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Department of Defense
Cyber Crime Center

A Federal Cyber Center

DC3 Operating Status

Please dial 410-981-1120
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General inquiries and media requests:
DSN 622-9495 and 622-9496
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Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3)

Welcome to the official website of the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center. DC3 is designated as a federal cyber center and Department of Defense center of excellence, and serves as the operational focal point for the Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Program. DC3 operates under the executive agency of the Secretary of the Air Force.

DC3’s mission is to deliver superior digital and multimedia (D/MM) forensic services, cyber technical training, vulnerability sharing, technical solutions development, and cyber analysis within the following DoD mission areas: cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection, law enforcement and counterintelligence, document and media exploitation, and counterterrorism.

Digital ForensicsDigital Forensics The Cyber Forensics Laboratory (CFL) is a world-class facility providing comprehensive analysis of digital evidence. CFL delivers digital and multimedia (D/MM) evidence processing, forensic examinations, and expert testimony for any DoD Agency requiring investigative support. Find Out More Cyber Training The DC3 Cyber Training Academy (CTA) provides in-residence and online training to DoD elements that protect DoD information systems from unauthorized use, criminal, fraudulent, and foreign intelligence activities. Find Out More Technical Solutions Technical Solutions Development (TSD) is the research, development, test, and evaluation component of DC3. TSD supports DC3 mission areas and external partners with tools and techniques tailored to meet the specific requirements of digital forensic examiners and cyber intrusion analysts. Find Out More Vulnerability Disclosure The DoD Vulnerability Disclosure Program (VDP) leverages the intellectual capital of private-sector cyber security researchers to identify vulnerabilities on the DoD Information Network (DoDIN) in order to improve network defenses and enhance mission assurance. Find Out More DIB Cybersecurity Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Collaborative Information Sharing Environment (DCISE) works with private industry to protect critical programs, assets, and technology information residing on or transiting DIB controlled unclassified networks. Find Out More Analytics DC3's Analytical Group (AG) supports law enforcement and counterintelligence (LE/CI) agencies, including the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), the Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS), and key mission partners such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Find Out More


High School Students Explore Cybersecurity at DC3

The DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3) hosted more than 20 students from Glen Burnie High School for an educational visit Feb. 19. The students, grades 9-10, left behind their classrooms in Glen Burnie, Md., for a two-hour exploration of the cybersecurity field and how it relates to the biomedical field they are studying as part of their school’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Biomedical Magnet (BMAH) program.

Who Wants to Work With a Hacker?

Do you want to work with a hacker? While the answer is usually a resounding “no” for many organizations, the Defense Department’s Cyber Crime Center Vulnerability Disclosure Program welcomes hackers and has been partnering with them for nearly four years.

VDP Selected for 2019 DoD Chief Information Officer Award

The DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3) Vulnerability Disclosure Program (VDP) is the recipient of the 2019 DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO) award for Cybersecurity. The VDP is one of four team recipients of the annual award that recognizes accomplishments in areas such as cybersecurity, cloud computing, C3 modernization, Artificial Intelligence, or other areas of information technology modernization.

Vehicle Conveniences Drive Criminals to Prison

Modern vehicles contain upwards of 75 computer systems to aid with driver safety and provide conveniences such as remote access, location assistance, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. Vehicle computer systems record and store data, and wherever there is data, there is opportunity for digital forensic examiners to locate, extract and analyze it to help determine where, how and by whom a vehicle has been used.

CFL Conquers Mobile Device Barriers

So far during fiscal year 2019, law enforcement and other cyber forensics customers have submitted more than 500 cellphones and other mobile devices to the DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3) Cyber Forensic Laboratory (CFL) for examination. Despite the challenges associated with extracting data from mobile devices, the CFL has successfully retrieved data from more than 90 percent of the devices received.

