Deputy Inspector General (Acting)
Counsel to the Inspector General
Mr. Chason serves as Counsel to the Inspector General and as Deputy IG in an Acting capacity. As Counsel, he provides legal advice, research, counseling,
critical analysis and representation on a wide variety of matters in support of OIG projects and activities. He also keeps the Inspector General and office staff aware of recent developments in the law that may affect OIG activities.
As Acting Deputy IG, Mr. Chason oversees the office’s IT, personnel, budget, and administrative functions, as well as special projects.
He represents OIG on National Science Foundation committees and on interagency groups, including those serving the federal Inspector General community.
Mr. Chason came to the National Science Foundation in 2006 from his position as Senior Attorney with the United States Department of Justice,
Office of Information and Privacy. Prior to that, Mr. Chason served as a Deputy Assistant General Counsel with the United States Government
Accountability Office (GAO), and also served on active duty in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG) for six years.
Mr. Chason earned his J.D. from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law and holds a B.A, with a major in History, from Valdosta State University.
Mr. Chason has an extensive background in civil and administrative litigation, as well as federal employment law. He is admitted to the bar in both
Georgia and the District of Columbia.