“They are working through the analytics of what happens on the site to prioritize what needs to be fixed,” Julie Bataille, a spokeswoman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, told reporters on a conference call. Dickerson is working to improve the stability of the website, while Gershman is “helping the development process be more agile.”
Recipe for disaster.
Bring in dozens or hundreds of outside experts who will have to be brought up to speed on the workings of the site by thousands of other programmers and developers who are essentially being told “You suck, and we’re here to fix all your fucktarded mistakes.”
What could possibly go wrong?
I give them approximately…zero…chance of fixing this hopeless mess by Obama’s deadline of November 30th, not least because of this:
“Healthcare.gov is fixable,” Jeffrey Zients, an economic advisor brought in to manage the repair project, told reporters on Friday. “It will take a lot of work, and there are a lot of problems that need to be addressed. But let me be clear. Healthcare.gov is fixable.”
Yeah, some politically-connected “economist” is exactly who I’d turn to to honcho a massive IT fixit project.