'They are people who already know the government process,' former official explains.
Verizon will be part of the HealthCare.gov "tech surge" that President Obama explained on Monday. The company's Enterprise Solutions division has been brought in to improve the site's performance, an anonymous source told USA Today.
On Sunday the Department of Health and Human Services released a statement saying they planned to bring in "some of the best and brightest from both inside and outside government to scrub in with the team." Besides being the best and brightest (sorry, AT&T) Verizon has worked with Health and Human Services, as well as the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services. "They are people who already know the government process," Aneesh Chopra, the Obama administration's former chief technology officer, told USA Today.