Robert P. Storch is the Inspector General (IG) of the Department of Defense (DoD). He is the first DoD IG to be appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate since early 2016, and assumed his responsibilities at the DoD Office of Inspector General (OIG) in December 2022.
Prior to coming to the DoD OIG, Rob served for close to five years as the first Presidentially-appointed, Senate-confirmed IG for the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA), where he worked to enhance the impact, independence, and transparency of the office’s work. He also spent several years at the Department of Justice (DOJ) OIG , where he served as the Deputy IG and as the DOJ OIG’s first Whistleblower Ombudsperson, leading efforts related to whistleblower rights and protections that he continued to emphasize at the NSA OIG and now the DoD OIG.
He has been active in the IG Community, serving as the 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, which provides oversight of pandemic-related spending.
Rob started his legal career at the law firm of Covington and Burling before serving for some two dozen years as a Federal prosecutor at two U.S. Attorney’s Offices and, between them, the Public Integrity Section of the DOJ’s Criminal Division. He received his A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard University, and his law degree from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.