I am pleased to present the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) semiannual report (SAR) to the U.S. Congress for the reporting period April l, 2017, through September 30, 2017. This summary of accomplishments is reported in accordance with the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended.
This rating period, we prepared our first unclassified SAR. All caveated and classified information was extracted and is provided in a separate annex. We anticipate that this increased transparency will better inform the intelligence and oversight communities, as well as the public. We are also reaching out across the Defense Intelligence oversight community to learn and improve by benchmarking processes and projects. These efforts align with our updated strategic plan and communications.
Over the past 6 months, our auditors, inspectors, and investigators continued to detect and deter fraud, waste, and abuse and protect the integrity and effectiveness of DIA programs. Audit highlights include completion of the FY 2016 evaluation of compliance with the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act (IPERA), which determined that DIA complied with IPERA, and an audit of indefinite- delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts that identified eight recommendations to improve management's ability to monitor the timeliness of contract awards. Inspections highlights include an evaluation of the Credibility Assessment Program that recommended process improvements; an inspection of the Freedom of Information Act Program that resulted in recommendations to define objectives, roles, responsibilities, and responsiveness; and an inspection of compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act that identified issues related to DIA 's processes for risk management and information security continuous monitoring. Our Audits and Inspections teams worked with DIA management to close six recommendations and are actively working seven announced audits and inspections. Our Investigations Division opened 51 cases, closed 51 cases, and has 85 ongoing investigations.
In closing, I thank our OIG team of professionals for contributing to the work contained in this report. We also continue to recognize the collaboration and support of DIA managers at all levels, without which we would not be able to perform our mission in a timely, independent, and objective manner. Finally, I thank Congress and the outgoing DIA Director for their enduring commitment to supporting the important work of our office.
This report and the annex are posted on the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System and on the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network. A link can also be found on the Internet through http://www.dia.mil/About/Otfice-of-the-Inspector-General/.