Defense Intelligence Agency

The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is a member of the Intelligence Community, and is the central producer and manager of military intelligence for the United States Department of Defense (DoD), employing over 16,500 U.S. military and civilian employees worldwide. The defense intelligence community is headed by the DIA, through its Director (who chairs the Military Intelligence Board), and it coordinates the activities of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force intelligence components. The DIA and defense intelligence community provide military intelligence to war fighters, defense policymakers and force planners within the Department and the Intelligence Community, in support of U.S. military planning and operations and weapon systems acquisition. The DIA, designated in 1986 as a Defense Department combat support agency, was established in 1961 as a result of a decision by Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, under President John F. Kennedy. The Department created the DIA with the publication of Directive 5105.21, "Defense Intelligence Agency" on August 1, 1961, effective October 1, 1961.

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