The Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy (DCITA) is a nationally accredited educational academy that researches, develops, and delivers training in cyber investigations for the DoD, military counterintelligence groups, federal law enforcement, and other law enforcement organizations. DCITA's mission is to provide innovative and rigorous training in cyber investigative and digital multimedia forensics. DCITA students are trained in state-of-the-art classrooms, as well as online distance learning. DCITA follows the COE and ACE accreditation standards leading towards DC3 certification.
DCITA is nationally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education and features multiple courses accredited by the American Council on Education, allowing them to be eligible for college credits. Due to its accreditation, the Academy changed its name on October 1, 2006 from its previous name of the Defense Computer Investigations Training Program (DCITP).
DCITA has taught more than 9,000 students in a scenario-based course map oriented at instilling the knowledge and understanding to employ, analyze, and exploit information technology systems and digital storage media to "solve the crime."
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