The purpose of the ICAP is to educate students to evaluate background investigations for quality and ensure compliance with applicable policies and standards. The program is delivered through a synchronous in-person instructor-led platform in a classroom environment. The ICAP is 15 instructional days and consists of 116 hours of instruction. The average number of students per iteration of the program is nine.
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.