The U.S. Defense Cyber Crime Center (also called DoD Cyber Crime Center) (DC3) was created in October 2001, encompassing both the Defense Computer Investigations Training Program and Defense Computer Forensics Laboratory, and would also house the Defense Cyber Crime Institute (DCCI) after the institute's creation in May 2002. DC3
- provides criminal, counterintelligence, counterterrorism, and fraud-related computer forensics support to the defense criminal investigative organizations;
- delivers cyber technical training; digital evidence processing and electronic media analysis for criminal law enforcement and DOD counterintelligence investigations and activities; and
- performs investigations and provides forensic training to DOD members to ensure that information systems are secure from unauthorized use.
DC3 has three main programs:
- Defense Computer Forensics Laboratory
- Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy, and
- Defense Cyber Crime Institute.
The DC3 is also responsible for the Defense Industrial Base Collective Information Sharing Environment (DCISE), a clearinghouse for threat data between DoD and its industry partners.