Last year the Marines made news when they announced they had banned social networks: Marines Ban Social Networking. The story mentions the fact that at the time the Pentagon was wrestling with how to allow armed service personnel to use these networks, but keeping things secure at the same time. Looks like they found a way…
Btw, The Office Software (theOS), will help any small business or office that has the desire to let its employees use social networks, but with a way to keep them in check…
February 27, 2010
Pentagon OKs social-media access
By Jonathan Skillings
The Defense Department has made its peace with social media.
Long skittish about forums such as Facebook and Twitter, the U.S. Department of Defense says that it is now OK with social-networking services and other interactive Web 2.0 applications. A memorandum released Friday makes it official policy that the agency's nonclassified network will be configured to provide access to Internet-based capabilities across all Defense components, including the various combat branches. Read more ›