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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 (WEB.mil) line of business in DMA.
March 28, 2023
Getting Access to a DMA-hosted Official DOD Public-Facing Website
FORT MEADE, Maryland —
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
FORT MEADE, Maryland —
Advanced search options are available for customers who want to set them up. Take a look at www.navy.mil and www.nsa.gov to see this capability in action.
March 17, 2023
All Photos and Graphics on Official DOD websites must follow VIRIN Naming Convention
FORT MEADE, MD —
All photos or graphics loaded to DMA WEB.mil 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.
Understanding URLs for DOD and US government websites – Getting a .EDU Domain URL
FORT MEADE, MD —
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 https://net.educause.edu/eligibility.htm.
Once the organization is fully accredited, to acquire the .EDU go to https://www.educause.edu/ and apply.
Feb. 16, 2023
New OMB Policy Requiring all Agencies to use .mil or .gov URLs
Fort Meade, MD —
* 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
Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, MD —
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: https://www.web.dma.mil/Portals/92/Documents/QRG-DAP%20Intro.pdf
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.
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