Use of Official DoD Messaging Accounts Required to Conduct Official Business

Published, August 6, 2019

In accordance with existing law, Department of Defense policy, and Department of the Navy policy, all DON officials and military and civilian employees must use their official DoD messaging accounts when conducting official DoD business, including, but not limited to, official email, social media, or other messaging applications.

Under no circumstances should non-official messaging accounts and messaging applications be used for official business based on personal convenience or preference. Personal, non-official accounts may be used to participate in activities such as professional networking, development, and collaboration related to, but not directly associated with, official mission activities as a DON official or military or civilian employee.

Read UNSECNAV Memo "Use of Personal Messaging Accounts to Conduct Official Business."

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