January 11, 2014
Reuters reports that CGI Federal, the contractor behind the disaster that is the federal ObamaCare website, is out and another large contractor, Accenture, will take its place with a new $91 million contract.
One expert in this area of federal procurement and IT told Reuters that Accenture is no better than CGI, “We’ll see how well they do,” He said, “but Accenture doesn’t have a strong reputation of doing this stuff successfully.”
“At the end of the day, you have a company here that turned in subpar and visibly high-profile work. I think that that’s a fireable offense,” said Clay Johnson, chief executive officer of the Department of Better Technology, and former Presidential Innovation Fellow who has pushed for procurement reforms.