Defence Intelligence Agency

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.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary

CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

Statement by the Department of Defense on Domestic Travel Restrictions

Today, the Deputy Secretary of Defense David L. Norquist approved new travel restrictions for service members, DoD civilians, and their families assigned to DoD installations, facilities and surrounding areas within the United States and its territories. This restriction will halt all domestic travel, including Permanent Change of Station, and Temporary Duty.

DOD Confronts Coronavirus Head-On

The Defense Department is taking positive action to protect people, safeguard critical national security missions and capabilities and support the whole-of-government approach to confronting the spread of the new coronavirus.