Penguin: US Secret Agency Language Priorities

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IC Virtual Career Fair: Priority Languages by Agency

Phi Beta Iota. Below the line is the actual priority chart.  The FBI is fishing for everything but probably not serious.  CIA and NSA are still focused on Priority 1 and ignoring everything else.

Languages

CIA

FBI-LSS

NSA

National Virtual Translation Center

DIA

African languages (any Sub-Saharan languages)

X

X

Arabic (any regional dialects)

X

X

X

X

X

Assyrian (Syriac)

X

Azerbaijani (Azeri)

X

X

Baluchi

X

X

Bengali

X

X

Bikol

X

Cambodian

X

X

Canarese (Kanarese, Kannada)

X

Cebuano

X

Cham (Eastern Cham, Tsat, Western Cham)

X

Chinese – Mandarin

X

X

X

X

Czech

X

X

Dari (Persian – Dari)

X

X

X

X

X

Dhivehi (Divehi, Maldivian)

X

X

Dinka

X

X

Dutch

X

X

Farsi (Persian – Farsi)

X

X

X

X

X

French

X

X

German

X

X

Greek

X

Gujarati

X

Hausa

X

X

Hebrew

X

X

Hindi

X

X

X

Hmong

X

Ilocono (Ilokano, Iloko)

X

Indonesian (Bahasa)

X

X

Italian

X

X

Japanese

X

X

Javanese

X

Kazakh

X

Korean

X

X

X

X

X

Kurdish

X

X

Luganda

X

X

Pashto (Pushto)

X

X

X

X

X

Persian – Dari (Dari)

X

X

X

X

X

Persian – Farsi (Farsi)

X

X

X

X

X

Polish

X

X

Portuguese

X

X

Punjabi (Panjabi)

X

X

Russian

X

X

X

X

X

Serbo-Croatian

X

X

Somali

X

X

X

X

Spanish

X

X

X

Swahili

X

Tagalog

X

Tajik

X

X

X

Thai

X

X

Turkish

X

X

X

Uighur (Uyghur)

X

X

Urdu

X

X

X

Uzbek

X

X

Vietnamese

X

X