The Inspector General (IG) of the U.S. Department of Human Health and services (HHs) has issued a report titled “Review of the Food and Drug Administration’s Computer Monitoring of Certain employees in Its Center for Devices and Radiological Health.” Prompted by media stories about the agency’s alleged computer monitoring of certain scientists in FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), the report found that concerns over the unauthorized disclosure of confidential information pertaining to a medical device application were reasonable and that FDA scientists knew they had no right to privacy on the FDA computer network. still, the IG determined that CDRH should have sought legal counsel on a number of matters, including whether the five scientists were whistle- blowers under the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA), “and if so, how should the surveillance be conducted to ensure that there would be no WPA-prohibited retaliation,” and whether the monitoring technology would be “the most appropriate” and its use “would be consistent with constitutional and statutory limitations on Government searches.” Additional details about the purported “spying fracas” appear in Issue 39 of this Bulletin.