White House Downplays Security Warning About ACA Site

Law360, New York (October 31, 2013, 5:24 PM ET) -- The White House on Thursday parried questions over possible information security weaknesses in the federal government’s Affordable Care Act Web portal after internal documents surfaced warning of incomplete risk assessments days before the site’s launch.

A day after Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius took a lashing on Capitol Hill for the problem-plagued HealthCare.gov, a Sept. 27 Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services memorandum leaked to major news outlets said that a technology contractor tested individual components but did not complete a so-called...
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