Oracle seriously downsizes its Cover Oregon team


by Suzanne Stevens
Feb 26, 2014, 8:36pm PST
Digital managing editor- Portland Business Journal

Oracle is taking heat as one of the main culprits responsible for the glitch-plagued Cover Oregon online insurance exchange.

Now, the tech giant Oregon hired to build the exchange, is significantly downsizing the number of workers assigned to Cover Oregon. As the Oregonian reports, Oracle has pulled 100 programmers from the project, leaving about 65 in place.

The pullout comes as independent contractor First Data begins its investigation into what went wrong with the online exchange — Gov. Kitzhaber commissioned the probe — and as Cover Oregon looks for a new executive director (Read more about the job description here).