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Information Operations (J6)


Implement, manage, and sustain an integrated and protected medical information enterprise in order to ensure the right information is accessible to the right customers at the right time and in the right way.


A joint, integrated, premier system of health information technology, enabling integrated healthcare delivery for those who serve in the defense of our country.

Key Functions

The Deputy Assistant Director for Information Operations (DAD IO/J6) is responsible for policies, management, and execution of information technology operations at and between the military medical treatment facilities. Divisions within DAD IO/J-6 include:


DAD IO/J-6 hosts the annual Defense Health Information Technology Symposium (DHITS). The symposium provides a unique venue for knowledge sharing, innovative ideas, discussions of lessons learned, and the introduction of exciting new developments within the Military Health System.

DAD IO/J-6 has made the decision not to host DHITS in 2021 in recognition of the significant health-related risk of gathering speakers and attendees from across the globe, and the logistical and financial risks associated with planning DHITS during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

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