FOUO & CUI VI
Do NOT submit FOUO, CUI, or unreleased VI to DVIDS.
DoD-produced Visual Information designated For Official Use Only (FOUO) or otherwise unreleased and not forwarded to DMA (via DVIDS) shall be handled by the originating command in accordance with the DoD VI records schedule and DODD 8000.01 in coordination with the service or the DoD Records Manager.
For FOUO/unreleased VI that is requested by DoD, Joint Staff, or for use in internal DoD productions, briefings, and reports, should be coordinated prior to transmission via the Joint Mission Center at: DMA.JMC@mail.mil or call: 301-222-6273 or the Duty NCO (1730-0630 ET) at: 703-675-9521.
- Do not discuss classified information over NIPR email or unsecured phone lines. NOTE: Before transmitting FOUO/unreleased VI, all caption and metadata information must be embedded in each file using Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop or Bridge) or Photo Mechanic. Metadata cross-references are found in Chapter 5 of the DoD Visual Information Style Guide.
Ensure the correct FOUO status and appropriate FOIA exemption is noted in the release instructions block of metadata, along with the unit, authorized release authority and contact information.
The following methods can be used to transmit FOUO/unreleased VI for DoD PA and Joint Staff PA use:
Note: As of 15 AUG 2019, AMRDEC SAFE is offline. It has been replaced by DOD Safe at:
Contact the Joint Mission Center at: DMA.JMC@mail.mil or call: 301-222-6273 or the Duty NCO (1730-0630) at: 703-675-9521.
Do not discuss classified information over NIPR email or unsecured phone lines.