IRS Contract For MILLIONS With Company that Botched Healthcare.gov
From: dailycaller.com by: Richard Pollock, 1/21/2015 – editorial comments are mine. Garnet92
We’ve all heard the old saying about insanity often attributed to Albert Einstein: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Someone please explain to me why this action by the IRS shouldn’t qualify as insanity.
Seven months after federal officials fired CGI Federal for its botched work on Obamacare website Healthcare.gov, the IRS awarded the same company a $4.5 million IT contract for its new Obamacare tax program.
Bloomberg now estimates that the disastrous Healthcare.gov has cost US (the taxpayers) $2.1 billion dollars and CGI Federal was responsible, and now we’re supposed to bend over again?
CGI is a $10.5 billion Montreal-based company that has forever been etched into the public’s mind as the company behind the bungled Obamacare main website.
Bungled? Bungled? The Healthcare.gov rollout was an ICON of catastrophic proportions in the world of computer software. It will go on the Mt. Rushmore of software failures! Bungled – my furry butt! I spent about 40 years in the software industry and I’ve never seen a more incompetent failure of a software release – it was a monumental and unsurpassed. Bungled doesn’t do it justice.
After facing a year of embarrassing failures, federal officials finally pulled the plug on the company and terminated CGI’s contract in January 2014.
Yet on Aug. 11, seven months later, IRS officials signed a new contract with CGI to provide “critical functions” and “management support” for its Obamacare tax program, according to the Federal Procurement Data System, a federal government procurement database.
The IRS contract is worth $4.46 million, according to the FPDS data. The contract expires Aug. 15, 2015.
This is representative of our current administration. They are all so massively inept that they view all incompetence as normal; or about “par for the course” as our duffer-in-chief would say.