Obama takes step to improve government technology

Aug 11, 2014 by Julie Pace

The White House is announcing the creation of a team of digital experts tasked with upgrading the government's technology infrastructure and making its websites more consumer friendly.

The move is aimed at avoiding a repeat of the website debacle that marred the rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care legislation last year.

While the administration ultimately surpassed its enrollment targets, the opening weeks of sign-ups were riddled with website troubles that raised questions about the administration's competence.

The new digital team will be overseen by Mikey Dickerson, an engineer who took leave from Google in order to supervise fixes to the HealthCare.gov site.

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trust in Barry to bring the same competence as with Obamawhocares imbroglio.

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