The Washington Times - January 20, 2009, 09:49PM

I blogged yesterday that for a few hours, the Obama administration would be without official government e-mail addresses and using Gmail accounts. I had heard it would be an hour or two.

It turns out, most of the Obama transition staff lost their e-mails around 4 p.m. on Monday, and they did not get White House e-mail accounts today on Inauguration Day. They are expecting to get their accounts working tomorrow morning.


One Obama staffer said they are communicating mostly via personal cell phones.

- Jon Ward, White House reporter, The Washington Times