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‘Tech Surge’ Planned To Fix Obamacare Exchanges.
wsj.com ^ | 10/20/13 | Louise Radnofsky

Posted on 10/20/2013 10:22:37 PM PDT by Lmo56

The Department of Health and Human Services said Sunday it was bringing in outside help to resolve some of the technical woes that have beset the federally run insurance exchanges, which the agency acknowledged “has not lived up to the expectations of the American people.”

“We are committed to doing better,” agency officials said in a blog post that also said that “our team is bringing in some of the best and brightest from both inside and outside government to scrub in with the team and help improve healthcare.gov.”

Spokespeople for the agency didn’t immediately respond to questions seeking more information about the development, which it is billing as a “tech surge.”

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government
KEYWORDS: obamacare; obamadoesntcare; website
What a bunch of nimrods - they seem to think that bringing in new programmers is akin to bringing in a master mechanic to work on a standardized car model, like a VW Bug ...

In reality, these new programmers will have to spend time pouring over the hundreds of thousands of lines of code in order to get a sense of the other programmers' nuances BEFORE they can attempt to re-code. It like forgers studying artist's paint stroke techniques BEFORE forging paintings ...

Or, more likely, they will find that it would be better to re-write the code from scratch ...

1 posted on 10/20/2013 10:22:38 PM PDT by Lmo56
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To: Lmo56
Oh goodie! Something to do for the 500,000 techie parasites who made a good living off fixing the Y2K problem fifteen years ago which was an insider well paying joke.

History repeats itself.

2 posted on 10/20/2013 10:26:35 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Lmo56

Nothing can fix it in time for the January deadline as any programmer will tell you. This is a fix that will requite a lot of time to fix.


3 posted on 10/20/2013 10:29:09 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: blackdog
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4 posted on 10/20/2013 10:30:14 PM PDT by Chance Hart
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To: Lmo56
The D.C. "brain trust" has apparently never heard of "The Mythical Man-Month" by Fred Brooks.

This will end badly for everyone.

5 posted on 10/20/2013 10:31:42 PM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: SecondAmendment

Is this like getting nine women pregnant in order to get a baby in a month (well on the average you will :-)


6 posted on 10/20/2013 10:33:18 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Lmo56

Yeah, and a “tank surge” was tried to turn the tide for Hitler in December 1944. How’d that work out?


7 posted on 10/20/2013 10:34:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Obama's favorite game is Pin the Fail on the Honkey!)
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To: Republican1795.

They think they are playing as God and can even fix time it’s self.


8 posted on 10/20/2013 10:39:14 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Lmo56
Or, more likely, they will find that it would be better to re-write the code from scratch ...

Ditto from someone who's seen software projects screwed up beyond all recognition.

9 posted on 10/20/2013 10:41:33 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

Ah, when they’ve made all their sweethearts happy, they will end up with a second kludge.

God has cursed this enterprise. We’re seeing it now.


10 posted on 10/20/2013 10:43:59 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Lmo56; Moonman62
 
 
What I see lining up to happen is that they will cobble something together that will (finally) let people log on to the website and enter in their application data trouble free and voila! They'll pronounce it fixed, meanwhile the rest of the system remains broke as hell and non-functional. It's all about appearances to fool the non-technical and low info voter crowd. Guarantee you this is the "fix" they're going for.
 
 

11 posted on 10/20/2013 11:09:03 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: Lmo56

Doesn’t matter how many techs or how much money they throw at it, the old rule will still apply: ‘Garbage in, garbage out.’


12 posted on 10/20/2013 11:11:19 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Lmo56

Well, any idiot knows you can’t get much of a web site at all for a mere $660 million.


13 posted on 10/20/2013 11:14:54 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Lmo56

The goal is for it to stay broken and claim single payer is the only way to fix it. The GOPe will go along in order to avoid blame for being partisan and obstructionist by the MSM and push polls.


14 posted on 10/20/2013 11:51:11 PM PDT by peyton randolph (Tagline copyright in violation of Directive 10-289)
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To: Lmo56
"adding manpower to a late software project makes it later".
Fred Brooks, The Mythical Man-Month (1975)

Bammy & Co. never done a software project, much less anything of value in the past, and never took time to learn from those who had.

Time for history to repeat for the totalitarians!

15 posted on 10/21/2013 12:25:28 AM PDT by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: Lmo56

16 posted on 10/21/2013 12:38:26 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen (National Pk Srv: “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting)
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To: Lmo56
Or, more likely, they will find that it would be better to re-write the code from scratch ...

The first rule of any software project is always to decide what to build. The second rule is how to build it. If you get the first rule wrong, trying to get the second rule right will only make the outcome worse and the burn a deeper hole.

Pelosi, Reid, and Obama from the get-go made sure the first rule would be unrecoverable. The GOP must offer no assistance, short of canceling the project outright and firing all the contractors!

17 posted on 10/21/2013 1:02:30 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Lmo56

Ah yes, the “get 9 women pregnant to produce a baby in a month” management technique.

The entire Federal Exchange system needs to be re-designed from the ground up, a requirements freeze initiated, and then a structured engineering effort, likely using the Spiral Development method, in parallel with building a current-tech virtualized infrastructure that can be scaled on-the-fly as needed.

And SERIOUSLY work both the Interface and Privacy issues. . .

But what do I know, I’m just an engineer who has rolled out numerous successful systems using just this method . . . .


18 posted on 10/21/2013 1:51:17 AM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: Lmo56

Words. This administration is fond of them - especially when there is no tangible substance with which to back them up.

Navigators - loving caring helps that guide you......all the while with their criminal backgrounds, no background checks, no education, no provenance - no nothing but a connection to the Democrat Party.

O’President’s words. “We are going to track down those responsible and bring them to justice” Meanwhile allowing them to retire, shielding them from Congressional inquiry and so on.

“Tech Surge”...yeah....right...best and brightest. No matter how many experts, prodigies, or wizards you bring in there is the basic problem that you are designing (or repairing) by committee led by dogmatic ideologues where ‘healthcare’ is the furthest thing from their mind.

Words. Just words.


19 posted on 10/21/2013 2:04:28 AM PDT by Gaffer
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Or, more likely, they will find that it would be better to re-write the code from scratch ...

Yup. Back to the GoDaddy website builder for these guys! Who'da thunk it would be so hard?

20 posted on 10/21/2013 2:07:04 AM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: Lmo56

Get ahead of the power curve.

The system will have to be kept simple, such as relabeling the existing healthcare economy without any change.

Then use that as a basis for charging them for violating the letter of the law in the ACA.

It’s all smoke and mirrors.


21 posted on 10/21/2013 2:20:21 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: lapsus calami
Yes. The only parts of the 'system' they care about are the smoothness of the public interface, the capture of your personal data and the voter registration. If the rest doesn't work it ain't no nevermind to them.


22 posted on 10/21/2013 4:17:50 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: Lmo56

The problems with healthcare.gov are because rogue programmers in Cincinnati wrote code that loaded a hateful YouTube video.


23 posted on 10/21/2013 4:55:28 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Lmo56

You can fix or rewrite a program. Credibility is a different sort of animal.


24 posted on 10/21/2013 5:23:07 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Lmo56
We're here to save the system: condition NUMBER ONE! No more changes until system is up and running!

The good news: they'll get what's there now to work within six months

The bad news: the requirements are nowhere clearly defined and the system will be worthless.

Minimum time to get a system that is "defined" by 11,000 pages of regulations written by drug-addled elderly 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus radical, psycho spoiled brats and their drug-addled ideological issue: two lifetimes.

25 posted on 10/21/2013 5:43:51 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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