DoDI 5400.17

Policy & Doctrine 33 min
Reference the DoDI 5400.17 Official Use of Social Media for Public Affairs Purposes (24 January 2023).

In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5122.05 and DoD Instruction (DoDI) 8170.01, this issuance:

  • Establishes policies and provides procedures:
    • For initiating an external official presence (EOP) on social media platforms for public affairs (PA) purposes.
    • To maintain an EOP on social media platforms.
  • Assigns responsibility to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and DoD Components for EOP on social media platforms.
  • Provides:
    • Core principles regarding social media use within DoD.
    • Guidance regarding records management procedures for social media accounts.
    • Guidance on personal social media use by DoD personnel.

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