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Senate approves inspector general for spy satellites agency

Posted September 15

— The Senate has approved President Barack Obama's nominee to be the top watchdog at the National Reconnaissance Office.

Senators voted 93-0 on Thursday to confirm Susan Gibson as the agency's inspector general.

The National Reconnaissance Office is in charge of designing, building, launching and maintaining America's spy satellites.

Gibson has been working as the principal deputy general counsel for the office of the director of national intelligence. She joined the office in 2005. Before that, Gibson spent more than two decades as an Army lawyer. She retired from military service as a colonel.

Gibson said during her Senate confirmation hearing in June that she was the first person in her extended family to graduate from college. She attended Monmouth College in Illinois and received her law degree from Seattle University.

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