Skip to comments.ObamaCare's Potemkin Village Website Written In Belarus?
Posted on 02/05/2014 10:12:16 AM PST by raptor22
Debacle: U.S. intelligence agencies report that developers linked to the Belarus government helped create the Healthcare.gov website and may have inserted malicious code making it vulnerable to cyberattacks and hacking.
The disastrous rollout of Healthcare.gov was bad enough. But as if Americans need another reason to avoid Healthcare.gov, we now hear that the Obama administration, through the Department of Health and Human Services, has indirectly contracted with developers in the worker's paradise of Belarus, a former Soviet republic still closely tied to Russia, to write some of the software code used for the website.
The Washington Free Beacon's Bill Gertz quotes one U.S. intelligence official as saying: "The U.S. Affordable Care Act software was written in part in Belarus by software developers under state control, and that makes the software a potential target for cyberattacks."
According to Gertz, the company involved in the software was EPAM, a Belarusian firm with U.S. offices and international clients that conducts programming work in Belarus. A spokesman for the company, which has a U.S. affiliate, did not respond to inquiries about the company's role in developing the ObamaCare software.
HHS says it has no evidence the foreign code was incorporated in Healthcare.gov's software. Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for CGI Federal, the main contractor for the health care network, had no comment on the report.
Strange, because U.S. intelligence agencies last week informed HHS that EPAM may have inserted malicious software by creating a software "back door" that would permit spying and cybersecurity attacks.
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Is that a typo, or are you making a point of some kind?
I am interested in where the money went. They gave most of a billion dollars to a Canadian company to design a website that some have said could be done for a few million.
They in turn sub it out to Belarus.
So where is the billion dollars?
"We are the ones we've been waiting for.
We are the CHANGE that we seek."
Barry allowed the canadians to keep a few million...while he pocketed the majority of the bundle?
It was the return on investment for some friends of Obama.
Maybe. I see almost everything they do creating some kind of slush fund.
Then these guys, like Clinton, leave office with several hundred million in the bank... that we know of.
its All For The Children!
This along with the entirely fake Washington State obamanocare site, reaffirms my belief that the current administration is really all about “helping the little guy.” (sarc)
Belarus is extension of Putin’s empire.
Magine, screw the web site, plant the Trojans, get information on Americans, and get PAID for it??
Of course Belarus built back doors for hacking into the ObamaCare website. Why wouldn’t they? Now it will cost the taxpayers another billion to find and remove those back doors.
Nested contractors and subcontractors, with everybody taking a piece of the pie, until they got down to the one actual programmer, who got $45,000.
Standard bureaucrat evasion. This isn't a situation where we'll just have to weigh all the expert opinion; either it's in there or it isn't. This is a ten minute call to the original contractor.