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Voice of the Customer: Career diplomat/First Director of National Intelligence
January 24, 2013
What the average person doesn't know about the Defense Intelligence Agency, senior defense and national security professionals share as part of a new video series profiling individual customer experiences. The series offers perspective on the agency's diverse mission, broad base of expertise and relevance to current operations.
From headquarters in Washington, D.C. to field locations around the world alongside partners, allies and America's service members, DIA operates in more than 260 locations. Following eleven years of continuous conflict, the agency is changing to meet the conditions and requirements of a nation facing "a massive strategic transition."
Former Deputy Secretary of State and the first Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte talks about the value of DIA support, defense attachés, post-war focus and the value of language and area expertise.
DIA is the nation’s premier all-source military intelligence organization.
It provides the nation’s most authoritative assessments of foreign military intentions and capabilities. The agency’s four core competencies -- human intelligence, all-source analysis, counterintelligence and technical intelligence -- enable military operations while also informing policy-makers at the defense and national levels.
DIA’s mission is unique and no other agency matches its military expertise across such a broad range of intelligence disciplines.
This page was last updated March 21, 2013.