Investigations
 

Law enforcement personnel from the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of State (State), and the U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID) Offices of Inspector General (OIGs) investigate allegations of criminal misconduct that might compromise or involve U.S. government programming. Additionally, investigators identify, coordinate, and de-conflict fraud and corruption investigations; share best practices and investigative techniques; and coordinate proactive measures to detect and deter the criminals who would exploit U.S. government assistance to Ukraine.

Source: Special Inspector General Report to the U.S. Congress, Operation Atlantic Resolve: Including U.S. Government Activities Related to Ukraine. Report covers Jan. 1, 2024, to Mar. 31, 2024. 
Note: Some stats may reflect two or more agencies targeting the same company or individual. Investigations data includes full and preliminary investigations only. 
Percentages may not total due to rounding. Open matters as of Mar. 31, 2024.

Investigators and Partners Involved

The Special Inspector General and the Lead Inspector General agencies coordinate Operation Atlantic Resolve (OAR) investigations with their partners in the Fraud and Corruption Investigative Working Group (FCIWG) and other forums. The FCIWG consists of representatives from: the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS, the DoD OIG's criminal investigative component), the Department of State OIG, the USAID OIG, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID), the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Open Investigations

As of March 31, 2024, FCIWG agencies reported a total 62 open investigations. The open investigations involve grant and procurement fraud, corruption, theft, program irregularities, and diversion or counter-proliferation of weapons or technology of weapons systems components.

Source: Special Inspector General Report to the U.S. Congress, Operation Atlantic Resolve: Including U.S. Government Activities Related to Ukraine. Report covers Jan. 1, 2024, to Mar. 31, 2024. Note: Some stats may reflect two or more agencies targeting the same company or individual. Investigations data includes full and preliminary investigations only. Percentages may not total due to rounding. Open matters as of Mar. 31, 2024.

Hotline Allegations

Additionally, during the quarter (Jan. 1, 2024 - Mar. 31, 2024), the DoD OIG Hotline investigator received 20 allegations related to OAR and referred 17 cases for further criminal investigation. The State OIG received 19 allegations and the USAID OIG received 24 allegations. In some instances, a case may contain multiple subjects and allegations.

Source: Special Inspector General Report to the U.S. Congress, Operation Atlantic Resolve: Including U.S. Government Activities Related to Ukraine. Report covers Jan. 1, 2024, to Mar. 31, 2024. Note: Some stats may reflect two or more agencies targeting the same company or individual. Investigations data includes full and preliminary investigations only. Percentages may not total due to rounding. Open matters as of Mar. 31, 2024.

 

  • Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS)

    The Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) is the criminal investigative arm of the OIG within the DoD. As part of its mission, DCIS conducts investigations to detect and deter fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption within DoD programs and operations. Its investigative priorities include areas such as procurement and acquisition fraud, corruption, illegal proliferation, theft of critical technologies, computer intrusion, healthcare fraud, and procurement and acquisition fraud and financial crimes.

  • Department of State - Office Inspector General (State OIG)

    The U.S. State Department Office of Inspector General's Office of Investigations conducts worldwide investigations of criminal, civil, and administrative misconduct related to programs and operations of the Department of State, the U.S. Agency for Global Media, and the U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC).

  • US Agency for International Development - Office Inspector General (USAID OIG)

    The U.S. Agency for International Development Office of Inspector General's Office of Investigations (IG/I) conducts worldwide investigations into allegations of criminal, civil, and administrative violations relating to the United States Agency for International Development, Millennium Challenge Corporation, United States African Development Foundation, and the Inter-American Foundation. Its priority is to investigate allegations of major fraud, corruption, sexual exploitation and abuse, and other criminal or serious noncriminal misconduct within the programs, personnel, and operations of these agencies, contractors, grantees, and foreign counterparts.

  • Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)

    Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is a premier federal law enforcement agency within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). They shield the nation from global threats to ensure Americans are safe and secure.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is an intelligence-driven and threat-focused national security organization with both intelligence and law enforcement responsibilities. It is the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Justice and a full member of the U.S. Intelligence Community. The FBI has the authority and responsibility to investigate specific crimes assigned to it and to provide other law enforcement agencies with cooperative services. The FBI also gathers, shares, and analyzes intelligence, both to support its own investigations and those of its partners and to better understand and combat the security threats facing the United States.

  • U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID)

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is a federal law enforcement agency that conducts criminal investigations where the Army is, or may be, a party of interest. Staffed by highly trained special agents, the CID is responsible for addressing serious crimes such as felony-level offenses that affect Army personnel, assets, and missions globally.

  • Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)

    Within the Department of the Navy, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is the civilian federal law enforcement agency uniquely responsible for investigating felony crime, preventing terrorism and protecting secrets for the Navy and Marine Corps. NCIS will defeat threats from across the foreign intelligence, terrorist and criminal spectrum by conducting operations and investigations ashore, afloat, and in cyberspace, in order to protect and preserve the superiority of the Navy and Marine Corps warfighters.

  • Office of Special Investigations (OSI)

    The Office of Special Investigations (OSI) is the Department of the Air Force's major investigative service. Established in 1948, OSI reports to the Inspector General, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force. OSI provides professional investigative service to commanders of all Department of the Air Force activities. Its primary responsibilities are criminal investigations and counterintelligence services.

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