Old habits die hard. The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy reprimanded deputy federal chief technology officer Andrew McLaughlin for using Gmail and Google Buzz for work-related communication, rather than his official government e-mail account. McLaughlin was Google’s director of public policy and government affairs before jumping to the public sector. OSTP decided McLaughlin’s off-the-books conversations didn’t have any impact on policy decisions, and the reprimand reportedly is no more than a slap on the wrist.
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