Re: anyone have a scoop on the obamacare website mess?

From: Karth Panchan <>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:39:12 -0400
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I heard their application was designed to support only 50k and tested only for that volume. In real world they are facing with more than that.

Once end user provide security answers, this application making call to various federal agency websites(IRS,homeland security and etc) to determine eligible plans for that user.

At this point it is failing when it is trying to connect and get response from various agencies.

Looking at job description, It could be web service call from Oracle SOA trying connect with various end points. I could be wrong.

Just my 2 cents.


> On Oct 15, 2013, at 9:30 PM, Dba DBA <> wrote:
> Just curious if anyone has any info on the performance issues? The
> contractor CGI federal is hiring DBAs and their job ad is a real gem. I
> tried creating an account last night out of pure curiosity and they coded
> the web page to lie to people (anyone can try it). you go through 3 pages
> to enter basic information. On the last page you are asked to answer 3
> security questions. When you do you get an error that says your security
> questions must have different answers.(tried it several times mine did),
> then it takes you all the way back to the first page and all of your
> information is blank. If you do it and google the error you will see alot
> of people complaining about this. Didn't bother looking, but this is
> typically done with javascript right in the web page. So they are basically
> lowering the volume on their website by telling people they are making a
> mistake when they go to register.
> not entirely about oracle, but the job ad peaked my interest. Anyone have a
> scoop on how bad the performance problems are?
> if you take the job, I suggest you bring a sleeping bag.
> Additional Requirements:
> Primary work location is Chantilly, VA. Must be willing to travel to
> secondary locations in Reston, VA; Fairfax, VA; and Washington DC.
> *Must be available and willing to work additional hours in the event of any
> emergency software releases.*
> --

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