In a packed hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday morning, lawmakers grilled four government contractors on the glitches. When asked for an ideal testing period for a project of this scale, one contractor replied, "months would be nice," rather than the two weeks that were allotted.

Andrew Slavitt, executive vice president at Quality Software Services Inc., owned by United Health Group, responded to the question from Republican Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon. Cheryl Campbell, senior vice president at CGI Group Inc., also testifying at the hearing, agreed with Slavitt's answer about timing, but confirmed numerous times throughout the more than three-hour hearing that integrated testing happened "the last two weeks of September."

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