Did they ever stop to consider this website is Obamacare in microcosm?
Evan Burfield, who founded the relatively small company that worked with CGI to build Recovery.gov, says the problem lies more in a federal procurement apparatus that makes it nearly impossible for an agile newcomer to bid on projects that in the private sector would take much less time and money. Plus, with so many contractors, everyone could technically fulfill the requirements in their statement of work, and the thing can still not work in the end.
"If it had been a $4 million Web site, it would've had higher likelihood of being a success," Burfield says. "It's not just CGI. It's any collection of government contractors, if you put them together, will find a way to put together something complex enough to justify $400 million."
Oh, and this is the best part: your brilliant federal government hired a foreign company that outsources IT jobs to India to create a complete clusterbungle of a website that only collects your most personal and private data.
This, my friends, is the Democrat Party in action.
Hat tip: BadBlue News.