Inspections are organizational reviews that assess the efficiency and effectiveness of components across the Agency. The Inspections Division also partners with inspectors general of the service cryptologic elements and other Intelligence Community entities to jointly inspect consolidated cryptologic facilities.


  • Conducts objective evaluations at NSA headquarters and field elements to assess efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations;
  • Assists various levels of management in the effective discharge of their responsibilities by sharing best practices, identifying problems, and developing recommendations for improvement;
  • Leads joint inspections of field activities with military components and Intelligence Community partners;
  • Provides advice and technical assistance to auditors and investigators.