Aiming to help solve some of the Affordable Care Act's Web site woes, it appears the White House will be hosting a meeting of the minds on Tuesday.
President Barack Obama will meet with executives from some of the country's top tech companies, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, according to CNN. In all, Obama is said to be meeting with at least 15 tech executives.
The goal of the meeting is to discuss how to improve HealthCare.gov's overall operation. Bugs and glitches have plagued this Web site, where US residents can buy health insurance, since its October launch. Problems have included site crashes, down time, erroneous data, and possible privacy violations.
This isn't the first time the Obama administration has asked the tech sector for help on the matter. In October, the government said it pulled in IT people from around the country to fix the site's problems and also reportedly spoke to Google, Oracle, and Red Hat about the glitches.
HealthCare.gov is scheduled to close its doors for registration on December 23 to meet the deadline for 2014 enrollment.
In addition to HealthCare.gov, the executives are also expected to discuss the National Security Agency's surveillance programs leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Over the past few months, a handful of the top tech companies -- including Google, Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, and AOL -- have banded together to demand transparency, oversight, accountability, and reform of the NSA's spying programs.