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Whistleblower Protection: Actions Needed to Strengthen Selected Intelligence Community Offices of Inspector General Programs

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6 Open Recommendations
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Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community The Inspector General of the IC should establish specific timeliness objectives for completing investigations conducted by the OIG of the IC. (Recommendation 1)
Open

The ICIG concurred with this recommendation. In March 2021, ICIG stated that it will establish and incorporate timeliness objectives for completing investigations in its revised investigations manual. As of July 2022, ICIG stated that work on its investigations manual is underway and they anticipate its completion by the end of calendar year 2022. Once we confirm this action has been taken, we will update the status of this recommendation.

Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community The Inspector General of the IC should establish a time frame to finalize revisions to the OIG's investigations manual. (Recommendation 2)
Open – Partially Addressed

The ICIG concurred with this recommendation. In July 2022, the ICIG stated that work on the Investigations Manual is underway. A draft is currently with ICIG's Counsel Team for required legal sufficiency review. Staffing shortfalls, including the departure of ICIG Counsel and other Counsel team members, as well as an increase in legal work on priority matters that impose statutory timelines, has delayed the Counsel Team's ability to complete this necessary review. ICIG currently anticipates that it will issue its revised Investigations Manual before the end of this calendar year. Once we

Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community The Inspector General of the IC should establish a process to regularly review and update the OIG's investigative procedures. (Recommendation 3)
Open

The ICIG concurred with this recommendation. In March 2021, the ICIG stated that it will document a new annual review process of its investigative procedures in its revised investigations manual. As of July 2022, ICIG stated that work on the investigations manual is underway and they anticipate its issuance by the end of calendar year 2022. Once we confirm this process is described in its new manual, we will update this recommendation.

Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community The Inspector General of the IC should develop and implement a quality assurance program for the OIG's investigations division. This program should consist of routine internal and external quality assurance reviews consistent with CIGIE standards and guidance. (Recommendation 4)
Open

The ICIG concurred with this recommendation. In July 2022, ICIG stated that its investigations program is scheduled to be reviewed in fiscal year 2024; however, ICIG did not state whether they have implemented an internal quality assurance review program. We will continue to monitor ICIG's actions to implement this recommendation..

Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community The Inspector General of the IC should develop a process to facilitate external quality assurance reviews of other IC-element OIGs' investigations divisions. (Recommendation 5)
Open – Partially Addressed

The ICIG concurred with this recommendation. In July 2022, ICIG stated that in March and June 2021, ICIG's Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (AIGI), as the Chair of the ICIG Forum's Investigations Committee, and in collaboration with Committee members, implemented a "team approach" concept for conducting external quality assurance (peer) reviews. These reviews are performed consistent with Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Quality Standards for Investigations. This approach allows for an investigator from each Intelligence Community (IC) Office

Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community The Inspector General of the IC should ensure that as the ICIG finalizes its draft investigations procedures and investigator training plan, these documents provide an approach that systematically links the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities and training requirements throughout an investigator's career progression. (Recommendation 6)
Open

The ICIG concurred with this recommendation. In March 2021, the ICIG stated that it planned to incorporate the career path for investigators and a training plan into its new investigations manual. As of July 2022, ICIG stated that work on its investigations manual is underway and they anticipate its completion by the end of calendar year 2022. When we confirm any actions taken, we will update this recommendation.

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