Mr. William B. Borden III began his position as the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (AIGI) for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) on 10 April 2022. The primary responsibilities of the OIG include promoting the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of DIA programs, functions, and operations – and to ensure compliance with applicable statutes, executive orders, directives, regulations, and policies. The office fulfills these responsibilities through the conduct of audits, inspections, investigations, and management and workforce requests for assistance.
As AIGI, Mr. Borden is responsible for the day to day oversight of OIG’s Investigations Division. He leads OIG’s national and international efforts to investigate allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement across the spectrum of the DIA enterprise. As senior advisor and subject matter expert on investigative matters, he guides his staff in the planning, organizing, and conduct of a wide range of extremely sensitive and highly complex investigations related to alleged or suspected offenses against the criminal laws of the United States; specifically, procurement, and various financial fraud schemes, and whistleblower reprisal investigations. Mr. Borden exercises broad responsibility and authority for the overall efficiency and effectiveness of investigative operations; provides independent oversight and promotes excellence, integrity, and accountability within DIA programs and operations.
Prior to his current position, William served as Team Chief and Supervisory Special Agent Manager for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Defense Nuclear Facility Safety Board (DNFSB) OIG Investigative Unit. In this capacity, Mr. Borden, directed the work of criminal investigators conducting a broad range of criminal, technical and administrative investigations; developed and promulgated investigative policy focused on optimizing both agencies’ programs and operations.
Prior to his position at NRC and DNFSB OIG, William served at Chief, Investigative Policy Division, Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) where he oversaw development and implementation of investigative policies worldwide for over 2000 AFOSI special agents; Superintendent of the USAF Special Investigations Academy where he managed the Special Investigations Career Field, supporting AFOSI special agents assigned to eight regions and over 180 field locations worldwide.
Mr. Borden has been marked with numerous distinctions throughout his career. In 1995, during his service in the U.S. Air Force, he earned the John L. Levitow Award as the top Professional Military Education Honor Graduate. Mr. Borden was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi. He earned an MBA from National-Louis University (NLU), having earned a B.S. in management from NLU. He also earned an MPA from Strayer University and MA in management and leadership from Webster University. He also holds a certificate in leadership from American University. Mr. Borden resides in Clinton, Maryland with his wife Cassandra.