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  • Region 6 shares expertise with Indo-Pacific partners

    The Air Force Office of Special Investigations Field Investigations Region 6 Special Missions Branch completed its inaugural Law Enforcement Investigative Skills Exchange Program (LEISEP) with law enforcement counterparts from the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau in Oceania.
  • OSI 'in right place at right time' saves lives

    On July 15, 2019, a group of Burkinabe military forces were attacked with small and heavy arms fire by approximately 20 suspected violent extremist organizations, approximately 165 miles southeast of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations Expeditionary Detachment 2502 team from the 25th EFIS, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, coordinated with Burkinabe security forces to expedite U.S. access to Burkinabe Air Base 511, enabling medical personnel to create a casualty collection point.
  • DoD CI, HUMINT awards showcase OSI excellence

    The Air Force Office of Special Investigations earned eight awards out of 18 categories (44 percent) during the Department of Defense Counterintelligence (CI) and Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Awards competition.
  • Federal contractor pays $435K to resolve False Claims Act exposure

    Silvis Technologies, Inc., a California-based company specializing in wireless communication systems, agreed July 25, 2019, to pay $435,806 to resolve a False Claims Act investigation into the company's cost-based billing on government contracts. AFOSI PF Det. 6, OL-A, Hanscom AFB, Fla., and four fellow federal agencies, conducted the investigation
  • Former OSI JAG member rolls to second bowling title

    Despite taking a two-pin loss to the Navy for the Women's Doubles crown, Air Force veteran bowler Maj. Danielle Crowder teamed with veteran Air Force kegler Staff. Sgt. James McTaggart to capture the Mixed Doubles title at the Armed Forces Bowling Championships at Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill., July 23, 2019.
  • ITT Cannon pays $11M to settle False Claims Act allegations with the military

    ITT Cannon has agreed to pay the United States $11 million to settle False Claims Act allegations that it supplied electrical connectors to the military that had not been properly tested, the Justice Department announced July 16, 2019. ITT sold the untested connectors both directly to the Government and through distributors and other government contractors, which incorporated them into technology and equipment sold to the Government.
  • DC3 works closely with Ft. Meade cyber units

    Anyone with a passing knowledge of Fort Meade knows that the installation is the center for cyber operations in the United States. The U.S. operates seven federal cyber centers to cope with threats in the cyber domain. Three of those fall under the Department of Defense. Locally, the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command operate two of those. The third is the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3).
  • Jury finds San Antonio man guilty on federal child pornography charges

    A 27-year-old San Antonio man was found guilty June 27, 2019, on federal child pornography and obscenity charges of attempted enticement of a minor and attempted transfer of obscene material to a 14 year-old minor, who in reality was an agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
  • Defense contractor to pay $4.2M settlement to the AF

    PAE Applied Technologies, LLC, has agreed to pay $4,200,000 to settle civil claims stemming from allegations that it submitted false claims to the United States Air Force, Timothy J. Downing, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma announced June, 28, 2019. The case was investigated by the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, Air Force Office of Special Investigations Procurement Fraud Detachment 2, Tinker AFB, Okla., and Defense Contract Audit Agency.
  • FPD Chile hosts first drone seminar

    Air Force Office of Special Investigations Force Protection Detachment, Chile, hosted the first Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Seminar with the Carabineros de Chile (Chile’s uniformed police; preventive) and the Policia de Investigaciones (PDI-Chile’s Investigative Police) at four Southern California law enforcement locations and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service Southwest Field Office May 20-24, 2019.