Obama Nominates Acting Pentagon IG For Permanent Role

Law360, Washington (September 29, 2016, 5:02 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama announced his plans Wednesday to nominate acting U.S. Department of Defense Inspector General Glenn A. Fine to formally take on the role as top Pentagon watchdog that he's held informally since January.

Fine was one of five people forwarded to the U.S. Senate for confirmation Wednesday, according to the White House's announcement, with the other four named to the National Council on the Arts and the National Council on the Humanities. Fine has been with the Defense Department's Office of Inspector General since June of 2015, when he was named its principal deputy inspector general.

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