Fraud, Waste & Abuse

Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR)

The NAVWAR Office of Inspector General (OIG) executes the Command’s Hotline Investigations Program. The purpose is to identify and eliminate fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement within NAVWAR. We provide a confidential avenue for individuals to report allegations of wrongdoing pertaining to programs, personnel, and operations that fall under the purview of NAVWAR pursuant to the Inspector General Act of 1978 and DoD and Naval Inspector General regulations and policies. 


Who May File a Hotline Complaint

Members of the public and Federal/Department of Defense employees (military members, civilian employees, and DoD contractor employees) may file a complaint.

What to Report to the NAVWAR OIG Hotline

Any complaint regarding fraud, waste, mismanagement, abuse, or military reprisal. 

The Inspector General investigates matters involving:

  • Abuse of Title or Position
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Ethics Violations
  • False Official Statements/Claims
  • Fraud
  • Gifts (Improper receipt or giving)
  • Improper Referral for Mental Health Evaluations
  • Mismanagement/Organization Oversight (Significant Cases)
  • Misuse of Official Time, Gov’t Property, Position and Public Office
  • Purchase Card Misuse / Abuse
  • Reprisal (Military Whistleblower Protection)
  • Safety/Public Health (Substantial/Specific)
  • Systemic Problems
  • Time and Attendance (Significant Violations)
  • Travel Card Misuse / Abuse
  • Travel Fraud (TDY and TAD)
  • Waste (Gross)

 

To prevent duplicative work, the NAVWAR OIG Hotline does not accept complaints for matters where regulations prescribe a different avenue for redress. For additional information on how to resolve a complaint: https://www.secnav.navy.mil/ig/Pages/Complaints.aspx#

We encourage complainants to first attempt to resolve their issue using the chain of command. We also refer complainants to other processes established by the Department of the Defense or the Department of the Navy to resolve issues.

Confidentiality and Privacy

Consistent with the Inspector General Act 1978, as amended, it is Navy Hotline policy that Hotline Personnel will not disclose the identity of an individual providing a complaint or information to the Navy Hotline unless the individual consents to such disclosure, or the Navy Hotline has determined that such disclosure is otherwise unavoidable in order to address the complaint or information, or in response to a subpoena or judicial (court) order.

You are not required to identify yourself when submitting a Hotline complaint. In addition to filing anonymously (you do not provide any identifying information), you may file confidentially, or you may consent to disclosure of your identity.

If you file your complaint anonymously, we will not be able to contact you to request additional information or to give you the open or closed status of your complaint. The Navy Hotline will not provide any updates or responses to you regarding the status of the complaint.  You will not be advised of the outcome of any investigation conducted.

If you request confidentiality, we will make every effort to protect your identity from disclosure; however, we cannot guarantee confidentiality since disclosure may be required during the investigation or in the course of corrective action.

Complainants alleging allegations of reprisal do not have the option of filing anonymously or confidentially.

Information to Include in a Complaint

  • Who: Service member's or employee's full name, rank/grade, and duty station
  • What: Specific wrongdoing and why you believe the activity was misconduct or improper, to include the rule, regulation or law you think they violated
  • Where: Location where the wrongdoing occurred
  • When: Specific dates and times
  • How much: Estimated dollar loss, if known
  • Why and how: Describe why and how you believe the individual perpetrated the offense

      Don't forget to include:

  • What you have done to try to resolve the issue
  • What you want the NAVWAR OIG Hotline to do

 

What to Expect After Filing a Complaint

Here are some consideration points regarding what to expect after you file a hotline complaint: 

If you identify yourself, we will acknowledge receipt.  After your complaint is analyzed, you will be advised whether an investigation will be conducted or if other action has been taken.  If an investigation is conducted, you will be advised of the outcome; that is, whether the allegation was substantiated or not substantiated.  Otherwise, unless you are contacted directly by one of our investigators, there will be no communication from our office, outside of correspondence which may advise you that your matter has been referred to the cognizant Department of Navy Command or Management Official for appropriate action, where and if applicable. 

Federal regulations prohibit the disclosure of information contained in investigative and law enforcement records, even to the individual submitting the allegation(s).

Once a case is closed, information (the report of investigation) may be requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

 

IN THE INTEREST OF ANONYMITY, OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON, YOU ARE WELCOME TO DOWNLOAD OUR FRAUD, WASTE AND ABUSE HOTLINE FORM. THEN SUBMIT TO NAVWAR OIG HOTLINE VIA MAIL, FAX OR EMAIL.

 

DOWNLOAD NAV​WAR HEADQUARTERS OIG HOTLINE INTAKE FORM (PDF)​

 

Hotline Email: SPAWARIGHOTLINE@navy.mil 

Hotline Telephone: (619) 524-7070 or DSN 524-7070

Fax number: (619) 524-7383

Address:

Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR)

ATTN: NAVWAR OIG HOTLINE, Code 014

4301 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92110-3127

 

Disclaimer: We will make every effort to prevent disclosure of your identity, but we cannot guarantee confidentiality. 

 

By submitting the PDF form you certify that all of the statements made in this complaint (including continuation pages and addendum) are true, complete, and correct, to the best of your knowledge. You understand that a false statement of a material fact is a criminal offense (18 U.S.C. Section 1001).

 
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