03 Mar Government 2.0 hits a roadblock
After the election, I wrote enthusastically about the potential for the Obama Administration to deploy Government 2.0 by using the same tech-niques that drove the campaign.
But as the Washington Post reports, the idea is running hard aground the reality of White House technology and protocol.
Obama, for example, would like to send out mass e-mail updates on presidential initiatives, but the White House does not have the technology in place to do so. The same goes for text messaging, another campaign staple.
Beyond the technological upgrades needed to enable text broadcasts, there are security and privacy rules to sort out involving the collection of cellphone numbers, according to Obama aides, who acknowledge being caught off guard by the strictures of government bureaucracy.