DODI 5040.8

DODI 5040.8 - Department of Defense INSTRUCTION NUMBER...

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1 Department of Defense INSTRUCTION NUMBER 5040.8 January 26, 2005 ASD(PA) SUBJECT: Visual Information (VI) Activity Management References: (a) DoD Directive 5040.2, "Visual Information (VI),” December 7, 1987 (b) DoD Instruction 4000.19, "Interservice and Intragovernmental Support," August 9, 1995 (c) DoD Directive 4100.15, "Commercial Activities Program," March 10, 1989 (d) DoD Instruction 4100.33, "Commercial Activities Program Procedures," September 9, 1985 (e) DoD Directive 5530.3, "International Agreements," June 11, 1987 (f) DoD Directive 5122.5, "Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs (ASD(PA))," September 27, 2000 1. PURPOSE This Instruction: 1.1. Implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures under reference (a) for managing DoD visual information (VI) activities. 1.2. Authorizes DD Form 2858, “Visual Information Activity Profile,” available at the Defense Visual Information website ( 2. APPLICABILITY 2.1. This Instruction applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Departments, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities in the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as the “DoD Components”). The term “Military Services,” as used herein, refers to the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and the Marine Corps. 2.2. This Instruction does not apply to the organizations and activities listed at enclosure 2.
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DoDI 5040.8, January 26, 2005 2 3. DEFINITIONS Terms used in this Instruction are defined in enclosure 1. 4. POLICY It is DoD policy that: 4.1. VI activities bring together the equipment, facilities, and skills essential for generating, preserving, disseminating, and providing ready access to DoD VI. 4.2. Organizational elements or functions within organizations whose principal responsibility is to provide VI products and/or services shall: 4.2.1. Be authorized and managed in accordance with this Instruction. 4.2.2. Be operated in the most cost-effective manner possible. 4.2.3. Be consolidated wherever practical. 4.2.4. Be centrally managed, at the DoD Component headquarters level. 4.2.5. Provide VI products and services to the other DoD Components in accordance with DoD Instruction 4000.19 (reference (b)). 4.2.6. Bear a Defense Visual Information Activity Number (DVIAN) assigned in accordance with section 6 of this Instruction. 4.2.7. Be defined as commercial activities in accordance with DoD Directive 4100.15 and DoD Instruction 4100.33 (references (c) and (d)). 4.3.
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