In the United States, geospatial intelligence is intelligence about the human activity on earth derived from the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information that describes, assesses, and visually depicts physical features and geographically referenced activities on the Earth.
Technical Intelligence is intelligence about weapons and equipment used by the armed forces of foreign nations. The related term, scientific and technical intelligence, addresses information collected or analysed about the broad range of foreign science, technology, and weapon systems.
SIGINT is intelligence derived from electronic signals and systems used by foreign targets, such as communications systems, radars, and weapons systems. SIGINT provides a vital window for our nation into foreign adversaries' capabilities, actions, and intentions.

DIA Strategic Approach

The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) fulfills a unique role at the intersection of the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Intelligence Community (IC). Warfighters, policymakers, and acquisition leaders rely on us for foundational intelligence on foreign militaries and the operating environment that only we provide. Today, our role is more vital than ever as the re-emergence of great-power competition challenges U.S. property, security, and the democratic world order we have fought to sustain since World War II. Our competitors have studied and learned from the American way of war. They are building asymmetric capabilities that seek to diminish our longstanding military dominance in all warfighting domains—land, maritime, air, space, and cyber. The 2018 National Defense Strategy (NDS) seeks to expand our competitive space with a more lethal and innovative defense enterprise coupled with a robust network of allies and partners—challenging the Department to change at a remarkable pace.

DIA's mission is to provide 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.
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 at every education level. 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.
The DIA Office of Small Business Programs is committed to increasing acquisition opportunities to small businesses. We understand how forming partnerships with the private sector enhances the DIA mission and supports US growth.
DIA Connections is an exciting new podcast. Featuring overlooked or unfamiliar aspects of who we are, what we do, and the countless ways we've impacted the lives of people everywhere. Since its creation in 1961, the Defense Intelligence Agency 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. However, we are so much more, as this podcast series will reveal.