The Office of the Inspector General

The Defense intelligence Agency's (DIA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is one of 73 Federal statutory Inspectors General (IGs) established by the IG Act of 1978, as amended. The IG Act contains provisions for OIG independence, the objectivity of OIG work, and safeguards against efforts to impair that objectivity or hinder OIG operations. Ms. Kristi M. Waschull became the Inspector General for DIA on July 13, 2014.


The Audit Division audits all aspects of DIA operations, providing recommendations that reduce costs; improve operational efficiency and effectiveness; strengthen internal controls; and achieve compliance with laws, regulations, and policy. It also conducts or oversees the annual independent audit of the Agency's financial statements.

Inspections and Evaluations

The Inspections and Evaluations Division evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of DIA organizations, programs, and functions by conducting in-depth reviews across the Agency that examine and assess processes, procedures, internal controls, performance measures, compliance with regulatory and policy guidance, interrelationships, and customer satisfaction.


The Investigations Division conducts proactive and reactive administrative and criminal investigations. Its primary objectives are to detect, deter, and report fraud, waste, and abuse within DIA; develop sufficient evidence to successfully resolve all allegations and facilitate successful criminal prosecution or management-directed disciplinary action; and identify and report internal control weaknesses that could render DIA programs and systems vulnerable to exploitation. The Investigations Division, in coordination with the Office of the General Counsel, also reports and investigates questionable intelligence activities, as defined by Executive Order 12333, "United States Intelligence Activities," as amended.

Additionally, the Investigations Division investigates allegations of reprisal against DIA employees. Reprisal occurs when a management official takes or threatens unfavorable action against an individual or withholds favorable action because of a protected communication, such as reporting suspected fraud, waste, and abuse.

Hotline Program

The OIG Hotline Program is a confidential and reliable means for DIA employees and the public to report fraud, waste, mismanagement, and abuse of authority pertaining to DIA The primary role of the program is to receive and evaluate concerns and complaints and determine the agency or responsible element best suited to take appropriate action.

Management and Planning

The Management and Planning Division is responsible for developing, implementing, managing, and supporting a strategic plan for OIG that aligns planning, resources, policies, processes, reporting, and performance measures for internal efficiency. It is also responsible for budget and administrative services, human resources, training, program integrity, infrastructure services, data analytics, and information management.