Carronade The Yankee Sailor Carronade

The Sea is a choosy mistress. She takes the men that come to her and weighs them and measures them. The ones she adores, she keeps; the ones she hates, she destroys. The rest she casts back to land. I count myself among the adored, for I am Her willing Captive.

I've relocated to a new Yankee Sailor.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Dept. of the Navy Backs Bloggers

Updating a post from a while back about the military's policy towards blogs, I noticed that the Department of the Navy published a very generic policy for blogs late last year. It's but a few sentences, but it's a start:

DON commands may not operate unmoderated news groups, boards, or any other unrestricted access posting services ... Some Web logs (blogs) may fall into this category ... There is also no prohibition on blogs operated by individual members as private citizens. The DON 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 DON encourages the use of blogs and recognizes this free flow of information contributes to legitimate transparency of the DON to the American public whom we serve.

It ain't perfect, but it's a start.

Open posted to Mudville.