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House intel chair: Obamacare site not secure, may have to rebuild

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Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., chair of the House Intelligence Committee, told CNN’s Candy Crowley on Sunday that he is not convinced the Obamacare website is secure enough, saying it may have to be completely redesigned.

“The way the system is designed, it is not secure,” Rogers said.

Rogers explained that every time an agency goes to another agency with a piece of information — called a “boundary” — the data is vulnerable to being compromised because these boundaries are insecure, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

When Crowley asked if the security problems can be fixed by the end of November, Rogers said he was concerned because the site does “not have an overarching solid cyber security plan to prevent the loss of private information.”

“I’m even more concerned today than I was even last week,” Rogers added. “I know that they’ve called in another private entity to try to help with the security of it. The problem is they may have to redesign the entire system.”

And that is in regard to a system that has cost taxpayers upwards to $1 billion dollars, depending on who you ask.

The question is: Will accountability for such a colossal mistake be forthcoming from the Obama administration?

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