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The Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) is the criminal investigative arm of the Inspector General of the United States Department of Defense (DoD). Its stated mission is to protect America's warfighters by conducting investigations in support of crucial National Defense priorities. DCIS criminal investigators are Special Agents with full federal law enforcement authority; they carry firearms, investigate violations of U.S. law, execute search and arrest warrants, serve subpoenas, etc. Like agents with the Military Criminal Investigative Organizations (MCIOs) - the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), the Air Force's Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) and the Army's Criminal Investigations Division (Army-CID) - DCIS Special Agents also investigate offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice UCMJ. The United States Department of Defense, abbreviated as DoD or DOD and sometimes called the Defense Department is a civilian Cabinet organization of the United States government. ... Special Agent is the United States governments title for a detective or investigator of the Series 0081 in the Office of Personnel Management or OPM handbook. ... -1... The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), the foundation of military law in the United States, consists of Title 10, Chapter 47 of the United States Code. ...


The mission of DCIS is to protect America's Warfighters by conducting investigations in support of crucial National Defense priorities.


The DoD Inspector General is tasked by statute to "initiate, conduct, and supervise such . . . investigations in the Department of Defense (including the military departments) as the Inspector General considers appropriate" (IG Act §8(c)(2)) and to "give particular regard to the activities of the internal . . investigative units of the military departments with a view toward avoiding duplication and insuring effective coordination and cooperation" (IG Act §8(c)(9)); as the criminal investigations arm of the DoD IG, the DCIS devotes investigative resources to a number of investigative programs including:

  • Terrorism
  • Product Substitution (selling counterfeit or inferior parts to the DoD)
  • Other contract fraud
  • Cyber Crimes/Computer Intrusion
  • Technology Transfers (illegal export of defense technology)
  • Other Categories of Fraud (e.g., Bribery, kickbacks, Public Corruption and Major Thefts)

Jump to: navigation, search The term terrorism is largely synonymous with political violence, and refers to a strategy of using coordinated attacks that typically fall outside the time, manner of conduct, and place commonly understood as representing the bounds of conventional warfare. ... Bribery is the practice of offering a professional or an authority person money or other favours in order to circumvent ethics or other rules in a variety of situations. ...

External links

  • http://www.dodig.mil/INV/DCIS/
  • http://www.dodig.mil/INV/DCIS/brochure.pdf/

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Defense Criminal Investigative Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (167 words)
The Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) is the criminal investigative arm of the Inspector General of the United States Department of Defense (DoD).
Its stated mission is to protect America's warfighters by conducting investigations in support of crucial National Defense priorities.
investigations in the Department of Defense (including the military departments) as the Inspector General considers appropriate" (IG Act §8(c)(2)) and to "give particular regard to the activities of the internal.
28:1145(150)CA - DOD, Defense Criminal Investigative Service; Defense Logistics Agency And Defense Contract ... (6051 words)
DCIS is the criminal investigative component of the Office of Inspector General in the Department of Defense (DOD).
That a criminal investigation may constitute an "examination in connection with an investigation" was recognized by the Authority in the Internal Revenue Service case cited above, and is not in dispute in this case.
At the commencement of an investigation, DCIS notifies the agency by letter that due to their referral DCIS is opening a criminal investigation.
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