Eventually we’ll get to the bottom of this scam. It won’t be the media doing the dirty work, but they’ll eventually have to testify under oath. People should be going to prison for this.
Senior executives from CGI Federal — the company that won the Obamacare website contract — enjoyed high-level access to top Obama administration officials, according to White House visitors’ logs.
CGI Federal is the U.S. subsidiary of CGI Group, the Canadian company based in Montreal that won the $93 million contract from the Department of Health and Human Services in December 2011 to build Healthcare.gov, the main Obamacare web site.
Prior to the official award, senior CGI executives met with top White House officials and attended a number of invitation-only addresses by President Obama.
According to the logs, CGI Federal President Donna Ryan visited the White House six times prior to her company being selected to do the IT design work behind the high-profile website.
There were no competitive bids, no open process. The fix was in from day one.
Two of the meetings attended by CGI executives were with Vivek Kundra, Obama’s chief information officer. Kundra was a key figure in Obama administration information technology initiatives across the government.
Ryan met Kundra on June 21, 2010, in the latter’s Old Executive Office Building office, according to the White House visitor logs.
In that meeting, Ryan was accompanied by three additional CGI executives, including George Schindler, who in January 2013 would be appointed president of CGI in the U.S. and Canada.
Also attending was Donna Morea, who oversaw the firm’s U.S., European and Asian operations.
The day after Ryan met with Kundra, she was invited to attend an Obama speech touting the benefits of the Affordable Care Act and the need for a new “Patients’ Bill of Rights.”
Earlier, on Jan. 7, 2010, Cheryl Campbell, another CGI executive who was deeply involved with the company’s health care contracts, attended a White House meeting with Kundra.
In 2009, Campbell was appointed senior vice president of CGI’s federal public sector health division. She was an early Obama supporter, giving $1,000 to his primary campaign against Hillary Clinton in June 2007.
Funny how it all comes back to Obama donors and no competitive bids, huh?