DHS Unveils Major Expansion of Ice Cyber Crimes Center [July 22, 2015]   [open pdf - 156KB]

On July 22, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security issued the following press release: "WASHINGTON -- Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Sarah R. Saldaña today presided over the unveiling of a major expansion of the ICE Cyber Crimes Center in Fairfax, Va. The expanded center will provide ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with enhanced operational and training capabilities in order to meet the growing cyber mission of the agency and increasing workload of criminal cases with a cyber-nexus. 'The men and women of Homeland Security Investigations perform critical work in combating criminals that use the computer as their weapon, perpetrating crimes ranging from child exploitation to the theft of intellectual property,' said Deputy Secretary Mayorkas. 'The development of this expanded Cyber Crimes Center provides this great workforce with the facility and tools they deserve to accomplish their mission.' In 1997, the U.S. Customs Service created the Cyber Crimes Center -- which became known as 'C3' -- in response to changing technologies and its effect on criminal trends. While C3's mission evolved dramatically since its creation, little renovation has been made since then to update the physical space. The expansion unveiled July 22 includes the build-out of a 5,000 square-foot forensic laboratory, space for coordinating large cyber operations, an evidence vault and multiple training and conference rooms."

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