Command Intelligence Operations Center (CIOC)

The mission of the Command Intelligence Operations Center is to provide criminal intelligence and analytical support through collaborative efforts to CID, Army and DOD customers. The intelligence personnel are responsible for assembling, analyzing and disseminating collected, time-sensitive intelligence to affected commands pertaining to criminal and domestic threats. This intelligence is developed from the collection of raw criminal information and the centralized analysis of criminal cases and other related data.

The CIOC consists of four branches: Investigative Analysis, Strategic Analysis, Threat Analysis and the Field Branch.

The Investigative Analysis Branch is responsible for:

- Maintaining relationships with: CID criminal intelligence assets in group, battalion and field offices; fusion centers; state and local law enforcement community; law enforcement centers within the Department of the Army; Department of Defense; and the intelligence community.

- Producing quantitative and qualitative criminal intelligence reports in direct support of CID investigations and operations. To include analyzing, assimilating and evaluating relevant criminal intelligence information; preparing reports and oral briefings; and disseminating time sensitive intelligence/information using Criminal Intelligence Reports, Criminal Intelligence Bulletins, Crime Prevention Surveys, Criminal Alert Notices and other reporting formats.

- Provide support to command staff, internal CID units and external federal agencies in responding to request for assistance/requests for information.

- Provide support and analysis for specific cases, requested by command or field agents by producing link analysis, timelines, association charts, or in the collection of relevant case information.

The Strategic Analysis Branch is responsible for reviewing data in order to identify Army wide crime trends. The data is analyzed to uncover the fundamental and sophisticated elements of a crime pattern. Results are disseminated for long-range planning and to assist senior leaders in making informed decisions on budgets, resources and policy.

The Threat Analysis Branch consists of Agents and Analysts assigned to locations such as the National Joint Terrorism Task Force, the National Counterterrorism Center, the Army Intelligence Operation Center, the Army Counterintelligence Center within the Counterintelligence Law Enforcement Cell, Army North and the Dallas JTTF. The branch also has two liaison officers from the 902nd Military Intelligence Battalion working at the CIOC for collaboration purposes. They are responsible for:

- Collection, analysis and dissemination of processed criminal intelligence threat information and products, which are provided to a full spectrum of US Army customers, ranging from an engaged operational Army to Army commands, Army Service Component commands and Direct Reporting Units.

- Monitor classified and unclassified sources to report on Domestic Terrorism threats with a criminal element, and either a DOD or Army nexus in CONUS.

- Principal liaison node with the 16 National Intelligence Agencies, 48 law enforcement agencies, 107 Joint Terrorism Task Forces in America and the National Joint Terrorism Task Force, HQ, FBI.

- Conduct of Criminal Activity Threat Assessments/Estimates for the Vice Chief of Staff, Army and higher when requested by the Army most senior executive leadership for special events.

In addition to having analytical support at the HQ element, there are also assigned criminal intelligence specialists known as the Field Analysis Branch at the following installations:

Field Analysis Branch
3rd Group:
Fort Gillem, Georgia
Fort Lee, Virginia
Fort Eustis, Virginia
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Fort Gordon, Georgia

6th Group:
Fort Lewis, Washington
Fort Huachuca, Arizona
Fort Bliss, Texas
Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Fort Hood, Texas

The Group Field Analysts work alongside the Group Criminal Intelligence Managers and the Detachment Field Analysts work alongside the special agents-in-charge and the working agent at their respective offices. They perform duties from collection, evaluation of raw data, analysis (link analysis, etc.) and producing criminal intelligence reports such as CIR, CAN, CIB, etc. They assist in the collection of information for Gang Activity Threat Assessment, drug assessment, economic crime assessment and conduct studies on sexual assault and other type crimes.

For more information on the CIOC email or call the Division Chief at 571-305-4303.