Divisions and Offices

IC IG Divisions and Offices

Divisions and Offices

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The IC IG Audit Staff (Audit) conducts financial and performance audits of the IC and the Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) issued by the Comptroller General of the United States. Audit focuses on detecting fraud, waste, and mismanagement; improving economy, efficiency, and effectiveness; ensuring that laws and regulations are followed; and promoting effective management controls. Audit provides actionable recommendations to improve IC and ODNI programs and activities.


The IC IG Investigations Division (INV) investigates allegations of violations of criminal and civil laws and administrative regulations arising from the conduct of IC and ODNI employees and contractors. The division has unique authority to investigate matters related to DNI programs and activities across the IC. The division also plays a principal role in conducting IC-wide administrative investigations into unauthorized disclosures of classified information.


Under ICD 701 (see also: Summary of provisions applicable to IC IG and IC Elements), the IC IG will:

  • Review unauthorized disclosure cases where the FBI decides not to investigate or the FBI investigates but the Department of Justice declines prosecution, in coordination with the other Office(s) of Inspectors General involved, to determine whether an Inspector General administrative investigation is warranted.
  • Coordinate with other Offices of Inspectors General within the IC to determine, in consultation with the Department of Justice, which Tier 2 and Tier 3 cases (as defined in ICD 701, Annex B) may be suitable for administrative investigation.
  • Coordinate with other Offices of Inspectors General within the IC to ensure cases suitable for administrative investigation are reviewed, appropriately investigated, and not closed prematurely.
  • Coordinate with other Offices of Inspectors General within the IC to conduct independent investigations.
  • Maintain a repository of notifications from IC elements regarding any loss or compromise of classified information, preliminary inquiries, and Crimes Reports on unauthorized disclosures submitted by IC elements, and monitor all submissions to final disposition.

Inspections & Evaluations

The Inspections and Evaluations (I&E) Division's mission is to conduct oversight activities of programs within the DNI's responsibility and authority. The I&E Division provides the IC IG with an alternative to traditional audit and investigative disciplines to assess ODNI and IC programs and activities. The CIGIE Quality Standards for Inspections and Evaluations (Blue Book) gives the Division flexibility to develop tailored approaches for determining efficiency, effectiveness, impact, and/or sustainability of agency operations, programs, or policies. Inspections and evaluations typically analyze information, measure performance, assess allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement, identify savings opportunities, highlight best practices, and determine compliance with law, regulation, and/or policy.

Counsel to the Inspector General

The IC IG Counsel provides independent, objective, and confidential legal advice on a variety of legal and policy issues that impact the IC IG mission. The Counsel manages two portfolios: Legal and Policy Reviews and Legislative Reviews and Congressional Engagements.

Mission Support

The IC IG Mission Support (MS) division provides expertise in financial management, human capital/talent management, facilities & logistics management, continuity of operations, administration, classification management, FOIA, information technology, communications, and quality assurance to support all IC IG operations. MS also manages responsibilities associated with the IC IG Forum, a group dedicated to generating ideas to address shared concerns and mutual challenges for consideration and decision by Inspectors General.

Center for Protected Disclosures

The IC IG's Executive Director for the IC's Center for Protected Disclosures works closely with the IC IG Forum, the DoD IG, and CIGIE to establish and implement a comprehensive whistleblower and source protection program for members of the IC IG Forum.