Request a Review if You Have Been Incorrectly Named as the Subject of an Investigation

Procedures for Review of Titling and Indexing in CRIMS and DCII

1. An individual or representative of a business entity who believes he or she, or the business entity represented, was wrongly titled or indexed in the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) Case Reporting and Information Management System (CRIMS) and the Defense Clearance and Investigations Index (DCII) may appeal to obtain a review of the decision.

2. The appeal request must be in writing, and should be addressed to:

Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS)
ATTN: Investigative Records
4800 Mark Center Drive, Suite 14E-23-05
Alexandria, VA  22350-1500

3. The requester must provide an explanation of, or documentation that establishes the entry was due to a mistaken identity, or provide reasons why he or she believes that at the time of titling, no credible information existed to indicate that the individual or business committed a crime for which they were titled.

4. Upon receipt of the appeal request, DCIS must solicit written input from both appropriate DCIS staff functions and the OIG Office of General Counsel. When reviewing the staff and counsel opinions, DCIS will only consider the investigative information that was available at the time the initial titling/indexing decision was made.

5. DCIS will notify the requestor in writing of the decision to the appeal. If DCIS decides that the individual's or business's identifying information should be removed from the CRIMS and DCII, DCIS will instruct appropriate staff to make the deletions as soon as practical. If DCIS decides to allow the entries to stand, the DCIS response to the requestor will provide information about appellate action, if any.

6. The original request letter, staffing memoranda, and a copy of the response notification will be maintained by the Information Analysis Branch, Program Review Directorate, DCIS, for the retention period specified in Inspector General Manual 5015.2, "Records Management Program," June 2000.