Skip to comments.Canadian officials fired IT firm behind troubled Obamacare website
Posted on 10/10/2013 12:33:27 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
Canadian provincial health officials last year fired the parent company of CGI Federal, the prime contractor for the problem-plagued Obamacare health exchange websites, the Washington Examiner has learned.
CGI Federals parent company, Montreal-based CGI Group, was officially terminated in September 2012 by an Ontario government health agency after the firm missed three years of deadlines and failed to deliver the provinces flagship online medical registry.
The online registry was supposed to be up and running by June 2011.
Officials at the U.S. government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded six technology contracts worth $87 million to CGI Federal for Obamacare website work, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
The CMS officials refused to say if federal officials knew of its parent companys IT failure in Canada when awarding the six contracts.
CGI Federal built Obamacares Healthcare.gov, which went live Oct. 1 but has since experienced multiple technical problems, including crashes, refusal to load and sign-on, or to provide accurate information.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
It would be interesting to see if this group is crony-connected or protected-group-owned.
The Ontario job, eHealth, cost Ontario taxpayers $1 billion and delivered nothing.
I would like to see some investigators from our side dig out the crony capitalist connection between this outfit and the Baraqqi regime.
Well isn’t that special. I guess this means us US taxpayers will be getting a refund of
THE HALF A FREAKING BILLION DOLLARS
we paid for this POS site.
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.
What is it about this doesn’t surprise me? We have become, in the last generation or so a a aociety of very low educated and a lower informed group of over 18 year old adults...even the educated are not that smart...and it is all totally by design!
Consistency is very important in running an applications software company. These folks are consistent.
And that is exactly why it should be stopped !
At any cost !!
So Obama hired a company OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES (Ontario, no less) to handle very confidential data on US citizens....This company was a failure in Canada, sooooo WHY NOT task them with the all-important duty of handling the US GOVERNMENT RUN HEALTH INSURANCE program.
And LIVs wonder why we are still screaming for this bill FULL repeal.
The human civilization has Jumped the Shark.
all downhill from here.
CGI Federal is a subsidiary of Montreal-based CGI Group. With offices in Fairfax, Va., the subsidiary has been a darling of the Obama administration, which since 2009 has bestowed it with $1.4 billion in federal contracts, according to USAspending.gov.
Earlier this year the U.S. Government Accountability Office criticized the pace of development and testing for Healthcare.gov.s IT system and noted that it was missing important milestone deadlines.
HHS is by far the single largest federal contractor of CGI, showering it with $645 million in contracts. The Defense Department pays the Canadian company $254 million, the EPA $58 million and the Justice Department $36 million.
In comparison, in 2008, under President George W. Bush, CGI contracts totaled only $16.5 million for all federal departments and agencies.
Thats certainly a major shift. Why are we suddenly spending 1.4 billion on contracts to a Canadian IT company? It gets complicated.
CGI Federal was built on top of the ruins of a traditional government contractor, American Management Systems, a company co-founded by Bill Clintons former IRS commish, with a disastrous track record that eventually put it out of business.
How does all of this translate into a whole load of government money since 2009? I dont know. Untangling the convoluted webs would take some time. But it is a rather interesting question.
bet the heads of that company have some really nice yachts.
Very interesting—Bill Clinton Democratic pal links for a company that didn’t attract much interest under Bush. Unless they had huge amounts of other business, they were small and struggling, waiting for a Democratic administration. If that is true, they got a huge project that they had no experience with or any chance of handling properly. It’s “Solyndra 2: Cronies Wreck the Health System.”
The name of game folks is spend, spend, spend.
all the better if the money is utterly wasted, on yachts and stuff I mean.
So what? They probably produced a sizable donation to the BO campaign.
Well lets get started!
Well lets get started!
The good news is the computer systems are the SIMPLEST part of the obamaCAIR legislation. Everything else is far more complex.
I’m not sure why you put in (Ontario, no less) both because the firm is out of MONTREAL and because when it comes to incompetence and corruption, Quebec has Ontario beat hollow.
afraid you are right
I guarantee it was owned by a crony or a favored group.
That’s not even a question with this bunch.
We need to answer the left when they accuse those who oppose Obama as being racist.
We don’t oppose Obama because we’re racist,
we oppose Obama because HE IS.
They have since moved to the states and started a green energy corporation. No, not that I know of; but with Obama in office they may have if they thought about it.
What's worse is that they they didn't make the jump. This is going to make "Jaws" look like Disney before it is over.
I can see why he made the point, because the company was involved in a massive ($1b) boondoggle here, and the current government is the most corrupt in our province’s history- the latest scandal was about how they blew at least $1.1 billion to help two members get elected.
Follow the money trail. I bet it stinks to high heaven.
UGH! YEP! Caught that AFTER I posted, and yes, was also mistaking Ontario for Quebec! thanks for catching those. Screwed that part up all the way around.
Meet the members of CGI’s management
Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board
Founder, Vice-Chairman of the Board and Corporate Secretary
Michael E. Roach
President and Chief Executive Officer
R. David Anderson
Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
President, Nordics, Southern Europe and South America
President, France (including Luxembourg and Morocco)
Senior Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer
Executive Vice-President and Chief Legal Officer
President, Central and Eastern Europe (including Netherlands, Germany and Belgium)
Executive Vice-President, Global Human Resources and Strategic Planning
Senior Vice-President, Global Communications and Investor Relations
President, United Kingdom
President, Asia Pacific (including Australia, India, Philippines and the Middle East)
Executive Vice-President, Global Chief Information Officer
Executive Vice-President, Global Client Transformation Services
Executive Vice-President, Corporate Performance and Knowledge Management
Executive Vice-President and Chief Business Engineering Officer
Senior Vice-President, Corporate Development and Strategic Investments
George D. Schindler
President, United States and Canada
So far. Watch them spend another $500 mil tying to fix it.
The same cronies who had a hand in building obama’s campaign bus.
Really (about the bus)? Interesting, if true.
This is a much bigger deal... or mis-deal.
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