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http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/25/michelle-obamas-princeton-classmate-is-executive-at-company-that-built-obamacare-website/

 

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Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is executive at company that built Obamacare website
4:57 PM 10/25/2013
 
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First Lady Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company that earned the contract to build the failed Obamacare website.

Toni Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of ’85, is senior vice president at CGI Federal, which earned the no-bid contract to build the $678 million Obamacare enrollment website at Healthcare.gov. CGI Federal is the U.S. arm of a Canadian company.

Townes-Whitley and her Princeton classmate Michelle Obama are both members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni.

Toni Townes ’85 is a onetime policy analyst with the General Accounting Office and previously served in the Peace Corps in Gabon, West Africa. Her decision to return to work, as an African-American woman, after six years of raising kids was applauded by a Princeton alumni publication in 1998

George Schindler, the president for U.S. and Canada of the Canadian-based CGI Group, CGI Federal’s parent company, became an Obama 2012 campaign donor after his company gained the Obamacare website contract.

As reported by the Washington Examiner in early October, the Department of Health and Human Services reviewed only CGI’s bid for the Obamacare account. CGI was one of 16 companies qualified under the Bush administration to provide certain tech services to the federal government. A senior vice president for the company testified this week before The House Committee on Energy and Commerce that four companies submitted bids, but did not name those companies or explain why only CGI’s bid was considered.

On the government end, construction of the disastrous Healthcare.gov website was overseen by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a division of longtime failed website-builder Kathleen Sebelius’ Department of Health and Human Services.

Update: The Daily Caller repeatedly contacted CGI Federal for comment. After publication of this article, the company responded that there would be “nothing coming out of CGI for the record or otherwise today.” The company did however insist that The Daily Caller include a reference to vice president Cheryl Campbell’s House testimony. This has been included as a courtesy to the company.


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Yea - 678 Million. 

 

Let me see. $678.00 and hour times 1 million hours in 3 years time equals $678 million.

 

I think we got ripped off some how.

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Yea, the lady's face on the site! I read she and that other gal was in in coohooots with the "First Heffer". Go figure. I say we just all cause a damn International crises like the shutdown and when it's all over, take 11 days off and shoot 18 holes. Worry about this crap next month!

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$678 million is such an insane number for a website... just think you could have paid 500 of the worlds best programers $1m each to write a brand new awesome site, then spent 100 million on building a brand new server farm to handle massive traffic beyond anything this site should have experienced. And after all that there would still be 78 million to call profit for the company.

 

Instead they got greedy, purchased 10 year old software that is usually found for free and then botched the programming and infrastructure. I seriously doubt if this project had anywhere near $1m worth of necessary work performed to get the product we have now.

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