White House Obamacare team: Best, brightest — and a mysterySubmitted by wacko bird on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 02:32
The “best and the brightest” also appear to be the cloaked and elusive.
President Barack Obama insists he’s culled the country’s tech elite to help repair the mangled Healthcare.gov website. But the administration hasn’t made its smart new crew public, and any of the tech companies or federal contractors involved remain tight-lipped.
The silence may stem from a tangle of obstructions and fears — from the complex legal requirements for federal procurement contracts to the increasingly volatile politics associated with Obamacare.
“Experts from some of America’s best private sector tech companies” have volunteered to help, Obama said from the Rose Garden on Monday. “They want it to work. They are reaching out.”
But it’s not even clear to some in Silicon Valley how tech could save it.