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Two Obamacare 'Tech Surge' Hires Announced

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According to a blog post on the Department of Health and Human Services website, "dozens of people are strengthening and reinforcing the team we have working 24/7 to address the problems around Healthcare.gov." Two additions were highlighted.

Michael Dickerson, a Site Reliability Engineer on leave from Google, "is onsite working with QSSI, the general contractor, leveraging his experience stabilizing large, high throughput applications to improve HealthCare.gov's reliability and performance," while developer and entrepreneur Greg Gershman "is working with CGI, focusing on optimizing the site to improve HealthCare.gov's performance, and helping the development process be more agile so HealthCare.gov can release improvements more rapidly."

Progress overnight on deployment of new commenting system. We hope to move into a short beta-testing phase shortly.