Sunday, December 1, 2013

Heckuva Job

It's good to be friends with this chick.
I have no idea how many of you have looked at I did on the first day it was up. Needless to say, it wasn't successful, at least in my case. It was kind of like a first date, awkward.
So I wondered, who the hell set up this website? It turns out that we outsourced it to a Canadian tech company, CGI Group.
My first thought was oh, because Canada has the evil socialized medical care, so that made sense, since I actually have heard people call President Obama a socialist. When I hear this, I always say, I wish.
Anyway I'm getting off course here.
So I start googling CGI Group. I'm wondering if there's someone connected to a lobby or a govenrment official, right?
 Here's what it says about CGI Group in Wikipedia
"In 2012, CGI had its $46.2-million contract to build an electronic diabetes registry for eHealth Ontario formally cancelled after it failed to meet deadlines imposed by eHealth and was eventually declared obsolete and overtaken by newer technology developed by other contractors."
In other words, this company sucks and whoever hired them didn't do any research. I wonder why?
Anyway I'm scrolling down and reading, yada, yada, yada,
"In 2004 CGI purchased the majority of American Management Systems (AMS), acquiring the commercial business and all government business not related to national defense"
 Ok, so I click on the link. This company was founded by some "whiz kids" who worked for Robert McNamara in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations. This company won an award for the Defense Department's Standard Procurement System. Really? Are we talking about $500 toilet seats here?
So far no one related to anyone that I can see. Any way CGI could only buy the portion of the company not related to national defense, because it can't belong to a foreign based company. Anyway the defense part was bought by a company called CACI.
If you click on that link and scroll down you will see the words, Abu Ghraib. CACI was sued in "U.S. federal court. The plaintiffs, former prisoners, allege that the companies directed and participated in torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity, sexual assault, as well as cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment"
Ok, in other words, CGI bought a company that, on it's defense end was ultimately responsible for Abu Grahib. That's not a crime but it is interesting.
Anyway, I digress, as usual.
So I am wondering about presidents and senior VP's etc. But it looks like I am late to the party,
CGI Federal executive had White House meetings | The Daily Caller
So it looks like Michelle Obama's college friend is a VP at CGI. 
Sometimes I just want to be wrong, Because I always think that there is some connection to someone in power somewhere. This case is no different.
"The Department of Health and Human Services reviewed only CGI’s bid for the Obamacare account"
This was the ONLY company considered for the job to create the first website for
So there ya go. Heckuva job there.


  1. I wonder if CGI was the only company that showed any interest ...

  2. Nice piece of investigative journalism. Good going. Another example of some "amateur" with a computer scooping the pants off the big news organizations. New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, where are you when we need you?

    Very crankily yours,
    The New York Crank

  3. It matters less and less which party holds power, I think. Cronyism is alive and well in both.

  4. Unfortunately, it is pretty clear that the media is owned. Journalists are courtiers, paid to flatter and prop up the status quo. It is pretty clear that political parties are nothing more than distraction, more concerned with maintaining incumbency, in a never ending cycle of politician to lobbyist, to consultant, ad nauseum.