Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System

The Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) incorporates all DoD intelligence positions under a single, performance-based, mission-focused personnel management system. DCIPS serves as the common Defense Intelligence Enterprise system that helps to attract, retain, and reward the workforce needed to successfully carry out critical national security missions. It supports consistency and transparency across the Defense Intelligence Enterprise while simultaneously providing the flexibilities to embrace the individual cultures of the DoD Components with DCIPS positions.



Michael G. Vickers
Under Secretary
of Defense for
Intelligence
The Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD(I)), Dr. Michael Vickers, has issued DCIPS Pay Pools, Awards, and Reporting of Results Close-out Guidance and DCIPS Performance Management Close-out Guidance for 2013:

"This memorandum provides guidance for conducting Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) pay pools based on Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 performance evaluations of record, and for paying individual cash awards during FY 2014." Read more.

"As you prepare your components for the close-out of the fifth annual Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) performance evaluation period, I ask you to remain committed to a rigorous performance management process." Read more.


Professional Development

Several opportunities are available for DoD employees, including DCIPS employees, to continue their training, education and professional development within the Intelligence and Security field. Employees may learn more about professional development initiatives and take advantage of learning opportunities by way of the following sites. Note, these sites may require DoD credentials for access.

The National Intelligence University (NIU) is the Intelligence Community's degree granting institution with a far-reaching mission to educate and prepare intelligence officers to meet current and future challenges to the national security of the United States. Students may obtain a Bachelor or Masters of Science in Intelligence.


The Advanced Global Intelligence Learning Environment (AGILE) is a collaborative learning environment that encourages the sharing of learning tools and solutions. AGILE has catalogues and registration of courses from across the Intelligence Community.



The DoD Intelligence Training and Education Board (DITEB) is the community of practice for the DoD Intelligence training and education enterprise.

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