Healthcare.gov’s problems reveal deeper issues with government IT policies

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/some-say-health-care-sites-problems-highlight-flawed-federal-it-policies/2013/10/09/d558da42-30fe-11e3-8627-c5d7de0a046b_print.html

Software problems may be the culprits behind the new health care exchanges’ glitchy launch, but a report in the Washington Post points to another, more deep-seated issue: the federal government’s “flawed” information technology policies. The government spends $80 billion a year on IT, but agencies are low on technical staff, often outsource to less-sophisticated contractors and sometimes fail to communicate effectively.