Unclassified Report of Investigation on Allegations Relating to USCENTCOM Intelligence Products
OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL (DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE) ALEXANDRIA VA ALEXANDRIA United States
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The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General DoD OIG initiated this investigation to address allegations that senior intelligence officials Major General MG Steven Grove, U.S. Army, Director of Intelligence J2, U.S. Central Command USCENTCOM Mr. Gregory Ryckman, Senior Executive Service SES, Vice Director of Intelligence VJ2, USCENTCOM and Mr. William E. Buddy Rizzio, Defense Intelligence Senior Leader DISL, Joint Intelligence Center, USCENTCOM JICCENT, falsified, distorted, suppressed, or delayed intelligence products. The allegations, in essence, were that the intelligence was altered or suppressed to present a more optimistic portrayal of the success of USCENTCOMs efforts to degrade and destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ISIL the counter-ISIL campaign. To investigate these allegations, we assembled a multi-disciplinary team of DoD OIG employees, including administrative investigators, intelligence analysts, Defense Criminal Investigative Service DCIS digital forensics specialists, auditors, attorneys, and statisticians. Much of the information involved in this investigation was classified at the SECRET level. However, we also considered information at other classification levels. We prepared a report with the full results of our investigation, classified at the SECRET level. That report is more than 500 pages long, and provides a comprehensive description of the witness testimony, documentary evidence, and analysis that led to our conclusions. We have provided that classified report to the relevant organizations in the DoD, including USCENTCOM, the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence USDI, and the Defense Intelligence Agency DIA. We have also provided the classified report to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence ODNI as well as congressional committees with jurisdiction over the DoD or the Intelligence Community, including the Senate Armed Services Committee.
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