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Officers in the Counterintelligence Career Field perform a wide variety of tasks in support of DIA's mission. From technical operations to insider threat investigations, officers in the CI Career Field safeguard the Nation from foreign adversarial threats. CI officers detect, identify, assess, exploit, counter and neutralize damaging efforts by foreign entities.


Counterintelligence Specifics

In an ever-changing, dynamic global threat environment, CI officers develop and execute strategies that defeat our adversaries’ attempts to harm us. Often collaborating across the Intelligence Community and U.S. Government, CI officers use logic, expertise and ingenuity to protect the Nation from subversive activities like sabotage and espionage.

DIA seeks candidates who are mature, intelligent, and possess strong oral and written communication skills.

CI agents collect, protect and report information related to foreign intelligence entities’ capabilities and intentions.

CI agents conduct interviews and provide briefings to educate the workforce on foreign threats.

CI agents operate independently and must make sound judgments.

CI agents regularly interact with DIA personnel, as well as civilian law enforcement, intelligence officers and security agency personnel to execute CI activities.

Cover Support Officers gather information and conduct activities to conceal true identity and/or false information in order to support and enable authorized activities and lawful missions. 

Cover Support Officers assess information to determine the effectiveness and responsiveness of cover support operations.