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Homeland Security/Preparedness Government Blogs

April 1st, 2008 · 2 Comments

In recent months, federal government agencies involved in emergency preparedness have launched blogs. I have included three of them in my Resources section.

Transportation Security Administration’s The Evolution of Security Blog

Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt’s Blog

Department of Homeland Security’s Leadership Journal Blog      As someone who just launched a blog this week and is still learning Blogging 101, it would be unwise to be critical of anyone else’s neophyte efforts. Each of the agency blogs are efforts to use new technology to communicate with the public and to a varying degree solicit user input. Though they are all works in progress, I think it’s a terrific development. It gives Americans an opportunity to hear directly from those responsible for their security from different levels and perspectives in the agencies.  

At present, the TSA’s Evolution of Security blog is the most interesting. While the other two offer a way for officials to talk to citizens, the TSA’s blog is already a vigorous two-way interactive conversation with officials aggressively soliciting and then answering flier suggestions and criticisms. For citizens interested in preparedness, all three sites are worth keeping an eye on — and participating in – as they continue to develop.

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