THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES ELEANOR HILL AS INSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate
Eleanor Hill as Inspector General of the Department of Defense.
Eleanor Hill, of Virginia, is a distinguished investigative attorney and has served as the Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations since 1987. She is a key advisor to Senator Sam Nunn, the Subcommittee Chairman.
Over the course of twenty years, Ms. Hill has established an exemplary record of successful prosecutions and investigations in matters involving public corruption and fraud, and organized crime. As a result of her numerous investigations, she has been involved in the legislative process in a number of areas, including work on comprehensive anti-crime and anti-drug legislation, student loan reform, and drug enforcement-related amendments to the 1989 and 1991 Defense Authorization Acts. Ms. Hill served as an Assistant United States Attorney and as a Special Attorney with the Department of Justice Organized Crime Strike Force, both in Tampa, Florida. Ms. Hill received her J.D. from Florida State University College of Law in 1974 and her B.S. (magna cum laude) from the same university in 1972, graduating Phi Beta Kappa.
The Office of Inspector General conducts audits, inspections and investigations of Department of Defense operations and recommends economical, efficient and effective policies and practices that can be used to administer the Department's operations to prevent and detect fraud and abuse.