recommended reading

Obama Wasn’t Warned, 5 Million Lines of Code and Other News

White House

The rocky rollout of, the website for people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, has garnered a lot of attention from the media as well as technology analysts. Here's our daily roundup of some of the key reports you may have missed:

President Obama was not informed of problems with before it’s Oct. 1 lauch, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius tells CNN.

Online Obamacare feature can dramatically underestimate health plan costs, CBS reports.

Remember that open source code for portions of’s front end that the government posted to GitHub but then removed a few days after the site’s rocky launch? Officials said it was creating confusion. Curious developers have figured out how to get the code back, anyway, Wired reports.

Slate notes how misleading some reporting on has been in this explainer. The claim that 5 million lines of code may need to be rewritten, for instance, can mean a pamphlet’s worth or a novel’s worth of actual text depending on how code is formatted.

House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa, who’s leading the charge to investigate’s failures, also took the first stab at being funny -- or cutting, depending on your position -- about the failures on Wednesday with a listicle titled 8 Cats Who Called 1-800-Obamacare but Still Couldn’t Get Health Care.

Threatwatch Alert

Thousands of cyber attacks occur each day

See the latest threats


Close [ x ] More from Nextgov

Thank you for subscribing to newsletters from
We think these reports might interest you:

  • Modernizing IT for Mission Success

    Surveying Federal and Defense Leaders on Priorities and Challenges at the Tactical Edge

  • Communicating Innovation in Federal Government

    Federal Government spending on ‘obsolete technology’ continues to increase. Supporting the twin pillars of improved digital service delivery for citizens on the one hand, and the increasingly optimized and flexible working practices for federal employees on the other, are neither easy nor inexpensive tasks. This whitepaper explores how federal agencies can leverage the value of existing agency technology assets while offering IT leaders the ability to implement the kind of employee productivity, citizen service improvements and security demanded by federal oversight.

  • Effective Ransomware Response

    This whitepaper provides an overview and understanding of ransomware and how to successfully combat it.

  • Forecasting Cloud's Future

    Conversations with Federal, State, and Local Technology Leaders on Cloud-Driven Digital Transformation

  • IT Transformation Trends: Flash Storage as a Strategic IT Asset

    MIT Technology Review: Flash Storage As a Strategic IT Asset For the first time in decades, IT leaders now consider all-flash storage as a strategic IT asset. IT has become a new operating model that enables self-service with high performance, density and resiliency. It also offers the self-service agility of the public cloud combined with the security, performance, and cost-effectiveness of a private cloud. Download this MIT Technology Review paper to learn more about how all-flash storage is transforming the data center.


When you download a report, your information may be shared with the underwriters of that document.