Health-care website’s security concerns eased

Cybersecurity concerns over the federal government’s health-care website have been cleared up through testing, a government security professional who had qualms about the system assured lawmakers yesterday. But a congressional hearing featuring three senior technology experts from the Health and Human Services Department also revealed a broader internal debate before the hapless launch of last fall. One of the witnesses, HHS Chief Information Officer Frank Baitman, said he brought security issues to the attention of the department’s second-in-command, Bill Corr, as well as another senior official. It’s unclear what Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and White House officials were told.

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