Report | Oct. 29, 2014

Evaluation of the Defense Criminal Investigative Organizations' Defense Incident-Based Reporting System Reporting and Reporting Accuracy

DODIG-2015-011

Objective

We evaluated the Defense Criminal Investigative Organizations’ (DCIOs) process for reporting accurate criminal incident data to Defense Incident-Based Reporting System (DIBRS) in accordance with DoD Manual (DoDM) 7730.47-M, Volume 1, “Defense Incident-Based Reporting System (DIBRS): Data Segments and Elements,” December 7, 2010.1

Finding

DoD is not reporting criminal incident data to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for inclusion in the annual Uniform Crime Reports to the President, the Congress, State governments, and officials of localities and institutions participating in the Uniform Crime Report Program, as required by Federal law. The FBI uses the data to develop a reliable set of criminal statistics for U.S. law enforcement agencies.

Recommendations

  • The Director, Defense Human Resources Activity, (DHRA), provide functional guidance to Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) and the DIBRS data submitters by reestablishing the crossfunctional DIBRS Council to provide a forum for the exchange of information, best practices, and the continuing operation of the DIBRS, as required by DoDM 7730.47-M, Volume 1.
  • The Director, DHRA, obtain FBI certification for DIBRS, as required by DoDM 7730.47-M, Volume 1.
  • The Director, DHRA, ensure DIBRS criminal incident data are reviewed and submitted to the FBI National Incident-Based Reporting System for inclusion in the annual Uniform Crime Reports, as required by DoDM 7730.47-M, Volume 1.
  • The Director, DHRA, ensure DIBRS error corrections are tracked to completion as required by DoDM 7730.47-M, Volume 1.
  • The Director, Naval Criminal Investigative Service; Commander, Air Force Office of Special Investigations; Director, Defense Criminal Investigative Service ensure the DIBRS data submitters provide accurate and complete data submissions within 15 workdays after the end of each month as required by DoDM 7730.47-M, Volume 1.
  • The Commander, U.S. Army Criminal Investigative Command; Director, Naval Criminal Investigative Service; Commander, Air Force Office of Special Investigations ensure DIBRS error corrections are completed within 30 days of DMDC providing notification as required by DoDM 7730.47-M, Volume 1.

Management Comments

Overall, the Director, Defense Human Resources Activity concurred with our recommendation to obtain FBI certification for DIBRS, as required by DoDM 7730.47-M, Volume 1. The Commander, U.S. Army Criminal Investigative Command; Director, Naval Criminal Investigative Service; Commander, Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the Director, Defense Criminal Investigative Service concurred with their respective recommendations concerning providing accurate and complete data, and completing DIBRS error corrections.