DC3 Partners with NSA, Hosts ROTC Cadets for Summer Internships

The DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3) recently partnered with the National Security Agency (NSA) by hosting 12 U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets for internships at DC3, July 24 – Aug. 9. DC3’s opportunity to host the cadets, representing 11 universities, was occasioned by an extraordinarily large number of NSA internship participants this year. Spotlight Interview: Krystal Covey of DCISE Discusses the DoD-DIB Threat Information Sharing Program with Active Cyber

Led by Ms. Krystal Covey, the DCISE program is in its 11th year of helping the Defense Industrial Base become knowledgeable and alerted to the cyber threat around them. The need for industry outreach and information sharing support about cyber threats has never been greater given the scale and frequency of intellectual property theft and other sensitive military secrets that seem to keep finding their way from our defense industrial base to our adversaries via cyber attacks.

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DC3 employees work in a uniquely challenging and rewarding environment. As part of a team of highly skilled professionals, you will work alongside government, military and civilian personnel to solve the most demanding cyber problems facing our nation.

Interested in a career with DC3? Send your resume to

Current Vacancies

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Attention Veterans:

DC3 is a great place to transition to federal civil service. Please visit the Office of Personnel Management's American Veteran's website for more information:

Attention Active Duty Air Force:

DC3 has a limited number of Air Force positions. Please access assignment opportunities via the EQUAL-Plus system if you are interested in being assigned to the DC3 billet.

DC3 Remote Access

Return Users Initial Computer Set-up Remote Access Support

Return User Log-in Instructions:

  1. Click DC3 Remote Access - DEN (Use Chrome, Edge or Internet Explorer to connect). 
  2. You will be prompted for a CAC Certificate. Select your "Email Certificate", and then click "OK".
    (For Edge users, if no Email Certificate is present on the "Select a certificate window", please select “More choices” and the remaining certificates should appear on the screen.)
  3. The PIN prompt screen will display. Enter your "PIN" and then Click "OK".
  4. The DOD Warning Statement will display. "Read and accept" the DOD Warning statement.
  5. To access a Desktop, click on “DC3 Desktops” icon.
  6. You will be prompted for a CAC Certificate. Select your "Email Certificate", and then click "OK".
  7. The DOD Warning Statement will display. "Read and accept" the DOD Warning statement.
  8. DC3 Login Screen will display. Click “Sign-In Options”, then select "chip icon" to Login with your CAC.
  9. The PIN prompt screen will display. Enter your "PIN" and then Click "OK".
  10. Wait for your profile to load. You can start using the Desktop after you have successfully logged on. The experience will be similar to sitting at your desk in the office.

Initial Computer Set-up Instructions:


  1. A Valid CAC with valid Email Certificate
  2. A CAC Reader (contact the DC3 Service Desk)
  3. A CAC Compatible Web browser: (Internet Explorer 10 or 11), Edge or Google Chrome


Access from a personal Windows Computer 

  1. NIPR-ActivClientV7.2x (ActivClent installation)
  2. Installation of “InstallRoot 5.5” (For chrome users, right click this link and save file)
  3. Installation of FBCA cross-certificate removal tool 
  4. HomeUser Cert Tool_V04
  5. Citrix Workspace App (Citrix Receiver) 

For detailed Installation instructions, see DC3 Remote Access - Windows User Guide 


Access from a personal MAC Computer 

  1. MAC Citrix Installation:
    • 5 Certificates (Certs)
    • (CAC Key)
    • Citrix Workspace App (CWKSP_Mac App 1808 and CWKSP_Mac App 1906)


For detailed Installation instructions, see DC3 Remote Access - MAC User Guide

Note: Before you can access DC3 Remote Access Portal, you must perform the required DoD CA certificates and Citrix Web Receiver software installations. This is a one time installation.

Remote Access Support

ITD will be minimally staffed on-site from 0800-1600 hours. ​Service Desk support services remain available during normal operating hours: 0600-1800 hours.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email the DC3 Service Desk  or call 410-981-1004. Please be aware that "ITD can only provide support for the network".