Defense Media Activity
The Defense Media Activity is recognized with the Best Small-Sized Component Award.
Among small-sized components, DMA achieved the highest score by significantly improving its participation rate and permanent hire percentage of individuals with targeted disabilities. Further, DMA performed well in effectively utilizing the Schedule A Excepted Hiring Authority.
DMA was established in 2008 to provide a broad range of high quality multimedia products and services through all available media, such as radio, television, web and emerging internet and mobile communication technologies to inform, educate and entertain Defense Department audiences around the world. Specifically, DMA communicates messages and themes from senior DoD leadership to support and improve quality of life and morale, promote situational awareness, provide timely and immediate force protection information, and sustain readiness. DMA also provides U.S. radio and television news, information, and entertainment programming to active, Guard, and Reserve military service members, DoD civilians and contract employees, along with their families overseas and abroad. Further, DMA provides joint education and training for military and civilian personnel in the public affairs, broadcasting, and visual information career fields.