An Academic Consortium led by George Mason University

Pursuing Multidisciplinary Research to Advance Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis

Bridging Disciplines to Pursue Breakthroughs

The Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis Center (CINA), is a multidisciplinary academic consortium led by George Mason University that pursues innovative strategies and solutions to advance criminal network analysis, forensics, and investigative processes. CINA researchers are developing tools and technologies, as well as innovative educational and training solutions to advance our nation’s abilities to counter transnational criminal activities. CINA is a DHS Center of Excellence, and is sponsored by the Science and Technology Directorate’s Office of University Programs.


Research focuses on four primary areas.

Education and Training

The CINA Center is pursuing three types of workforce and professional development.


CINA Academic, Reports, and Newsletters
APT40 & Chinese state-sponsored actors are targeting various sectors of our critical infrastructure. With our partn…
July 21st
Glad to have you on board @CISAJen!
July 21st
S&T tested five privacy enhancing technologies on how well they could detect + blur faces in videos at the 2020 Pri…
July 21st