Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Whose blog is this?

A. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command started this blog and is responsible for maintaining it. The command’s goal for the blog is to be the central spot for information about Army science and technology. That is a wide field to which many organizations make significant contributions. We hope that, over time, we will find a way to partner with all of them in order to bring the public the full spectrum of the Army’s technology enterprise in support of our Warfighters.

Q. What is your comment moderation policy?

A. The guiding principle of our moderation policy is this: stay in your lane.  Our lane is Army science and technology. It is not politics, philosophy, international affairs, religion, or any number of other topics. The Internet and traditional media outlets have venues for discussing any topic you can imagine that are more capable of addressing those subjects. There is no need for Army Technology Live to host those discussions. Furthermore, a good part of what we see as our audience is restrained for discussing some of those subjects in public fora by law, tradition and professional ethics. We will also not publish anything that puts Warfighters at risk, including details of equipment vulnerabilities.  We will not publish comments that contain incorrect information about Army systems that we cannot, for security or other reasons, correct.  We will not publish personal attacks, off-topic comments, profanity or spam.

Q. What is your linking policy?

A. Army Technology Live is hosted on dodlive.mil, and as such must comply with Department of Defense policy on linking.

Q. Why do you link to some external news stories or blog posts about Army technology, but not others?

A. Our linking policy closely follows our comment moderation policy.  Additionally, while we will not try to avoid disagreement or embarrassment, we will only link to content that contributes to the public’s factual understanding of Army technology.