Development, Submission, and Approval of Proposed Public Affairs Guidance (PPAG)
|Publication Date:||18 February 2016|
PURPOSE. In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5122.05 (Reference (a)), this instruction reissues DoD Instruction 5405.3 (Reference (b)) to establish policy, assign responsibilities, and prescribe procedures for development of PPAG.
a. This instruction applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands (CCMDs), the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this instruction as the "DoD Components").
b. The provisions of this instruction do not limit the independence of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense of the authority to provide information to Congress and to other entities as provided for in Appendix 3 of Title 5, United States Code (also known as "The Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended" (Reference (c))) and DoDD 5106.01 (Reference (d)).