FOUO VI to DMA
Do NOT submit FOUO or unreleased VI to DVIDS.
DoD-produced Visual Information designated For Official Use Only (FOUO) or otherwise unreleased must be archived, per DoDI Instruction 5040.02 and the DoD Visual Information Records Schedule.
FOUO/unreleased VI is used in internal DoD productions, briefings, reports and other communications, can be made available to authorized DoD personnel via the Joint Mission Center. For assistance with VI designated FOUO or Secret contact: 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 submitting FOUO/unreleased VI for archiving, 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.
There are two methods of submitting FOUO/unreleased VI for archiving:
- ARL SAFE, using firstname.lastname@example.org as the recipient address (up to 8GB of data).
- Note: As of 9 NOV 2018, AMRDEC SAFE is offline.
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.