Navy to Tweak Social Media Policy

carey-townhallFollowing the Department of Defense-wide social-media policy issued in February for the Navy and Marine Corps, the Navy has begun taking steps toward tweaking its own policy regarding responsible and effective Internet use.

In a March 26 blog post, Navy Department Chief Information Officer Rob Carey said his team, in conjunction with the Navy and Marine Corps, is developing and promulgating guidance on how the DoD policy can be implemented. The policy should be available soon, according to Carey.

The policy states the DoD nonclassified network should allow for open and consistent access to new-media tools across the board. Carey wrote that with access comes the responsibility to ensure that certain measures are taken to keep networks and people safe.

“To that end, users must protect their information online, be aware of who and what they interact with, and abide by existing regulations on ethics, operational security and privacy,” he wrote.

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