John T. Hughes Library

The John T. Hughes Library serves as the all-source research and information resource for the National Intelligence University and the analytical staff of the Defense Intelligence Agency. The Library plays a key role in enhancing the competence of intelligence professionals by providing our patrons all-source academic research assistance, instruction, and comprehensive collections and tools that support the curriculum of the University and the all-source intelligence requirements of the Agency. The Library is committed to building its collections and services to align with the University’s future-focused curricula and the broader mission of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

The library’s holdings comprise over 70,000 volumes, 536 worldwide periodicals and journals, 46 U.S. and foreign newspapers, 31 commercial research databases, and numerous historical collections, DVDs, audio books, and an extensive map room, all with an emphasis on global issues such as terrorism, international political science, military and naval science, intelligence, science and technology.

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History and Collections

John T. Hughes accepts the National Security Medal in 1984 from President Ronald Reagan.
John T. Hughes accepts the National Security Medal in 1984 from President Ronald Reagan.

John T. Hughes The unclassified library is named in honor of John T. Hughes (1928-1992). Internationally recognized and honored, Mr. Hughes served his 33-year intelligence career as an exceptional defense intelligence photo interpreter, collection systems manager, and senior executive. At the request of the President and the Secretary of Defense, Mr. Hughes presented a nationally televised briefing on February 6, 1963 , tracing the introduction, deployment, and withdrawal of Soviet strategic forces in the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Vernon A. Walters
Vernon A. Walters

The Vernon A. Walters Collection  In 2002 the National Intelligence University was honored to accept a gift from the estate of the late Ambassador Vernon A. Walters, U.S. Army. This gift included his photographs, documents, personal and professional correspondence, awards and memorabilia documenting a half-century career that was both distinguished and extraordinary.