From a Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) report released Monday.
Many in Congress still view technology as merely providing tools to accomplish the same tasks they have always performed,” said the CMF report. “They view e-mail as postal mail that is sent electronically. They think of PDAs as replacements for paper schedules. They view websites as direct mail pieces that can be seen on a computer.
But this mindset fails to take into account the very significant ways that the Internet has altered the public’s access to information, expanded coalition-building opportunities and created fresh communications habits across the entire electorate.
The Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to promoting a more effective Congress.