DTRA IG Hotline

DTRA IG Hotline

DO NOT submit a classified complaint on this unclassified site. You must use the applicable classified Hotline web pages, in order to submit a classified complaint.

To submit complaints involving SECRET information, use the DTRA Hotline page on the Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET), found at: https://dtra1.portal.dtra.smil.mil/Pages/Homepage.aspx or http://dtra.smil.mil. These links are not live, please copy the links to access. You cannot reach the SIPRNET from this unclassified site.

​To submit complaints involving TOP SECRET information, use the DoD Hotline pages on the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS), found at: http://www.dodig.ic.gov/hotline/index.html. This link is not live and will not work from unclassified systems. Please copy the links to access.

What is the Purpose of the DTRA IG Hotline?

The Hotline program provides an opportunity to report significant instances of fraud, waste, abuse of authority, and gross mismanagement.

Who operates the Hotline?

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency Office of the Inspector General.

Who may use the Hotline?

DoD civilian and military personnel, Defense contractor employees, as well as private citizens.

When should you submit an online complaint?

Immediately! Disclosure should be made as soon as information is available. Messages will be reviewed the next business day. 

What should be reported to the DTRA Hotline?

Fraud: a type of illegal act involving the obtaining of something of value through willful misrepresentation. Such practices include, but are not limited to, theft; time and attendance abuse; misuse of Government vehicles; deceit either by suppressing the truth or misrepresenting material fact.

Waste: involves the taxpayers not receiving reasonable value for money in connection with any government funded activities due to an inappropriate act or omission by government employees with control over or access to government resources. Most waste does not involve a violation of law. Rather, waste relates primarily to mismanagement, inappropriate actions and inadequate oversight.

Abuse: the intentional improper use of Government resources that can include the excessive or improper use of one’s position, in a manner contrary to its rightful or legally intended use. Examples include misuse of rank, position, or authority or misuse of DoD resources.

Gross Mismanagement: an improper management action or inaction that creates a substantial risk of significant adverse impact on the agency’s ability to accomplish its mission. It is more than mere, trivial wrongdoing or negligence. It does not include management decisions that are merely debatable. There must be an element of blatancy.


Hotline Complaint Form


(Contact Information) Optional

It is your right to choose to remain anonymous; however, if further information is needed, the inquiry or investigation may be put on hold or not acted upon, until such time as additional information needed is received. To preclude a delay in action on your complaint, please be as specific and detailed as possible. If you choose to remain anonymous, we ask you to contact our office within 5-10 days after submittal, in any manner you choose (e.g., anonymous email, phone call), to determine if we need further information. If you refer to your complaint, we will advise you either, we have enough information to proceed, or what more we need.

If you elect to remain anonymous your personal information will be removed from this webpage and not forwarded to the IG Office with your submission.


Please Select One

Do not fill out any personal information in the form below if you would like to remain anonymous.
I acknowledge that if the Inspector General determines my complaint cannot be referred without disclosing my identity on a need-to-know basis to organizations outside the Hotline, my lack of consent may prevent further action from being taken on my complaint. I further understand that even if I elect confidential status, my identity may be disclosed, if required by applicable legal authority, or the Inspector General, determines that such disclosure is otherwise unavoidable.





Part 2. Complaint Details

Use this section to clearly describe your complaint. If you wish to file a retaliation complaint, do not use this form.


Identify the person(s) that committed the alleged wrongdoing.

Person #1

Person #2

If not a DoD employee, state where the person works

If not a person, identify the following information

We can best process your complaint if you submit accurate and complete information. Provide a summary of your complaint, to include an event chronology, if appropriate. Be as specific as possible in your responses.

When did the incident or alleged wrongdoing occur? 


Additional Description

If yes, provide the following information:

(Sub) contract or (sub) grant number, and if a sub-, the prime contract or grant number

Identify the KEY witness(es) who may have information of the alleged wrongdoing.

Witness #1

Witness #2

Part 3. Other Actions You Are Taking

Indicate in this section if you have filed your complaint with any other office, to include other Inspector General offices, or a member of Congress. If you have received any response(s) from those offices, provide our office with a copy.


Part 4. Documents

Mail any additional supporting documents to:
DTRA Hotline 8725 John J. Kingman Rd.
Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060-6221
Make sure to print copies of the forms you submitted and keep for your records. Or you may submit via facsimile to: (703) 767-5959
DO NOT submit classified documents

Part 5. Certifications

I certify that all of the statements made in this complaint are true, complete, and correct, to the best of my knowledge. I understand that a false statement or concealment of a material fact is a criminal offense (18 USC § 1001; Inspector General Act of 1978, As Amended, §7).
I have provided my election concerning my filing status in Part I of this form (Release of Identity, Non- Release of Identity, or Anonymous). If I did not provide my release election, I understand that this will cause a delay in the processing of my complaint. I further understand that if I have elected either confidential or anonymous status, it may impact the ability of the DTRA Hotline to either conduct an inquiry, if warranted, and/or to appropriately address my issue(s). I also understand that if I elect anonymity, without providing any contact information, I will be unable to request confirmation of receipt of this complaint to the DTRA Hotline, or to receive advisements as to open or closed status.
I understand that if the Inspector General determines the allegation(s) in my complaint cannot be investigated without disclosing my identity on a need-to-know-basis to organizations outside the DTRA Hotline, my lack of permission to release my identity may prevent further action from being taken on my complaint. I further understand that even if I elect confidential status, my identity may be disclosed, if required by applicable legal authority, or if the Inspector General determines that such disclosure is otherwise unavoidable.



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