The military is starting to hire women as contractors.
The Pentagon has started hiring female employees to fill jobs in the field of intelligence gathering, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), according to a government report published on Thursday.
The report found that in the past four years, there have been more than 500 women hired to fill roles in the US intelligence community, according to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), which is a think tank that promotes US national security.
The CSIS analysis found that women make up about half of the overall workforce, and are working more than half of all US intelligence jobs.
The report notes that the number of women in US intelligence is on the rise, and has increased steadily over the past decade.
The US military currently has 1,831 female members in the ranks of active duty and reserve, according a spokesperson for the Department of Defense, which did not comment on the report’s specific findings.
It is not the first time the military has started to recruit women for its civilian workforce.
In 2009, the Pentagon announced plans to hire 40 new women to fill its military intelligence jobs, and in 2012, it began hiring female personnel to fill positions in the intelligence community.
The department has also begun hiring women in its special operations branch, including special operations officers.
The hiring of women is a significant step for the military.
In 2011, the US Army began requiring all women in the service to wear a uniform.
The Army began hiring women into its combat forces in 2011, with the first female combat engineers and weapons engineers in the armed forces.
The number of female recruits in the Army rose from 513 to 542, and it was followed by the Air Force in 2013, which began hiring more than 200 female recruits into the Air Corps in 2014.