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CMS CIO to retire in wake of rollout

Nov. 6, 2013 - 03:17PM   |  
By ANDY MEDICI   |   Comments

The chief information officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will retire Nov. 15, according to the agency.

CIO Tony Trenkle will retire to pursue a career in the private sector, CMS Chief Operating Officer Michelle Snyder said in a letter Tuesday to CMS employees.

CMS has been under fire for the rough rollout of the website and the federal health insurance exchanges, which have been plagued by slow load times and error messages. The administration has promised to fix the problems by the end of November.

Dave Nelson, the current director of the Office of Enterprise Management, will serve as the acting CIO, Snyder said.

Niall Brennan, the director of the Office of Information Products and Data Analytics within the Office of Enterprise Management, will become the acting director of the Office of Enterprise Management, according to Snyder.

I am truly grateful for the dedication and expertise all of these individuals have brought to CMS, and the contributions they have made to this agency over their years of service, Snyder said.

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