/// Oracle, Google and Red Hat Engineers Ride to the Rescue of Health Care Site

October 31, 2013  |  All Things Digital

Engineers from at least three major tech companies are said to be helping the federal government with its troubled health insurance website, HealthCare.gov. According to a Bloomberg report , at least three employees on leave from Google, Oracle and Red Hat are stepping in to help get the site up and running nearly a month after its disastrous launch. One of those named is Michael Dickerson, a site reliability engineer at Google. According to his LinkedIn profile , he’s a seven-year veteran of Google who also spent five months working on the Obama campaign during the 2012 election. He’s on leave from Google, according to a person familiar with the situation. A second engineer is Greg Gershman, whose LinkedIn profile lists him as the director of innovation at Mobomo , a Baltimore-based company that has built mobile apps for the U.S. Navy and NASA. He’s a former presidential innovation fellow who spent six months working on Project MyUSA , a site intended to “re-imagine the relationship between citizens and government through technology.” The story didn’t name anyone from Oracle or Red Hat working on the effort, dubbed the “tech surge,” to try to get the site running properly. Stephanie Wonderlick, a spokeswoman for Red Hat, didn’t have any comment. Google had no comment

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