RALEIGH - The director in charge of a statewide computer system designed to streamline North Carolina government assistance applications is leaving his job for the private sector.
The state Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday that NC FAST program director Anthony Vellucci is heading to a Maryland-based health care software and information technology services firm.
Vellucci has led the team implementing NC FAST since 2010.
DHHS leaders blamed an NC FAST computer software upgrade in July for long backlogs in food stamp applications and renewals.
They said in October problems had been addressed. But backlogs grew late last year.
The department said last week NC FAST worked well as the backlog was almost completely eliminated.
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