HealthCare.gov Hires Microsoft Executive to Replace Zients

by Greg Pollowitz

Microsoft executive Kurt DelBene will take over the job of overseeing ongoing fixes to the federal Obamacare marketplace HealthCare.gov.

DelBene will replace management guru Jeffrey Zients, who was tapped by President Obama in October to manage the emergency repair job on that badly crippled website.

Zients was originally scheduled to start his new job as director for the National Economic Council at the beginning of 2014. But on Tuesday it was disclosed that Zients will take that job after the State of the Union address on Jan. 28. . .