Microsoft Executive tapped to help Heathcare.gov

Former Microsoft Exexcutive Jeffrey Zients will try to help Heathcare.gov.
Former Microsoft Executive Jeffrey Zients will try to help Heathcare.gov.

Former Microsoft Executive Jeffrey Zients will try to help Heathcare.gov

According to multiple reports this morning the White House is tapping the private sector for its next point man to oversee the troubled Obamacare website.

The administration is set to announce that Kurt DelBene, a former executive at Microsoft, will succeed Jeff Zients in leading the oversight of the embattled HealthCare.gov. Zients is poised to become the director of the National Economic Council next year, forcing the administration to quickly find his replacement.

He was most recently the president of the Microsoft Office Division and has been with the company since 1992. Bill Gates, Microsoft’s chairman and founder, praised DelBene for his expertise in “managing complex large-scale technology projects.” More…

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