It pays to know people at the top. Just ask a former classmate of the first lady who is an executive at the company that received a government contract totaling hundreds of millions of dollars while the government–for unknown reasons–refused to consider any competitive bids.
Patrick Howley reports for The Daily Caller:
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…
And the curious connections don’t end there. According to The Caller:
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…
The Healthcare.gov website ended up costing an estimated $678 million. Weeks after launch, the website is a complete disaster and is largely non-functional.
Howley also reports that while four companies submitted bids for the Healthcare.gov contract, only one company–CGI–was considered. The others were rejected without consideration.
Makes you wonder why, doesn’t it?
Nathan Harden is editor of The College Fix and author of the book SEX & GOD AT YALE: Porn, Political Correctness, and a Good Education Gone Bad.
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