U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)
The NCIS supports the IPR Center through briefings, investigative and operational support, criminal intelligence and information sharing. It focuses on intellectual property rights violations and counterfeit products that enter the U.S. government supply chain, especially when the Department of the Navy is the end user. NCIS is uniquely suited to assist IPR Center taskforce members based on its mission areas, which include economic crimes and procurement fraud investigations and operations.