CGI Gets Rewarded for Scamming Taxpayers
Looks like Déjà vu all over again. On Thursday, CGI, the Montreal-based company involved in Obamacare’s $678 million website disaster, announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security chose its subsidiary CGI Federal as a prime technology contractor.
According to CGI management the new contract might enable the company to” expand its footprint within the organization, particularly in mission-critical IT services such as cyber security and big data solutions.”
From CGI’s May 22,2014 bulletin:
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has selected CGI Federal Inc. (CGI) (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A) as a prime contractor for a program that will allow the company to compete to provide a range of new technology services and products that support the agency’s critical mission and business functions.
DHS announced on this month that CGI Federal had been selected as a prime contractor under its Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions II (EAGLE II) contract on the Unrestricted Track in Functional Category 1, Service Delivery, including Integration, Software Design/Development, Operations & Maintenance program.
EAGLE II is an “indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity” contract vehicle that provides a $22B ceiling to procure IT services over the seven year period of performance.
CGI is one of 68 awardees on this track that will be authorized to compete to provide services under this Functional Category. CGI will compete to provide advanced mission-enabling technical solutions including cloud services, big data and analytic solutions, agile methodologies, continuous integration and operations, mobile solutions, continuous monitoring and cyber security.
Business as usual. CGI Federal was let off the hook in the aftermath of the disastrous healthcare website rollout. On top of the nearly $700 million, the White House had to cough up another $90 million to hire Accenture to try and fix the original defects.
Did the administration push CGI Federal for a refund? No, Obama doesn’t care about the public interest. Instead of holding CGI accountable, the President rewards them with the opportunity to “expand their footprint” within more government organizations.