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Sebelius to Speak in Atlanta Tomorrow to Make an "Important Announcement" About Obamacare | Main | Update: CMS, Tavener Seem to Have Violated Federal Rules in Falsely Certifying Healthcare.gov As "Secure"
November 07, 2013

Chief IT Officer Fired By Obama Might Have Been Terminated For Refusing to Sign False Certification of Healthcare.gov's Security

This seems big.

I thought the Chief IT officer was being scapegoated because the system was a catastrophic failure.

Silly me-- Obama doesn't fire people for failure. He promotes them.

He fires people for not lying in his interests hard enough.

Remember Nixon's Saturday Night Massacre, when he fired his AG (I think) because the AG refused to fire the special prosecutor probing Watergate?

This is Sharyl Atkisson reporting, of course. (It would be her or Jan Crawford.)

Tony Trenkle, the Obamacare official in charge of HealthCare.gov security efforts announced his resignation Wednesday, effective next week.


CBS News has learned that Trenkle, the Chief Information Officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), was originally supposed to sign off on security for the glitch-ridden website before its Oct. 1 launch, but didn't. Instead, the authorization on September 27 was given by Trenkle's boss, CMS administrator Marilyn Tavenner.

As CBS News reported Monday, security assessments fell behind and the website never had the required top-to-bottom tests.

So to put the site on-line, federal rules required that it be certified as secure. The Chief IT officer apparently refused. Why? Because the thing had never had the tests required for certification at all. (If it had been tested, it would have failed.)

So what happens? His boss signs her name to the certification -- falsely, as the "required" tests had never been performed.

And now he's departing, either by resigning or being fired or being pressured to leave. We don't know.

Hallelujah!


from Dave at Garfield Ridge.





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