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Congress gets new nominees for Labor IG, DOD personnel posts

Jessica Wright

Jessica Wright, nominated to lead DOD personnel and readiness, spent 35 years in the National Guard.

The Senate's deal to avoid filibusters on nominations may or may not hold, but the White House continues to fill up the pipeline with new appointees.

President Barack Obama on July 19 announced eight more individuals that he intends to nominate to agency or diplomatic posts. Among them are Scott S. Dahl, whom Obama tapped to be the Labor Department's inspector general, and Jessica Garfola Wright, who would become the Defense Department's under secretary for personnel and readiness.

Wright, who spend 35 years in the National Guard and retired as a major general, has been filling the under secretary position in an acting capacity since Jan. 1. Dahl is currently the IG for the Smithsonian Institution. His nomination would fill an important major-agency IG vacancy, but also creates yet another IG opening for the administration to address.

Posted by FCW Staff on Jul 19, 2013 at 8:47 AM


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