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Steve Hammons
April 22, 2015

The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, California, traces its roots to the secret World War II U.S. Army intelligence unit comprised of Japanese-Americans – the Military Intelligence Service (MIS). 

Then, as now, we needed to succeed militarily and also communicate with other cultures and nations. 

The MIS was started in late 1941 as a unit to train Japanese-Americans (Nisei) to conduct translation and interrogation activities. MIS men came mostly from Hawaii and the West Coast.

The missions of the MIS were highly classified and still...

Culture and Regional Knowledge Expert Group (CRKEG)
March 23, 2015

The Foreign Language Program Office of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the Culture and Regional Knowledge Expert Group (CRKEG) are pleased to announce a symposium on Social Media and Online Behavior to be held Monday June 8th through Friday June 12th at the Center for Advanced Study of Language. The 2015 CRKEG Symposium Planning Committee invites submission of proposals on the topics relevant to the theme “Social Media and Online Behavior: Language and Culture Considerations and Challenges for the Intelligence Community.” The growth of social media and online...

Allison Abbe
March 18, 2014

Culture Catches’ is a monthly compilation of news and articles related to the intersection of MILES (Military, Intelligence, Law Enforcement, and Security) issues and the behavioral and social sciences. It was inspired by the U.S. Army Research Institute’s periodic ‘Library Catches’ compiled by ARI’s librarian Dorothy Young. The purpose of Culture Catches is to help both MILES personnel and supporting R&D communities stay informed about events, trends, and developments of mutual interest.

Culture Catches  - February 2014

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