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Counterterrorism

Mission

Special Agent DeployedProtecting the Naval forces from violent extremist organizations and individuals is one of NCIS' highest priorities. As the primary law enforcement and counterintelligence component for the Navy services, NCIS is focused on countering threats to the physical security of Sailors, Marines, and Department of the Navy civilian personnel and on preventing terrorist attacks against installations,  ships, and expeditionary forces.

NCIS is responsible for detecting, deterring, and disrupting terrorism worldwide through a wide array of investigative and operational  capabilities.  Within the Department of the Navy, NCIS has exclusive investigative jurisdiction into the actual, potential or suspected acts of terrorism.  NCIS accomplishes this through key partnerships resulting in enhanced information-sharing of threats to DON for forces and assets.  Offensive operations aim at identifying and interdicting terrorist activities. In defensive operations, NCIS supports key DON leaders with protective services and performs physical security assessments of military installations and related facilities—including ports, airfields, and exercise areas to which naval expeditionary forces deploy.

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NCIS AT A GLANCE

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WHO WE ARE

NCIS is a civilian law enforcement agency with a mission focus to investigate and defeat threats to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.

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WHAT WE DO

Our strategic goals are and will remain consistent: prevent terrorism, protect secrets and reduce crime.

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LOCATIONS

NCIS operates from 18 field offices and 191 satellite sites including offices in 41 foreign countries and every Navy aircraft carrier.

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LEADERSHIP

NCIS Director Andrew Traver reports directly to the Secretary of the Navy. This alignment ensures a close relationship with the uniformed Naval services and a valuable objectivity.

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PARTNERSHIPS

Our mission requires dynamic partnerships with the DON and with other law enforcement organizations locally and globally.

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CAREERS

Our most valuable resource is our highly skilled, diverse, and agile workforce. Join the NCIS family of Special Agents, analysts, and professional staff.