Defence Intelligence Agency

Congrats DIA! Dedicated detection, deterrence dissuades divergent deeds

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center’s National Insider Threat Task Force recognized the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Insider Threat Program for achieving full operating capability during a small ceremony at DIA Headquarters last week. DIA is the first of the Intelligence Community agencies to achieve this milestone.

DIA’s own Bob Hope

This year’s recipient of the Spirit of Hope Award, April Maletz, is the first Defense Intelligence Agency officer chosen in the award’s history.

Former SOCOM commander reflects on 40 years of service at DIA’s first virtual MasterMinds

In the first virtual installment of MasterMinds, the Defense Intelligence Agency and DIA Director Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley Jr. hosted retired Gen. Raymond Thomas, July 15. Thomas, the 11th commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command and the former commander at Joint Special Operations Command, candidly shared his sentiments on leadership and perspective as he reflected on his time in the U.S. Army.

DIA officer graduates top of class from National Defense University

On June 12, the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Kim Hendricks should have walked across the stage at Fort McNair, Washington, during a graduation ceremony for the National Defense University. But no pandemic can undermine her hard work, determination and success during her time at NDU’s National War College, including the honor of distinguished graduate.

Serving the frontlines, paying respect through the pandemic

As news of the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread, many businesses and companies closed their doors, and employees were sent home to telework or wait for more information. But, first responders don’t have that choice. Their work can’t be done from the comforts of their home, and when mayhem strikes, more first responders answer the call for support.

DIA deploys hand sanitizer from local distilleries

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, there has been a growing shortage of disinfecting products available to consumers, specifically hand sanitizer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released guidance allowing distilleries to produce hand sanitizer to accommodate the growing need — a need that was becoming widespread at the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Donating time, materials to keep DIA safe

In times of crisis and chaos, it’s said that a person’s true character reveals itself. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, there have been many acts of kindness demonstrated by neighbors, communities and strangers.

Pay it forward, donate blood

In a time of social distancing and self-isolation, some may wonder how they can still help others affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For Sgt. First Class Matthew Brueggeman, a member of the Office of the Chaplain at the Defense Intelligence Agency, the answer is through blood donations. Although, technically, he doesn’t donate blood.

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