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Confidentiality and Privacy

USSC IG will not disclose the identity of a complainant unless they consent to such disclosure, or the USSC IG determines that such disclosure is otherwise unavoidable in order to conduct an inquiry.

You are not required to identify yourself when submitting a USSC IG complaint. In addition to filing anonymously (where you do not give your name to the DoD Hotline), you may choose to provide your name and request confidentiality. 

The USSC IG will only disclose your identity on a "need-to-know" basis to organizations necessary to conduct an inquiry and take corrective actions, unless a court of law or other legal authority mandates disclosing your identity. It may be beneficial for investigative personnel to clarify or obtain additional information from you. In these cases, consent to disclose your identity would aid the process. 

If you file your complaint anonymously, we will not know who you are, and we will not be able to contact you to request additional information.