29 June 2010

Time for your annual "OPSEC" PowerPoint Class...

The US Army has created an official guide to online operational security (OPSEC, for short).  Looks like they're taking some cues from the world's greatest milbloggers:


With a guest appearence from Matt Gallagher, author of Kaboom, an excellent war memoir.

 
And, of course, featuring a quote from one of the pioneers of milblogging:  "Write as though Osama and your mama are reading".

8 comments:

Matt Gallagher said...

Would love to meet the PowerPoint Ranger that put this together, considering my blog violated neither OPSEC nor UCMJ.

Clowns gonna be clowns...

Matt Gallagher said...

Well, maybe UCMJ, but I know some JAG lawyers that would argue otherwise.

karakapend said...

What if OBL is yo' momma?

Anonymous said...

They sure thought they were funny using that particular screen cap/entry title.

Starbuck said...

I will admit that Kaboom's most infamous post is a good topic for discussion. (And I say that as someone who has definitely skirted "the line" here and there)

However, Matt is right, it's not a security issue. And the snide "save it for your memoirs" remark is uncalled for. Matt got out of the Army, put them in his memoirs, and his book is selling like wildfire. I think he's laughing last on this one...

Dave said...

This actually doesn't strike me as much of a swipe. They posted a screen shot of his blog when telling soldiers to think before they post. I haven't read Gallagher's blog, but could it be that they were referencing him as some one who did it right? I mean they even borrowed his OBL/mama advice.

Anonymous said...

The screencap/post struck me for 2 reasons.
1. It was an entry from a time when Gallagher was not even authoring the blog.
2. The title of the post "Publicity is...a good thing?" certainly strikes me as snide as well.

Greyhawk said...

Bwahaha "Write like Osama and your mama are readers" - that's one of my two cardinal rules for milblogs.

The other is "When milblogs are outlawed, only outlaws will have milblogs" - but that's intended for the chain of command.

Seeing it there ranks almost up with seeing my logo on the MNC-I screensaver, or the "Mudville Gazette: the one-stop shop - for terrorists!!!!" quote.