CMS Official Unaware of Potential Security Risks With Federal Exchange Prior to Launch
CMS Deputy Chief Information Officer Henry Chao said he was unaware of test results indicating possible security risks with the federal health insurance exchange website before its launch, according to newly released excerpts of testimony during a recent House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform meeting. Chao said he had not seen a Sept. 3 memo discussing six potential security risks in the exchange, two of which were described as high risk. Chao suggested there was "a failure to communicate" within CMS.
- "Official at Health Site Says He Didn't Know of Potential Risk" (Pear, New York Times, 11/11).
- "Top CMS Official Didn't Know About Obamacare Security Flaws" (Easley, "Healthwatch," The Hill, 11/11).