The 2018 Award for Excellence in the Field of Maritime Domain Awareness was awarded to the Orange County Intelligence Center (OCIAC) and the Los Angeles Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC).
The OCIAC and JRIC distinguished themselves as a force multiplier by providing critically needed intelligence to prevent illicit shipments of people. cargo, and narcotics from arriving on U.S. shores. The centers serve as centers of excellence, providing timely and actionable intelligence to Department of Homeland Security stakeholders and law enforcement partners in Southern California. Efforts undertaken by the centers reduced the quantity of illicit shipments, leading to numerous successful prosecution. OCIA's and JRIC's joint commitment and collaborative accomplishments reflect great credit to themselves, law enforcement partners, public safety, and the Global Maritime Community of Interest.