[Congressional Record: December 2, 2010 (Extensions)]
[Page E2048]



                            HON. JOE WILSON

                           of south carolina

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, December 2, 2010

  Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Madam Speaker, I rise today to 
recognize the re-designation of the Defense Academy of Credibility 
Assessment, DACA, as the National Center for Credibility Assessment, 
  Part of the Defense Intelligence Agency, DIA, and located at Fort 
Jackson in the Second Congressional District of South Carolina, NCCA 
serves as the government's premier educational center for polygraph and 
other credibility assessment technologies and techniques. Its central 
mission is to assist federal agencies in the protection of U.S. 
citizens, interests, infrastructure, and security by providing the best 
education and tools for credibility assessment.
  For more than 50 years NCCA and its predecessor organizations have 
served as a core agency for the discipline of credibility assessment 
within the federal government, promoting standardization of credibility 
procedures, techniques, and applications across the federal government.
  By designating NCCA as a national center, the Department of Defense 
and Defense Intelligence Agency are taking an important step in helping 
to harness the rapid technological advances in the field of credibility 
assessment. As a national center, NCCA will be able to better focus 
efforts addressing the urgent needs of national and international 
partners combating terrorism, narcotics trafficking, and other criminal 
  As the national focal point for credibility assessment, NCCA will 
coordinate the development and fielding of new credibility technologies 
to address a broad range of defense, homeland security, intelligence, 
and law enforcement requirements, ensuring that the federal 
government's technologies, techniques and procedures are reliable and 
scientifically supportable.
  Madam Speaker, I am honored to have this important national asset in 
my district and I congratulate the leadership of DIA and the military 
and civilian employees at NCCA on this important recognition.