Friday, January 9, 2009

No prohibitions on blogs

There is also no prohibition on blogs operated by individual members as private citizens. The Department of the Navy recognizes the value of this communication channel in posting current information and supporting the morale of personnel, their family and friends. As long as personnel adhere to specific restrictions on content, the Department of the Navy encourages the use of blogs and recognizes this free flow of information contributes to legitimate transparency of the Department of the Navy to the American public whom we serve.

From SECNAVINST 5720.47B

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Captain Lambert,

This is a good decision by the Navy in supporting the generation of blogs. There will no doubt be a small minority of personnel that will not adhere to specific restrictions on content and that is to be expected, but the majority of Sailors will stay within the bounds prescribed to them and this should help to keep reliable information flowing to all hands that would receive it.

Very Respectfully,