Issa Subpoenas Tech Company to Check Obamacare Website Security

Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 03:00 PM

By Wanda Carruthers

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House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa said Tuesday he issued a subpoena to the company in charge of security testing for the Obamacare website to make sure security problems are fixed.

"We need to make sure that all of those gaps have been filled, all of those security shortcomings have been corrected," the California Republican told Fox News' "Happening Now."

"I waited 70 days [after the website's launch], 10 days after President [Barack] Obama said, mission accomplished, we're all fixed and up and running," he said.

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Issa issued the subpoena to Mitre Corporation, one of the IT providers for the Obamacare website. He said he called Mitre because it had knowledge of the security issues that needed addressing prior to the website's launch.

"They were the ones that published these reports showing what still needed to be done, and why, at least, in some people's opinion, this website was not ready to be launched," Issa said.

Congress could learn why, in light of security issues, the decision was made to move forward with the website's launch, Issa said. The testimony might also explain who in the administration made the decision to proceed with the launch.

"Our investigators need to have this material, as we ask individuals at Health and Human Services and other agencies about what they knew, when they knew it, and why they made the decisions they made before, during, and, of course, even after the launch of the website," Issa said.

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