The Analysis Career Field consists of six career specialties. Throughout your career with DIA, you may have the chance to work in several different specialties at locations around the world, depending on your preferences and the needs of the Agency.
Become an expert in the most fundamental defense intelligence specialty: the analysis of foreign military capabilities on the ground, on the ocean, in the air, in space and in cyberspace. Join a team that empowers our military forces to win on the battlefield by helping them understand how their adversary fights.
SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL INTELLIGENCE
Be a part of our Nation’s vanguard against scientific and technical threats by providing the systematic study and analysis of foreign capabilities in basic and applied research and engineering. S&TI all-source analysts warn decision makers of foreign technical developments and capabilities including military weapons systems, emerging and disruptive technologies, the proliferation of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons; along with physical vulnerability assessments and detailing global health response capabilities and threats posed by infectious disease.
INFRASTRUCTURE & RESOURCES
Terrorists, insurgents and foreign military forces are supported by transportation, energy, telecommunications and economic networks. Help our troops interdict and disrupt these critical foreign infrastructure components and win on the battlefield by joining this team of specialists.
STRATEGIC & REGIONAL ANALYSIS
Be one step ahead of the adversary by assessing foreign national goals and intentions, defense doctrine and strategy, socio-cultural dynamics, and civilian and military leadership to provide early warning of potential conflicts, military operations or other crises. Help determine what factors, conditions or other influences affect U.S. national security interests.
ADVANCED ALL-SOURCE METHODS
Set the standard and ensure mission success by integrating data science, advanced quantitative methods and machine learning/artificial intelligence technologies into our analytic tradecraft.
COUNTERINTELLIGENCE & TRANSNATIONAL
Be a part of a team that works to secure U.S. military forces, facilities and activities against foreign intelligence threats. Help disrupt and prevent foreign illicit transnational networks that facilitate terrorism, insurgencies, weapons proliferation, drugs, piracy and human trafficking.