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Inspector General Reports

Inspectors general in multiple federal agencies have launched investigations in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection. Below are reports from some of these investigations

Defense Department

Department of Homeland Security

  • DHS IG Report: Intelligence division failed to share information about known violent threats in advance of Jan. 6 (March 4, 2022)
    • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General found that three different divisions with in the Office of Intelligence and Analysis failed to share with state, local, and federal partners important information about threats of violence on January 6. In multiple instances, I&A analysts collected open-source information about threats but did not issue reports. I&A did email information about potential threats to local Washington, D.C. partners, but this information "was not as widely disseminated as I&A's typical intelligence products." The Report concluded that the failure resulted from a number of factors, including inexperienced analysts, inadequate training, and hesitancy to report. It made five recommendations for rectifying the root causes, all of which DHS has adopted. 

U.S. Capitol Police

U.S. Government Accountability Office

  • GAO Report: Actions Needed to Prepare the Capitol Police for Violent Demostrations (March 2022)
    • The Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to review a number of issues relating to the January 6, 2021 Capitol Attack, including the preparation and performance of the Capitol Police on the day of the attack, as well as what changes were necessary to prevent a future attack. On March 7, 2022, GAO released its fourth report, which summarizes its findings and recommendations after a survey of Capitol Police officers who had been working the day of the January 6, 2021 Capitol Attack.

Other Reports

  • Report of U.S. Army Operations on January 6, 2021 (March 18, 2021)
    • This report, written by the Department of the Army, details the Army's claims about its conduct and that of the D.C. National Guard on Jan. 6. Some of the material has been alleged by current and former Guard officials to be false.