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The new high-tech White House situation room

The NYT today has a fascinating story about the White House situation room, which we all thought was a bastion of high-tech communication. Not so.

Overhaul Moves White House Data Center Into Modern Era [NYT, 12.19.2006]

Perhaps no corner of the White House has starred in more movies and television shows than the Situation Room, the presidential decision center under the West Wing that Hollywood imagines as a high-tech beehive of activity, where presidents command covert operations around the world.

In reality, it was something of a low-tech dungeon.

Be sure to check out the multimedia button where you can see the before and after.

Posted by Christopher Dorobek on Dec 19, 2006 at 12:16 PM


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