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Friday, 26th February 2010

U.S. Dept. of Defense Makes Social Web Sites Accessible

U.S. Department of Defense Social Media Hub

Access Full Text of the Social Media Policy (Directive-Type Memorandum 09-026)

From a Navy Times Article:

All users of unclassified computers in the .mil domain now will be allowed to access social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter — subject to local control if bandwidth demand or Web integrity become issues.

The announcement reverses a nearly three-year ban on access to bandwidth-heavy sites such as MySpace, and the Marine Corps’ August ban on access to social network sites, the Pentagon said Friday.

The open-access policy will rely largely on the responsible use by troops, much as they practice operational security in other means of communication, such as telephone conversations and letters. It is also a reflection of “increased security measures” the Defense Department has taken, said Bryan Whitman, a Pentagon spokesman.

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Source: Military Times

See Also: U.S. Department of Defense Social Media Hub

DoD Social Media Register is located here.


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