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WhiteHouse.gov now runs Drupal. What took it so long?

Given the U.S. federal government's widespread adoption of open source, the amazing thing is that it took so long.

By October 26, 2009


Obama's Whitehouse.gov: Frozen in time?

President Obama promised the most open and transparent administration in history. But his own White House Web site shows that it's not always easy to translate campaign promises into reality.

By January 21, 2009


White House Web site makes open-source move

The open-source Drupal package now is used to power WhiteHouse.gov. But please don't conflate open source and open governance.

By October 26, 2009


Obama's virtual town hall takes legalize-pot detour

Fans of legalizing marijuana flooded into a WhiteHouse.gov forum, pushing their questions to the top in a voting system that used Google Moderator.

By March 26, 2009


Apple, Microsoft join carriers in $750M pledge to education

The companies are providing education tools, devices, and wireless service as part of President Obama's ConnectEd initiative.

By February 4, 2014


White House wants new copyright law crackdown

Obama administration asks Congress to make "illegal streaming" of audio or video a federal felony and says FBI agents should be able to wiretap suspected infringers.

By March 15, 2011


White House unveils open government directive

The plan directs federal agencies to make important data available online, and to come up with plans for how to achieve openness, transparency, and participation.

By December 8, 2009


White House outlines secret cybersecurity plan

Obama administration's summary of still-classified 2008 directive, announced at RSA, boosts involvement of National Security Agency in federal intrusion prevention.

By March 2, 2010


White House exempts YouTube from privacy rules

The Obama White House has quietly granted YouTube an exemption from strict federal rules that prohibit the use of cookies to collect information from visitors to federal agency Web sites.

By January 22, 2009


Edward Snowden gets crowdsourced support

Campaigns are underway online to raise support -- and cash -- for the recently revealed source who leaked details of the NSA's PRISM program.

By June 10, 2013