DoD redesigns homepage to engage 18 to 24 year olds

The Department of Defense (DoD) relaunched its homepage, and it now provides links to each of the Pentagon's social media channels as well as an...

The Department of Defense (DoD) relaunched its homepage, and it now provides links to each of the Pentagon's social media channels as well as an online forum for the public to ask questions.

The channels include links to RSS feeds, podcasts, e-mail, widgets, a blog, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, UStream, and YouTube.

DoD officials tolda military news outlet that that the redesign was a way to engage the American public, especially 18 to 24 year olds, and was modeled on the new White House Web site.

Last week, the US Marine Corps said it had banned the use of social networking sites due to security concerns and the Pentagon was reviewing social media practices with a goal to set broader policies about the sites by September 30.

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