- The Defense Intelligence Agency was created in October 1961, to provide the Department of Defense with a central intelligence manager. The word "joint" is used in conjunction with military intelligence, since prior to the creation of the DIA, the American Navy, Air Force and Army each had their own intelligence departments. The agency was created to reduce intelligence duplication and ineffectual resource management.
- The National Defense Intelligence College (formerly called the Joint Military Intelligence College) was established by the Department of Defense in 1962 to educate civilians and government personnel in strategic intelligence. The College offers a Bachelor of Science in Intelligence, as well as a Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence.
- Several institutions offer training in joint military intelligence, including Henley-Putnam University, the American Military University and the U.S. Joint Forces Intelligence Command.
- Individuals with educational backgrounds in intelligence often secure work with the Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Security Agency, US Secret Service and DIA.