Obama signs FOIA Improvement Act into law
June 30, 2016
President Barack Obama signed the FOIA Improvement Act into law Thursday, raising the bar for agencies seeking to deny Freedom of Information Act requests.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
Scott Wilson will become the Federal Trade Commission’s new inspector general.
FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz made the announcement Friday, saying Wilson will join FTC from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
"We are pleased to welcome Scott to the FTC. I'm sure that the knowledge and experience he brings will help to ensure that we continue to operate effectively and efficiently to fulfill our mission to protect consumers and foster competition," Leibowitz said. "The agency is very fortunate to have had the outstanding services of his predecessor, John Seeba, who served as Inspector General since 2008."
Since 2007, Wilson has been an Associate Director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, where he received the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Senior Executive Service. He previously served for four years as Deputy Inspector General for the U.S. Postal Service; Chief of Staff, Aviation Operations, in the Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration; and Assistant Inspector General for Audit, U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, where he also received the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Senior Executive Service. Wilson holds a B.B.A. from Georgia State University. He will replace John M. Seeba, who retired from the federal government.