IOC-2 (an acronym for the International Organized Crime Intelligence and Operations Center), operated by the CCIPS in coordination with the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section ("OCRS") and other federal agencies, is working to develop and implement a mechanism to address intelligence gaps as they relate to IP, among other things. The IOC-2, formally established on May 26, 2009 by the Department of Justice, is the first multi-agency body within the U.S. government to bring partner agencies together to combat international organized crime.
IOC-2 collects, synthesizes, and disseminates information and intelligence from multiple sources to enable federal law enforcement to prioritize and target the individuals and organizations that pose the greatest international organized crime threat to the United States. Understanding that international criminal organizations are profit-driven, IOC-2 also helps investigators and prosecutors to target the criminal proceeds and assets of international criminal organizations.
IOC-2 participants include the FBI; Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); DEA; the Internal Revenue Service (IRS); the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); the Secret Service; the U.S. Postal Inspection Service; the Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security; the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Labor; and DOJ’s Criminal Division. While an interagency entity, IOC-2 reportedly falls within the responsibilities of the Attorney General’s Organized Crime Council, an interagency group that was reconstituted in 2008 after laying dormant since at least the early 1990s.196