Skip to comments.Obama White House Dumps IT Contractor Responsible for Health Care Website (Replacement Has Problems)
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 Federals 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 Federals contract expires in February, the Washington Post reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.
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What about their other contracts?
Don’t these contractors have to post a performance bond anymore?
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.
I believe the original contractor is a Michelle buddy. The real bad part is, IIRC, it’s a Canadian Company. Disgraceful.
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!
I'm gonna guess this news broke right around 11:45am
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 . . .
In Massachusetts the Commonwealth is bringing in Dell to fix the Healthconnector that CGI botched and is going to be sued.
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.
Many milions were made by congressmen shorting and buying puts?
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.
Do we get our money back?
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.
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?
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.
Here the media has been implying everything is fixed, and Obama’s poll numbers have gone up...
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.
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.
The Miller Act applies to construction contracts.
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.
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.
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.
Yes that's true. They're "fellow travelers" as well
Bingo. CGI has had its day. Time for a new pig to waddle over to the money trough.
canary . coal mine
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.
Because Republicans are Democrat Lite.