The Intelligence Oversight Division manages the Navy’s Intelligence Oversight program and assists the Naval Inspector General in performing oversight of intelligence and sensitive activities throughout the Department of the Navy. Additionally, the Intelligence Oversight Division supports inspections, investigations, and reviews of intelligence components, RDT&E Technology Protection, security, personnel, systems, and activities within Navy commands. As Chairman of the Sensitive Activities Review Board (SARB), the Naval Inspector General reviews intelligence, intelligence-related, and sensitive activities to ensure these activities are conducted in accordance with federal law, Executive Orders, and applicable defense policies.
See also: History of Intelligence Oversight
Intelligence Oversight Frequently Asked Questions
The Naval Inspector General Oversight Division is responsible for administering the Navy’s Intelligence Oversight program, and is the primary point of contact for all Intelligence Oversight matters, to include submission of quarterly reports, inspections, investigations, and clarification of regulations.
Intelligence Oversight is broader in scope than simply the protection of U.S. citizens’ rights and privacy. Intelligence Oversight includes assurance that all Navy and Marine Corps intelligence activities, operations, and programs function in compliance with applicable U.S. law, statute, directive, and policy.
The Naval Inspector General inspects or directs the inspection of security, technology protection, and counterintelligence activities at Navy and Marine Corps Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) facilities. An organizational entity is considered to be an "RDT&E facility" when it is owned and operated by the Government and conducts activities devoted to research, advanced technology development, demonstration/validation, engineering and manufacturing development, systems or operational support, testing and evaluation, or some combination thereof.