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.



The Honorable,
Mr. Marcel Lettre
Under Secretary
of Defense for
Intelligence
(Acting)
The Honorable, Mr. Marcel Lettre is currently Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. He was nominated by President Obama as the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (PDUSDI) and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate in October 2013:

"As the Acting USDI, Secretary Lettre is the principal intelligence advisor to the Secretary of Defense. He exercises authority, direction, and control on behalf of the Secretary of Defense over all intelligence and security organizations within the Department of Defense, including the National Security Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, the National Reconnaissance Office, the Defense Security Service and the intelligence components of the combatant commands and military services." 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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