Henry Chao, deputy CIO at CMS, and other Obama administration officials defended the security practices at HealthCare.gov during an often contentious oversight committee hearing Wednesday.
The U.S. Congress should take action to slow a skyrocketing number of "deceptive" patent infringement demand letters sent from patent licensing firms to small businesses, witnesses told a Senate committee.
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Users of HealthCare.gov, the troubled insurance-shopping website run by the U.S. government, were having problems logging in and completing applications again on Wednesday, an official said.
The site, a key feature of the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, is one way for uninsured U.S. residents to shop for new coverage soon to be available through the law.
U.S. lawmakers questioned the security of HealthCare.gov, the U.S. government's troubled insurance-shopping website, after reports that one applicant's personal information was shared with another applicant.
The troubled website was down for 90 minutes Monday, and more service interruptions are likely, officials say.
Government officials say a recent bill to stop the NSA's bulk collection of telephone records would hurt the agency's ability to catch terrorists.
The current page response times are now less than one second but more work is needed, officials said.
The proposed bill would allow the NSA to continue collecting millions of U.S. telephone records, despite an outcry that the program violates the U.S. Constitution.
The extra hands hope to help the government meet a Nov. 30 goal to have the site working smoothly for the large majority of users
The proposed change in the 1996 Communications Decency Act would remove legal protections for websites from state prosecutions for comments that site users make.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius also told the Congressional hearing that the website should be working for the majority of users by the end of November.
The director of the NSA told the hearing that ending the agency's bulk collection of U.S. telephone records would set U.S. intelligence back to pre-2001 levels.
The legislation introduced by a bipartisan group of more than 85 lawmakers would end the bulk collection of U.S. telephone records.