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NASA Inspector General
Robert W. Cobb
Robert Cobb Following nomination by President George W. Bush and confirmation by the United States Senate, Robert W. Cobb took office as NASA's Inspector General on April 22, 2002. As Inspector General, Cobb is a member of the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency. He also served as an "observer" to the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, which examined the Feb. 1, 2003, loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia and its crew.

Image left: Robert W. Cobb, NASA's Inspector General. Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls.

Cobb was previously Associate Counsel to the President. In this role, he handled the administration of the White House ethics program under the supervision of the Counsel to the President and was responsible for administration of the conflict of interest and financial disclosure clearance processes for candidates for nomination to Senate-confirmed positions.

Prior to joining the Office of the Counsel to the President in January 2001, Cobb worked for almost nine years at the United States Office of Government Ethics. Prior to Government service, he worked for five years as an associate attorney at Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver.

Cobb is a 1986 graduate, cum laude, from The George Washington University's National Law Center, and a 1982 graduate, cum laude, from Vanderbilt University.

June 2006