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 ( component in DMA.


May 2, 2023 Expands Services Offering Website Content and Portfolio Management Options for a Fee

The team is expanding its services catalog to include optional content and portfolio management support for a fee from the following three categories: Option 1: Content Specialist Option 2: Content Manager Option 3: Portfolio Manager These websites are already leveraging these services: , and DOD units who need assistance managing their public websites and public web programs can choose one or more of the following content management options on a 3-month, 6-month or 12-month contract length at the selected a level of service and cost that fits their unit’s needs and budget. Part-time subject matter experts (SMEs) are also available.

April 25, 2023 training team offers insights on Google Analytics Dashboard

All federal agencies are required by Federal CIO policy to leverage the Digital Analytics Program Website managers can get a login to access the metrics for the official website that they manage. After the initial login, the initial screen shows all the websites across the federal government that are participating in DAP. In June and July, the WEB training team will illustrate how to drill down into local information and how to set up a dashboard that presents local information. For more details, see the training website, which requires a CAC to access:

April 21, 2023

"AddThis" Discontinuation May 31, 2023

AFPIMS Customers, We regret to notify you that AddThis, the social media sharing platform that is

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. 

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