Ongoing Work 

The following summaries describe the OIG's ongoing work through its audits, inspections, and intelligence oversight reviews.



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Project TitleProject Description
Audit of the Agency’s Management of Fit-Up Costs and Allocation of Shared Operating ExpensesThe overall objective of the audit, which may be divided into two reports, is to assess the economy and effectiveness of NSA’s fit-up process, and to determine whether shared operating expenses are properly allocated to other agencies occupying NSA buildings. “Fit-up” is defined by the Agency as the phase in which a complete and usable facility is tailored to specific occupant needs. It occurs after construction completion but prior to occupancy.
Audit of Cost-Reimbursement ContractsThe overall objective of the audit is to determine whether the Agency has effective and efficient internal controls over cost-reimbursement contract expenses.
Audit of Tactical Serialized ReportingIn this audit, the OIG is examining whether the Agency’s tactical serialized reporting is being used effectively and efficiently and is in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and best practices. Tactical serialized reporting is an optional reporting mechanism that may be used to disseminate SIGINT in support of tactical operations.
Audit of the Agency’s Parking and Transportation InitiativesThe purpose of this audit is to assess the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of NSA parking and transportation initiatives, and to determine if they are in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and best practices.
Audit of Enclaves with Distributed Monitoring OversightThe overall objective of the audit is to determine whether Agency network enclaves with distributed monitoring oversight are secured in accordance with Agency, DoD, and Federal policies.
Audit of NSA’s Security and Counterintelligence Efforts to Address Insider ThreatsThe purpose of this Congressionally-directed audit is to determine the effectiveness of the NSA Security and Counterintelligence (S&CI) posture against insider threats with an emphasis on how NSA has organized S&CI, the activities undertaken by S&CI, and the effectiveness of S&CI programs and initiatives associated with mitigating insider threats.
Evaluation of the NSA/CSS Implementation of the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA)The overall objective of this annual evaluation is to review the Agency’s information security program and practices. In accordance with the Office of Management and Budget guidance, we will assess the overall effectiveness of the Agency’s information security policies, procedures, and practices.
Audit of the Implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Section 3610In this audit, the OIG will determine whether NSA has economically, effectively, and efficiently implemented Section 3610 of the CARES Act with regard to payments made to Agency contractors.
Evaluation of the NSA’s FY2020 Application of Classification Markers, Compliance with Declassification Procedures, and the Effectiveness of Declassification Review ProcessesIn accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, the objective of this evaluation is to submit to the congressional intelligence committees a report that includes analyses of the following with respect to fiscal year 2020: • The accuracy of the application of classification and handling markers on a representative sample of finished reports, including such reports that are compartmented. • Compliance with declassification procedures. • The effectiveness of processes for identifying topics of public or historical importance that merit prioritization for a declassification review.
Audit of NSA’s FY 2020 Compliance with the Payment Integrity Information Act of 2019 The objective of this audit is to determine whether the Agency is in compliance with the Payment Integrity Information Act of 2019.
Audit of the FY2021 National Security Agency Financial Statements The purpose of the audit is to express an opinion on whether the financial statements are presented fairly and in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. The audit will consider and report on internal control over financial reporting and compliance with certain laws, regulation, and other matters.
Joint Evaluation of the National Security Agency Integration of Artificial IntelligenceThis is a joint evaluation with the Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General. The objective of the evaluation is to assess the National Security Agency's integration of artificial intelligence into signals intelligence operations in accordance with DoD and Intelligence Community guidance for artificial intelligence.