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.
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