Offices of CIA


Who We Are

To meets its mission, the CIA Office of Inspector General (OIG) is organized into three operational staffs:

The Audit Staff is composed of professionally trained auditors who undertake performance and financial audits of CIA programs and activities in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards.

  • Performance audits review issues of efficiency and effectiveness, as well as compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Financial audits review the integrity of financial transactions and statements and assess the adherence to generally accepted government accounting standards.


The Inspection Staff is composed of senior officers on two-year rotations from other CIA components and conducts two broad types of inspections:

  • Component inspections assess the efficiency and effectiveness of office-level components, addressing areas such as mission accomplishment, management performance, and utilization of resources.
  • Issue inspections address topics that usually cut across directorate lines and affect broad segments of the CIA.


The Investigations Staff is composed of professionally trained investigators who investigate allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, and violations of laws, rules, or regulations, or other wrongdoing brought to the attention of the IG.

Posted: Apr 15, 2011 12:17 PM
Last Updated: Jan 23, 2013 10:55 AM