What is the Defense Information School (IDS)?

The Defense Information School (DINFOS) can trace its history to January 1946. It is a DOD school located at Fort Meade, Maryland.

It trains more than 2,300 military, DOD civilian, international military, and inter-agency students a year across 32 basic, intermediate and advanced public affairs and visual information courses.

Courses cover a variety of subject areas including:

  • Public affairs;
  • Photography;
  • Photojournalism;
  • Broadcasting;
  • Broadcast maintenance; and
  • Multimedia.

The role of DINFOS is to train and sustain a corps of professional organisational communicators who fulfil the communication needs of the US military services, government leaders and partner nations!

Over the last 50 years, DINFOS has trained more than 100,000 communicators across the Department of Defense (DOD) and 80 different Allied nations to help their organisations achieve strategic and operational goals.

In the coming years, DINFOS seeks to expand access to its training programmes for inter-agency and international partners.

You can find further information on DINFOS here.


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