The Government Accountability Office released a report stating that the Defense Intelligence Agency failed to properly oversee the Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence program aiming toÂ diversifyÂ the pool of applicants for IC positions.
GAO assessed DIAâs oversight of CAE from 2011 to 2019 and found that the agency failed to create results-oriented program goals and provided insufficient data for evaluating the programâs success. In addition, DIA wasnât able to establish monitoring procedures for IC elementsâ participation in events supporting the program including college recruitment activities.
The watchdog noted that DIAâs failure in program management will result in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence being unable to properly determine the programâs success as the organization assumes CAE oversight in fiscalÂ 2020. CAE issued 46 grants totaling $69M to 29 colleges from 2005 to 2018 and has been under DIAâs management since 2011.