U.S. Gov't Changed Your HealthCare.gov Password Because of Heartbleed

Heartbleed, the gaping flaw that left the internet's security gate wide open for more than two years, is causing headaches for yet another site: the beleagured Healthcare.gov. The government says the site has not been compromised, but officials have reset all user passwords "out of an abundance of caution." Heartbleed's… » 4/19/14 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

Hackers Swiped 70,000 Records from Healthcare.gov in Four Minutes…

After the bevy of problems Healthcare.gov encountered in its first few months of life, dumping one more onto the pile shouldn't phase you all that much, right? Well, not if that hiccup is actually a gaping vulnerability—and one that can grant hackers access to over 70,0000 private records in just four minutes, at that. … » 1/21/14 11:52am 1/21/14 11:52am

These Guys Just Built the Website Healthcare.gov Should Have Been

Calling the launch of Healthcare.gov a complete and utter disaster may sound a bit dramatic—but unfortunately, it's also pretty accurate. With only six people able to actually enroll out of the 4.7 million unique visitors the site saw on launch day, something clearly needs to change. And since the government has its » 11/04/13 1:38pm 11/04/13 1:38pm

Bloomberg Businessweek's Obamacare Cover Is Perfect

In case you haven't noticed, it's been kind of a rough year in Washington. And it's especially rough for one guy in particular. Freshly inaugurated and Instagram-friendly, President Obama promised a new, tech-savvy future for America. The latest cover of Bloomberg Businessweek pretty much sums up how that's working… » 10/31/13 9:29am 10/31/13 9:29am

Healthcare.gov's Technical Problems Are Taking Their Toll

First it was a bad script at the tech support hotline. Then it was general institutional failure stemming from the U.S. government's reliance on outside contractors. And now it's just the plain fact that when you're on a schedule and things go wrong you get behind. » 10/27/13 10:54am 10/27/13 10:54am

Why the U.S. Government Needs a "Digital Core"

If you've been watching C-SPAN—and who hasn't?—you'll know the House Energy and Commerce Committee started hearings yesterday with the government contractors for HealthCare.gov, the maybe-not-quite-ready-for-prime-time website for the Affordable Care Act. » 10/25/13 3:40pm 10/25/13 3:40pm