Chief tech officer at HHS resigns

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  1. Bro. Curtis

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    Why ? Did he not sign out of protest ? Did he know the website wasn't ready ? Did he know about the security risks ?

    http://m.nationalreview.com/corner/363310/sebeliuss-tech-chief-leaves-hhs-andrew-johnson

    And this, from CBSNews.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162...cial-didnt-sign-off-on-site-launch/?tag=socsh

    ...CBS News has learned that Trenkle, the Chief Information Officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), was originally supposed to sign off on security for the glitch-ridden website before its Oct. 1 launch, but didn't. Instead, the authorization on September 27 was given by Trenkle's boss, CMS administrator Marilyn Tavenner.

    As CBS News reported Monday, security assessments fell behind and the website never had the required top-to-bottom tests.

    Trenkle and two other CMS officials, including Chief Operating Officer Michelle Snyder, signed an unusual "risk acknowledgement" saying that the agency's mitigation plan for rigorous monitoring and ongoing tests did "not reduce the (security) risk to the ... system itself going into operation on October 1, 2013."...
     
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    That sounds an awful lot like the engineer as Martin-Marietta that wouldn't sign off on the shuttle Challenger launch in 1986, so they got his supervisor out of bed and made him come into work to sign off on it. And the rest, they say, is history.
     
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    And without meaning offense, I would say I see similar results.
     

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