ICAP is seven day training comprised of 11 modules. During these modules the focus is on what types of information can be obtained through each source, what information should be reported, and if there are any restrictions or special handling of the results. Subsequent to the ICAP the Investigations Case Analyst must complete one of two Case Analyst Training (CAT) sessions. Both CAT sessions consist of eight modules and focus on case coverage requirements and application of those requirements to practical case samples.
The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) is an agency of the Department of Defense (DoD) located in Quantico, Virginia with field offices throughout the United States. The Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence provides authority, direction and control over DCSA. DCSA provides the military services, Defense Agencies, 33 federal agencies and approximately 13,500 cleared contractor facilities with security support services.
DCSA contributes to national security by serving as an interface between the government and cleared industry. DCSA administers and implements the defense portion of the National Industrial Security Program pursuant to Executive Order 12829. DCSA Industrial Security personnel provide oversight and assistance to cleared contractor facilities and assist management and Facility Security Officers in ensuring the protection of U.S. and foreign classified information.
The National Training Center is located in Slippery Rock, PA and provides background investigations training to DCSA Special Agents and Quality Reviewers.