organization in the Virginia National Guard wishing to create
and publish content for the World Wide Web should click HERE
to review the DOD Web Site Administration Policies & Procedures.
information of value to the general public and which does
not require additional protection should be posted to publicly
accessible sites on the World Wide Web. Information requiring
additional protection, such as FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO)
information, information not specifically cleared and approved
for public release, or information of questionable value to
the general public and for which worldwide dissemination poses
an unacceptable risk to the Virginia Guard, including military
personnel and civilian employees, should be placed on Web
sites with security and access controls.
unit chain of command should answer the following questions
prior to publishing content to the Web:
is the purpose of the Web site and how does it support the
is the target audience for the Web site?
the information on the Web site of value to the target audience?
Guard Web sites should NOT contain any of the following:
that is FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY, not approved for public release,
has questionable value to the general public or creates
a security risk unless additional security and access controls
have been put in place.
and recommendations concerning lessons learned which would
reveal sensitive military operations, exercises or vulnerabilities.
Reference to unclassified information that would reveal
sensitive movements of military assets or the location of
units, installations, or personnel where uncertainty regarding
location is an element of a military plan or program.
Personal information including compilations of names of
personnel assigned to overseas, sensitive, or routinely
Information, the release of which would be a clearly unwarranted
invasion of personal privacy, to include the following categories
about U.S. citizens, Virginia Guard employees and military
Social Security Account Numbers
dates of birth
telephone numbers other than duty office numbers
locations, and specific identifying information about family
members of Virginia National Guard employees and military
material, text, clip art, hypertext links, images and sound
or video clips that do not directly relate to the unit’s
material unless permission has been secured by the owner
of the copyright.
Product endorsements or preferential treatment of any private
organization or individual.
The ability to hyperlink to sources external to your organization
is a fundamental part of the World Wide Web, and can add significant
value to the functionality of publicly accessible Virginia Guard
Web sites and units must establish objective and supportable
criteria or guidelines for the selection and maintenance of
links to external Web pages.
- Links to non-Virginia
Guard Web resources should support the organization’s
mission. External links should be reviewed periodically
to ensure their continued suitability. If the content of
a linked external site becomes questionable or objectionable,
remove the link.
- No product
endorsements or preferential treatment shall be given on
publicly accessible Virginia Guard Web sites.
- No payment
of any kind shall be accepted in exchange for a link placed
on an organization’s publicly accessible Virginia
Guard Web site.
- Publicly accessible
Virginia Guard Web sites shall not require or encourage
users to choose any specific browser software. Only text
or hyperlinked text shall be used to direct visitors to
software download sites. Graphics or logos depicting companies/products
shall not appear on publicly accessible Virginia Guard Web
for External Links. A disclaimer shall be displayed when
linking to external sites. This disclaimer may appear on
the page or pages listing external links, or through an
intermediate "exit notice" page generated by the
server machine whenever a request is made for any site other
than Virginia Guard web sites. Click HERE
to see the Virginia Guard external links page and an example
of an appropriate disclaimer.