Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is executive at company that built Obamacare website

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.

Read more:  http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/25/michelle-obamas-princeton-classmate-is-executive-at-company-that-built-obamacare-website/#ixzz2irGh2DG2

“However the discovery of Michelle Obama’s  relationship with a top executive at CGI Federal has sparked a social media  storm, with Twitter punters accusing the Obama administration of cronyism.

Dan Carpenter ‏wrote: ‘Isn’t this  cozy????? “Toni Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of ’85, is senior vice president  at CGI.’

Citizenwells ‏wrote: ‘CGI Obamacare website  contract Obamas (Barack & Michelle) crony capitalism or poor  judgement.’

Radio personality Mark Simone  wrote: ‘How did bumbling CGI get a $678 mill no-bid contract to build the  website? They were friends with Michelle.’

Meanwhile, Washington Examiner reported CGI has a troubled track record for the  delivery of government contracts, highlighting a time when it failed to meet the  deadline for a new online medical registry for diabetes patients and treatment  providers.

Ontario, Canada, government  officials cancelled the $46.2 million contract after 14 months of delay in  September 2012. Ontario officials currently refuse to pay any fees to CGI for  the failed IT project.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2477403/Michelle-Os-Princeton-classmate-exec-company-built-Obamacare-website.html#ixzz2irLA9j9K Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

An American tech company could have developed a working web site for less than a million dollars. Valerie Jarrett’s sister is connected (through marriage) to one of the head honchos of the same company. One wonders how much of a kickback did the emperor and his wife receive…and they’re being retained to fix it. The full job is worth 4 bil. through 2017 – a coincidence since the the obama’s won’t be leaving until 2017. That’s if we even have a country left by then.

Crooks and liars!

UPDATE: The same company in charge of 2 billion in Sandy Hook…   

CGI Federal Inc., the mastermind behind healthcare.gov, is assisting the U.S.  Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the distribution of $1.7  billion in relief for Hurricane Sandy.

Read more:  http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/26/company-behind-obamacare-website-in-charge-of-nearly-2-billion-in-sandy-relief/#ixzz2irPiqUrB

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