U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) CEO Michael Pack has issued the following statement:
“Multiple in-depth assessments of USAGM have been conducted by other federal agencies. These assessments reveal systemic, severe, and fundamental security failures, many of which have persisted for years. We are working closely with our federal partners to ensure that findings are addressed swiftly and appropriately. Because of the nature of the findings, I further requested meetings with the Chairmen and Ranking Members of USAGM’s Congressional committees.
I also ordered a comprehensive investigation of USAGM operations because I am concerned that the failures identified compromise the agency’s ability to fulfill its mission, undermine the efficiency and effectiveness of the federal workforce, and pose a threat to U.S. national security. Decisive action is required to protect our country, the integrity of USAGM, and the safety of our journalists in America and abroad.”
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