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HealthCare.gov contract: Politics not a factor,
but neither were firm’s ties to failed projects

Washington Post, by Jerry Markon and Alice Crites

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Posted By:Flyright, 12/23/2013 7:35:57 AM

Not considered in the 2011 selection process was the history of numerous executives at CGI Federal, who had come from another company that had mishandled at least 20 other government ­information technology projects more than a decade ago. But federal officials were not required to examine that long-term track record, which included a highly publicized failure to automate retirement benefits for millions of federal workers.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/23/2013 7:57:59 AM     (No. 9665239)

Another Obama CYA story. Wash DC is the biggest gossip area in the country,if someone had a bad reputation,everybody knew it. This was a crony contract,pure and simple,otherwise they´d be trying to claw some money back.

When republicans were in charge at least their crony contractors created jobs,liberals just pocket the money.
Trying to grow the economy through the stock market is also a bonehead idea,unless you´re an insider.Send the money to middle class taxpayers and the economy would go through the roof.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MirJoy, 12/23/2013 8:29:56 AM     (No. 9665279)

Somehow, it always comes down to being Bush´s fault, and so the administration puts their hands in the air, again, and says, "It´s not our fault."

ObamaCare - itself - which Obama´s administration has everything to do with - is STILL a mess.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: Screwgun, 12/23/2013 8:43:40 AM     (No. 9665302)

Yes, they really did go there. I didn´t think it would happen. Say it with me:

It´s Bush´s fault!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 12/23/2013 10:54:51 AM     (No. 9665460)

I´ll give them the benefit of the doubt. Politics wasn´t a factor.

BUT CRONYISM AND NEPOTISM WERE. (You all already know this; the Media apparently does not)
One major executive in the company was Moochhell 0bama´s college chum, and Valerie Jarett´s daughter and son-in-law both work for the company.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: paral04, 12/23/2013 2:25:12 PM     (No. 9665726)

Baloney! Politics was the issue. The contract was illegal as it did not go out to bid and was given to Michelle´ buddy. These people should go to jail.

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