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Edition: Wed, September 28, 2005
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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

Some soldiers continue to post sensitive information on the Internet and especially on their Web logs or online diaries.
Such OPSEC violations needlessly place lives at risk and degrade the effectiveness of our operations.

General Peter J. Schoomaker
Chief of Staff, United States Army

TODAY'S FOCUS

OPERATIONS SECURITY-OPSEC-and INTERNET SAFETY

There are new OPSEC guidelines which have been put forth by DoD and the Army regarding internet safety. Whether it is a family web page or a personal blog, safety and security measures must be strictly observed. Sensitive DoD information must not be divulged to the public at large for national security reasons.
Below are some facts regarding security and important links to sites which provide valuable and timely information regarding this important topic.

- If you have any questions or concerns regarding the posting or dissemination of certain information, do not hesitate to contact your security or OPSEC manager.

- Photography is prohibited in most DoD facilities. Do NOT post any photographs on any websites.

- Be careful never to divulge information regarding official DoD information.

- Even if DoD information is unclassified it may not be appropriate for use of the web.

- Do not give information regarding the job you do for DoD.

- Log on to AKO to see an important message from the Chief of Staff of the Army regarding OPSEC Security.

Source: The Pentagon OPSEC Working Group

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

For required OPSEC Training and other information:(You must have access to AKO)
Army OPSEC Support Element

Here are some examples of some blog sites:

www.talkmilitary.com

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NPR Article regarding military use of blogs:
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