The Department of Homeland Security has a standing initiative to comb social media for operational leads on threats to natural security. Last week, MuckRock obtained the analyst’s handbook and standard operating procedures for this initiative, and we need your help to scour them for details.
In February, MuckRock reviewed the origins of this initiative, which was piloted in 2010 at the Vancouver Olympics through the National Operations Center, and subsequently expanded into a permanent initiative.
Since DHS sees value in crowdsourcing and using Twitter to gather leads we figured we would follow suit.
Here are the DHS standard procedures:
And the analyst handbook:
Go forth and MuckRock!
Image via DHS Flickr