Pentagon is not completely opposed to social media, as seen by its latest announcement stating that the Department intends to fully utilize these communication tools.

There were fears that the Pentagon would not want to use social media after it got rid of its social-media office, as reported by

The officers handling the office had all quit to join other companies and the Pentagon's social media office was left untouched.

However, Bryan Whitman, a spokesperson for Pentagon, told that Social media tools are pervasive in the 21st century communications environment, and the department intends to fully utilize those capabilities.

The Department is only removing the bureaucratic format for the policy, which will be replaced by a more permanent format, he added.

There have been several concerns about the use of social media in the army, which were heightened after the recent WikiLeaks controversy.

Some bureaucratic shifts may occur, but in terms of substance, we're not anticipating any changes, Whitman says, as social-media use is the way a predominantly young force communicates, said.

The Pentagon has a love-hate relationship with social media and even considered shutting down of such services internally in the fear of internal security.

However, under the Obama administration the Pentagon and security services are growing more tech-savvy. President Obama is the first President in the White House to have access to his own Blackberry, though his communication is heavily monitored and only a handful of people have access to his ID.

The White House also began offering Virtual Tours of the place last year, including certain areas that are not generally open to the public tours offline.

The bureaucratic changes might keep in mind the WikiLeaks documents and it remains to be seen what kind of punishment will be awarded to those who would be party to such further leaks.