About the Academy
The Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy (DCITA) develops and delivers cyber investigation training courses for DoD organizations, Defense Criminal Investigative Organizations, military counterintelligence agencies, and law enforcement organizations.
The Academy is the only government organization solely dedicated to cyber investigations training, development, and delivery. Students are trained in the latest digital forensic techniques using state-of-the-art equipment, classrooms, and technologies. DCITA training includes:
- Computer search and seizure techniques
- Network intrusion investigations
- Forensic computer media analysis to support criminal, fraud, and counterintelligence investigations
- Basic and advanced forensic examinations
- Online undercover techniques
DCITA is accredited through the Council of Occupational Education (COE). Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, COE’s mission is to assure quality training in career and technical development.
"To provide cyber investigation training to individuals and DoD elements that must ensure Defense information systems are secure from unauthorized use, counterintelligence, and criminal and fraudulent activities."
"Securing America through leadership and innovation in cyber investigations training."
EXCELLENCE – We are committed to computer forensic excellence and uphold DCITA’s reputation as the only DoD organization singularly dedicated to computer investigations training.
QUALITY – We will develop and deliver quality products, maintain high academic standards, and keep current on changes in technology.
ONE DC3 TEAM – DCITA is committed to collaboration and teamwork in achieving the DC3 mission and corporate objectives.
ONE DCITA TEAM – All personnel in DCITA work together to accomplish the mission.
POLICY DECISIONS – Policy decisions are made based on group input.
METRICS – Processes are created and managed through the use of metrics.
"CAN DO" ATTITUDE – DCITA personnel will be innovative and flexible.
RESOURCE MAXIMIZATION – We will utilize the capabilities of our staff to the fullest, while exercising good fiscal and resource management principles.
CUSTOMER FOCUS –We are committed to being knowledgeable of, and responsive to, validated customer needs.
COMMUNITY PLAYERS – We are an intergral part of the computer crime investigative community.
PURPLE – We recognize that loyalty to the Department of Defense, the DCIOs, and each other is essential to the accomplishment of our mission.