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The Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) is a federal law enforcement and investigative agency. It investigates a wide variety of serious offenses — espionage, terrorism, crimes against property, violence against people, larceny, computer hacking, acquisition fraud, drug use and distribution, financial misdeeds, military desertion, corruption of the contracting process, and any other illegal activity that undermines the mission of the U.S. Air Force or the Department of Defense.

It provides cyber-related criminal and counterintelligence investigative services to commanders throughout the Air Force.

AFOSI’s Research and Technology Protection (RTP) program identifies critical Air Force technologies, analyzes threats against those technologies, directs measures to mitigate those threats, and investigates suspicious activities by foreign nationals when warranted. AFOSI also shares RTP-related intelligence with other U.S. Government agencies and cooperatively tracks and analyzes the changing nature of the threat to American technologies.