Insurer That Got $145 Million Loan Under Obamacare Is Almost Broke

By Anna Edney | bloomberg.com A startup insurance company loaned $145 million by the U.S. government under Obamacare is running out of money and being taken over by state officials in Iowa. The company, CoOportunity Health, which also servesNebraska, was placed under Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart’s supervision this week and is no longer accepting new enrollees, according […]

Government hacks and security breaches skyrocket

By Chris Frates and Curt Devine, CNN Washington (CNN) — The North Korean hack of Sony Pictures that unleashed proprietary information, leaked embarrassing emails and brought the multi-billion dollar company’s operations to its knees was unprecedented. But cyber security and intelligence experts warn that this is only the beginning. A CNN review of cyber attacks against federal agencies shows […]

Issa takes top spot on Internet panel

Issa takes top spot on Internet panel By Julian Hattem | TheHill.com After moving on from the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) will be the chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Internet, Courts and Intellectual Property when Congress returns next year. The announcement on Thursday gives Issa a lower position of visibility than […]

Lawmakers strike deal on sweeping IT reform bill

FederalTimes.com Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Mich., were pleased with the version of FITARA included in the 2015 NDAA. (U.S. House of Representatives) Senators have included a sweeping federal IT reform bill in the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), almost guaranteeing […]