The NSA OIG's logo is designed to communicate its role in advancing the Agency’s mission through independent oversight.

Featuring the image of an owl – associated for centuries with watchfulness and wisdom, key traits for an OIG  it reflects the office’s core values: 

      • Oversight,
      • Integrity,
      • Independence, and
      • Transparency.

The owl holds in its talons a lightning key, representing the Agency’s combined signals intelligence and cybersecurity missions.