Office of Inspector General

OIG Governing Authorities and Responsibilities

The NRO OIG derives authority from and is assigned obligations by a variety of statutes, regulations and Executive Orders, including the National Security Act of 1947, as amended, the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, Executive Order 12333, and NRO Directives.

The Inspector General Reform Act of 2008 provided for a Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) to address integrity, economy, and effectiveness issues that transcend individual government agencies and increase the professionalism and effectiveness of personnel by developing policies, standards and approaches to aid in the establishment of a well-trained and highly skilled workforce in the OIG.

Other authorities include:

  • Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, P.L. 111-259
  • Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act of 1982, P.L. 95-452
  • Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, P.L. 101-576
  • Government Management Reform Act of 1994, P.L. 103-356
  • Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996, P.L. 104-208
  • Reports Consolidation Act of 2000, P.L. 106-531
  • Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002, P.L. 107-347
  • Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2003, P.L. 108-277
  • Inspector General Reform Act of 2008, P.L. 110-409
  • Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act, Signed into Law 4 Apr 2012