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Office of the Inspector General

Our Mission

Welcome to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Office of the Inspector General. We conduct independent, objective, and timely oversight across the DIA Enterprise to: promote economy and efficiency; detect and deter fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement; and inform DIA and Congress.

The DIA Hotline

Are you aware of fraud, waste, or abuse in a DIA program? The DIA Hotline is a confidential channel for reporting that information. Anyone, inside or outside of government, who suspects fraud, waste, or abuse related to DIA programs, personnel, and operations should report that information to our office.

What is Fraud, Waste, and Abuse?

Fraud. Any intentional deception designed to unlawfully deprive the United States of something of value or to secure a benefit, privilege, allowance, or consideration for an individual from the United States that he or she is not entitled to. Such practices include, but are not limited to, the offer, payment, or acceptance of bribes or gratuities; making false statements; submitting false claims; evading or corrupting inspectors or other officials; deceit either by suppressing the truth or misrepresenting material fact; adulterating or substituting materials; falsifying records and books of accounts; arranging for secret profits, kickbacks, or commissions; and conspiring to use any of these devices. The term also includes conflict of interest cases, criminal irregularities, and the unauthorized disclosure of official information relating to procurement and disposal matters.

Waste. The extravagant careless or needless expenditure of Government funds, or the consumption of Government property that results from deficient practices, systems, controls, or decisions. The term also includes improper practices not involving prosecutable fraud.

Abuse. The intentional or improper use of Government resources that can include the excessive or improper use of one's position in a manner contrary to its rightful or legally intended use. Examples include misuse of rank, position, or authority or misuse of Government resources for oneself or another.

Fraud, Waste, and Abuse to Report to the DIA Hotline

• Bribery and acceptance of gratuities                              • Health and safety issues

• Whistleblower reprisals                                                  • Contract and procurement fraud

• Conflicts of interest                                                        • Leaks of classified information

• Unauthorized use of DIA technology systems               • Abuse of authority or power

• Government travel or purchase card fraud                    • Time and labor fraud

• Cost or labor mischarging                                              • Violations of policy, procedures, and regulations

Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection

The Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, and other laws and regulations provide the DIA Office of the Inspector General authority to receive and investigate complaints of potential violations of law, rules, regulations, or mismanagement, gross waste of funds, abuse of authority, or substantial and specific danger to public health and safety.

Presidential Policy Directive 19 (PPD-19) , “Protecting Whistleblowers with Access to Classified Information” and title 10, United States Code, section 1034 (10 U.S.C. § 1034), “Protected communications; prohibition of retaliatory personnel actions,” ensures that DIA civilian, contractor, or assigned active duty service employees can report such complaints while protecting classified national security information.

Furthermore, PPD-19 and 10 U.S.C. § 1034 protects individuals who report such complaints from reprisal. Reprisal occurs when a management official takes, or in some cases threatens unfavorable action against an individual or withholds favorable action because of a protected disclosure, such as reporting suspected fraud, waste, and abuse. Reprisal or retaliation taken against any DIA employee who has reported violations of law or regulations to the OIG, your chain of supervision, or any activity authorized to receive such reports is a violation of Federal law. If you believe you have been retaliated against because of such reporting, please contact the DIA Hotline at (202) 231-1000 or via email at IG_Hotline@dodiis.mil

Information to Report to Other Authorities

Minor incidents of time and attendance abuse – Employee’s supervisory chain.

Employment-related grievances and complaints against management officials – DIA Office of Human Resources or the Office of the Omudsmen

Appraisals/Performance management – DIA Office of Human Resources

Employment policy questions – DIA Office of Human Resources

Pay and allowance matters – DIA Office of Human Resources

Complaints regarding discrimination and hostile work environments – DIA Equal Opportunity and Diversity Office

Security matters and Counterintelligence – DIA Office of Security or Office of Counterintelligence

Where to Get Employment Verification and Points of Contact

Employment Verification can be reached at (202) 231-4762. DIA’s Information Desk is available at (202) 231-1900.

Your Report: What to Include and Where it Goes

Provide as much information as possible (names of alleged offenders and victims and leads on any applicable data, documentation, or other evidence).

Investigators will assess each complaint and either handle it directly or refer it to the appropriate management official. If we determine that an issue should be referred to an outside organization, such as the Department of Defense Inspector General or a service investigative element, we will monitor the issue until it is resolved.

How to file an unclassified complaint (please note that we cannot accept classified complaints utilizing any of these procedures. Classified complaints must be made via classified networks, a secure communications device, or in person).


• Via email: Download the complaint form located here to your computer. Fill out the complaint form on your computer, and then email it to IG_Hotline@dodiis.mil.

• Via fax: Download the complaint form located here to your computer. Fill out the complaint form on your computer. Then print it out and fax it to 202-231-1010 / 1011.

• Via U.S. Mail: Download the complaint form located here to your computer. Fill out the complaint form on your computer. Then print it out and mail the completed form to:

Defense Intelligence Agency
7400 Pentagon
Office of the Inspector General
Washington, DC  20301-7400

Office of the Inspector General Semiannual Report (SAR) to Congress

Prescribed by the Inspector General Act of 1978, which requires the IG to prepare a SAR summarizing the activities of the Office of the Inspector General.