inspector General (OIG) to enhance the impact, the independence, and the transparency of the office's work, including the launch of its independent public website, oig.nsa.gov, a presence on Twitter, and the now-regular public release of unclassified versions of its Semiannual Reports to Congress and a number of reports and summaries.
Prior to coming to NSA OIG, Rob worked in the front office at the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General (DOJ OIG), serving for the last several years as Deputy IG, and he was DOJ OIG's first Whistleblower Ombudsperson, leading efforts on whistleblower rights and protections that he continues to emphasize at NSA OIG. He has been active in the IG Community, serving as Vice Chair of both the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Technology Committee and the CIGIE Integrity Committee, and as a member of the government-wide Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC), which provides oversight of pandemic relief spending.
Rob started his legal career at the law firm of Covington and Burling, and then spent some two dozen years as a federal prosecutor, working at two U.S. Attorney's Offices and the Public Integrity Section of the Criminal Division at Main Justice. He received his A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard, and his J.D., as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, from Columbia Law School.