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News | Dec. 8, 2020

DIA OIG Semiannual Report to Congress April 1, 2020–September 30, 2020

It is with great pleasure that I present the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Office of the
Inspector General (OIG) semiannual report to the U.S. Congress covering the reporting period
of April 1, 2020, through September 30, 2020.

Despite the challenges we encountered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we executed
meaningful and relevant work that aligns to our mission to promote economy and efficiency
and detect and deter fraud, waste, and abuse. This period, we evaluated DIA’s compliance with the Improper
Payments Elimination and Recovery Act for Fiscal Year 2019. We determined the Agency was compliant and were able
to issue a report without findings or recommendations. In addition, we audited DIA’s IT service contracts and also
audited how DIA manages its network and facility access for personnel who have departed the Agency. You can read
more about these projects in our classified annex.

We also completed oversight work related to the Agency’s information management and governance efforts. First,
we evaluated DIA’s oversight of special access programs, identifying numerous compliance shortfalls and issuing four
recommendations to address these gaps. We also released a memorandum to DIA management that outlined our
ongoing evaluation of its Foreign Disclosure Program and identified critical risks that required the Agency’s immediate
attention. Lastly, we decided to close our inspection of the Agency’s electronic records management, determining
there was significant overlap with the National Archives and Records Administration’s efforts.

Furthermore, we published 13 investigative reports, of which 8 involved allegations of reprisal. We substantiated
reprisal in one of the cases. We also substantiated allegations of time and labor fraud and misuse of Government
resources, identifying a $96,707 loss to the Government. Additionally, we investigated but did not substantiate
allegations regarding fraud, unauthorized personnel actions, abuse of authority, and Privacy Act violations. Lastly, we
issued 15 management referral reports.

Also worthy of highlighting is our new, fully operational Case Management and Tracking System. The system officially
went live after this report period ending; however, this accomplishment was a significant feat worthy of sharing.
Made possible by many of our staff members, the system provides our Investigative team with a warranted level
of efficiency. However, our work does not stop there—we are now transferring legacy data from previously used
databases and will be able to discontinue their use once complete.

Throughout this ever-changing time, one thing has remained the same—my team’s unwavering dedication to the OIG
mission. It is through their diligent work and steadfast spirit that our organization continues
to compel management action and keep Congress fully and currently informed. Overall, they
deeply recognize our duty to serve the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community,
and most importantly, the American people. I also thank the Director, DIA’s senior leaders, and
Congress for their continued support.