Our Mission

Provide intelligence on foreign militaries to prevent
and decisively win wars.

DIA provides intelligence on foreign militaries and their operating environments so the United States and its allies can prevent and decisively win wars. We serve everyone from the president to the soldier in combat through a combination of expert analysis, intelligence gathering, and cutting-edge science and technology. The DIA Museum provides a unique, declassified look at DIA's roles that include exposing the truth, supporting operations, enabling diplomacy and supporting every effort to safely return our troops.
I-C-B-M launching system with text in front of the image that reads, "North Korea Military Power"

Defense Intelligence Agency releases report: North Korea Military Power

Oct. 15, 2021

The Defense Intelligence Agency released today “North Korea Military Power,” an unclassified intelligence...
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Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier and Library of Congress representative Rachel Waldron discuss the first George Washington letter to be on display in the DIA Museum.

Here comes the general! DIA Museum receives first in series of George Washing...

Sep. 24, 2021

On September 24, 2021, the Defense Intelligence Agency received a letter from the ”pride of Mount Vernon”...
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The Defense Intelligence Agency’s Office of Oversight and Compliance Director Brent Evitt hosted a celebration to recognize the fifth anniversary of Department of Defense Manual 5240.01.

DIA celebrates intelligence oversight principles

Aug. 25, 2021

The Defense Intelligence Agency recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of one of the Defense Department’s...
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Robert Gates, former secretary of defense and CIA director. (Courtesy photo)

MasterMinds with Robert Gates: A reflection on public service

Jul. 21, 2021

Robert Gates, former secretary of defense and CIA director, joined the DIA workforce for a virtual MasterMinds...
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Yesterday, in honor of National Police week and in remembrance of fallen law enforcement officers, DIA Police Chief Andre Tibbs (left) and Deputy Chief John Richter (right) place a wreath at DIA Headquarters. (Photo by Dave Richards, OCC)

DIA Police pause to pay respect

May. 14, 2021

Yesterday, in honor of National Police Week, the DIA Police placed a wreath in the Tighe Lobby of DIA...
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DIA is committed to hiring exceptional talent for a variety of career opportunities that span the globe to help support our mission. The majority of our hiring is done at the entry-level through invitation-only hiring events; however, vacancies may be posted for mid- and senior-level positions as mission dictates.
Experience, leadership, integrity, teamwork and dedication are all traits military personnel already possess. DIA recognizes the values and service of these unique men and women, and offers many opportunities for them to continue their careers and serve the Nation.
DIA offers valuable work experience for college students. With a variety of programs, internships and entry-level career options, DIA seeks the best and brightest students and recent graduates to bring their knowledge and skills to our diverse workforce.
Small Business Programs
DIA's Office of Small Business Programs is committed to increasing acquisition opportunities to small businesses. We understand how forming partnerships with the private sector enhance the DIA mission and support U.S. growth.

DIA Connections is an exciting podcast that features overlooked or unfamiliar aspects of DIA, including what we do and the countless ways we've impacted the lives of people around the world. Since its creation in 1961, DIA has been the Nation's premier all-source military intelligence organization. Our team at DIA deploys globally, alongside warfighters and interagency partners, to defend America's national security interests. But, as this podcast series reveals, we are so much more.