PrezBO knew website was going to be a fiasco and acquiesced to politics

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  1. g8orbill

    g8orbill Gators VIP Member

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    For some reason, it’s buried pretty far down in the story, but a revelation reported Friday byCBS News demonstrates that President Barack Obama has been putting politics ahead of policy for a long, long time when it comes to the launch of his pet health care website.

    According to CBS, Teresa Fryer, chief information security officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), told members of Congress Tuesday that she “explicitly recommended” that the website not be given the green light before its Oct. 1 rollout, but that higher-ups wouldn’t hear of it.

    From the report:

    In another security bombshell, Fryer told congressional interviewers that she explicitly recommended denial of the website’s Authority to Operate (ATO), but was overruled by her superiors. The website was rolled out amid warnings Fryer said she gave both verbally and in a briefing that disclosed “high risks” and possible exposure to “attacks”.

    Fryer also said that she refused to put her name on a letter recommending a temporary ATO be granted for six months while the issues were sorted out.

    “My recommendation was a denial of ATO,” Fryer told Democrats and Republicans who sat in on the day-long interview. According to Fryer, she first recommended denying the ATO to CMS chief information officer Tony Trenkle based on the many outstanding security concerns after pre-launch testing.

    “I had discussions with him on this and told him that my evaluation of this was a high risk,” Fryer told the [House Oversight] committee. Trenkle retired from his CMS job on Nov. 13. He has not responded to CBS News interview requests.
  2. GatorFanCF

    GatorFanCF Premium Member

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    Disappointing but not surprising. Obama is good at politics and seemingly not much else. Website goes south and head of CMS resigns in November. IRS targets conservative groups and key folks associated with it retire or resign. Hillary "what does it matter?" Clinton leaves shortly after making sure the videographer gets pinched for Benghazi. Yeah, nothing to see here folks, nothing at all. No pattern here.

    All is well.
    Meanwhile, can you believe how much inequality there is between front line workers and CEOs? Yeah (Jon Lovitz voice) "that's the ticket."
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