Finally, Accountability

A Dish reader who knows about these things wrote recently:

Is Sebelius culpable? I really don’t think so. This really is squarely in the hands of the CIO at CMS (and everyone downstream to the project manager).

Another reader got more specific:

Tony Trenkle is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the Director of the Office of Information Services (OIS) in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).


The chief information officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, whose office supervised creation of the troubled federal website for health insurance, is retiring, the Obama administration said Wednesday. The official, Tony Trenkle, will step down on Nov. 15 “to take a position in the private sector,” said an email message circulated among agency employees.

We all know Dish readers are among the smartest on the web. Even so, they sometimes take my breath away.