Created in 1989, the statutory Inspector General (IG) is responsible for independent oversight of the CIA. The IG is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate, and may only be removed from office by the President. The IG’s authorities and responsibilities are provided in 50 U.S.C. §3517. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is the only element of the CIA created separately by statute that has obligations to both the Director, CIA (D/CIA) and to the Congress.
The CIA OIG is an independent office of the CIA that is headed by the Inspector General and promotes economy, efficiency, effectiveness and accountability in the management of CIA activities by performing independent audits, inspections, investigations, and reviews of CIA programs and operations. The OIG also seeks to detect and deter fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement. The OIG advances the Agency’s mission by providing findings and recommendations expeditiously to the D/CIA, the Agency and the Congressional intelligence committees. The OIG works directly with the Department of Justice and other appropriate federal agencies when investigating alleged violations of law.
Learn more about the Inspector General:
To contact the OIG, address correspondence to:
Office of Inspector General
Central Intelligence Agency
Washington, D.C. 20505