CIA/Office of Inspector General
|CIA/Office of Inspector General|
"The CIA OIG is an independent office of the CIA that is headed by the Inspector General and promotes economy, efficiency, effectiveness and accountability in the management of CIA activities by performing independent audits, inspections, investigations, and reviews of CIA programs and operations. The OIG also seeks to detect and deter fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement"
The Rockefeller Commission, Church Committee, and Pike Committee all recommended strengthening the office of OIG. Their criticisms included claims that the IG had few staff, was ignored, and was denied access to information. Their suggestions were not made into law.
The Inspector General Charles A. Briggs produced a completely falsified statement - the "Briggs affidavit" used to hide the agency's involvement in the Arms For Libya arms deal. When this was revealed as a flat out lie, all the CIA staff who were a party to the deception were let given immunity from prosecution.