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Obamacare marketplace violates federal security law
The Daily Caller ^ | December 11, 2013 | Charles C. Johnson

Posted on 12/12/2013 1:15:29 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The bureaucracy tasked with Obamacare implementation may be violating a law that requires government agencies to keep private information safe.

Under the the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), the Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is required to have an “Authority to Operate,” or ATO. In order to receive an ATO, new information tech systems must perform a set of tests, including “Security Control Assessments” (SCA).

But according to CMS’s 2014 budget request, no such security assessment took place. The Federal Healthcare Marketplace website was rolled out without full end­-to­-end testing.

Indeed, the large number of new systems created because of Obamacare created a backlog of testing. CMS could not complete its required security. Failing to complete the required means no ATO, and hence a violation of federal law under FISMA.

FISMA was enacted in 2002. Under FISMA, federal agencies are required: “to develop, document, and implement an agency­-wide program to provide information security for the information and information systems that support the operations and assets of the agency, including those provided or managed by another agency, contractor, or other source.”(continued)

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: congress; crime; fisma; obama; obamacare; obamacaresecurity; obamacarewebsite
Just one more thing to add to the list.
1 posted on 12/12/2013 1:15:29 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The HIPAA regulations on who has access to patient data are pretty stringent too, and have a fair amount of detail on how information systems are to be configured in order to be HIPAA-compliant. I’d bet a lot of money the ACA sites aren’t even close to being HIPAA compliant (and that’s with much of the actual information-transfer infrastructure not even in place yet).


2 posted on 12/12/2013 1:21:20 AM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Don't over estimate Hussein's skills.

Don't underestimate his skills either.

The only KNOWN FACT about him is he is an ID THIEF.

Everything else we have had to take his word for it. He LIES!


So a known ID THIEF want's joint access to everyone's bank account.

Why am I not surprised?

3 posted on 12/12/2013 1:34:00 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: Little Pig

The insurance industry is largely exempted from hipaa. Its very convoluted.


4 posted on 12/12/2013 1:54:21 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh its much more complicated then just fisma. Theres a stack of laws andregulations about a mile high they are failing to meet.


5 posted on 12/12/2013 1:55:43 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Imagine if Nixon, Reagan or a Bush did this.


6 posted on 12/12/2013 1:58:08 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: driftdiver

I’m not necessarily referring to the insurance industry. The haphazard construction of that site and the obviously-lax security built into it likely means that patients’ health info is accessible to people who aren’t supposed to be able to see it


7 posted on 12/12/2013 1:59:21 AM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Obamacare marketplace violates federal security law”

What’s a law?


8 posted on 12/12/2013 2:12:23 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Little Pig

The scary part is that its not limited to just this site. The site has links to abunch of other agencies and systems. Which means the hackers were given access to those systems as well. Like the irs systems.


9 posted on 12/12/2013 2:28:40 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Exactly. The law is whatever Obama says or does. There is no body of government that will stand up to him and stop his putative dictatorship. The House has the means, but not the will.


10 posted on 12/12/2013 2:28:53 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Truth29

The house is scared of itself.


11 posted on 12/12/2013 2:31:32 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So, is this "against the law" thing coupled with any remedy? Or is just more feel good nonsense from the governing class? What is the penalty? What remedy do the people have when the government "breaks the law?"

Congress routinely breaks the law that declares the budgeting process. So what of it? There is no penalty, no remedy.

12 posted on 12/12/2013 2:32:44 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Dirty little secret, 2ndDivisionVet. A dirty little secret am certain you are well aware of. With the obama crowd, in charge, no Americans information at any level of information being held is safe. Would go so far as to say all information on all Americans has been sold or compromised on purpose. Simply a matter of time till this matter escalates. Will simply say to those media people that support zer0 and his crowd when their identities are stolen or worse ... Told ya so.
13 posted on 12/12/2013 2:54:54 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

“....no Americans information at any level of information being held is safe”........

I am sensing this to be quite true as I have recently started getting numerous mailings about health care insurance and other issues related to health care. Where did these companies get MY name, address and health care needs?


14 posted on 12/12/2013 3:36:54 AM PST by Progov
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Isn’t there a disclaimer in the law that absolves the feds of any security “glitches”? Surely the king has covered his ass and Roberts will agree.


15 posted on 12/12/2013 4:10:49 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Progov
Would not surprise me if the information was gleamed from your doctor as to address, etc. The new mandates, within the zer0care law, place doctors in between a rock and a hard place. The new law (zer0care) has its tentacles everywhere. Then again though, anyone with or without a valid SS number, driver's license, credit card account, bank account, and a whole host of id's our government has seen fit to discover where each of us is and what we do based upon job held, etc. is also suspect as to how you are receiving the health care mailings.

My way of thinking is even if you have nothing to hide, the people in their government place will find out if you have anything left to rob you of.

Am reminded of Samuel Clemens where he allegedly said, "No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session", or (perhaps) Samuel said something similar for there is disagreement over whether or not this was actually a quote of Mr. Clemens. My thought is ... It has come to pass that "No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session". I always pray to be wrong when my brain starts to think, but I do not doubt Samuel Clemens afore mentioned words if it was actually he that said such.

16 posted on 12/12/2013 6:50:19 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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