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Office of the Inspector General officers are responsible for promoting effective, efficient and economically sound intelligence activities, and detecting and deferring fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement for all DIA elements, programs, functions and operations. This is accomplished through conducting financial and performance audits, to include annual audit of financial statements, evaluating effectiveness and efficiency of programs and operations, and conducting administrative and criminal investigations including Intelligence Oversight and management of the OIG Hotline.
Inspector General Specifics


Understand and demonstrate independence and objectivity in conducting OIG work, and take advantage of opportunities to educate DIA officers at all levels in IG roles and authorities.


Enhance impact of oversight activities, identify risks and inform opportunities through awareness of strategic priorities in the operational environment.


Drive improvement through forming and embracing strategic vision, initiatives and a culture of inclusiveness by demonstrating solution-oriented behaviors, enlisting volunteers, removing barriers and generating success.


Use awareness of Agency and organizational priorities to compel management action through continuous education on IG roles and authorities, as well as reports and recommendations that demonstrate understanding of resource implications and achievability.


Encourage diversity of thought, manage creative tension and reach mutual agreement constructively to achieve established goals and sustain a positive and inclusive working environment.

The Audits specialty is responsible for conducting independent and objective audits of DIA operations. Audits provide essential accountability and transparency over Government programs and enable decision makers to improve operations, reduce costs, comply with laws and regulations, and strengthen internal controls to reduce the potential for fraud and illegal acts. The OIG initiates audits based on legal requirements, risk assessments and input from legislators, oversight bodies, DIA leadership and officers, and the public. DIA OIG auditors generally conduct two types of audits: performance and financial statement audits. Audits cover a wide range of topics, and require auditors to develop general auditing skills including data gathering, analysis and critical thinking, as well as subject matter expertise in areas such as contracting, information technology and financial statement audits.

The Inspections specialty is responsible for evaluating, inspecting and promoting the efficiency and effectiveness of DIA organizations, programs and functions, and provides OIG with a flexible and effective mechanism for oversight and review of programs by using a multi-disciplinary staff and multiple methods for gathering and analyzing data. The division accomplishes this responsibility by conducting in-depth reviews across the Agency that examine and assess processes, procedures, internal controls, performance measures, compliance with regulatory and policy guidance, interrelationships and customer satisfaction. All evaluations and inspections are conducted in accordance with quality standards for inspections established by the Council of Inspectors General for Integrity and Efficiency.

Officers in this field are responsible for leading or performing work on the planning and conducting of investigations not involving criminal violations of Federal laws. The results of those investigations aid responsible officials in making or invoking civil or administrative actions, judgements, sanctions or penalties. Work primarily requires knowledge of investigative techniques and the laws, rules, regulations and objectives of the employing Agency; as well as skills in interviewing, following leads, researching records and preparing reports. This work includes investigating Federal employees for misconduct or fraud, waste and abuse.

Officers in this field are responsible for supervising, leading or performing work involving planning, conducting and/or managing investigations related to alleged or suspected criminal violations of Federal laws. The results of those investigations aid responsible officials in making or invoking civil or administrative actions, judgement, sanctions or penalties. Work involves recognizing, developing and presenting evidence to reconstruct events, sequences, time elements, relationships, responsibilities, legal liabilities and conflicts of interest; conducting investigations in a manner meeting legal and procedural requirements; and providing advice and assistance in and out of court to the U.S. Attorney’s Office during investigations and prosecutions. This work primarily requires knowledge of criminal investigative techniques, rules of criminal procedures, laws and precedent court decisions concerning the admissibility of evidence, constitutional rights, search and seizure, and related issues in the conduct of investigations.

Forensic auditors serve as team members in support of fraud, waste and abuse investigations. Forensic auditors establish investigative plans to document investigative activity in the performance of data analytics to detect fraud, waste and abuse, including the use of data visualization and creating statistical models for fraud detection. Using data analytical skills, forensic auditors ensure data quality, perform data cleaning and track data alignment to support investigative findings and recommendations. Working in concert with the OIG Counsel, they sort through data ambiguity to ensure investigative alignment with administrative findings and Federal criminal code violations.