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What does dia do?

DIA is a Department of Defense combat support agency. We produce, analyze and disseminate military intelligence information to combat and noncombat military missions. We serve as the Nation’s primary manager and producer of foreign military intelligence, and are a central intelligence producer and manager for the secretary of defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and combatant commands.

WHAT DOES THE DIA SEAL MEAN?

The gold flaming torch represents knowledge. The Earth represents DIA's global intelligence mission. The red atomic ellipses symbolize the scientific and technical aspects of intelligence. The 13 stars and the wreath are adopted from the Department of Defense seal, and identify DIA as a DoD organization.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DIA AND CIA?

DIA and CIA are both members of the Intelligence Community. The CIA is focused on providing intelligence to the president and his Cabinet, whereas DIA is the principal source of foreign intelligence to combat-related missions.

WHO WORKS FOR DIA?

Our workforce is a mix of military employees including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Department of Defense civilians.

HOW DO I GO ABOUT DOING BUSINESS OR CONTRACTING WITH DIA?

DIA is known for working with a diverse set of businesses — including women-owned businesses, small businesses and veteran-owned businesses. Please look at our Business section to determine the best way for your business to get involved with DIA.

HOW MANY PEOPLE WORK AT DIA, AND WHAT IS ITS BUDGET?

More than 16,500 men and women work for the worldwide DIA workforce. Our budget consists of justified requirements, and is analyzed by DoD and congressional budget committees. Exact numbers and specific budget information are not released to the public due to security reasons.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR EMPLOYMENT AT DIA?

Visit our Careers page to learn more about working at DIA. To view current opportunities, click here to search vacancies. Here, you will be able to see a list of current job openings to select from. At the bottom of the page, you will click the "Apply for Selected Job" button to continue your application process.

DOES DIA OFFER SUMMER INTERNSHIPS TO COLLEGE STUDENTS?

Yes! Our summer intern program provides promising undergrad and graduate students the opportunity to learn more about DIA and gain valuable work experiences during temporary employment with us. For information on our programs requirements, application process and deadlines, take a look at the Careers page and then click the "Students" link.

How do I contact DIA?

Visit our Contact DIA page for information on how to contact the Agency.