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Price Tag for Healthcare.gov Repairs Jumps to $121 Million; 'Back End' Still a Mess

Obama administration soliciting 2015 contractors based on race and gender.

7:28 AM, Apr 30, 2014 • By WHITNEY BLAKE
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Aside from the sophisticated “back end,” the site is still a calamity from a basic security standpoint. Information security consultant David Kennedy, who testified before Congress on the vulnerabilities of Healthcare.gov, appeared on Fox & Friends on March 31 and announced that it took him just four minutes to access 70,000 enrollees’ records, all without actually hacking the site. The site was “continuing to get worse and hasn’t gotten any better yet,” he said.

Accenture, which has received some criticism and mixed reviews from various outlets for previous contracts and hiring practices, noted yesterday in its press release that they, along with CMS, “will continue to evaluate and assess additional opportunities to deliver further improvements to the customer experience.” What a euphemism if there ever was one. 

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