The Obama administration has finally brought in someone with experience “managing complex large-scale technology projects” to head up the repair of Healthcare.gov. Kurt Delbene, the former head of Microsoft Office, started his new position Wednesday:
“Kurt has proven expertise in heading large, complex technology teams and in product development. He will be a tremendous asset in our work,” HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wrote in a blog post.
DelBene will succeed Jeff Zients, the former White House budget director, who has led the effort to repair HealthCare.gov since its botched rollout in October.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has indicated that DelBene will likely do the job on a voluntary basis, as Zients did. Hopefully, though, DelBene will do a better job.