Investigations – The CCIU’s primary mission is to conduct worldwide criminal investigations of intrusions and related malicious activities, including insider threats, involving U.S. Army networks, personnel, and data. Because investigations of this nature require a level of cyber expertise not usually found in most CID Special Agents, CCIU personnel receive advanced computer training from the Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and other technical experts.
Technical Assistance – CCIU special agents, attorneys, forensic examiners, analysts, and information assurance technicians use their specialized knowledge of information technology to provide guidance to other CID field offices that conduct investigations involving computers.
Forensic Assistance – Certain CCIU special agents and technical staff receive advanced training in processing and analyzing digital evidence. On a case-by-case basis, these experts assist other CID Special Agents, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, and partner law enforcement agencies.
Vulnerability Assessments – To assist the U.S. Army in maintaining the integrity and security of its networks, the CCIU has developed a Cyber Crime Prevention Program. This program identifies vulnerabilities in networks considered to be crime-conducive conditions, and the cognizant Army commander must address the vulnerabilities identified by the program in order to prevent intrusions or other malicious network activities.
Program Management – As CID’s Cyber Center of Excellence, CCIU provides centralized program management services and oversees training, professional development, certifications, promulgation of best practices, and customer feedback processes across CID’s cyber work force.
The CCIU's director is Supervisory Special Agent Daniel T. Andrews.
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command
Attn: Computer Crime Investigative Unit Headquarters
Russell Knox Building
27130 Telegraph Road
Quantico, VA 22134-2253