Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sunlight Group: Good enough for government work? The contractors building Obamacare

InforWorld writes,
The biggest problem with Healthcare.gov seems simple enough: It was built by people who are apparently far more familiar with government cronyism than they are with IT.

That's one of the insights that can be gleaned from the work done by the Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that focuses on government transparency. In a report filed this past week, the group examined why the system broke as horribly as it did: The contracts awarded to those who built it were, by and large, existing government contractors with "deep political pockets."
Download the Sunlight Group's report for a list of all the vendors.  Yes, the lobbying and contributions explain some, but the biggest failure I suspect will be lack of imagination.  They did it the same old way.


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