The Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) is responsible for implementing the Department’s national strategy to combat computer and intellectual property crime on a global scale. CCIPS works with other government agencies, the private sector, academic institutions and foreign counterparts to prevent, investigate and prosecute computer crime. Departmental attorneys are committed to improving domestic and international legal, technical and operational infrastructure to best track down cybercriminals. The Section’s enforcement responsibilities for intellectual property crimes are also multifaceted. Intellectual property (IP) has become one of the major economic engines in the United States, and it is the preferred target of pirates, protected by copyright, trademark or trade secret identifiers. To achieve all of these goals, CCIPS lawyers regularly conduct complex investigations to address unique legal and investigative issues arising from emerging computer and telecommunications technologies; litigation cases; provide litigation support to other prosecutors; and train federal, state, and local law enforcement personnel; And propose legislation; and participate in international efforts to combat computer and intellectual property crime.