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PostSubject: Social Networking from work   Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:05 am

I understand the irony of me posting this while at work on an open forum but, WTF? I want my WoW at work. That is social networking too right?

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4/26/2010 - PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) -- Air Force officials began a two-week phased opening April 26 of access to social media sites Air Force-wide.

Pacific Air Forces bases gained access to social media sites earlier in April, serving as the test-bed prior to the Air Force-wide initiative.

Air Force Space Command, Air Education and Training Command and Air Mobility Command bases will begin getting access to social media sites April 26. Air Combat Command, Air Force Reserve Command, Air Force Materiel Command, Air Force Global Strike Command, Air Force Special Operations Command and United States Air Forces in Europe will get access beginning May 1. During the final phase, Air National Guard bases will get access beginning May 6.

It will take up to five business days to open up every base in each major command because technicians in the Integrated Network Operations and Security Centers responsible for opening social media access must account for the different major command network infrastructures. They also must allow members of the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team to provide required services to each MAJCOM as they are granted access.

"Twenty-Fourth Air Force (officials) determined the best way to implement access to Internet-based capabilities was to follow the standard practice of allowing the 624th Operations Center, working in conjunction with the INOSCs, to determine who gets the upgrade first based on mission requirements," said Brig. Gen. David B. Warner, AFSPC communications and information director and chief information officer. "The INOSCs have the most in-depth knowledge of the network infrastructures within each MAJCOM and thus can initiate changes in the most efficient way possible.

"Due to the importance of allowing access to more Internet-based capabilities for communication and collaboration, we are working to strike a balance between maintaining a safe and tightly controlled network while allowing Airmen to have the access they need to get information and conduct business," General Warner continued. "We are diligently working with communications and information experts at 24th Air Force and the INOSCs to assure the mission, while ensuring a standardized roll-out and maintaining the appropriate level of security."

Providing access to social media sites from Air Force government computers meets the intent of Department of Defense Directive-Type Memorandum 09-026 -- Responsible and Effective Use of Internet-based Capabilities, issued Feb. 25.

"As we leverage these new technologies, it is imperative that all Air Force personnel practice safe online activity to protect the network," said Gen. C. Robert Kehler, Air Force Space Command commander. "The Air Force views the use of social media sites as a positive way to communicate and conduct business. Social media and other emerging technologies provide an increasingly important means of communication and collaboration. Providing more open access will allow the Air Force to communicate more effectively to all Air Force personnel, their families and external audiences."

Various Air Force and DOD regulations provide guidance for Airmen using social media on government networks. Personal use of social media sites must be of reasonable duration and frequency that have been approved by supervisors and do not adversely affect performance of official duties, overburden systems or reflect adversely on the Air Force.

Air Force personnel cannot post any classified or sensitive information and must follow the guidelines for appropriate social media and Internet use. The inappropriate posting of information on the AF network and any OPSEC violations are punishable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
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PostSubject: Re: Social Networking from work   Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:43 am

Agreed...but for us, the limitation in the Navy is bandwidth. Everything at sea has to go via satellite. What I get at home basically needs to be divided between several hundred users simultaneously. You can imagine what that does to websites, downloads, and connectivity.

Would be nice to see, but although Navy is onboard with the facebook thing, unit commanders can shut it off to preserve precious bandwidth resources at sea.

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PostSubject: Re: Social Networking from work   Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:38 pm

It seems that it has become a commonly accepted thing to waste time surfing the web when there is nothing to do at work. Do not be caught gaming though. That would be unprofessional. This makes no sense to me since both gaming and web surfing are non-productive activities. I think this is due to the fact that most people surf the web but gamers are fewer in numbers and have a certain stigma attached to them. WoW has pulled so many non-gamers to the dark side. Maybe at some point the "no gaming at work" mentality will go away. Wishful thinking? Probably.

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