Oct. 9, 2020
Project Announcement: Termination of Evaluation of Defense Agencies with Counterintelligence Capabilities (Project No. D2019-DISPA2-0025.000)
We announced the subject evaluation on October 15, 2018, (attached). Our objective is to determine whether the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA), and the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA), are adhering to all applicable guidance when conducting counterintelligence activities. On April 17 2019, we issued the Evaluation of MDA, PFPA, and DeCA, use of their authorities to conduct Counterintelligence Inquiries Report DODIG-2019-076. However, we are terminating our evaluation of NGA’s adherence to applicable guidance when conducting counterintelligence activities because of operational delays as well as the lengthy delay due to coronavirus disease 2019. Further, on April 27, 2020, the Department issued, DoD Instruction O-5240.10 “Counterintelligence in the DoD Components,” which changed the criteria for the evaluation and led to planned recommendations being no longer applicable.