Robert Storch

Robert Storch is an American lawyer and government official. He currently serves as the first presidentially appointed, Senate-confirmed Inspector General at the National Security Agency. He was previously the Deputy Inspector General (IG) at the United States Department of Justice, the DOJ Office of the Inspector General Whistleblower Ombudsperson, and chairman of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency Whistleblower Ombudsman Working Group.[1] He was nominated by President Obama in November 2016 and in January 2017 to become Inspector General of the National Security Agency and renominated for the position by President Trump on June 19, 2017.[2] The Senate confirmed Storch's nomination on December 21, 2017.[3]

Robert Storch
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Inspector General of the National Security Agency
Assumed office
January 2, 2018
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byRussell Decker (Acting)
Personal details
EducationHarvard University (BA)
Columbia University (JD)

Storch has degrees from Harvard University and Columbia Law School. After law school, he clerked for William Duffy Keller of the Central District of California. From 1995 to 2012, Storch worked in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of New York, where he served as Deputy Criminal Chief and Counsel to the U.S. Attorney. He was a DOJ Resident Legal Advisor in Ukraine from 2007 to 2009. Storch has also served as Chief of the Appellate Division and Senior Litigation Counsel, as the District of Columbia's Anti-Terrorism Coordinator, at the Public Integrity Section of the Criminal Division at the DOJ, as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Middle District of Florida, and at Covington & Burling.[2]


  1. ^ Nelson, Steven (June 20, 2017). "NSA May Finally Get Independent Internal Watchdog". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "President Donald J. Trump Announces Key Additions to his Administration". The White House. June 16, 2017. Retrieved July 14, 2017.   This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the White House.
  3. ^ "Robert Storch Confirmed as National Security Agency Inspector General". Retrieved December 29, 2017.