NAWCWD Hotline for reporting fraud, waste and abuse

To submit a complaint to the Inspector General, please choose one of the following methods:

  • Send an email to NAWCWD IG Office

  • Call us at:
    1. NAWCWD China Lake (760) 939-3636
    2. NAWCWD Point Mugu (805) 989-7682

  • Mail or fax to:

    • NAWCWD (Code 71G000D)
      1 Administration Circle
      Stop 1007
      China Lake, CA 93555-6100
      Fax (760) 939-2815*

    *Download complaint form [DOC]

  • Alternatively, you may submit a complaint to the following Inspector General Hotline numbers:

    1. Department of Defense (800) 424-9098
    2. Department of the Navy (800) 522-3451
    3. Naval Air Systems Command (301) 757-1168

 When Making a Complaint

  • You are encouraged to provide your name, e-mail address, and telephone number in case we need further information from you concerning your complaint.
  • Please ensure your complaint answers the following questions; (1) Who; (2) What; (3) Why; (4) When; (5) Where; and (6) How.
  • You have the right to remain anonymous when making your complaint (i.e., do not provide your name, e-mail address, and phone number). However, it may be more difficult to determine whether an investigation is warranted without additional information.
  • All complaints received will be reviewed by the NAVAIR IG to determine if an investigation is warranted.

 Hotline Complaint Filing Tips

  • Please attempt to identify the problem area or issue you are reporting - contract or procurement fraud; environment, health, and safety violations; misuse of government computers; product substitution and suspect/counterfeit parts; bribery, kickbacks, and gratuities; false statements/false claims; conflicts of interest and ethics violations; travel fraud; theft and/or abuse of government property; other violations of Federal laws and regulations.
  • The IG does not investigate grievances or EEO complaints - please contact your agency’s EEO office. 
  • Consider giving your chain of command a chance to solve the problem you have identified.  Contact the NAWCWD Hotline if you feel your chain of command is not the appropriate authority for resolving the matter.
  • Remember that perceptions differ - Not all allegations of wrongdoing constitute violations of law, rule or regulation. A determination will be made if an investigation is justified based on the information in your complaint.
  • An investigation takes time - Be patient with the process.