Saturday, January 24, 2009

Obama changes IT policy on arrival

a Biblical thought...
The Israelites had done all the work just as the LORD had commanded Moses. Moses inspected the work and saw that they had done it just as the LORD had commanded. So Moses blessed them. (Exodus 39:42-43)

a Book thought...
The cauldron of conflict shapes the heart of the leader. Each instance forces a redefinition of the leader's mission, values, and actions. (p29)
a Dave thought... from The Age
Obama, who has long expressed his desire to stay connected with people and ideas outside of his inner circle of advisors, almost had to give up his BlackBerry to satisfy strict security regulations.
The dilemma was almost solved earlier this month when Obama accidentally dropped his beloved device on an airport tarmac in Washington, prompting a Secret Service agent to hustle to pick it up.
But today, the White House said Obama would be allowed to use the BlackBerry but only in a limited way and the device would be upgraded with enhanced security software.
"The President has a BlackBerry through a compromise that allows him to stay in touch with senior staff and a small group of personal friends in a way that use will be limited," said White House spokesman Robert Gibbs.
Obama was glued to his BlackBerry while on the campaign trail but feared he would have to give it up once taking office as all presidential emails - even personal ones - are considered public records and therefore subject to disclosure once the president leaves office.

Just a thought.

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