DODD 5505.2 04/06/03
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS OF FRAUD OFFENSES
|Publication Date:||6 February 2003|
REISSUANCE AND PURPOSE. This Instruction:
Reissues and updates reference (a) and cancels reference (b). References (c) and (d) provide the Inspector General of the Department of Defense (IG DoD), the authority to initiate, conduct, and supervise investigations relating to fraud within the Department of Defense (including the Military Departments) and other investigations as the IG DoD deems appropriate. Reference (c) also requires that the IG DoD give particular regard to the activities of the Military Departments with a view toward avoiding duplication and ensuring efficient and effective coordination and cooperation.
Implements reference (d) to establish policies, responsibilities, and procedure for determining which of the DoD Criminal Investigative Organizations (DCIOs) shall conduct investigations of fraud offenses under both the United States Code and Uniform Code of Military Justice.
APPLICABILITY AND SCOPE. This Instruction applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Military Departments, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as "the DOD Components").