Fleet Social Media Guidance



Social Media: Opportunity and Risk

Social media platforms offer a great way for the Navy to connect with thousands, even millions of people, who are interested in keeping up with our Sailors, operations and accomplishments. In other words, this medium presents an incredible opportunity for us to showcase to the world who we are, what we do and why it’s important.

This opportunity, however, is tempered by risk. The privacy of our personnel and their families, and the sensitive details of our operations that could put people and equipment in harm’s way – the release of information through social media can result in grave consequences.

Here are four “smart cards,” developed jointly by the FBI and NCIS, which provide excellent guidance for security settings for social media profiles. Please review them, and enjoy your social media safely!

- Facebook
- LinkedIn
- Google+