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Healthcare.gov: How Washington's IT project Leviathan failed us
BetaNews ^ | 5-5-2014 | Derrick Wlodarz

Posted on 05/05/2014 11:18:41 AM PDT by hasb3an

Government IT projects have a tendency to fall on their rear ends more often than not. After the miserable debacle that was Healthcare.gov last October, I made the case for why the larger than life public face of Obamacare had zero chance of succeeding in original form. Fast forward six months, and after some contractor firings and a public about face consisting of a "tech surge", the website is finally working at nominal levels.

That's not to say no one didn't take the fall for the mess of this bungled IT project gone haywire. The former head honcho of the US HHS, Kathleen Sebelius, had no choice but to step down and take the hushed blame for the mess that unraveled under her command. Publicly, the story goes that she stepped down on her own will. Behind the scenes, I highly doubt this was the entire story.

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Government
KEYWORDS: cgi; democratcare; donkeycare; healthcaregov; jackasscare; obamacare

1 posted on 05/05/2014 11:18:41 AM PDT by hasb3an
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To: hasb3an

How did it fail us?
Easy. It’s a gummint program. Period.
Next question…..


2 posted on 05/05/2014 11:24:50 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: hasb3an; All
Government IT projects have a tendency to fall on their rear ends more often than not.

Although there are good citizens working directly or indirectly for the federal government, I suspect that the name of the game concerning doing business with DC is to stuff pockets from the tsunami of constitutionally indefensible taxes that go to DC.

3 posted on 05/05/2014 11:25:56 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: hasb3an
Condensed form of the article.

It's already well known that roughly 68 percent of all IT projects are doomed for failure, and a large majority 99.999999% of this is due to improper requirements planning and scope analysis up front before any contractors are even hired. It's safe to say that the US government, and namely HHS, botched this aspect of the Healthcare.gov planning phase.

Just search for the word "requirements" in articles like these.

You tell us what and we'll figure out how.. or hire us to do both.

4 posted on 05/05/2014 11:43:34 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: hasb3an

I want to know what executive recruiters the government uses to find people who are adept and qualified to totally waste hundreds of millions of dollars. If I wanted to advise my son to choose this career, what is the career path? To get on a small project and blow $5 million hoping to land a job with a bigger budget to blow through? And what grad school is best for this? Is there a professional society? What is the normal bonus plan? How far ahead of loss plan should a person be in order to get a bonus? Inquiring minds want to know.


5 posted on 05/05/2014 12:02:37 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: hasb3an

The Federal Government has NEVER successfully implemented an IT project.

Ask around about the failed attempt to update the systems at the IRS in the 1990’s.


6 posted on 05/05/2014 12:06:42 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: hasb3an

an epic teachable moment in history,, maybe. ..


7 posted on 05/05/2014 12:41:12 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: hasb3an

Why hasn’t there be a refund to taxpayers by these criminals? Why aren’t many of them in prison? $900,000,000 is a bit of change...no?


8 posted on 05/05/2014 4:15:47 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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