Obama Nominates DPAP Director Ginman to Chair Govt Spending Transparency Panel

Richard Ginman

President Obama has nominated Richard Ginman, the Defense Department‘s procurement and acquisition policy director, to head a panel that will promote transparency in government spending.

Federal Times reports the Government Accountability and Transparency board is an 11-member panel consisting of agency inspectors, chief financial officers and other senior officials.

If confirmed, Ginman will replace Earl Devanaey who retired last year and was also the Interior Department‘s inspector general.

In a separate report, Federal News Radio also noted that Mark Weatherford, the recently appointed undersecretary for cybersecurity at Department of Homeland Security, has already hired eight senior officials to address cybersecurity research, policies and operations.

Appointed officials include the earlier reported John Streaufert, the new DHS national cybersecurity division director, and Mike Locatis, the new assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications.

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