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Healthcare.gov may be a 'black swan'

(ComputerWorld ) Despite partisan sniping over the Affordable Care Act, members of a U.S. House committee probing the problems at Healthcare.gov Thursday asked some tough, IT-specific questions that revealed some key facts.

Two members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, U.S. Reps. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) and Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), were especially focused on the testing process for the ACA website that’s had problems since its launch on Oct. 1.

It turns out that project’s 55 contractors had only two weeks to conduct end-to-end testing of Healthcare.gov prior to launch.