Announcements regarding changes to the public facing official DOD websites hosted by the Defense Media Activity including Cyber-Security Awareness. This is owned and operated by the Web Enterprise Business ( line of business in DMA.


March 28, 2023

Getting Access to a DMA-hosted Official DOD Public-Facing Website

Everyone managing a DMA-hosted official DOD public-facing website must have a DOD Common Access Card (CAC). Currently, to get management access to an AFPIMS official DOD public facing website, begin by having someone in the unit who is already recognized in the system writing an email to the service desk that includes the name of the new website user, the roll they will require (Website Manager, Content Manager, Content Provider), the supervisor’s name, phone number and email and a copy of the individual’s current Information Assurance completion certificate.

March 27, 2023

Article CS dashboard module - Advanced Search

Advanced search options are available for customers who want to set them up. Take a look at and to see this capability in action.

March 17, 2023

All Photos and Graphics on Official DOD websites must follow VIRIN Naming Convention

All photos or graphics loaded to DMA hosted official DOD public facing websites have the VIRIN as the file name. A VIRIN consists of fifteen (15) data elements, in four (4) fields, separated by three hyphens, for a total of 18 characters, organized in the alphanumeric format NNNNNN-A-AANNN-NNN.

March 17, 2023

Understanding URLs for DOD and US government websites – Getting a .EDU Domain URL

Military education and training institutions can qualify for a .EDU domain if they achieve accreditation from a US Dept of Education authorized accrediting body. More information about the eligibility requirements for the .EDU is located at Once the organization is fully accredited, to acquire the .EDU go to  and apply.

Feb. 16, 2023

New OMB Policy Requiring all Agencies to use .mil or .gov URLs

* Effective on the date of this memorandum, agencies must use government domains (i.e., .gov or .mil) for all official communications * Agencies can no longer waiver the dot gov or dot mil website requirement. Only OMB can provide a dot com waiver going forward * All non-dot mil or dot gov websites must be reported to OMB within 180 days

Feb. 13, 2023

Get a DAP Account for AFPIMS Metrics

Follow this Quick Reference Guide (cheat sheet) to set up a Digital Analytics Program (DAP) account for the Defense Media Activity (DMA) hosted official DOD public facing website you manage: Once you have associated your government email through DAP - you no longer go to DAP, you can go directly into Google Analytics.

Feb. 3, 2023

Upcoming Changes to Metrics/Analytics Program

One of the overarching goals of the WEB program is to align with standardized technologies across the USG and DOD. The three technologies we are looking at include: SiteGauge vs Digital Analytics Program (DAP) metrics/analytics systems, Accord vs Cornerstone, hosted by DAU Learning Management System, and Atlassian (Confluence/Jira) vs ServiceNow, a Microsoft partner and DISA offering. We are doing research, cost benefit analysis, functionality analysis and possibly pilots with these technologies to make the final determinations. 

Jan. 20, 2023

Accessibility/508 Awareness Training Recommended

Per a new 508 reporting requirement, units are required to report the number of employees who have

Aug. 24, 2022

Inactive AFPIMS Accounts

Dear AFPIMS Customers,In an effort to reduce inactive accounts on the AFPIMS system as well as to

Aug. 15, 2022

DOD Releases First Departmentwide Social Media Policy 

The Defense Department released a policy that spells out how DOD military and civilian personnel should use official social media accounts to best advance the mission of the U.S. military and further instill trust in the credibility of the DOD. 

AFPIMS Code Push Schedule
Code Push Dates

Days since Last Code Push

10/12/2022 15 Wednesday because Columbus day is the 10th
11/1/2022 21  
11/22/2022 21  
12/13/2022 21  
1/10/2023 28 Add extra week for holidays
1/31/2023 21  
2/22/2023 22 Wednesday because Presidents day is the 20th
3/14/2023 20  
4/4/2023 21  
4/25/2023 21  
5/16/2023 21  
6/6/2023 21  
6/27/2023 21  
7/18/2023 21