Defence Intelligence

The Defence Intelligence Staff (DIS ) is the Military Intelligence Service in the UK. He is, as a subdivision of the Ministry of Defence and reports directly to the Prime Minister.


The Defence Intelligence Staff is headed by the Chief of Defence Intelligence ( CDI). Subordinate to him are the two divisions Defence Intelligence Analysis Staff (DIAS ) and Intelligence Collection Staff (ICS ).


The Defence Intelligence Staff employed 4,500 people as military and civilian employees.


The Defence Intelligence Staff was founded in 1946 under the name of Joint Intelligence Bureau ( JIB ), headed by General Kenneth Strong. This was followed by the Directorate of Military Intelligence. After the establishment of the Ministry of Defence in 1964, the DIS was established in its present form.