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Letters From the Committee :: April 2, 2007

Gordon Releases Letter to the President Calling for Removal of NASA's Inspector General

April 2, 2007

President George W. Bush
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Bush,

Late last week, the undersigned were provided with the report of the Integrity Committee (IC) of the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency (PCIE) relating to this investigation of Robert Cobb, the inspector general of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The Integrity Committee found that Mr. Cobb had abused his authority by creating a hostile and abusive work environment and had taken actions that gave the appearance of a lack of independence from the NASA management in violation of the Quality Standards for Federal Office of Inspector General established by the PCIE.

The Integrity Committee took the unprecedented step of stating that, "All members of the committee further believed that disciplinary action up to and including removal, could be appropriate" (emphasis added).

Read the complete letter to the President.

Read the report.

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