Francis Maude says it's time for politicians to embrace technology - and even take home their red boxes on disks.
"We need to get our technology much better," he told the Press Association. "The technology that we had in the Cabinet Office that I inherited... I could not take my Red Box home on disc."
But while he may be confident with technology - and its security implications - other politicians have proved poor at handling even the simplest social networks.
Take a look at the run-down of politicians and their grasp of technology, from Gordon Brown to Barack Obama.
Chris Huhne had to admit he was briefing against his cabinet colleague Theresa May after accidentally tweeting a message that he had intended to be private.
Does Gordon Brown rue the day he ever called Gillian Duffy bigoted? Probably. One thing he definitely regrets though is not turning his microphone off before doing so.
President Obama famously loves his blackberry - so famously that it has its own blog offering "exclusive thoughts and insights from the most powerful blackberry in the world."
Hackers allegedly managed to get personal details of former prime minister Tony Blair - including his national insurance number - in June.
David Cameron once famously said "too many tweets make a twat". But as the only party leader not on the social network, will he regret his comments?