Office of the Secretary of Defense
Administration and Management

July 15, 1999

                                     CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
                                     UNDER SECRETARIES OF DEFENSE
                                     DIRECTOR, DEFENSE RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING
                                    ASSISTANT SECRETARIES OF DEFENSE
                                    GENERAL COUNSEL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
                                     INSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
                                    DIRECTOR, OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION
                                    ASSISTANTS TO THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
                                    DIRECTOR, ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
                                    DIRECTORS OF THE DEFENSE AGENCIES
                                    DIRECTORS OF THE DOD FIELD ACTIVITIES

SUBJECT: Printing of Business Cards

      Department of Defense (DoD) memorandum dated August 28, 1998, same subject as above, modified DoD policy to permit the printing of business cards, using existing software and agency-purchased card stock, for use in connection with official activities. That policy is now amended to authorize the purchase of business cards from The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc., a Javits-Wagner-O'Day participating non-profit agency, when addressees determine that costs are equivalent or less to purchase cards rather than to produce them on a personal computer.

      Addressees may authorize the printing of business cards by the Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc., for those organizations or positions under their cognizance that require business cards in the performance of their official functions. This authority may be delegated to subordinate management officials at general or flag rank and civilian members of the Senior Executive Service.

      Employees should be reminded that cards obtained under this authority are to be used only for official business purposes.


D. O. Cooke