OPSEC/ FAMSEC PROMISE
Sunday, September 30 2007 @ 06:19 pm PDT
Contributed by: WatchCat
The burden of responsibility for journalism...or blogging...has never been so clear. I've had my share of screw-ups in this line. Sometimes the frustration of being sidelined and of having little access to critical information has edged me towards a bad judgment call. We all know about OPSEC. For the record, I promise to seriously consider any notification that a post may compromise security, and I will edit or delete posts as needed if I'm pursuaded that there is a valid OPSEC concern. But I'd like to see us embrace FAMSEC: Family Security (not to be confused with Family Assistance Section in the NG, although the missions aren't exclusive!) Before you post something with a name attached, ask yourself if the person's children should see it. We can't control the media other than by choosing what to click and purchase, but we can use our blogs to monopolize Google with the right kind of content. Let the children find good memories, funny stories and accounts of bravery, so that the things they shouldn't see are remembered only in the consciences of those who posted the wrong thing.