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The European Commission recently published its second annual review of the EU-US Privacy Shield, which provides a mechanism for complying with data protection requirements for the transfer of personal data from EU citizens to U.S. companies for commercial purposes. The Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (ICIG) Michael K. Atkinson had joined other senior officials from the United States government, the European Commission, and European data protection authorities in Brussels for the mid-October review.

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Inspector General of the Intelligence Community Michael K. Atkinson is pleased to announce the release of the Semiannual Report to Congress for the period April 1, 2018 through September 30, 2018. The report, mandated by law, summarizes activities of the Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (ICIG). It is the ICIG’s 15th Semiannual Report issued since the office was established seven years ago and the first issued by the new Inspector General, who was both confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn in by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) in May.

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Inspector General of the Intelligence Community Michael K. Atkinson is pleased to announce that the Intelligence Community (IC) has been named as one of the “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” for the 10th consecutive year. This year the IC ranked fifth overall among 17 participating large agencies, according to independent analysis of federal workers’ job satisfaction and commitment in rankings compiled by the Partnership for Public Service.

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The Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (ICIG) discussed its recently published Assessment of Intelligence Community Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Programs (INS-2018-001) as part of a panel hosted by the FOIA Advisory Committee. The ICIG team lead and senior inspector, along with Office of Inspector General (OIG) representatives from the National Science Foundation, National Credit Union Administration, and Department of State, discussed completed and planned oversight work related to FOIA and records management activities. The public meeting at National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) was the second of the committee’s 2018 2020 term. The Archivist of the United States appoints committee members to study FOIA issues across the government, solicit public comments, and recommend improvements.

The Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (ICIG) today released an Inspections and Evaluations report examining the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) programs of six Intelligence Community (IC) agencies.  FOIA programs receive and process requests from the public to access information from the federal government. The programs reviewed in the report are those of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), National Security Agency (NSA), and Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

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Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (ICIG) Michael K. Atkinson provided training on whistleblowing matters as part of the 2018 Annual Assistant Inspectors General for Investigations (AIGI) Annual Training. The event was coordinated by the AIGI Committee for the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE). The Committee provides input to the CIGIE Professional Development Committee and the Training Institute on the training and development of the CIGIE investigations community.