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Obama White House Dumps IT Contractor Responsible for Health Care Website (Replacement Has Problems)
The Blaze ^ | January 10, 2014 | Becket Adams

Posted on 01/10/2014 11:00:36 AM PST by PJ-Comix

The Obama administration is reportedly dumping the IT contractor responsible for building the glitch-riddled healthcare.gov website.

Officials familiar with the situation say CGI Federal’s inability to resolve the many problems that plague the online federal health care exchanges prompted federal officials to look elsewhere for IT help.

Obama administration officials are preparing to sign a 12-month contract valued at $90 million with a different contractor, Accenture, after CGI Federal’s contract expires in February, the Washington Post reported, citing “a person familiar with the matter.”

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: cgi; cgichart; corruption; obamacare; obamacarewebsite
Uh-Oh. Accenture seems to have a load of problems of its own as you can see HERE. An oatmeal cookie to the first person to find out how much Accenture has donated to the Democrats.
1 posted on 01/10/2014 11:00:36 AM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

I’m sorry, my browser is set to not accept cookies.


2 posted on 01/10/2014 11:01:26 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (Five years, my brain hurts a lot.)
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To: PJ-Comix

http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/lookup2.php?strID=C00300707


3 posted on 01/10/2014 11:03:06 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: PJ-Comix

What about their other contracts?


4 posted on 01/10/2014 11:03:29 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: PJ-Comix

Don’t these contractors have to post a performance bond anymore?


5 posted on 01/10/2014 11:05:26 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: PJ-Comix

Accenture, ha, ha, ha!

They are 100% sales. Every employee, from the most junior coder and the guy who waters the plants, are out to sell you more services and more billable hours. That’s all they do. If you let them, they will take over your whole operation and suck out every dollar you have available.


6 posted on 01/10/2014 11:05:51 AM PST by proxy_user
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To: Sgt_Schultze

I believe the original contractor is a Michelle buddy. The real bad part is, IIRC, it’s a Canadian Company. Disgraceful.


7 posted on 01/10/2014 11:06:52 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: PJ-Comix

http://dailycaller.com/2014/01/10/administration-fires-obamacare-website-contractor/


8 posted on 01/10/2014 11:09:33 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: PJ-Comix

Accenture?! Accenture?! BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAA! Yeah, that ought to do it... hire a bunch of like-minded ass clowns who spend the bulk of their time documenting how they spent their billable time while the problem continues to get worse. What will Accenture suggest for fixing the problem... why additional consulting engagements, of course. BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAA!


9 posted on 01/10/2014 11:09:36 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I'm gonna guess this news broke right around 11:45am

10 posted on 01/10/2014 11:10:36 AM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: Sacajaweau

I understand that. But the Miller Act - I believe it’s still in force - requires a contractor to submit a performance bond to protect the government interest in exactly these cases. I wonder why Republicans are silent . . .


11 posted on 01/10/2014 11:10:39 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: PJ-Comix

In Massachusetts the Commonwealth is bringing in Dell to fix the Healthconnector that CGI botched and is going to be sued.


12 posted on 01/10/2014 11:11:49 AM PST by AU72
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To: PJ-Comix

From the article..:”Accenture had one contracting dispute with the federal government that ended up in court, agreeing in September 2011 to pay $63 million to settle a Justice Department lawsuit alleging that it improperly benefitted from recommending specific hardware and software as part of government contracts, as well as inflating prices on contracts and distorting the federal bidding process. The firm denied any wrongdoing as part of the settlement.”

Should be a non-starter right there...Damn them.


13 posted on 01/10/2014 11:11:55 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Dr.Deth

Many milions were made by congressmen shorting and buying puts?

Most likely....


14 posted on 01/10/2014 11:12:02 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: PJ-Comix

They could only dump the Wookie’s friend while the Wookie was out of the contiguous 48 states and in the middle of the ocean.


15 posted on 01/10/2014 11:12:58 AM PST by glorgau
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To: PJ-Comix

Do we get our money back?


16 posted on 01/10/2014 11:14:37 AM PST by woodenickel
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To: SueRae; PJ-Comix

and with a wink and a nod, they will be made whole again.. (Accenture) DOJ: You take the fall for this one and will make it up to you by awarding you a new contract worth 50+% MORE than what you settled for. Damn them.


17 posted on 01/10/2014 11:15:24 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: PJ-Comix
$90 million more for a web site that shouldn't cost $25 million to begin with.

There is little doubt that these idiots are going to keep shoveling money at the problem, as the choice of Accenture clearly demonstrates. It also tells you that the morons working off the next hundred mil of taxpayer dollars are as unlikely to be Americans as the CGI hires were, since Accenture is as much in the outsourcing brokerage business as they are in the "consulting" business.

Larger picture: Anybody remember when Papa KeepYerDoc said that nationalized healthcare would "always be cheaper than private healthcare, because there's no profit motive?" To Papa KeepYerDoc, profit motive means nothing more or less than skinning customers. It never occurred to him that it's more about competition and cost containment. Where's the competition in the bid process? Where's the desire to hold down costs?

Nowhere.

Government run enterprises will always be more expensive than private enterprises, because of the profit motive. It's time for the pResident and his various jackasses to learn that lesson.

18 posted on 01/10/2014 11:17:55 AM PST by FredZarguna (Das is nicht richtig nur falsch. Das ist nicht einmal falsch.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Here the media has been implying everything is fixed, and Obama’s poll numbers have gone up...


