Obama administration officials, racing to beat a month-end deadline to fix the troubled federal insurance website, said Sunday there has been “dramatic progress” in patching HealthCare.gov but acknowledged “there is more work to be done” in improving the site and its underlying technology.
Technicians in the Washington area raced up to a month-end deadline set by the Obama administration to make the troubled federal insurance website work for a majority of users, but officials acknowledged they still faced a raft of problems that could take weeks or more to fix.
The Department of Health and Human Services is going to replace Verizon Communications Inc.’s Terremark subsidiary as its Web-hosting provider for the federal health-insurance marketplace, presenting a new challenge to the rollout of the Obama administration’s signature health-care initiative.
Negotiators for Verizon Communications Inc. and Vodafone Group PLC have agreed to a deal in which Verizon will pay about $130 billion for the U.K. company’s stake in their U.S. joint venture, a person familiar with the matter said.
Verizon Communications Inc. is in talks to pay as much as $130 billion for Vodafone Group PLC’s stake in their U.S. wireless venture in a deal that could be completed within a week, people familiar with the matter said.
The U.S. government has used the merger-approval process to increase its influence over the telecom industry, bringing more companies under its oversight and gaining a say over activities as fundamental as equipment purchases
The battle between International Business Machines Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. over a $600 million contract to set up a cloud-computing system for the Central Intelligence Agency shows the growing importance of intelligence-agency business for technology companies.