I am standing down my protest against the lack of innovation and change in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s anachronistic and ineffective website.
Earlier today, I threatened to create a new Facebook page titled “1,000,000 Strong Against the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Bad Website” if we didn’t get some kind of nod that something new and more effective for users was being cooked up.
We got the nod. Change is on the way.
To his credit, Committee Chairman John Kerry also thinks that upgrading the site is a key priority, according to staffers with whom I have spoken today.
I want to thank new Senate Foreign Relations Committee Communications Director Frederick Jones for reaching out. I’m not going to quote his words other than to say that he intimated that he and the entire staff of the Committee are on the same page as I am regarding upgrading and enhancing the functionality of the site. He said it is a “top priority.”
A new webmaster has just started with the Committee and will be working on improving the web operation, but it can’t happen overnight (unless one happens to be working for the President on these sorts of things).
Many thanks to the Committee staff for connecting with the public on this. And The Washington Note looks forward to providing the first links to the new improved site as soon as it is ready to be unveiled.
— Steve Clemons