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John Crane joins GAP as director of its national security program, where he works closely with truth-tellers from the defense and intelligence domains to foster transparency and accountability within both the government and private sector.
Before his arrival at GAP, John served as assistant inspector general (IG) for communications and Congressional liaison at the Department of Defense (DoD) for nine years. In his capacity as a senior DoD executive, John worked under 11 IGs and helped transform the legislative vision of an inspector general in the DoD from a start-up endeavor to a mature organization.
During his tenure, the whistleblowing program within the DoD IG became the gold standard for the entire federal government. John was responsible for supervising an office of 70 civilian employees along with 15 contractors for a total authorized strength of 93 personnel. Globally John was tasked with developing and delivering change management and other key communication directives to over 1,600 federal employees across the United States, Southwest Asia, Europe, and East Asia.
In 2015, John won the Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage in recognition of his role in “Protecting Whistleblowers from Government Abuse.” John received a master’s degree from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and his BA from Northwestern University.