The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General’s Report to Congress Pursuant to Section 554 of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act


CITY OF WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 14, 2021)---As required by Section 554, this report describes the duties and responsibilities of the Deputy Inspector General for Diversity and Inclusion and Extremism in the Military (DIEM); the organization, structure, staffing, and funding of the office established to support the Deputy Inspector General in…

Readout: Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s Call With U.K. Secretary of State for Defense Ben Wallace


CITY OF WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 11, 2021)---Secretary of State for Defense Ben Wallace today to discuss progress in the retrograde from Afghanistan and other issues of mutual interest. Secretary Austin expressed his appreciation for the U.K.’s commitment to our defense partnership and looks forward to seeing Secretary of State Wallace…

NARA and NPRC Paper Records Prevent Veterans From Obtaining Service-Related Benefits


CITY OF WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 20, 2021)----today Representative Mike Bost (R-IL) and ten other colleagues wrote Secretary of the Department of Defense Lloyd Austin, III a letter to "ask Austin to prioritize a request from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for assistance in addressing the backlog of requests…