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The official web site of Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is provided as a public service by NCIS and the Department of the Navy.

Information presented on this service not identified as protected copyright is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline, photo, and image credits is requested.

For site management, information is collected for statistical purposes. This U.S. Government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, software programs are employed to monitor network traffic to identify authorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations and national security purposes, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits beyond DoD websites. Raw data logs are used for other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration Guidelines. All data collection activities are in strict accordance with DoD Directive 5240.01

Web measurement and customization technologies (WMCT) may be used on this site to remember your online interactions, to conduct measurement and analysis of usage, or to customize your experience. The Department of Defense does not use the information associated with WMCT to track individual user activity on the Internet outside Defense Department websites, nor does it share the data obtained through such technologies, without your explicit consent, with other departments or agencies. The Department of Defense does not keep database information obtained from the use of WMCT. General instructions for how you may opt out of some of the most commonly use WMCT is available at http://www.usa.gov/optout_instructions.shtml.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this site are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1987 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please forward them to the NCIS web content manager: Contentmgr@ncis.navy.mil