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Encyclopedia > Defence Intelligence Staff

The Defence Intelligence Staff (DIS) is an element of the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence, responsible for collection and assessment of all-source intelligence. The DIS provides advice to the MOD, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, other government departments, NATO and the European Union related to the commitment and employment of UK's armed forces, to inform procurement decisions; and to support military operations.[1] It was created in 1964 through a merger of the three single service intelligence organisations and the Directorate of Military Intelligence. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is the United Kingdom government department responsible for implementation of government defence policy and the headquarters of the British Armed Forces. ... Intelligence (abbreviated or ) is the process and the result of gathering information and analyzing it to answer questions or obtain advance warnings needed to plan for the future. ... The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Whitehall, seen from St. ... NATO 2002 Summit in Prague. ... Directorate of Military Intelligence is a department within the British Ministry of Defence (or MoD for short). ...

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Organisation

Defence Intelligence is one of the four principal Intelligence organisations within the UK Government intelligence machinery [2], together with the Secret Intelligence Service (popularly known as MI6), Security Service (popularly known as MI5) and Government Communications Headquarters under the direction of the Joint Intelligence Committee. The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), commonly known as MI6, is the United Kingdoms external intelligence agency. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is a British intelligence agency responsible for providing signals intelligence (SIGINT) and information assurance. ... The Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) was founded in 1936 as a sub-committee of the Committee of Imperial Defence. ...


Defence Intelligence is responsible for both collection of intelligence material and for the preparation of intelligence product, analysis of all source material to advise policy creation throughout government. Areas of interest include military capabilities and threats, counter terrorism, counter proliferation and geo-political stability. Counter-terrorism or counterterrorism refers to the practices, tactics, techniques, and strategies that governments, militaries, and other groups adopt in order to fight terrorism. ...


Chief of Defence Intelligence (CDI) is a serving three star officer in one of the armed forces, normally the post is rotational however the current incumbent, Air Marshal Stuart Peach, is apparently out of sequence. CDIs post was created in 1984 from the merger of the posts of Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Intelligence) (DCDS(I) and Director-General Intelligence (DGI), both three star officers. An air marshals sleeve/shoulder insignia Air Marshal (Air Mshl or AM) is a rank in the Royal Air Force. ...


CDI is responsible for the DI Intelligence Collection Group, headed by Director General Intelligence Collection, the DI Assessment Staff, headed by Deputy Chief of Defence Intelligence and a number of corporate directorates which provide resourcing, a customer interface and an Operations capability.


DI ICG

DIS Intelligence Collection Group

The DI ICG is the largest element of DI and is responsible for the collection of Signals, Geo-spatial, Imagery and Measurement and Signature Intelligence. Headed by Director General Intelligence collection the ICG Headquarters is at Feltham, Middlesex. ICG comprises; Defence Geographic Centre, JARIC, The National Imagery Exploitation Centre, Joint Service Signals Organisation and Joint Aeronautical and Geospatial Organisation.[3] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... SIGINT stands for SIGnals INTelligence, which is intelligence-gathering by interception of signals, whether by radio interception or other means. ... GEOINT stands for GEOspatial INTelligence, which is intelligence-gathering by exploitation (analysis) of imagery and mapping data, whether collected by commercial satelite, government satelite or by other means. ... IMINT, short for IMagery INTelligence, is an intelligence gathering discipline which collects information via satellite and aerial photography. ... MASINT, short for Measurement and Signature Intelligence, refers to intelligence gathering activities that bring together disparate elements that do not fit within the definitions of Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Imagery Intelligence (IMINT), or Human Intelligence (HUMINT). ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The Middlesex Guildhall at Westminster Middlesex is one of the 39 historic counties of England and was the second smallest (after Rutland). ... JARIC - The National Imagery Exploitation Centre JARIC Crest // History Following a series of successful covert air reconnaissance operations run by the United Kingdoms Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) prior to World War II, the Photographic Development Unit (PDU) was established on 19th January 1940. ...


DIAS

The DI Assessment Staff compiles intelligence product using classified intelligence material from DI ICG and other government organisations such as SIS, Security Service, and GCHQ as well as open source intelligence from other sources.[4] Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is an intelligence gathering discipline that involves collecting information from open sources and analyzing it to produce usable intelligence. ...


Headed by the Deputy CDI, currently Mr Tony Pawson, the DIAS is made up of a mix of military and civilian personnel drawing on research, scientific, technical and linguistic skillsets. DIAS includes three main business units; DI Strategic Assessment, DI Scientific and Technical, and the Directorate of Targeting and Information Operations.


