The DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3) was officially designated a Field Operating Agency (FOA) by the Secretary of the Air Force, effective Jan. 15, 2021, with an associated activation ceremony earlier today at the Office of Special Investigations (OSI) Headquarters, Quantico, Va. Since its founding 23 years ago, DC3 has operated as a unit aligned under OSI. As a FOA, DC3 is now aligned as a separate agency under the Inspector General, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force.
The Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Crime Center (DC3) and the National Defense Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ND-ISAC) have entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to explore new processes between DoD and ND-ISAC, to develop better methods to combat cyber threats to the Defense Industrial Base (DIB).
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. (2020)
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. (2019)