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DIA director stresses importance of intel

September 18, 2012

Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, stressed the importance of military intelligence and discussed his vision for the years to come at the Intelligence Senior Leadership Conference here last week.

"The changes that have occurred in the areas of operations that we are finding ourselves in are immense," Flynn said. "Despite the fiscal challenges that we are likely to face in the coming decade, the increases in the demand for intelligence are unprecedented right now, and I see only an increase in the demand for even more and better intelligence in the future."

DIA, which is a multi service joint agency, employs more then 17,000 military and civilians and just over 4,000 contractors. DIA is globally deployed in 139 countries, "we have the entire defense attaché system," Flynn said.

"We really have to stress the training and education of the language and the cultural knowledge, and we really are going to have to step up our game.

"As the world has taken sort of shape we have really learned a lot about where we were in terms of sort of our legacy footprint and where we need to be in the future and I think that is really important," Flynn said.

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Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn spoke at last weeks Senior Intelligence Leadership Conference at Alvarado Hall where he stressed the importance of military intelligence and discussed his vision for the years to come.

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