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The Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (ICIG) processes complaints or information with respect to alleged urgent concerns in accordance with the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act (ICWPA) and the ICIG’s authorizing statute. With respect to the whistleblower complaint received by the ICIG on August 12, 2019, the ICIG processed and reviewed the complaint in accordance with the law.

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The Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community recently completed its audit of the Management of Privileged Users of Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) Information Systems (AUD-2019-001).

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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).