Joint Combat Camera Center
The Joint Combat Camera Center (JCCC), a function of the Defense Imagery Management Operations Center, plans and coordinates the acquisition, collection and access to current digital Visual Information in support of joint operations across the range of military functions around the globe.
The JCCC works closely with the Joint Combat Camera Program manager, Joint Staff, Combatant Commands (CCMDs) and Services to plan and track VI capabilities in support of Department of Defense VI needs.
- Operates in a secure facility at Fort Meade 20 hours per day, five days per week with on-call 24/7 coverage to actively coordinate up to the SECRET level with the Combatant Commands (CCMD), Joint Staff, and the Military Services to help identify requirements for VI products and capabilities in future operations, activities, and missions (Joint Publication 3-61, Public Affairs, Chapter V). In joint operations, the JCCC ensures requirements for expeditionary directed VI (such as Combat Camera forces) are expressed in Public Affairs Guidance (PAG) and/or the appropriate sections of a mission plan (e.g. Annex F, Annex K, Annex Y, and/or Appendix 10).
- Globally tracks Combat Camera (COMCAM), VI and Public Affairs forces deployed or preparing to deploy in support of military operations to facilitate the flow of information, requirements and VI products.
- Works within the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS) to process and track released VI uploaded by deployed COMCAM/VI/PA forces to facilitate timely and accurate distribution of VI content supporting established themes and messages. Unreleased VI up to the SECRET level is sent directly to the JCCC for processing and secure distribution.
- Employs subject-matter experts to evaluate VI received against CCMD requirements established during the planning phase and disseminate lessons learned to PA/VI/COMCAM planners and forces.
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