Many of my liberal friends think I am being a conservative shrew when I continue to sound the alarm about All Things Obamacare. More and more, however, I think that they have put their brains on "mute" if they aren't seriously concerned about this horror of a law themselves.
After reading this article, my liberal buddies - can you hear me now?
CBS News has learned that the project manager in charge of building the federal health care website was apparently kept in the dark about serious failures in the website's security. Those failures could lead to identity theft among buying insurance.
Chao said he was unaware of a Sept. 3 government memo written by another senior official at CMS. It found two high-risk issues, which are redacted for security reasons. The memo said "the threat and risk potential (to the system) is limitless." The memo shows CMS gave deadlines of mid-2014 and early 2015 to address them.
But Chao testified he'd been told the opposite.
"What I recall is what the team told me, is that there were no high findings," he said.
Chao testified security gaps could lead to identity theft, unauthorized access and misrouted data.
According to federal guidelines, high risk means "the vulnerability could be expected to have a severe or catastrophic adverse affect on organizational operations ... assets or individuals."