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Change proves difficult @WhiteHouse.gov
WhiteHouse.gov has been overwhelmed by technological problems that team Obama has been unable to solve.
WhiteHouse.gov has been overwhelmed by technological problems and other challenges that team Obama has been unable to solve, according to a Washington Post report.
"The team that ran the most technologically advanced presidential campaign in modern history is finding it difficult to adapt that model to government," the Post said. The Obama team had envisioned WhiteHouse.gov as the primary vehicle for the president to communicate with constituents via e-mail and text messaging updates on presidential initiatives, but the White House does not have the technology in place to accomplish that.
Beyond the technological upgrades needed to enable text broadcasts, there also are security and privacy rules to sort out that involve the collection of cellphone numbers, the Post said, adding that Obama aides admit being caught off guard by the strictures of government bureaucracy.