As an individual with a blog who has been contacted by the program I can’t find anything offensive about it.
I wasn’t ordered to do anything. I simply received an e-mail that said, we noticed you posted X and that might not be such a good idea if you think about it.
I thought about it and adjusted fire.
As for monitoring… so what? We chose to put our ramblings out there in public in order for people to see it. I can divine no expectation of privacy here. And we, as Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen, have (lightly) proscribed 1st amendment rights in other media.
Finally, the DoD had a duty to protect its members and to assess risk to us. So… I can find no foul here.
I strongly suspect that the “monitoring” is no more than subscribing to RSS feeds and occassional visits to sites that don’t have them.