In recent testimony to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee Dr. Graham, a former Director of OIRA, stated:
“I think people should understand that OIRA is a troubled agency”. “It’s not doing well. And a lot of the talented people who have been there for many years have retired, they have not had an ability to replace them with good young talent.”
We encourage all of our readers to consider the actions they could take to address the aforementioned problem identified by Dr. Graham. To that end CRE will be contacting some of its more influential followers to explore relevant opportunities.
Were OIRA to obtain additional staff we would recommend that they begin the review of independent agency regulations under their existing authorities as explained herein.