DIAMOND: DIA Mission on Demand

Given the instability we face in the world, DIA will be increasingly called upon to enable military operations, support defense decision making, and reinforce allies in support of our mission --DIA Director’s Guidance

What is DIAMOND?

DIA Mission On Demand (DIAMOND) is DIA’s talent acquisition tool used to leverage talent from academia and industry, targeting specialized and cutting-edge skills not currently available within the Agency or Federal government. The talent will bridge existing gaps within the DIA workforce to meet our mission on-demand.

DIAMOND Will Enable DIA to:

  • Temporarily leverage talent from academia and industry by using existing personnel authorities to bring in external talent via Highly Qualified Expert (HQE) Appointments, Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Assignments, Time-limited Appointments, or Expert and Consultant Hiring
  • Address and bridge existing skill gaps within the workforce
  • Support all mission strategies across the agency
  • Create a mission-relevant defense intelligence team—a continuously evolving workforce that leverages partnerships to accomplish our mission 

How does it work?

1. DIA elements will identify specific mission needs
2. Opportunities/vacancies are posted below under Announcements
3. Candidates apply by submitting their applications to


DIA Senior IT Advocate