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2012 DIA Calendar
Since 2004, the DIA Historical Research Branch has produced an annual calendar focusing on various aspects of DIA's history, capabilities, and missions. From 2004-2007, the calendar highlighted DIA's collection of Soviet Military Art, comprising more than 1,000 paintings and drawings completed between 1965 and 1989 by Agency artists. The calendar for 2008 focused more broadly on the history of military intelligence while those of 2009 and 2010 highlighted DIA support to military operations. The 2011 calendar, issued as part of the DIA's 50th anniversary, celebrated the Agency's five decades of commitment to excellence in defense of the nation.
This year's calendar continues the tradition of exploring new and innovative approaches to the calendar by focusing on the Agency's Strategic Plan. This dynamic new strategy will guide the Agency in strengthening and uniting its core defense intelligence capabilities to support warfighters and policymakers in an era of persistent international conflict and enduring fiscal challenges. The strategy identifies four intelligence competencies that comprise DIA's core mission (All Source Analysis, Counterintelligence, Human Intelligence, Measurement and Signature Intelligence) and four fundamental goals for the Agency during the next five years (Prevent Strategic Surprise and Support Contingency Operations, Strengthen Core Mission Capabilities, Partner and Innovate to Gain Advantage, Optimize Performance Relevance).
The 2012 calendar examines these competencies and goals from a historical perspective and traces the Agency's performance and growth over the past fifty years.
Historical Research Program Office
DIA’s Historical Research Program Office has three primary missions:
- to conduct historical research and analysis in support of the DIA mission;
- to develop and preserve the institutional memory of DIA; and
- to promote historical awareness among the DIA workforce.
In support of these missions, our office produces historical studies and book-length monographs, supports DIA’s analytical eff orts through a variety of research and writing projects, partners with DI on a speaker series, prepares educational exhibits, conducts oral history interviews to capture and preserve the experience of current and former DIA employees and leaders, and hosts seminars on historical subjects relevant to some of today’s national security challenges.
This page was last updated May 18, 2012.