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June 13, 2019

This week in DIA history: Lt. Gen. William Quinn, DIA's first deputy director

Lt. Gen. William Quinn was assigned to DIA as deputy director on October 1, 1961. As the deputy, Quinn played an important role in standing up the Agency as well as supporting intelligence efforts during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

June 6, 2019

This Week in DIA History: Remembering the first DIA employee killed in the line of duty

On June 10, 1970, Palestinian gunmen murdered Assistant Army Attaché MAJ Robert Perry in Amman, Jordan.

May 31, 2019

Director Ashley discusses adversaries’ nukes at Hudson Institute event

Speaking Wednesday at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Robert P. Ashley Jr. emphasized Russia’s and China’s growing nuclear weapons capabilities and recent modernization.

May 30, 2019

This Week in DIA History: Formation of the FVEY Partnership

With war looming for the United States in 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt approved a proposal for U.S. intelligence activities to exchange secret technical information with the United Kingdom. The initial formal agreement, known as the Atlantic Charter, established strategic aims and set the state for closer, formal intelligence cooperation.

May 30, 2019

DIA leads tech effort within innovation battle lab

The Defense Intelligence Agency put its expertise to the test through participation in the Joint Innovation Battle Lab, a two-week annual exercise focused on the integration of operations, intelligence and technology, April 29 through May 10, 2019.

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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.