Ongoing Work 


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

 

 AUDITS | INSPECTIONS | INTELLIGENCE OVERSIGHT

Project TitleProject Description
Joint Audit of Intragovernmental TransactionsThe objectives of the audit are to determine whether processes for recording and monitoring intragovernmental transactions are effective and in compliance with federal requirements, and intragovernmental account balances are accurate and properly supported.
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 Integrity and Use of Security Clearance Data Reported to Office of the Director of National IntelligenceThe NSA OIG is working with the Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (ICIG) on an audit of the integrity and use of the security clearance data reported by selected Intelligence Community elements to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Evaluation of Intelligence Community Implementation of Security Clearance ReciprocityThe Office of the ICIG also is conducting an evaluation of Intelligence Community implementation of security clearance reciprocity. The NSA OIG is working with the ICIG on this effort.
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.