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(September 2021) The Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (IC IG) completed the Classification Review of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Fiscal Year 2020. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, Public Law 116- 92 § 6721, requires the IC IG to submit a report on the ODNI classification and declassification processes to the congressional intelligence committees.

 

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(August 2021) The Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (IC IG) completed a review of the Intelligence Community’s Implementation of Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 701, Unauthorized Disclosures of Classified National Security Information. ICD 701 governs Intelligence Community efforts to deter, detect, report, and investigate unauthorized disclosures of classified national security information.

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(December 2023) Pursuant to section 6603 of the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023, the Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community completed an evaluation of the administration of polygraph evaluations that are needed in the Intelligence Community (IC) to meet current annual personnel hiring requirements and reviewed the effectiveness of alternatives to the polygraph.

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(December 2023) The Director of National Intelligence, as the Security Executive Agent (SecEA), is responsible for assuring the quality, timeliness, consistency, and integrity of national security vetting practices. Congress and the SecEA use data concerning security clearance processing timeliness to inform decisions integral to overseeing the effectiveness of the security clearance process and reducing the security clearance backlog. This audit assessed the ability of the Intelligence Community (IC) elements and the SecEA to report accurate information about security clearance processing timeliness and identifies systemic data integrity challenges that affect the usefulness of data reported to the SecEA and Congress.

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(November 2023) On December 18, 2015, Congress passed Public Law 114–113, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, which includes Title I - the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (the Act). The Act was established to improve cybersecurity in the United States through enhanced sharing of cyber threat information. The Act requires the inspectors general of the “appropriate Federal entities,” defined as the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, Defense, Commerce, Energy, and the Treasury, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), “in consultation with the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community and the Council of Inspectors General on Financial Oversight,” to jointly report to Congress by December 18, every two years, on the actions taken over the most recent two-year period to carry out the Act. The Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (IC IG) audited the ODNI’s implementation of the Act for calendar year (CY) 2021 and CY 2022. The results presented in the ODNI report will also be included in the biennial joint report due to Congress by December 18, 2023.

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(December 2023) On December 18, 2015, Congress enacted the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (6 U.S.C. § 1501 et seq.) (the Act). The Act requires the inspectors general of the “appropriate Federal entities,” defined as the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Energy, Homeland Security, Justice, and the Treasury, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, to jointly report to Congress on the actions taken over the most recent two-year period to carry out the Act. Each of the Offices of Inspector General (OIG) assessed its entity’s implementation of the Act requirements. The Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community compiled the results in a joint report.