Defence Intelligence and Security Centre
|Defence Intelligence and Security Centre|
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Defence Intelligence and Security Centre (DISC), or Chicksands as it is more commonly known is located in the village of Chicksands in the English county of Bedfordshire. Map According to its Annual report and Accounts for the year ending 31 March 2005:
- DISC provides a full range of support functions to all Units and Lodger Units including Directorate of the Intelligence Corps, 15 Psychological Operations Group and the Army Information Security Unit.
It is also home to the Joint Services School of Intelligence. Chicksands was the site of RAF Chicksands, an RAF station during World War II. The station was used by the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1995.
Based at Templer Barracks, for much of the post War period, The Intelligence Corps 'has now moved into the 21st Century co-located with the Defence Intelligence and Security Centre (DISC) at Chicksands. The DISC is the UK Defence Agency responsible for training all personnel training in intelligence, security and information support.' Sections include: Special Intelligence Wing (SIW) and Weapons Intelligence Unit (WIU).
According to Global Security:
The Defence Intelligence and Security Centre (DISC), based in Chicksands in Bedfordshire, was created on 1st October 1996 to integrate intelligence and security training into one tri-service organisation. DISC trains the Armed Forces and other intelligence agencies in intelligence and security disciplines, conduct after capture. It also contributes advice on appropriate intelligence and security policy matters, and maintains an operational capability. In 1998/99, it employed an average of 484 staff and its net operating cost was £27 million.
Who is based at DISC?
- Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the Government Departments which sent officials on courses run by the Defence Intelligence and Security Centre in 2004–05. 
- Mr. Ingram: The Defence Intelligence and Security Centre provides training primarily for the armed forces and the Ministry of Defence. In 2004–05, the following Government Departments sent officials on courses run by the Defence Intelligence and Security Centre:
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Home Office
- Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many US personnel are based at the Defence Intelligence and Security Centre. 
- Mr. Ingram: There are two US personnel based at the Defence Intelligence and Security Centre. 
Defence Intelligence and Security Centre annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 March 2005 No 0319 2005–06 7 February 2006, Published by The Stationery Office (TSO) ISBN 0102935483
- Defence Intelligence and Security Centre annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 March 2005 No 0319 2005–06 7 February 2006, Published by The Stationery Office (TSO) ISBN 0102935483
- Ministry of Defence Intelligence Corps History, accessed 1 April 2008
- The Mechanisms of an Oppressive State UK INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY REPORT AUGUST 2003 Edited and compiled by Richard M. Bennett and Katie Bennett -AFI Research, Information Clearing House, accessed 1 April 2008
- Global Security DISC
- Defence Intelligence and Security Centre Written Answers, 20 Apr 2006 : Column 767W
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