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In 2010 to answer accusations of suspected corruption within NOAA and abuse of NOAA's Asset Forfeiture Fund (AFF), Inspector General Todd Zinser investigated and presented a report which largely supported these beliefs.

http://www.oig.doc.gov/OIGPublications/OIG-19887.pdf

One of the investigations spurred by the IG's report was further investigation of NOAA's Asset Forfieture Fund (AFF). The AFF is a fund supported by fines from fishermen. The money within that fund is supposed to contribute back to the fisheries in the form of research and conservation for the future of the profession. There were suggestions that the money in the fund was being improperly used (see Senator Scott Browns youtube video for details) so a deeper investigation was conducted.  Below is a brief summary from Senator Brown (accessed via savingseafood.org. 2/21/2012).

http://www.savingseafood.org/images/documents/washington/what%20does%20it%20take%20to%20get%20fired%20at%20noaa.pdf

 On February 8, 2012, two years after his inital report, Mr. Zinser and his staff updated Dr. Lubchenco on the progress. While some positive changes have occurred, the AFF account still lacks basic accounting and monitoring standards met by most other private sector entities to run a successful and transparent business.

http://www.oig.doc.gov/OIGPublications/OIG-12-019-I.pdf

Apparently, Dr. Lubchenco does not care what Congress and the IG have shown. Or about the lives of  hard-working people her agenda driven policies have destroyed. Not a single person associated with the above mentioned reports has been fired or even prosecuted! In fact, most offenders where either transfered to other positions or even given promotions on an international level!

www.gloucestertimes.com%2Flocal%2Fx1770108650%2FOutcry-follows-Jones-new-NOAA-job&ei=fCM_

And so just like Senator Brown, I and the many communites effected by this plight continue to ask, "Just what does it take to get fired from NOAA?" 

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