10 Aug '12, 2pm
New DIA Director Expects Intensified Demands for Intelligence
New DIA Director Expects Intensified Demands for Intelligence By Cheryl Pellerin American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2012 The new director of the Defense Intelligence Agency is approaching his dream job with eyes wide open, valuing people over technology and expecting a future that holds more intense demands for intelligence. Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn became DIA director July 24, as well as commander of the collocated joint functional component command for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance that is part of U.S. Strategic Command. “If there’s a dream job for me, this is it,” Flynn said during an interview with American Forces Press Service. His vision for the agency, the director added, “is to operationalize the capabilities that DIA brings to bear, for the defense community and specifically in support of our combatant commanders -- [the] co...