Investing in America: Team Obama Dumps Canadian CGI for Another Foreign-Based Contractor

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Maybe we can move all of them into one of Obama’s Promise Zones, padlock the door, and never hear from them again.

CGI Group Inc., the company that built the federal Obamacare website, will be replaced next month when its contract with the U.S. government expires, a person familiar with the decision said.

The Obama administration intends to sign a contract with Dublin-based Accenture Plc (ACN) to complete unfinished work on and run the site, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the decision isn’t public. Montreal-based CGI fell as much as 3.8 percent in New York trading.

Wait, there’s still work to do?

The Oct. 1 debut of the insurance exchange serving 36 of the 50 U.S. states was plagued by delays, error messages and hang-ups that prevented people from completing applications. Accenture, the second-largest technology-consulting company, led construction of California’s better-performing state system.

“We are working with our contract partners to make a mutually agreed upon transition to ensure that continues to operate smoothly for consumers,” Aaron Albright, a spokesman for the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said in an e-mail without confirming the decision.

When will this CGI outfit be prosecuted for fraud? Where has that $634 million gone? How much will Accenture be raking in? When will Obama actually hold someone accountable? When will Obama be held accountable? When he blocks a couple lanes of traffic somewhere?

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