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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.

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Reader Comments

Tue, Mar 10, 2009 deasia hawk minden

what kind of gov we have

Tue, Mar 3, 2009 FJ

Welcome to My World! (-: "Obama aides admit being caught off guard by the strictures of government bureaucracy...."

Tue, Mar 3, 2009 hsr0601

The hard-earned stimulus package is founded on the pledge over the policy of transparency, no earmarks through line by line review, which is the most effective way to turn deficit into surplus, moreover, to fight the vested interests, the top priority need to be fight against the same old failed earmarks, I think.

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