Anyone may file a complaint with the DCMA Hotline
The mission of the DCMA Hotline is to provide a confidential, reliable means to report violations of law, rule or regulation, mismanagement, gross waste of funds, abuse of authority, and classified information leaks involving the Department of Defense; as well as the detection and prevention of threats and danger to the public health and safety of the Department and our Nation. Here is a list of matters not appropriate to report through the DCMA Hotline.
What happens after I file a complaint?
An investigator will evaluate your complaint and determine if the matter warrants further inquiry. The Hotline Coordinator will send a confirmation letter to let you know the general disposition of our analysis, if you provide your name and contact information.
To submit a complaint, you can call the DCMA Hotline at 1-844-551-2067. Please be prepared to provide details regarding Who did What, To Whom, When, Where, and in violation of What statute or regulation? Alternatively, you can submit your complaint by one of the below methods:
Consistent with the requirements of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, it is DCMA policy that DCMA Office of Internal Audit and Inspector General (OIA-IG) personnel not disclose the identity of an individual submitting a complaint or information to the DCMA Hotline unless the individual consents to such disclosure, or the DCMA Director determines that such disclosure is otherwise unavoidable in order to address time sensitive or time critical issues contained in the information provided by the complainant. Such circumstances may include a matter involving a specific danger to health, safety, or a national security issue.
You are not required to identify yourself when submitting a DCMA Hotline complaint. In addition to filing anonymously (where you do not give the DCMA Hotline any identifying information), you may also indicate your election of consent or non-consent to disclosure.
Matters Which May Be Resolved Via Different Channels
Certain matters may be better resolved through other channels, instead of the DCMA Hotline. A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) identify matters which are NOT generally investigated by the DCMA OIA.
DCMA Hotline Pamphlet and Poster
DCMA Hotline Pamphlet: You will need Adobe Reader to view the pamphlet [PDF, 574KB]
DCMA Hotline Poster: You will need Adobe Reader to view the poster [PDF, 320KB]