Department of Defense
August 30, 2005
Visual Information (VI)
References: (a) DoD Directive 5040.2, "Visual Information (VI),” December 7, 1987
(b) Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum, “DoD Directives Review –
Phase II,” July 13, 2005
(c) Office of Management and Budget Circular A-130, “Management of Federal
Information Resources,” February 8, 1996
(d) DoD Directive 5122.5, “Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs),”
September 27, 2000
(e) through (u), see enclosure 1
REISSUANCE AND PURPOSE
Reissues reference (a) as a DoD Instruction consistent with reference (b), implements
policies and assigns responsibilities under references (c) and (d), and cancels DoD 5020.2-C-1,
DoD 5040.2-C-2, DoD 5040.2-C-3, DoD 5040.2-C-4, and DoD 5040.2-G (references (e) through
Sets DoD policy governing the Visual Information (VI) functional area, other than
Combat Camera (COMCAM) (see DoD Directive 5040.4 (reference (j))), productions (see DoD
Instruction 5040.7 (reference (k))), and imagery alterations (see DoD Directive 5040.5 (reference
Assigns responsibilities for managing DoD VI resources.
Authorizes establishing the DoD Joint Combat Camera Center (JCCC), Defense Visual
Information Center (DVIC), and Joint Visual Information Services Distribution Activity
Continues establishment of the DoD Visual Information Steering Committee (DVISC).
See enclosure 3.