DISC

The Defence Intelligence and Security Centre, at Chicksands, Bedfordshire, provides training in intelligence collection and assessment skills including; research and analysis, linguistics, imagery analysis, photography and security. DISC is co-located with the headquarters of the British Armys Intelligence Corps. Statistics Population: 2,120(est. ... Bedfordshire (abbreviated Beds) is a county in England that forms part of the East of England region. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... The Intelligence Corps (also known as Int Corps) is one of the corps of the British Army. ...


Chiefs of Defence Intelligence (1985-)

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Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Intelligence) (1964-1984)

  • Air Marshal Sir Michael Armitage 1985-1986
  • Lieutenant-General Sir James Glover 1981-1983
  • Vice-Admiral Sir Roy Halliday 1978-1981
  • Air Marshal Sir Richard Wakeford 1975-1978
  • Lieutenant-General Sir David Willison 1972-1975
  • Vice-Admiral Sir Louis Le Bailly 1971-1972
  • Lieutenant-General Sir Richard Fyffe 1968-1971
  • Air Marshal Sir Harold Maguire 1965-1968
  • Vice-Admiral Sir Norman Denning 1964-1965

Hon. ... Air Marshal Sir Richard (Dickie) Gordon Wakeford KCB OBE MVO AFC (20 April 1922 - 13 February 2007) was an officer in the Royal Air Force for 36 years, from 1941 to 1977. ... Air Marshal Sir Harold John Maguire, KCB, DSO, OBE, (April 12, 1912 – 2001) was Director-General of Intelligence at the British Ministry of Defence (1968 – 1972). ...

Director-General Intelligence (1964-1984)

  • Vice-Admiral Sir Roy Halliday, rtd 1981-1984
  • Air Chief Marshal Sir John Aiken, rtd 1978-1981
  • Lieutenant-General Sir David Willison, rtd 1975-1978
  • Vice-Admiral Sir Louis Le Bailly, rtd 1972-1975
  • Air Marshal Sir Harold Maguire, rtd 1968-1972
  • Air Chief Marshal Sir Alfred Earle, rtd 1966-1968
  • Major-General Sir Kenneth Strong, KBE CB 1964-1966

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See also

Operation Rockingham was the codeword for UK involvement in inspections in Iraq following the war over Kuwait in 1990-91. ... The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is the United Kingdom government department responsible for implementation of government defence policy and the headquarters of the British Armed Forces. ... JARIC - The National Imagery Exploitation Centre JARIC Crest // History Following a series of successful covert air reconnaissance operations run by the United Kingdoms Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) prior to World War II, the Photographic Development Unit (PDU) was established on 19th January 1940. ... RAF Intelligence Crest The Royal Air Force (RAF) Intelligence branch is a dedicated organisation within the RAF that maintains intelligence staff and equipment. ... The following is a partial list of current intelligence agencies. ... The Hutton Inquiry was a British judicial inquiry chaired by Lord Hutton, appointed by the British government to investigate the death of a government weapons expert, Dr. David Kelly. ... For other persons named David Kelly, see David Kelly (disambiguation). ...

References

  1. ^ MOD accessed 21 Oct 06
  2. ^ PDF National Intelligence Machinery accessed 21 Oct 06
  3. ^ MOD accessed 21 Oct 06
  4. ^ MOD accessed 21 Oct 06

External links

  • Defence Geospatial Intelligence
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Defence Intelligence Staff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (743 words)
The Defence Intelligence Staff is part of the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence.
The DIS is responsible for gathering and assessing intelligence concerning military threats to the UK and its allies.
The DIS is headed by the Chief of Defence Intelligence (CDI), a serving three star officer in one of the armed forces; in practice the post rotates between the three services.
UK Joint Intelligence Committee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (555 words)
The Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) was founded in 1936 as a sub-committee of the Chiefs of Staff.
Full details of the UK central intelligence machine, of which the JIC is part, are set out in a now somewhat dated official document at [2] JIC meetings are in two parts: the first at which Australia, Canada and the US are represented; and the second, with no foreigners present.
JIC members John Scarlett and Sir Richard Dearlove (head of MI6, the Secret Intelligence Service) gave evidence to the Inquiry in which they argued that the words used in the dossier were consistent with their assessment of the intelligence available at the time.
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