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Jan 9, 2014

Obama Political Donor Leading FBI Investigation of IRS Targeting

“It is unbelievable that the Department would choose such an individual to examine the federal government’s systematic targeting and harassment of organizations opposed to the President’s policies,” the letter continues. “At the very least, Ms. Bosserman’s involvement is highly inappropriate and has compromised the Administration’s investigation of the IRS.”

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Jan 8, 2014

Issa Challenges Sebelius on False, Misleading Statements on HealthCare.gov Security

“Providing false or misleading testimony to Congress is a serious matter,” Issa writes. “Documents and testimony obtained by the Committee, including information provided by Teresa Fryer, the Chief Information Security Officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the MITRE Corporation, a contractor hired by HHS to conduct security assessments of healthcare.gov, show that your testimony was false and misleading.”

Jan 7, 2014

FACT SHEET: HealthCare.gov Launch: Security Vulnerabilities and Lack of Testing Put Personal Information of Site Users at Risk

CMS top security official testified that she recommended denying the authority to launch HealthCare.gov but other officials decided to go ahead anyway.  Teresa Fryer, The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), testified in a transcribed interview with House Oversight and Government Reform Committee ...

Jan 2, 2014

Issa Introduces Bill to Restore COLAs For Military Retirees While Doubling Savings

"This legislation will restore Cost-of-Living Adjustments for our military retirees and not only replace the savings but nearly triple them– saving $17 billion over 10 years according to conservative USPS estimates. This common sense reform will help restore the cash-strapped Postal Service to long-term solvency and is supported by the President and key Congressional leaders in both chambers."

Dec 30, 2013

Issa Statement on the Departure of CMS’ Chief Operating Officer and Supervisor of Obamacare Rollout

"Documents and interviews indicate Michelle Snyder's involvement in bypassing the recommendation of CMS' top security expert who recommended delaying the launch of HealthCare.gov after independent testers raised concern about serious vulnerabilities from a lack of adequate security testing. Americans seeking health insurance are left to shoulder the risk of a website that's still an all-around work in progress because of the cult like commitment officials had to the arbitrary goal of launching ...

Dec 20, 2013

CMS Officials Launched HealthCare.gov Against Warning of Agency’s Top Cybersecurity Official

“High findings,” the highest level of identified security vulnerabilities, are still being found in HealthCare.gov, according to the top security expert at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Dec 17, 2013

Security Documents Show HHS Downplayed HealthCare.gov Vulnerabilities Prior to Launch

“The full context of MITRE’s assessment, which the Department had in its possession prior to the October 1 launch date, shows that CMS and HHS knew that HealthCare.gov was vulnerable yet your statements have not given the American people a fair and accurate assessment of known risks,” Issa writes.

Dec 16, 2013

Oversight Report on Obamacare Navigator Program Reveals Mismanagement and Lax Oversight

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today released a new staff report on the Obama Administration’s Navigator and Assister program in conjunction with today’s field hearing in Dallas, Texas.

Dec 13, 2013

Second Healthcare.gov Contractor, MITRE, Rejects Illegal HHS Request, Turns Over Subpoenaed Documents to Congress

“MITRE’s decision is a rejection of efforts by the White House to obstruct oversight,” Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said. “The American people deserve an honest assessment of decisions by the Administration to proceed with the October 1 launch of HealthCare.gov despite warnings about security vulnerabilities. When we have released information on sensitive topics, we have exercised great care to ensure that there are not unintended consequences. Most often, these releases ...

Dec 13, 2013

Oversight Committee Announces Witnesses for Texas Field Hearing on Affordable Care Act

“While the President and other allies of the Affordable Care Act continue to propagate their case for enrollment, they have done too little to address broken promises and serious concerns about the flawed navigator program and inadequate consumer privacy provisions,” said Chairman Issa. “This hearing, as part of a series being held across the country, will help fill this void of accountability.”