A former Secret Service agent is chosen to lead stimulus oversight panel.
WiredPRNews – A former agent with the Secret Service has been chosen as head of a board formed to oversee the management of the economic stimulus plan. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Earl Devaney has been tapped as chair of the Recovery Act Transparency and Accountability Board.
President Barack Obama is expected to announce his choice of Devaney for the job on Monday. As noted in the report, Vice President Joe Biden will also be granted duties related to coordinating stimulus spending oversight.
Devaney is recognized for his role in exposing the corruption of lobbyists at the Interior Department, in which he has served as inspector general since 1999. He previously worked for the Secret Service as a senior official as well as the Environmental Protection Agency. As further noted by the AP, Devaney holds a degree from Franklin and Marshall College.