Welcome Back - the Government has Reopened
Due to the enactment of a continuing resolution, all Federal government operations were able to reopen on 17 October 2013. As we return to work and kick-off fiscal year 2014, we encourage a continued strong focus on performance in support of mission and Component requirements. We will continue to provide updated information to help support a smooth transition back to work for those unable to return earlier and information on our way for issues such as performance management and pay pools.
For information related to the furlough, please visit your component furlough information sources, the DCIPS Furlough Information page, and the Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory System website to learn more. The DCIPS mailbox is also available to assist with specific DCIPS-related questions.
The Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Dr. Michael Vickers, has issued DCIPS Performance Management Close-out Guidance for 2013:
"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."
Michael G. Vickers
Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
A workforce with robust Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) capabilities is critical to sustaining U.S. preeminence. The Defense Intelligence Enterprise and the Department of Defense are aligned in efforts focused to support an enduring STEM workforce. The STEM Development Office, in the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, established an Executive Board and Working Group comprised of representatives from across the Department.
With support from the Department, the report “Assuring the U.S. Department of Defense a Strong Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Workforce,” published in 2012, presents five principal recommendations for attracting, retaining, and managing highly qualified STEM talent within the department based on an examination of the current STEM workforce of DOD and the defense industrial base. Read the report online here.
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.