I am 100% behind you, but it's not going to happen. The buggy software that we squeeze out now days needs to be patched too often. IMHO we are on the precipice of a software crisis where our systems are too big and too convoluted for anyone to understand. They are poorly designed and hurriedly slapped together with little or no QA. They are riddled with security flaws. If we could not continuously push out bug fixes, nothing would work. And now, this is all catching up with us. God help us.
It’s a credit card terminal. How complicated could it possibly be or hard to get it right? Why is it even running on an OS in the first place instead of bare metal?
It'd be pretty hard to find a better description of healthcare.gov, eh? Today I was watching the news coverage of one of the Dem. Reps (in Lamar Smith's committee, I think?) The Rep. was accusing the Pubs of trying to "scare" people away from signing up for ObamaCare, with security concerns. This from an old fool who could not run a lemonade stand, or learn in 2 years how to write a 6 line program in Basic. (See, there I am dating myself!) The gratifying thing was the interviews of young people asked if they were concerned / would sign up, and were saying "no way!"
The Dems of course had their own "expert" saying, essentially, that healthcare.gov was not as attractive a target as other sites. Obviously this guy doesn't understand all hackers or their motivations. Most Everest climbers don't do it solely for the money...
Then of course there was that Pub bill the other day, that would supposedly require the Administration to report any thefts of information from the healthcare.gov within 2 days of the occurrence. (Paraphrasal.) Yeah, that'll help. Shouting at the horse that's already galloped 500 ft. out the barn door helps too.