Blog Etiquette

To strengthen the quality of discussion we ask that you follow the following Blog Etiquette:

  • Always ask yourself before you post:
    • Is this advancing the conversation?
      • Does it add new relevant information?
      • Does it raise a concern with a proposal?
      • Does it suggest a way to improve a proposal?
      • Does it express an opinion on the strength or weakness of the proposal?
      • Does it raise a new way of solving the problem in the topic of the post?
    • Does this comment engage civilly with other commenters?
  • Please use the same username for all your comments.
    • You can comment without using your real name, but be consistent with your username and do not pretend to be someone other than yourself.
    • This will strengthen the dialog.
    • Never use two usernames to have a conversation with yourself or to applaud your own comments.
  • Please use the subject line of your comment to indicate the item you are commenting on. If you see an existing thread on a subject, please post your comment in that thread rather than create a new thread. This will allow all conversations on that subject to occur in one place, thus making the conversation easier to follow. If you are responding to a specific comment, please use the comment link under that comment so that your response will be threaded to the comment you are responding to.
  • If you use an acronym, please spell out what it stands for the first time.
  • This is an unclassified blog.

One thought on “Blog Etiquette

  1. Agree in premise that most FRD needlessly remains classified, but disagree that we should automatically revert all FRD 25 years old and older to NSI and review for release. In the introduction, the author states the case RD & FRD are distinct and that distinction is derived from the AEA, but then provides no road map on how to get from being distinct to being ordinary (NSI) as stated in the last paragraph.

    Action should be initiated with Congress that allows for the treatment of FRD as NSI, but until such time as the AEA is amended, FRD must be treated in accordance with its provisions.

    Caveat: I am not the “official” voice of DoD on this issue and regardless of my personal feelings, I am professionally required to abide by not only the AEA, but also DoD policy.

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