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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.

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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.

The Inspections specialty is responsible for evaluating, inspecting and promoting the efficiency and effectiveness of DIA organizations, programs and functions. The Inspections specialty provides the Office of the Inspector General with a flexible and effective mechanism for oversight and review of programs by using a multi-disciplinary staff and multiple methods for gathering and analyzing data. The division accomplishes this responsibility by conducting in-depth reviews across the Agency that examine and assess processes, procedures, internal controls, performance measures, compliance with regulatory and policy guidance, inter-relationships, and customer satisfaction. All evaluations and inspections are conducted in accordance with quality standards for inspections established by the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency.