The Government Accountability Office is often the governmental body that is entrusted with double-checking contracts and ferreting out irregularities in government operations, but a GAO employee is now blowing his own whistle at his bosses. Subrata Ghoshroy, a GAO analyst, claims he and members of his team collaborated with defense contractors in skewing data for a $26 billion Missile Defense Agency anti ballistic missile program. Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) have just released a 41-page letter from Ghoshroy, who was lead technical analyst on the study commissioned by the two lawmakers. They now want an investigation of the investigators.
Changes are coming this year for Airmen taking professional military education (PME) distance learning courses. Closer interactions with facilitators, a revised capstone course, and more feedback on test performance are meant to improve the overall experience for distance learning students, who often include members of the Air National Guard.