Archive for May 2nd, 2007

Army OPSEC Background

As the story about the Army’s new OPSEC guidelines grows, we’ve got a little nugget of goodness for people new to OPSEC matters – a 2006 research paper on “OPSEC in the Information Age”, that provides a lot of interesting historical background on both OPSEC as a whole, and the current brouhaha, which can probably be traced back to this rather pissy instruction from General Richard Cody a year earlier.
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Published in: Geekiness, General, History, Security | on May 2nd, 2007 | 1 Comment »

Army OPSEC Restrictions on Blogs

Wired has the story on new U.S. Army regulations that greatly restrict the ability of military, and military-affiliated, individuals to blog autonomously. Citing “Operational Security”, or OPSEC, their new rules pretty much mandate preapproval of all blog postings and even emails sent to friends and family.
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Published in: 'D' for 'Dumb', Geekiness, General, History, Security | on May 2nd, 2007 | 3 Comments »

The State of Homeland Security, 2007

A quite critical report was issued without much fanfare last month by Congress’ Majority Staff of the Committee on Homeland Security, detailing in no uncertain terms the shortcomings of the Department of horrible Homeland Security. Entitled “The State of Homeland Security 2007”, the report (78pp, 1.5MB PDF) not only examines seventeen critical performance areas, but also grades the Department on them, and it looks like DHS might need some summer school classes, or at least tutoring, to get with the program:
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Published in: Geekiness, General, Security | on May 2nd, 2007 | Comments Off on The State of Homeland Security, 2007