Workday to Accelerate DIA’s HR Modernization

New Relationship Underscores Potential for Workday to Transform U.S. Intelligence Community and Federal Government Business Processes


Workday, Inc, a leading provider of solutions to help organizations manage their people and money, announced the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has selected Workday Government Cloud to accelerate its human resources modernization efforts, marking Workday’s formal entry into the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) and its growing momentum in the U.S. Federal Government market.

“The intelligence community is not immune to the external forces transforming the world of work so we applaud DIA for leading the charge in modernizing the way it manages the evolving needs of its workforce – a mission we are honored to support,” said Carl Eschenbach, CEO, Workday. “This partnership demonstrates our dedication to the federal market and our significant customer momentum in this space as more and more federal agencies shift from legacy technologies to modern solutions like Workday.”

Working in partnership with their value-added reseller Groundswell, who has extensive federal modernization experience, Workday will support DIA on its mission to rapidly accelerate recruitment and onboarding efforts to create a diverse, trusted and agile workforce. Workday will also help DIA identify, integrate, and direct skills and expertise across its organization to solve emerging intelligence problems where and when they are most needed.

With Workday Government Cloud, DIA will be able to:

  • Bring the Business Together: By centralizing all HR data into a single system of record with Workday, DIA can break down silos and foster heightened collaboration among its workforce. This will enable it to deliver improved insights to managers and leadership to inform decision-making and where to deploy key expertise.
  • Revolutionize the Hiring Experience: Through the power of Workday’s unified data core, DIA can automate business processes and accelerate hiring decisions, reducing time-to-hire so the agency can keep pace and compete for top talent.
  • Put People at the Center: Workday will provide DIA with an employee-centric talent foundation that increases employee retention, boosts engagement, and develops future leaders today to take on the intelligence challenges of tomorrow.

DIA’s charge for modernization comes at a time when federal agencies are facing unprecedented technological changes, rapidly shifting demographics, and long wait times to hire, particularly with younger prospective employees. It is estimated only 7% of the federal workforce is under the age of 30 and nearly 30% of federal leaders will become eligible for retirement within five years. This, combined with complex intelligence problems emerging daily, makes the need to replace legacy technologies all the more pressing.

Workday’s new partnership with DIA builds on an existing base of more than 35 federal and national government customers around the world and marks nearly two years since the company entered the U.S. federal market, underscoring its significant momentum within the sector.

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