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Kathleen Sebelius
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the difficulties plaguing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Partisan sparks were flying in Congress on Tuesday as Sebelius, President Barack Obama's top health official apologized for wasting consumers' time as they tried to use the crippled website that allows them to buy government mandated health insurance under t

Gov't Document: Health Site Posed Security Risk



WASHINGTON (AP) - An internal government memo obtained by The Associated Press shows administration officials were concerned that a lack of testing posed a "high" security risk for President Barack Obama's new health insurance website.

The Sept. 27 memo to Medicare chief Marylin Tavenner said a website contractor wasn't able to test all the security controls in one complete version of the system.
  
Insufficient testing "exposed a level of uncertainty that can be deemed as a high risk," the memo said.
  
The memo recommended setting up a security team to address risks, conduct daily tests, and a full security test within two to three months of going live.
  
At a congressional hearing, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the site's security certification is temporary, but asserted consumers' personal information is secure.

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