Archive for the ‘inspector general’ Category

Former Office of Judge Who Had Sued Over Pants Is Targeted

November 2, 2007

By Keith L. Alexander
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, November 1, 2007; Page B07

The D.C. inspector general is investigating the city office that employed Roy L. Pearson Jr., the administrative law judge whose lawsuit over a pair of pants drew international attention.

The investigation goes beyond the conduct of Pearson, who lost his job this week. The inspector general is focusing on the overall performance of the Office of Administrative Hearings, which handles disputes involving city agencies. Pearson, who served two years on the bench, was one of about 30 judges in the office.

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NASA reports sabotage of flight computer

July 26, 2007

By Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A space program worker deliberately damaged a computer that is supposed to fly aboard shuttle Endeavour in less than two weeks, an act of sabotage that was caught before the equipment was loaded onto the spaceship, NASA said Thursday.

The unidentified employee, who works for a NASA subcontractor, cut wires inside the computer that is supposed to be delivered to the international space station by Endeavour, said Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA’s space operations chief.

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