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Canada - -(Ammoland.com)- Proving once again that if you want something done wrong, and preferably at massive cost overruns, then just leave it to the government, moments ago news broke that the main IT contractor behind the embarrassment that is healthcare.gov – CGI Federal – has been fired.

Who could possibly foresee this? Well, anyone who had actually done some diligence on the clusterf**k that is CGI Federal, and which as WaPo profiled some time ago, “is filled with executives from a company that mishandled at least 20 other government IT projects, including a flawed effort to automate retirement benefits for millions of federal workers, documents and interviews show.” Make that 21.

“A year before CGI Group acquired AMS in 2004, AMS settled a lawsuit brought by the head of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, which had hired the company to upgrade the agency’s computer system. AMS had gone $60 million over budget and virtually all of the computer code it wrote turned out to be useless, according to a report by a U.S. Senate committee.”

Sounds like the perfect people to hire in order to make a complete disaster out of the Obamacare portal – almost as if by design.

But the best news? Obama’s little tryst with CGI Federal cost US taxpayers only $292 million. As Vanity Fair revealed recently, “According to congressional testimony, CGI stands to be paid $292 million for its work on healthcare.gov.” And since the CGI replacement will eventually redo everything from scratch, this is $292 million that Obama may have as well burned.

We jest, but the incest between the Obama administration and CGI will one day be probed. According to recent revelations the ties run deep:

That lack of expertise explains why in building healthcare.gov, the government turned to industry contractors; in particular, to CGI Federal, a subsidiary of CGI Group, a Canadian company. To those uninitiated in the dark art of government contracting, it seems scandalous that CGI, a company most Americans had never heard of, a company that is not located in Silicon Valley (where President Obama has plenty of Internet superstar friends who could have formed a dazzling brain trust to implement his signature legislation) but rather in Montreal, could be chosen as the lead contractor for the administration’s most important initiative. While right-wing news outlets have focused on the possible relationship between Toni Townes-Whitley, senior vice president for civilian-agency programs at CGI Federal, and Michelle Obama, both of whom were 1985 Princeton graduates, CGI’s selection is probably more an example of a dysfunctional system than it is a scandal…

See the rest at http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-01-10/292-million-down-drain-white-house-fires-main-obamacare-it-contractor

About:
The CSSA is the voice of the sport shooter and firearms enthusiast in Canada. Our national membership supports and promotes Canada’s firearms heritage, traditional target shooting competition, modern action shooting sports, hunting, and archery. We support and sponsor competitions and youth programs that promote these Canadian heritage activities. Website www.cdnshootingsports.org

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  • 2 User comments to “Tech Firm Behind Failed Canadian Gun Registry & Now ObamaCare Fired By U.S. Gov’t”

    1. Obamacare was doomed from the start, if Americans want to shop for insurance they’re better off going to Esurance.com than Obama’s health propaganda website.

      Ironically, the Canadian company was hired because they had experience dealing with government, or I should say “failing with government”. I can’t blame them completely, anyone who has ever worked with government knows all the red tape you have to put up with, in the case of Obamacare the red tape is overwhelming. I read somewhere that they have to follow more than 1,000 regulations when it comes to building that website.

      In other words, it doesn’t matter who you hire, it’s gonna be hell either way.

    2. Easy formula: obama + anything = FAILURE

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