Wednesday, October 16, 2013

There's That Attention To Detail We've Come To Expect...

Libertyman sends this one in. I assume with a healthy dose of facepalm...

Canadian officials fired IT firm behind troubled Obamacare website
Canadian provincial health officials last year fired the parent company of CGI Federal, the prime contractor for the problem-plagued Obamacare health exchange websites, the Washington Examiner has learned.

CGI Federal’s parent company, Montreal-based CGI Group, was officially terminated in September 2012 by an Ontario government health agency after the firm missed three years of deadlines and failed to deliver the province’s flagship online medical registry.
Missed three years of deadlines. For a Canadian province. And this is the agency that the Obama administration has chosen to provide the internet access for folks to register for ObamaCare? Is there any question as to why only 38K people have signed up for ObamaCare? Note, too, that this article doesn't even give a number of people who have signed up - most likely because the site has been down more than up since October 1st...

Wonder what's going to happen in six months when all Americans are supposed to be signed up for ObamaCare and people still can't access the website? I'm sure somehow this will be the fault of George W. Bush. Or perhaps Ted Cruz - he seems to be the new whipping boy for the media. Glad they've finally found someone besides Sarah Palin to hate. Meanwhile,  no one can access the site and time's slipping away.

It does make you wonder just who is in charge of vetting these groups, doesn't it?

That is all.

7 comments:

Stretch said...

Vetting?
In this administration "vetting" means the campaign "donation" check cleared.

Roger said...

Some better questions might be:
Who got paid off?
Who owed who favors?
Who benefited from the companies selection?

Incompetence on this level could only occur in government service, bureaucrats supervising bureaucrats.

libertyman said...

And did you see the one about how much of the code was not finished or "filler" material put in?
Wow!!

Wally said...

Libertyman, I was astounded to see lots of Latin in the code - not exactly as placeholders since they weren't common historic or bastard latin phrases. No, someone went through some effort to put deliberately written filler in there.

My 4 years of latin is 20+ years old, and I hesitate to translate that all for public consumption, but I did utter a few WTFs while reading it- not due to lack of comprehension, mostly due to comprehension....

Dave H said...

"Lowest bidder."

Anonymous said...

CGI was only building a registry of diabetic patients in Ontario, which has a total population of 13million, not an all encompassing system. So who thought they were competent enough to create a system that can handle 320million people? I wonder if anybody at HHS said 'Hey let's call the government in Ontario and find out how well CGI is fulfilling that contract?'

It seems the only thing CGI is good at is separating foolish governments from their taxpayers money.

Al_in_Ottawa

Wandering Neurons said...

OBTW, check public records... CGI Federal is also under contract to provide all of the computer support for the Joint Strike Fighter Program Office. From Unclassified on up to... whatever.
Same company, same incompetence.
Don't ask me how I know...