The DoD Insider Threat Management and Analysis Center (DITMAC) was created in response to the Washington Navy Yard shooting of September 16, 2013. Reviews of the shooting concluded that DoD could have done more to consolidate and share information necessary for identifying potential insider threats, developing a holistic picture of risk posed by insiders, and coordinating actions to mitigate risk. The Deputy Secretary of Defense approved the Washington Navy Yard Implementation Plan, including its recommendation to establish the DITMAC to address these deficiencies. The Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD(I)) then directed the Defense Security Service to establish the DITMAC to provide DoD with an enterprise-level capability for insider threat information integration and management.
In DoD Instruction 5205.83, the USD(I) directed that the DITMAC will: