Defense Intelligence Agency Headquarters

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Defense Intelligence Agency Headquarters
Joint Base Anacostia–Bolling, Washington, DC
The Defense Intelligence Agency Headquarters
Defense Intelligence Agency Headquarters is located in the District of Columbia
Defense Intelligence Agency Headquarters
Defense Intelligence Agency Headquarters
Coordinates38°50′54″N 77°00′45″W / 38.848268°N 77.012497°W / 38.848268; -77.012497
HeightSix stories above ground
Site information
OwnerDefense Intelligence Agency
Controlled byDirector of the Defense Intelligence Agency
Open to
the public
ConditionIn Service

The Defense Intelligence Agency Headquarters (DIA HQ) is the main operating center of the Defense Intelligence Agency. It is located on the premises of Joint Base Anacostia–Bolling in Washington, DC.


DIA Headquarters (sometimes called the Defense Intelligence Analysis Center or DIAC) opened in 1983[1] and became operational in 1984.[2] and designed by SmithGroupJJR to consolidate DIA activities in the Washington, DC area. In 2005, the agency opened the Headquarters Expansion, also designed by SmithGroupJJR, which allowed for more DIA personnel to serve under one roof than ever before.[3] It simultaneously housed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence from 2005 until 2008, when the DNI's own facility was opened at Liberty Crossing in McLean, VA.

Under DIA HQ is also the headquarters of the co-located United States Strategic Command's Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JFCC-ISR). DIA HQ also includes the DIA Memorial Wall, which commemorates 21 Defense Intelligence Agency employees who have died in the service of the agency and of the United States. Additionally, the facility houses a memorial honoring seven employees who died in the attacks of September 11, 2001 at the Pentagon and the Torch Bearers Wall, which recognizes employees' exceptional contributions to the agency’s mission.

Currently, approximately 30% of DIA's workforce serves in the Headquarters.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Defense Intelligence Agency 50th Anniversary: An Illustrated History
  2. ^ "History". DIA. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Defense Intelligence Analysis Center Expansion". SmithGroupJJR. Retrieved 26 March 2016.

Coordinates: 38°50′54″N 77°00′45″W / 38.8483°N 77.0125°W / 38.8483; -77.0125