April 02, 2009

Department of Defense Announces First Ombuds for Inspector General

On March 1, 2009, Scott M. Deyo became the first DoD IG Ombudsman, reporting directly to Acting Inspector General Gordon Heddell. Practicing to principles of independence, confidentiality, neutrality and informality, the Ombuds will serve all members of the DOD IG community. A website for the office went online yesterday. In the future, Deyo expects to draft a charter, create outreach materials, implement an online submission form, and issue mid-year and annual reports.

Deyo has over 10 years of professional experience in the conflict resolution community. For the past eight years, he worked for the Washington Headquarters Services of the DoD, establishing the Collaborative Resolution Program and providing ADR services to a range of Defense agencies. Deyo also assisted the Missile Defense Agency and Pentagon Force Protection Agency establish their internal Ombuds programs. Deyo earned his BA from James Madison University and a master of science from the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. (DoD OIG Ombuds.)

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