President Barack Obama has nominated John Roth as the next inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security, a post that has been vacant since 2011, Federal Times reported Monday.
Sean Reilly writes that Roth is slated to succeed interim inspector general Charles Edwards.
Richard Skinner retired in early 2011 as IG and is the last full-time official to hold that post, according to the report.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, led by Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), will decide whether to endorse Roth’s nomination to the full Senate for confirmation.
Roth currently leads the Food and Drug Administration‘s criminal investigation office and is also a 25-year Justice Department veteran.