An official who helped supervise the bungled launch of the Obama administration’s health insurance website is leaving government for the private sector.
Tony Trenkle, was chief information officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the agency that built the health care reform law’s troubled online portal. CMS told employees late Tuesday that he was leaving for the private sector, in an email reported by the Washington Post on Wednesday.
Trenkle supervised deputy chief information officer Henry Chao, whose name has come up during congressional hearings on the HealthCare.gov debacle. Trenkle had worked at CMS since 2005.