by Dave Blount | January 22, 2015 1:01 pm
Private companies learn from their mistakes or go out of business (unless they are well connected). Not the Feds, who are protected from the consequences of their errors by unlimited access to our money:
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.
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.
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.
CGI boobs are responsible for 21,000 lines of defective code in the infamously disastrous HealthCare.gov website.
Scott Amey, the general counsel for the non-profit Project on Government Oversight, which reviews government contracting, examined the IRS contract with CGI.
“CGI was the poster child for government failure,” he told The Daily Caller. “I am shocked that the IRS has turned around and is using them for Obamacare IT work.”
CGI was responsible for other debacles in Massachusetts, Vermont, and Ontario.
Why does the Obama Regime insist on throwing our money at this foreign company despite its firmly established incompetence? Possibly for the same reason it was awarded the ObamaCare website contract on a no-bid basis. Michelle Obama’s crony Toni Townes-Whitley is now President at CGI Federal. The Bitter Half and Townes-Whitley were both members of a radical racist group called the Organization of Black Unity back in their college days.
Under our Hopey Changey system, merit is irrelevant. It’s all about who you know.
On a tip from Wingmann. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.
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