This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to create a workgroup that can offer guidance and best practice tips to federal employees for how to use social media. Specifically, using social media for announcing and updating the public on a terrorist attack, or other national emergency.
The legislation defines who gets to participate in the workgroup — including over 20 social media mavens from federal, state, local, and tribal governments, plus folks from private non-government organizations. All these experts would have to meet twice a year (either in person or virtually). And, after all the social media guidance has been doled out, the workgroup would be required to write up an annual report for Congress outlining what was learned, including the "emerging trends" in emergency response on social media.