The Office of the Inspector General

The Defense intelligence Agency's (DIA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is one of 74 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. Mr. Jeremy Kirkland became the Inspector General on June 4, 2023. 


The Audits Division conducts independent, objective, and nonpartisan oversight of the stewardship, performance, or cost of DIA’s operations, programs, and policies. Audits provide essential accountability and transparency over government programs and enable decisionmakers to improve program performance and operations, reduce costs, facilitate decision making by parties responsible for overseeing or initiating corrective action, and contribute to public accountability.

Inspections and Evaluations

The Inspections and Evaluations (I&E) Division conducts systematic and independent assessments of the design, implementation, and outcome of DIA's operations, programs, or policies. The division provides a flexible and effective mechanism for conducting oversight with a multi-disciplinary staff and multiple data gathering and analysis methodologies. Inspections and evaluations provide factual and analytical information, measure performance, assess internal controls, assess allegations of fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement, as well as identify savings opportunities, highlight best practices, and determine compliance with applicable law, regulation, and policy. 


The Investigations Division conducts proactive and reactive administrative and criminal investigations to detect, deter, and report fraud, waste, and abuse within DIA; develops sufficient evidence to successfully resolve all allegations and facilitate successful criminal prosecution or management-directed disciplinary action; and identifies and reports internal control weaknesses that could render DIA programs and systems vulnerable to exploitation. The Investigations Division, at its discretion, may support Agency Intelligence Oversight interests that are grounded in Executive Order 12333, “United States Intelligence Activities,” as amended, which establishes broad principles for the appropriate conduct of intelligence activities. 

Hotline Program

The Hotline Program is a confidential and reliable means for DIA employees and the public to report fraud, waste, mismanagement, and abuse of authority. The program’s primary role is to receive and evaluate concerns and complaints and determine whether an investigation, audit, inspection, or evaluation is warranted, and, if not, refer the matter to the Agency or the responsible office or agency that is best suited to take appropriate action.

Management and Administration

The Management and Administration (M&A) Division provides advisement, guidance, and integrated institutional support on key mission-critical functions that enable OIG components to conduct their work efficiently and effectively. This responsibility includes providing management of budget and acquisition, human resources, space, information technology, and staff operations, such as administrative support services, production, and editorial support. M&A strives to create and improve administrative and business processes to meet the challenges of a dynamic working environment.


In addition to the IG and Deputy IG, Headquarters is comprised of those functions that directly support the IG and Deputy: the Counsel to the IG (IGC), Strategy and Performance Management, and Data Analytics Team (DAT). The IGC provides independent and objective legal advice and counsel to the IG directly and all OIG elements on a variety of legal and policy issues that impact the OIG mission. The IGC is also responsible for to respond to all requests for OIG records submitted pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act or the Privacy Act. The Strategy Team manages the office’s strategic planning process that implements the IG’s priorities, to include the office strategy and implementation plans, annual guidance, programming, branding, messaging, and outreach with stakeholders. DAT applies business analytics to analyze historical data, gain new insights, improve strategic decision-making, and drive process improvements within OIG.