March 31, 2020, –
I am pleased to present the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Office of the Inspector General
(OIG) semiannual report to the U.S. Congress covering the reporting period of October 1,
2019 through March 31, 2020. This report illustrates our oversight accomplishments and is a
testament to my team’s hard work, dedication, and resiliency.
In mid-March, I directed most of my staff to work from home to promote social distancing, health, and safety in
response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since much of our work relies on access to classified information and systems,
teleworking has delayed our ability to complete some statutory requirements—including the semiannual report.
Nevertheless, we released a Summary of Activity—a condensed version of our regular report—in April to keep the
DIA and Congress fully and currently informed. We continue to significantly improve our remote capabilities and are
taking a phased approach to expand our presence in the office.
Despite these delays, we have produced work that has benefited DIA, DoD, IC, and the American public. We engaged
an independent public accounting firm to audit DIA’s FY 2019 financial statements. The firm identified four material
weaknesses and two significant deficiencies in the Internal Control report, and one instance in which DIA did not
comply with Public Law 104-208, “Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996,” September 30, 1996.
We also evaluated DIA’s compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act—reissuing three
recommendations and issuing five new recommendations.
Additionally, we published 15 investigative reports. In four cases, we did not substantiate allegations of reprisal.
We substantiated three cases regarding time and labor fraud, and one case regarding contractor cost mischarging;
we estimated a $112,451 loss to the Government. Additionally, we substantiated one case involving misuse of
Government resources and one case involving abuse of authority and prohibited personnel practices. Further, we
investigated but did not substantiate the allegations in five separate cases regarding use of public office for personal
gain, misconduct, intelligence oversight, abuse of authority, and violations of the Privacy Act of 1974. Lastly, we issued
eight management referral reports. In one referral, we recommended management take action to recoup $40,544 in
incentive payments to four DIA employees who improperly received them.
I would also like to highlight our ongoing efforts to improve our processes, fraud identification, data analytics and
management, and information security. Our new Case Management and Tracking System will soon move into a
production environment. Once fully operational, this system will replace three other databases and provide an
efficient, reliable means to document and manage investigative cases. Lastly, we continue to work on the OIG
Enterprise Risk Management program to identify, analyze, and mitigate internal and external risks that may impact our
Although we are unsure when we will resume operations as they were, I am honored to lead such a talented,
dedicated, and adaptive team. Regardless of the circumstance, their work continues to compel management action to
achieve a more effective and efficient DIA Enterprise. I am also grateful for the continued support from the Director,
DIA senior leaders, and Congress.