Who We Are

Welcome to the Directorate of Intelligence (DI), where incomplete and sometimes contradictory information is transformed into unique insights that inform U.S. policy decisions.

Members of the DI help provide timely, accurate, and objective all-source intelligence analysis on the full range of national security and foreign policy issues to the president, Cabinet, and senior policymakers in the U.S. government.

Meet some of our DI employees to learn more about who we are:

"With 29 years (mostly) in the DI, I have had five separate careers, each one building on expertise developed in the previous assignments. I've lived overseas, worked in the White House Situation Room, extensively researched absorbing topics, and had policymakers and colleagues interested in what I've discovered. I don't have a yacht or a home worth millions, but I have never been bored at work. I've always been challenged to think and work at the most sophisticated levels, and I know that what I have done has helped my country prosper and be safe." –Jane, manager, 29 years

"I came to the Agency from local government and was able to jump right in and work on challenging and timely issues. After receiving my master’s in peace operations, I was not sure where I wanted to work, but the Agency had a need and I was proud to answer the call to serve my country. I’ve been able to write for and brief top officials and diplomats, bringing them up to speed on issues about the United Nations and impacting US policy. In the DI, we often collaborate across offices to bring our collective analytic best forward--and that creates a unique synergy." –Michael, political analyst, 2 years

"I was recruited by the Agency from my communications graduate program at American University. I had no idea what was in store for me, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that working in the DI provides a vast range of opportunities and relationships beyond what I had imagined. In my day-to-day job I not only coordinate with analysts covering every region of the world, but I also interact with graphics designers, electronic publishers, and IT developers in order to provide our products to policymakers and a wide variety of customers across the Intelligence Community. Although I have been at the Agency a short time, I have been able to develop skills quickly that will serve me well in my future career here—I look forward to the new experiences that await me." –Jessica, publications officer (editor), 1.5 years

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