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Defense Intelligence Foreign Languae


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Defense Intelligence Foreign Language, Constant Change and challenges

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Defense Intelligence Foreign Languae

  1. 1. Human Capital Management Office Roberto ‘BJ’ Sanchez March 2009 OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR INTELLIGENCE Defense Intelligence Foreign Language Constant Change and Challenges
  2. 2. Secretary of Defense Director National Intelligence Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence) Deputy Director National Intelligence Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Joint & Coalition Warfighter Support Deputy Under Secretary of Defense For Technical Collection & Analysis Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Portfolio Programs & Resources Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for HUMINT, Counterintelligence & Security Director, Human Capital Management Office Foreign Language & Area Readiness Personnel (DCIPS) Professional Development OUR MAKEUP Defense Intelligence Foreign Language and Area Advisory Group (DIFLAAG) NSA DIA OUSD(I) Chair NGA Joint Staff Air Force Marines Navy Army ODNI
  3. 3. OUSD(P&R) ODNI OUSD(I) DLSC DIFLAAG FLEXCOM DLAP <ul><li>Expert Groups: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operations </li></ul></ul>CHCO DIHRB DHRB DLO DLTRB Ad Hoc Teams FLPO HCMO GITC CTC CGTC DHTC CITC JFITC DITEB (ITEB) FOREIGN LANGUAGE & AREA OVERSIGHT MTEC DSTC Offices SES/GOFO AO Panels AO Panel w L&RE content
  4. 4. WAY AHEAD <ul><li>Defense Language and Regional Program Strategic Plan for 2010-2015 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Defense Language Transformation Roadmap – “Part Deux” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Three goals: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DoD will have the ability to meet current and projected requirements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DoD will have the appropriate mix of languages and regional proficiencies, cross-cultural competence, and technological capabilities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DoD will have key leadership and staff positions filled by personnel with language and regional proficiencies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Foreign Language and Area Reporting Requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Numerous Congressional, DoD, and ODNI data calls hampering daily Defense Intelligence Component management of foreign language and area programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Goal to generate a single annual report/data call that satisfies all reporting requirements while simultaneously eliminating the burden on components to repeatedly answer the same questions </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Defense Intelligence Foreign Language and Area Strategy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A living document…three main goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We will have the capability available to meet mission </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We will have appropriate training available and integrated in career development plans </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We will focus on building and sustaining capability supported by state-of-the-art technology, and aligned with IC policies and programs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Defense Intelligence Foreign Language of Interest List </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supplements DoD SLL – shows Defense Intelligence has a broader focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Three categories: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Essential: Foreign languages required to support high-priority operations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Significant: Foreign languages for which Defense Intelligence has a stated requirement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contingency: Foreign languages of possible future interest to Defense Intelligence, in which a threshold capability should be maintained </li></ul></ul></ul>WAY AHEAD
  6. 6. WAY AHEAD <ul><li>Defense Intelligence Unconstrained Assessment of Needs for Foreign Language and Regional Proficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Defense Intelligence Guidance tasks components conduct and annual “unconstrained” assessment of requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutionalizing a validation process into the Department’s two-year strategic planning cycle is a “work in progress” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Number of component programmed foreign language needs is 29% less than the total unconstrained needs reported – doing more with less. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Foreign Language Specialist Career Path </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exploring alternative concepts for the development and maintenance of attractive career paths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Return to specialist positions at all enlisted pay grades; establishment of selective warrant officer program in all Services; formation of a professional joint service language corps </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Objective is to achieve greater return on investment of training and educating new accessions into the Cryptologic linguist career </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Arabic DLPT Guidance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mastery criteria change approved—test labeled as “new version” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Six months waiver granted for taking the adjusted version </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proficiency Bonus not retroactive </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Iraqi Dialect Basic Course - Pilot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DLIFLC to host pilot class within each ME School beginning February 26, 2009 – SLA approval sought </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pilot is initial step to look at better ways to teach Arabic, shorten train-up time, increase numbers and proficiencies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DoD Instruction on Language Testing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DoDI 5160.71, “DoD Language Testing Program,” January 26, 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implements policy and assigns responsibilities for developing and administering DLAB, DLPT, and ELPT Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Skill Incentive Pay and Proficiency Bonus For ROTC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ROTC Language and Culture Project awards grants to colleges and universities to establish course in foreign languages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advisory Board provides oversight and advice to USD(P&R) </li></ul></ul>WHAT'S NEW