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HealthCare.gov vet to head new U.S. digital team to improve fed websites


By Darius Tahir
Posted: August 11, 2014 - 6:00 pm ET
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Mikey Dickerson, a veteran of the technology battle to fix HealthCare.gov, on Monday became head of a new federal government technology team charged with making U.S. government websites easier for consumers to use.

Dickerson had worked at Google for seven years before joining the effort to save HealthCare.gov. In typical tech cheekiness, his LinkedIn page notes that he had “No Fancy Title, Thanks” at that four-month stint with the federal insurance exchange site.

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The White House is terming the new team he will head the U.S. Digital Service. Its efforts will revolve around four areas: establishing standards to bring government products in line with the private sectors'; identifying technology patterns to scale services; improving collaboration; and providing accountability.

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