19 posted on 01/10/2014 11:19:07 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PJ-Comix

This company will just join the long list of Soetoro’s administration who have been sacked because they couldn’t manage the process to develop a website. Oh, Wait! I don’t seem to recall any of Zero’s minions who have been fired due to this fiasco. Hell, they can’t even come up with a way to blame George W. Bush for the debacle.


20 posted on 01/10/2014 11:21:34 AM PST by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: SueRae

The mac daddy is as astute at this as they are with foreign policy and will again have the same success, wasted tax payers money with disastrous results.


21 posted on 01/10/2014 11:22:40 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: Sgt_Schultze

The Miller Act applies to construction contracts.


22 posted on 01/10/2014 11:24:41 AM PST by It Matters
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To: PJ-Comix; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; ..
Slightly off topic ping…


23 posted on 01/10/2014 11:26:15 AM PST by null and void (It is as if they all had one head. Too bad they don't all have one neck.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Performance bond...of course...but they did perform...and in accordance with their contract as far as I know. I believe the White House let it go out prematurely and were told not to release it yet by the company.


24 posted on 01/10/2014 11:27:21 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: PJ-Comix
Sounds a lot like the Solyndra and the rest of the green energy scandals: Give no bid contracts to your donors & friends who do not deliver what they are paid to do, allowing them to pocket the money (a portion of which will end up being donated back to Democrat coffers). So now Obama will give another contract to a different company that is sure to be in the same category of donor/friends(because Obama and the Democrats always do what they do. It really doesn't matter if the website is totally fixed because two things are fixed in stone: the MSM will continue to carry the water for Obama and the democrats, and Republicans will continue to do little more put forth mild squeaking complaints which will not be heeded (although their fund-raising letters will claim that are fighting to eliminate Obamacare - when they are actually doing absolutely nothing because they are wimps going along with the program so that the MSM won't say nasty things about them).
25 posted on 01/10/2014 11:27:22 AM PST by Nevadan
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To: proxy_user

In a past life, I used to be a bank auditor. When I audited a certain department, they had a new program and it was terrible .... the program and the conversion/implementation. They received an “inadequate” ... i.e internal controls were inadequate ..... managers were sometimes fired with audit reports like this and it did not reflect well on performance appraisals so this result was a BFD (to reference a Joe Biden comment). When we presented it to the person in charge (an ‘old salt’ who spent a lot of time on the golf course schmoozing the ‘big boys’ in the organization), his comment was that software vendors “always sit on the edge of the bed and tell you how good it’s going to be”. This during a conference .... I wanted to fall off my chair laughing (but couldn’t in such a serious setting). The comments about Accenture reminded me of this situation.


26 posted on 01/10/2014 11:33:17 AM PST by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: PJ-Comix

What they won’t tell you is they may have dumped CGI but odds are they paid them in full through the end of the contract anyway. Happens all the time and avoids a potential law suit.


27 posted on 01/10/2014 11:33:31 AM PST by maddog55
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To: Sacajaweau; All
>> I believe the original contractor is a Michelle buddy

Yes that's true. They're "fellow travelers" as well

Michelle Obama's Princeton classmate Toni Townes-Whitley is senior VP for CGI Federal

Townes-Whitley and Michelle Obama hosted communists and pro-terrorist speaker at Princeton

28 posted on 01/10/2014 11:47:15 AM PST by Ray76
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To: PJ-Comix
Accenture is a multinational management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Incorporated headquarters are in Dublin, Republic of Ireland while operations headquarters are in Chicago, Illinois.

Accenture has more employees in India than any other country, with approximately 80,000 employees projected by August 2012.

Since September 1, 2009 the company has been incorporated in Ireland.

Accenture
29 posted on 01/10/2014 12:29:45 PM PST by khelus
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Uh-Oh. Accenture seems to have a load of problems of its own as you can see HERE. An oatmeal cookie to the first person to find out how much Accenture has donated to the Democrats.
Out of the frying pan and ........
30 posted on 01/10/2014 12:35:54 PM PST by khelus
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To: Nevadan
Sounds a lot like the Solyndra and the rest of the green energy scandals: Give no bid contracts to your donors & friends who do not deliver what they are paid to do, allowing them to pocket the money (a portion of which will end up being donated back to Democrat coffers).

Bingo. CGI has had its day. Time for a new pig to waddle over to the money trough.

31 posted on 01/10/2014 12:39:42 PM PST by BlatherNaut
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To: null and void

canary…. coal mine


32 posted on 01/10/2014 12:47:51 PM PST by Nifster
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

You know some crap is coming down the turnpike with this move. Michelle’s association. Mega kickbacks. Political paybacks. Under the table deals. The website would have cost about 15 to 20 million max if it had open bidding on the market. THE FOREIGNER and his DEMOCRATIC REGIME of commies spent over 700 million and counting and it still doesn’t work. Someone should be prosecuted for this. THE FOREIGNER, he knows nothing about it of course. Michelle, knows even less.


33 posted on 01/10/2014 2:05:48 PM PST by spawn44 ( moo)
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To: Sgt_Schultze
I wonder why Republicans are silent . . .

Because Republicans are Democrat Lite.

34 posted on 01/10/2014 5:52:18 PM PST by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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