In recent months, federal government agenciesÂ involved in emergency preparednessÂ have launched blogs. I have included three of them in my Resources section.
Transportation Security Administration’s The Evolution of Security BlogÂ
Health and Human ServicesÂ Secretary Mike Leavitt’s Blog
Department of Homeland Security’sÂ Leadership Journal BlogÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â www.dhs.gov/journal/leadershipÂ As someone who just launched a blog this week and is stillÂ learning Blogging 101, it would be unwise to be critical of anyone else’sÂ 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.Â It gives Americans anÂ opportunity to hearÂ directly from those responsible forÂ their security from different levels and perspectives in the agencies.Â Â
At present, the TSA’sÂ Evolution ofÂ 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 vigorousÂ two-way interactive conversation with officials aggressively soliciting and then answering flier suggestions and criticisms.Â For citizens interested in preparedness, all three sitesÂ are worth keeping an eye on — andÂ participating in –Â as they continue to develop.