The work of the NSA Office of the Inspector General (NSA OIG) was among that recognized at the 21st annual awards ceremony of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE).
NSA OIG’s Emergency Management Audit Team received an Audit Award for Excellence for “exemplary accomplishments in performing an audit of NSA’s Emergency Management Program” and the Agency’s “ability to quickly report health and safety concerns that required prompt attention affecting Agency employees.”
NSA OIG’s Counterterrorism Collection Authority Evaluation Team received an Evaluations Award for Excellence for “exemplary accomplishments in conducting detailed reviews and testing that assessed NSA’s compliance with the standard minimization procedures for a special counterterrorism collection authority.” The procedures are designed to protect the privacy of U.S. persons.
Both reviews are referenced in more detail in the NSA OIG’s first unclassified Semi-Annual Report to Congress, which was released publicly in July.
Each year, the offices of the 73 inspectors general in CIGIE perform thousands of audits, investigations, inspections, evaluations, and reviews that help ensure accountability and efficiency in government operations – and save taxpayers billions of dollars. This year’s ceremony, held on Oct. 17, was co-hosted by NSA Inspector General Robert P. Storch.
(NSA IG Robert P. Storch co-hosted CIGIE’s awards ceremony. Photo courtesy: CIGIE.)