Jan. 19, 2023

Report of Investigation: Mr. Douglas A. Glenn, SES

The DoD Office of General Counsel referred an anonymous complaint to the DoD Office of Inspector General on March 2, 2021, against Mr. Douglas A. Glenn, Senior Executive Service, former Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), Chief Financial Officer, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). In general, the complaint alleged that Mr. Glenn engaged in behaviors that were inconsistent with the expectations for leaders in the DoD.

Dec. 13, 2022

Whistleblower Reprisal Investigation: Systems & Technology Research, LLC Woburn, Massachusetts (DODIG-2023-037)

We conducted this investigation in response to a reprisal complaint alleging that Systems & Technology Research, LLC (STR), Woburn, Massachusetts, moved the Complainant’s office location and discharged him in reprisal for making protected disclosures concerning security violations.

Dec. 8, 2022

Report of Investigation: BG Jonathan E. Howerton, USA, and Mr. Bradley T. Hoagland, SES (DODIG-2023-032)

The DoD Hotline received complaints from January 14 through September 14, 2020, against Brigadier General (BG) Jonathan E. Howerton, U.S. Army, Deputy Assistant to the President and White House Military Office (WHMO) Director, and Mr. Bradley T. Hoagland, Senior Executive Service, Special Assistant to the President and WHMO Deputy Director. We received three of the complaints after we began our investigation on February 6, 2020.

Oct. 18, 2022

Military Restriction Investigation: [Redacted], United States Air Force/Air National Guard (DODIG-2023-005)

Publicly Released: October 20, 2022

We conducted this investigation in response to a complaint filed with the Oklahoma Air National Guard 138th Fighter Wing Inspector General (IG) office that alleged that the Subject restricted the Complainant from lawfully communicating with an IG.

July 11, 2022

Whistleblower Reprisal Investigation: Program Executive Office | Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency | Fort Meade, Maryland (DODIG-2022-111)

Publicly Released: July 13, 2022

We conducted this investigation in response to a reprisal complaint filed with the DoD Hotline by a Complainant, General Grade 15 (GG-15), in the Program Executive Office (PEO) of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) at Fort Meade, Maryland.

June 8, 2022

Report of Investigation: Mr. James M. Branham, Former Chief Operating Officer, Armed Forces Retirement Home (DODIG-2022-100)

The DoD Hotline received a complaint against Mr. James M. Branham, former Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH), on August 15, 2020. The complaint alleged that Mr. Branham sexually harassed subordinate female employees and reprised against a female employee because she rejected his sexual advances. The DoD Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) initiated an investigation into the allegations on November 10, 2020.

May 18, 2022

Whistleblower Reprisal Investigation: Colonel Yevgeny S. Vindman, U.S. Army (DODIG-2022-097)

We conducted this investigation in response to a complaint filed with the DoD Hotline on August 18, 2020, alleging that various administration officials, including former President Donald J. Trump, took actions against Lieutenant Colonel( LTC) YevgenyVindman (the Complainant), U.S. Army, while he was serving at the National Security Council, Washington, D.C., in reprisal for his protected communications.

Nov. 16, 2021

Review of the Department of Defense’s Role, Responsibilities, and Actions to Prepare for and Respond to the Protest and its Aftermath at the U.S. Capitol Campus on January 6, 2021 (DODIG-2022-039)

This report presents the results of the DoD Office of Inspector General (OIG) review of the DoD’s role, responsibilities, and actions to prepare for and respond to the protest and its aftermath at the U.S. Capitol Campus on January 6, 2021.

Oct. 21, 2021

Review of the Selection Process and Administrative Leave of the Former National Security Agency General Counsel (DODIG-2022-002)

This report presents the results of the DoD Office of Inspector General (OIG) review of the selection of Mr. Michael J. Ellis, then-Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Intelligence Programs, National Security Council (NSC), for the civil service position of the National Security Agency (NSA) General Counsel (GC). Specifically, our review examined the process to select Mr. Ellis as the NSA GC and the placement of Mr. Ellis on administrative leave pending an NSA inquiry into alleged security incidents involving Mr. Ellis by General (GEN) Paul M. Nakasone, U.S. Army, U.S. Cyber Command, Commander, and NSA Director.

June 21, 2021

Report of Investigation: Mr. Brett J. Goldstein, Defense Digital Service Director (DODIG-2021-092)

On June 19, 2020, the DoD Office of Inspector General (OIG) initiated an investigation into allegations against Brett J. Goldstein, Director, Defense Digital Service (DDS), that alleged he fostered a negative work environment by failing to treat his subordinates with dignity and respect. During the course of our investigation, we also examined an emergent allegation that Mr. Goldstein used and condoned the use of an unauthorized electronic messaging and voice-calling application to discuss official DoD information.