Friday, May 04, 2007

OPSEC... Gone too far?

Originally uploaded by crazymoflo.
Steven Aftergood at The Federation of American Scientists Project on Government Secrecy notes that
The terms of the Army regulation are so expansive as to create innumerable new opportunities for violations and infractions. Just this week, for example, the Army's own 1st Information Operations Command ironically posted a briefing on "OPSEC in the Blogosphere" (pdf) marked For Official Use Only.

In checking out the powerpoint presentation, I'm intrigued that a member of the Army can publish a newspaper... but not a blog... See slide 15...

A number of bloggers and pundits have remarked that the new rules are going to kill off the blogs and other Web 2.0 publications of those military members who are already taking OPSEC into consideration on their postings, and increase the underground and anonymous postings.

Oh, that'll help, for sure.

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