NASA Inspector General Robert Cobb resigns

April 3rd, 2009 - 9:04 am ICT by admin  

Washington, D.C. (BNO NEWS) — NASA Inspector General Robert Cobb will resign effective April 11, the space agency announced on Thursday evening. President Obama accepted the resignation.

“I have been honored to serve the United States over the past seventeen years, first at the Office of Government Ethics, then at the White House, and for the last seven years as Inspector General,” Cobb wrote in his letter to the president. “At NASA, the seemingly impossible is turned into marvels of human achievement,” he added.

His complete letter, in which he announced his resignation, can be found below.

Dear Mr. President:

With this letter I tender my resignation as the Inspector General of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, effective April 11, 2009.

I have been honored to serve the United States over the past seventeen years, first at the Office of Government Ethics, then at the White House, and for the last seven years as Inspector General.

A new Inspector General will find an organization with extraordinarily talented employees dedicated to rooting out fraud, waste, and abuse and promoting the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of NASA.

At NASA, the seemingly impossible is turned into marvels of human achievement. Challenges facing NASA are many, but I am confident that they will be ably met by your Administration, working with NASA’s gifted scientists, engineers, institutional leaders, and contractor workforce.

I wish you every success.

Very Respectfully,

Robert W. Cobb

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