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CMS says experts from Google and Oracle part of Obamacare 'tech surge'

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After a week and a half of withholding details about the “tech surge” meant to fix problems plaguing the rollout of President Obama’s health care law, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services disclosed on Thursday that the reinforced team includes workers from technology companies Google, Oracle and Red Hat.

On a conference call, CMS spokeswoman Julie Bataille said that “dozens” of technology experts were brought in to reinforce the existing team working on the website healthcare.gov. But she would not give a more specific number.

One of the people specifically named was Michael Dickerson, who was described as a “site reliability engineer” on leave from Google.

Another was Greg Gershman, who was described as a “developer and entrepreneur.”

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