ERIC Number: ED248804
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Defense Intelligence: Foreign Area/Language Needs and Academe.
SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) need for foreign language/area expertise was assessed, along with opportunities for the academic community to supplement government training. In addition to interviewing intelligence managers, questionnaires were administered to defense analysts to determine their background, training, and use of external resources related to foreign language and area studies. Information is provided on: intelligence tasks that require language capability; language training within the Defense Language Institute (DIA); the coding of language skills among the armed services and DIA; and the need for area specialists by the Army and the other service branches. Direct and indirect relations between the defense intelligence community and the academic world are considered, along with attitudes of the defense intelligence community toward academia and vice versa. Cooperative programs with academia are described, including those of the National Security Agency, as well as the General Defense Intelligence Program--Third World Language and Area Studies Initiative; and the OSD Sponsored Soviet and Eastern European Language and Area Studies Program. Appended are questionnaires and data on DOD's foreign language requirements and capabilities for funding year 1982-1984. (SW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Army, Washington, DC. Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence.; Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.