OPSEC

A fun short video from Joint Information Operations Warfare Center:

Spongebob-Squarepants-Operator-Rifle-AR-15Heh.  I’m always down for a Dos Equis commercial, or a good parody.

For those who don’t know… OPSEC = Operations Security.

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Former Operators in operations and others talk about security breaches:

I always thought that some of the info that was released to the public seemed awfully sensitive.  Not ideal considering people’s lives are at risk.  The media is the worst for not keeping their mouths shut too.  I’m sure more often than not, people get paid for info by the top stations which ends up having devastating effects.  There doesn’t seem to be any liability, so it will likely just keep happening.

Thoughts?

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Blogging will resume tonight or tomorrow.

I don’t trust the security of hotel WIFI connections, and other public internet access, so if your comment got held for moderation for an extended period of time while I was gone the last few days, it should be approved now.

Also, I am going through my emails and will reply to everyone who emailed me shortly.

I see that you guys are having quite the discussion on the ATF Decrees An Airsoft Rifle A Real Firearm post.  I’ll have to go through the comments later on and read your thoughts.

Thanks a lot!

-Mike

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As of today, all Marines can now access popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube at work, and they don’t even have to apply for a waiver to do so.

Source –  MarineCorpsTimes

Sounds like a terrible idea.  The USMC must be incredibly confident in the security of their networks, and the integrity of their employees. Either that, or the Sergent Majors now think they need social networking access, so in turn everyone gets it.

I feel for those men and women, who before today were disconnected from the world as the rest of us know it… but knowing the nature of the internet and the risks that come with it, I think everyone would be a lot safer with the old rules.

I foresee a shitstorm very soon when OPSEC is compromised on a regular basis because of this new loose policy.

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This is definitely the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard in a while:

UIPM President, Dr h.c. Klaus Schormann stated that “the decision to introduce non-air pistol shooting was the second big step for the sport following the decision in 2008 to change to the combined run/shoot format. This is a significant development in terms of lowering the environmental impact of the sport.”

Source – HERE

It means they are going to be using LASER equipped guns for shooting instead of pellet guns.  For those that don’t know, a laser beam travels in a perfectly straight line ALWAYS and is not affected by wind, gravity, etc.

Pellets are about the size of a couple of grains of rice and are typically made out of lead.  Yea lead isn’t the greatest for the environment, but really… competitors for all over the world are going to be FLYING there to participate.. and they are worried about the environmental impact of a small amount of lead that could be easily recovered and re used?! HA!

I sure hope none of these people smoke, or have a resting heart rate of above 50 beats per minutes… all that pollution could mean the end of the world as we know it.

All these Olympians should head to Disney Land and ride buzz light year to practice.

Obligatory picture of my girlfriend and I on Buzz light year at Disney Land about a month ago:

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Faces protected to preserve OPSEC :P

A PDF with more on non-air pistol shooting – HERE

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The National Security Agency (NSA) defines OPSEC as:

OPSECOperations Security – The process of denying potential adversaries any information about capabilities and/or intentions by identifying, controlling, and protecting generally unclassified evidence of the planning and execution of sensitive activities. – Source

People on internet forums love acronyms, and this one takes the cake.  What better way to show your fellow forum members  your superiority and lack of “proof” to back up a claim, than to call an audible when someone posts “Pics or it isn’t true!“. Your response? “OPSEC”.

Here are a couple of pictures poking fun at OPSEC:

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