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Tech experts enlisted to help fix Obamacare website

By CNN Staff
updated 4:17 PM EDT, Thu October 31, 2013

(CNN) -- Tech titans Oracle and Red Hat are joining the effort to "address the problems around HealthCare.gov," the federal website for Obamacare, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

"As part of the 'Tech Surge,' we've added key personnel from the government and private sector, including expert engineers and technology managers. These dozens of people are strengthening and reinforcing the team we have working 24/7 to address the problems around HealthCare.gov," said Julie Bataille.

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The experts come from Red Hat and Oracle, and include Michael Dickerson, a site reliability engineer on leave from Google, she said.

It's been almost a month since the website for enrolling in President Barack Obama's signature health care reforms went live. Technical problems, despite a series of advance warning signs, have impeded the system and provoked anger and frustration.

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