The Blogs of War

THE BLOGS OF WAR….Noah Shachtman reports on the results of an internal Army audit that was recently released after the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a FOIA lawsuit:

The audits, performed by the Army Web Risk Assessment Cell between January 2006 and January 2007, found at least 1,813 violations of operational security policy on 878 official military websites. In contrast, the 10-man, Manassas, Virginia, unit discovered 28 breaches, at most, on 594 individual blogs during the same period.

So: official sites cranked along at an average of 2.06 OPSEC violations per site. Milblogs had 0.05 violations per site. The conclusion is clear: blogs are an operational threat and need to be more closely controlled. Roger that.

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