posted on Oct, 4 2013 @ 11:35 AM
In the article:
GCI Federal is a subsidiary of Montreal-based CGI Group. With offices in Fairfax, Va., the subsidiary has been a darling of the Obama administration,
which since 2009 has bestowed it with $1.4 billion in federal contracts, according to USAspending.gov.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded GCI $55.7 million to launch Healthcare.gov, its central Obamacare health exchange website.
Over the full five years of the contract, GCI could receive as much as $93.7 million.
Insane! I've been a web developer and designer for over 15 years. This website healthcare.gov is a responsive design, which re-sizes with the browser
window; perfect for desktop to mobile visitors. It's a good website, but you know what?
I've worked with several fortune 500 companies, with millions of visitors on their website.
My company could have built it for under $50,000 and probably maintained it for under $40,000/per year.
It would run better on the back end than it does now.
Due to the volume of visitors during the first year, $10,000 should cover the web hosting with absolutely no problems like they are currently
Talk about SERIOUS government waste, this is pathetic folks. Over 5 years, the real cost should hover around $250,000 or lower. The first year would
be the most expensive, and in truth the site could be maintained by one-two designer/developers probably part time.
I know far more complicated websites, that are maintained on a part time basis by 1 developer. The key is finding a developer who also does design
(graphics, jquery, css, html). They are relatively hard to find, but they are out there. I am one of them.
There is NO EXCUSE for us spending 55-94 MILLION dollars on a freakin website! Then to outsource it to a Canadian company is insult to injury, just
another spit in our face from this administration.