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White House Assembles Team to Maintain Government Websites

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:29:32 +0000

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. government is taking steps to avoid repeating the rocky rollout of the Obamacare enrollment website.

On Monday, the White House announced it has assembled the ultimate Geek Squad, what it calls "a small team of America's best digital experts" to rescue U.S. government websites.

The point: to make sure there will be no more embarrassments like Healthcare.gov's debut, when thousands of applicants could not enroll.

The U.S. Digital Service "will work in collaboration with other government agencies to make websites more consumer friendly, to identify and fix problems, and to help upgrade the government’s technology infrastructure," the White House said in a statement.

Mikey Dickerson, a former site reliability engineer at Google and one of the team members that helped fix Healthcare.gov, will head the new squad.

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