Communications Daily, January 19, 1993
CLINTON WHITE HOUSE TO MAKE DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE ELECTRONICALLY
Carrying through successful campaign operation, Clinton
week will become first White House to set up office dedicated to making
Presidential documents available electronically for widespread distribution.
There has been limited distribution of White House press information in past
through now-defunct Dialcom, but nothing on scale that Clinton staff is
Clinton transition effort has named Jonathan Gill as dir. of Electronic
Publishing and Public Access E-mail. Gill, software developer from Medford,
Mass., signed onto Clinton campaign as electronic mail coordinator. He
originally worked from home, later moved to Little Rock as demands on system
became more intense. At one point, Clinton E-mail operation was answering
5,000 queries daily, most sent out automatically. Gill will work in White
Office of Communications with Jeff Eller, who was named deputy asst. to
President and dir.-Media Affairs. Eller is credited with moving electronic
computer communications for first time into mainstream of political campaigns.