In July 2012, the McClatchy Company published articles claiming, among other things, that the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) violated Federal law by not reporting admissions of potential crimes that individuals made during NRO-administered polygraph examinations. The Director NRO, and subsequently Senator Charles E. Grassley, requested an IG review of NRO’s crimes reporting process.  NRO IG recused themselves due to their role in the crimes reporting process and the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (IC IG) conducted the review.

The IC IG completed two reports: 1) Evaluation of Media Claims Regarding Non-Reporting by the National Reconnaissance Office of Certain 2010 Admissions of Potential Crimes, which evaluates the two specific NRO crimes reporting matters reported in the media, and 2) Evaluation of the National Reconnaissance Office Crimes Reporting Process, which examines the NRO crimes reporting process from fiscal years 2009 - 2012. 

Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community