Issa Demands Details On Fix

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | October 23, 2013

A top House Republican critic of the Obama administration’s rocky rollout wants more information about how the government plans to fix the glitch-ridden online insurance exchange.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., sent letters to Microsoft, Google and three other major technology companies on Tuesday asking whether they had been recruited by the government for a “tech surge,” to repair the ailing site.

The surge, announced Sunday, recruited software experts from private companies and some government officials from outside the Health and Human Services Department to work “around the clock” to fix persistent software failures, including ones that prevent users from registering or signing into the online health insurance exchange.