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From Inside The NSA, A Call For More Whistleblowers

The National Security Agency has a reputation as the nation's most secretive intelligence agency. But a new inspector general arrived this year and is calling for a "robust whistleblower program."
Rob Storch, who became inspector general of the NSA this year, says he believes the agency should have a "robust whistleblower program." Source: Courtesy of NSA

The National Security Agency's Rob Storch is a talkative guy at a place that specializes in eavesdropping.

"It's a big federal government agency. It spends a lot of taxpayer dollars. And so as a general matter, I think the public has a right to know how its funds are being spent," said Storch, who became the NSA's inspector general in January.

Storch is an independent watchdog at the sprawling intelligence agency, and one of his favorite topics is whistleblowers.

"I felt very strongly that this was a

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