Visual Information Management

The Visual Information Management (VIM) Course provides professional development in the knowledge and skills needed to perform management duties of a visual information manager.

This course provides in-depth training in the duties required to manage a visual information activity. Students apply pertinent doctrine and policy during seminars and practical exercises to the management of a VI activity. Subjects covered are public law and the VI activity, functions of a VI activity, procedures for producing VI productions, ethical standards for VI products, VI records management, personnel issues, the budgeting process, equipment/supply management, deploying VI assets, point papers, strategic planning and an overview of the visual information process within the Department of Defense and its component Services, as well as social media the future of VI technology.

During 10 training days, students participate in a field trips to the Defense Media Activity, where students will get an inside look at the Defense Imagery Management Operations Center (DIMOC) and are introduced to the Joint Combat Camera Center (JCCC) Liaison Officers (LNO).  They also tour the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) at College Park, MD or Newseum Museum Washington DC based on NARA availability. 

Computers are provided for your use in the building, but you are encouraged to bring a personal laptop, which will enable you to work on assignments from remote locations. Duty uniform is ABU/ACU or service equivalent.

Students will observe DINFOS policy of wearing the Class B uniform on the last Friday of the month.

You may be billeted on Fort Meade or off-post. If you billet off-post, the cost is borne by your unit of assignment. Please contact Ms. Mary Davis at Ft. Meade billeting, (410) 874-0853; for a reservation or to help arrange off-post billeting. Several nice hotels are located within a short drive to Ft. Meade.Students may be billeted on Ft Meade or off-post.

The Bachelor Housing Office hours are Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Any questions about registration or logistical requirements should go to the DINFOS Registrar at (301) 677-4691.