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DoD and Web 2.0

Lots of dynamic change at the US Department of Defence about Web 2.0
Some of it is quite contradictory….
1. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has opened an online forum to gather public input on Web 2.0 issues. The DoD Web 2.0 Guidance Forum will post topics for comment through 17 August 2009. Comments will be taken online through the end of August.
From the forum site:
The Web 2.0 Guidance Forum will allow the public to comment and make suggestions to key DoD decision makers regarding useage of Web 2.0 capabilities. … Public stakeholder groups we are most interested in hearing from include the following:
– Families of military serving overseas
– DoD interest groups, including veterans groups, think tanks, academia and others
– The Web 2.0 technology community
– Government-Industry groups focused on how government and industry collaborate, and most importantly
– Soldiers and sailors and civilians currently using Web 2.0 tools
The topics to be raised during August are:
– Scope of Web 2.0, and near-future direction and impacts
– Use of Web 2.0 by military families and friends to connect with loved ones overseas
– Value that Web 2.0 capabilities can provide to current and future DoD operations
– How broadly should SNS and other commercial Web 2.0 services be used by DoD service members and employees and for what purpose?
– Use of Web 2.0 for government-industry connectivity to improve innovation and situational awareness of DoD capability needs and industry options
For more details, see Welcome to the DoD Web 2.0 Guidance Forum, 31 July 2009.
2. US Marines Banned From Social Media Sites
“The US Marines issued an order Monday that bans social media sites including Twitter, Facebook and MySpace on its network.”
Time will tell.

Posted on: August 11, 2009, 11:20 am Category: Uncategorized

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