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Army to better monitor blogs, Web sites

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posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 09:17 PM
Guess someone is realizing there's a war going on...??

Tuesday, September 6, 2005

Army to better monitor blogs, Web sites

Published on Aug. 30, 2005

Gen. Peter Schoomaker, the Army’s chief of staff, wants military leaders to better monitor soldiers’ Web sites and blogs for the posting of sensitive information that could aid the enemy.

Schoomaker said some soldiers, for example, continue to post pictures “depicting weapon system vulnerabilities and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).”

“Such OPSEC (operational security) violations needlessly place lives at risk and degrade the effectiveness of our operations,” he said in a memo issued earlier this month obtained by the Federation of American Scientists and posted on its Web site.

Schoomaker said the enemy “reads” public information and uses it against U.S. warfighters. He said the Army must do a better job in OPSEC and he expects to see immediate improvement.

Schoomaker attached a memo issued in February by Gen. Richard Cody, Army vice chief of staff, to service leaders on the importance of guarding information and that the enemy is a “pro” in exploiting OPSEC vulnerabilities.

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So they can't quite get a grip on all those souvenier photos?

check out this for the general's orders from Feb05:

“Chief of Staff of the Army OPSEC Guidance Memorandum”9 [[, Aug. 2005]]

[edit on 6-9-2005 by psyopswatcher]

posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 09:41 PM
I would of thought the officers and ncos would already be keeping an eye on the enlisted. Makes you wonder what's going on in the soldier's head if he's posting classified info on the net.

Guess they have to start chanting the old "loose lips sinks ships" mantra again.

Military to bloggers: Watch your postings

posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 09:48 PM
Then let this be a warning to all grunts. The army's got a hanging rope and ain't afraid to use it?

Seriously, in this Age of Communications how do they expect to keep the lid on anyone with an opinion to spout?

Adm. Poindy got the ball rolling with TIA. Will DARPA take it there?

[edit on 6-9-2005 by psyopswatcher]

posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 01:47 PM

At passthebrass it happened.

The Army went after a blogger. To bad the majority of what he posted was the normal stuff you would hear at a bar just outside the gate.

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