White House e-Mail Goes Down

The White House and Office of Management and Budget's unclassified e-mail systems went down shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday and as of 1 p.m. were still down.

White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer tweeted that Verizon is working to solve the issue.

The White House normally sends out numerous daily e-mails to the media, such as travel pool reports for the president's trip to State College, Pa., today. Pfeiffer said in his tweet that paper copies are available in the White House's press office.

The Washington Post reported that in addition to e-mail problems, some officials experienced trouble using printers as well.

There was no mention of the outages on the White House's official Twitter feed.

By mid-afternoon, service was restored and e-mails began moving again. Just after 4 p.m., Nextgov received an e-mail about the prayer breakfast Obama attended this morning.