Inspector General of the Intelligence Community

The Inspector General Act of 1978 created Inspectors General for federal agencies and provides broad authorities for overseeing programs, promoting efficiencies, and detecting fraud, waste, and mismanagement throughout the federal government.

United States
Inspector General of the Intelligence Community Of the United States
Agency overview
FormedOctober 7, 2010; 10 years ago (2010-10-07)
JurisdictionUnited States
Agency executive
  • Thomas Monheim, (Acting) Inspector General of the Intelligence Community
Parent agencyDirector of National Intelligence Edit this at Wikidata

The 2010 Intelligence Authorization Act formally established the Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

In accordance with Title 50 U.S.C.A. § 3033, the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) conducts independent and objective audits, investigations, inspections, and reviews to promote economy, efficiency, effectiveness, and integration across the Intelligence Community.

On September 23, 2020, President Donald Trump nominated Allen Souza, a former House Intelligence Committee aide to Devin Nunes, the senior Republican on the committee, to serve as the next inspector general.[1]

List of Inspectors GeneralEdit


  1. ^ Kaitlan Collins. "Trump nominates former Nunes aide as intelligence community inspector general". CNN.
  2. ^ Poulsen, Kevin (12 February 2018). "U.S. Intelligence Shuts Down Damning Report on Whistleblower Retaliation" – via
  3. ^ Bertrand, Natasha; Desiderio, Andrew (2020-04-03). "Trump fires intelligence community inspector general who defied him on Ukraine". Politico. Retrieved 2020-04-04. (see also Trump–Ukraine scandal)
  4. ^ Steve Holland (April 3, 2020). "Trump fires intelligence official involved in his impeachment probe". Reuters.