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The Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (ICIG) is conducting an evaluation 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. The ICD provides that the Intelligence Community will proactively seek to deter and detect unauthorized disclosures through training, comprehensive personnel security programs, audits and system monitoring, and other appropriate measures. In addition, ICD 701 sets forth the processes for the Intelligence Community to use to conduct preliminary inquiries into possible unauthorized disclosures, provide notifications and reports to appropriate authorities, and conduct internal and administrative investigations of unauthorized disclosures.

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The Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (ICIG) hosted the fourth session of the Intelligence Community Data Analytics Community of Interest Working Group. The Working Group meets quarterly and includes members of the Intelligence Community Inspectors General Forum. The Working Group was established to explore and share ideas on data collection and analysis, enhance insights into trends and risks, and improve operations to identify potential fraud, waste, and abuse. OIG representatives from the Defense Intelligence Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, National Reconnaissance Office, Department of Justice, and the ICIG attended and discussed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s (ODNI’s) initiative on Augmenting Intelligence Using Machines (AIM), as well as fraud detection in the use of Government Travel Cards.

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Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (ICIG) Michael K. Atkinson welcomed Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and senior leaders from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) to engage the ODNI workforce on the importance of whistleblowing and its impact at an event celebrating National Whistleblower Appreciation Day at the Intelligence Community Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. This is the second year the ICIG has hosted an event celebrating National Whistleblower Appreciation Day to champion the significance of whistleblowing.

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The Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, Michael K. Atkinson, announces the recoupment of $229,497 to the United States Treasury resulting from a substantiated labor mischarging investigation conducted by the Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (ICIG).

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The Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (ICIG) is hosting an event to celebrate National Whistleblower Appreciation Day on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the Intelligence Community Campus Bethesda (ICC-B). National Whistleblower Appreciation Day celebrates America’s first whistleblower law, passed unanimously by the Continental Congress on July 30, 1778, and acknowledges the contributions of whistleblowers in combating waste, fraud, abuse, and violations of laws and regulations of the United States. The United States Senate passed a resolution designating July 30th as National Whistleblower Appreciation Day. National Whistleblower Appreciation Day seeks to inform employees, contractors working on behalf of the United States taxpayers, and members of the public about the legal right of a U.S. citizen to “blow the whistle” to the appropriate authority by honest and good faith reporting of misconduct, fraud, or abuse.

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Eghbal “Eddie” Saffarinia, a former Assistant Inspector General for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Inspector General, was charged in a seven-count indictment, returned on June 26, 2019, with engaging in a scheme to conceal material facts, making false statements, and falsification of records.


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