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CGI Federal executive spent ‘Christmas with the Obamas’

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posted on Nov, 3 2013 @ 03:20 PM
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CGI Federal executive spent ‘Christmas with the Obamas’

Well it looks like that controversial CGI contract may in fact be political cronyism at work.

It turns out that the executive recently outed as a friend of Michelle Obama at Princeton University had indeed stayed 'in touch'.

The woman apparently was at the White House for a Christmas gathering in December 2010.

Hmmm.

Of course this could all be just a coincidence, and perhaps the lady Toni McCall Townes-Whitley only got 'back in touch' with Michelle after the company got the work for legitimate reasons.

But it sure *Looks* suspicious doesn't it ?


Michelle Obama’s relationship with Princeton classmate Toni McCall Townes-Whitley, whose company earned the no-bid contract to design the disastrous Healthcare.Gov Obamacare website, continued after the Obamas moved into the White House.

Townes-Whitley and her husband even enjoyed “Christmas with the Obamas” at the White House in December 2010, according to a Facebook album created by Townes-Whitley.

Although neither Michelle Obama nor Townes-Whitley has discussed their relationship, the Christmas event took place just seven months after Townes-Whitley joined CGI Federal as a senior vice president.


CGI Federal executive spent ‘Christmas with the Obamas’


Who let this one slip through the cracks ?


Townes-Whitley and her husband even enjoyed “Christmas with the Obamas” at the White House in December 2010, according to a Facebook album created by Townes-Whitley.







posted on Nov, 3 2013 @ 03:24 PM
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Brings a whole new meaning to the term "Full Swap" don't ya think?

Don't ask me how I know that! lol



posted on Nov, 3 2013 @ 03:37 PM
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Just business as usual in DC.

I would like to see a candidate run on a platform of eliminating Govt. corruption. Of calling out all the scumbags and putting them under the microscope. Sure politicians and corruption go together like bacon and everything, and it's been that way since the first dirt bag figured out he could profit from being in charge of stuff.

But hey, we can dream can't we?



posted on Nov, 3 2013 @ 04:08 PM
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Here's an old Fox News clip from 2010...

"Obama's broken promise. No more "business as usual."




posted on Nov, 3 2013 @ 05:05 PM
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Shocked! Shocked, I say!

The fire place photo is wonderful. Unfortunately it seems those photos (every president and first lady have them with the strap hangers) always seem to precipitate bad news for the American people.



posted on Nov, 3 2013 @ 06:11 PM
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One question:
How does one "earn" a no-bid contract?



posted on Nov, 3 2013 @ 07:46 PM
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Asktheanimals
One question:
How does one "earn" a no-bid contract?


Well, you know—you gotta . . . well, see, you . . . oh, you know . . .

Good question.



posted on Nov, 3 2013 @ 07:53 PM
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Ya know, I can understand that this looks very suspicious and the "no bid" aspect completes the appearance of conspiracy.....but I cant help but wonder what we would do under such circumstances.

If we were President or First Lady, would we also choose to uplift those we knew before we stepped into the White House?

Do we not do the same things.....at whatever level we are currently at?



posted on Nov, 3 2013 @ 11:31 PM
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The difference is they're spending ourmoney.
Not the other way around.



posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 01:25 AM
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You should also consider the fact that CGI and its subsidiaries had significant experience with government contracts before (considering their subsidiaries also), having provided IT services to government since Clinton was at office. How are they tied to Bush or Clinton administration? This company was government contractor far before Obama came to office and it was logical that they got the contract for the big project, largely due to previous contracts in similar fields, which were made during Bush Era.


CGI has been contracted by HHS since 2007, when Bush was still in Office.
docs.google.com...=0


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded its $4 billion Enterprise System Development (ESD) contract to a set of 16 contractors. The 16 awardees are:
Northrop Grumman
CGI Federal
...

www.govhealthit.com...



As Kaitlin Devine at the Sunlight Foundation has noted, government spending is bundled into large contracts that last for years, making it difficult to pinpoint exactly what is spent for what project. For instance, CGI Federal, generally regarded as the main contractor for healthcare.gov, has one such contract that was signed three years before the Affordable Care Act was signed into law — and lasts until 2017.


www.washingtonpost.com...

CGI subsidiary (Since 05) Silver Oak Solutions has been gotten deals since 2002. In 2003 State of Connecticut hired them for constulance in strategic sourcing.www.govsourcing.com...

State of Virginia hired them in 2002. dls.virginia.gov...

Milwaukee contracts: wisea.org...

[CGI FEDERAL'S PUBLIC SECTOR HEALTH ORGANIZATION ACHIEVES CMMI LEVEL 3


Fairfax, Virginia, January 31, 2007 -
CGI Federal, Inc., a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (CGI), (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A) today announced that it's Public Sector Health organization, located in Fairfax, Virginia and Roseland, New Jersey, has attained CMMI Level 3 as defined by the Software Engineering Institute Capability Maturity Model Integration® (CMMI). This is the latest quality initiative underway at CGI Federal which provides application development and maintenance services to the US Federal Government; CGI Federal continues to implement Level 3 processes across all its development projects with the goal of company-wide certification this year.


CGI has offered services to public sector since 1998.

www.cgi.com...



posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 03:44 PM
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Christmas in 2010..What is even stranger is that President Obama wasn't president in 2007??



How did CGI land the Healthcare.gov contract?

CGI Federal's winning bid stretches back to 2007, when it was one of 16 companies to get certified on a $4 billion "indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity" contract for upgrading Medicare and Medicaid's systems. Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts — GWACs, as they're affectionately known — allow agencies to issue task orders to pre-vetted companies without going through the full procurement process, but also tend to lock out companies that didn't get on the bandwagon originally. According to USASpending.gov, CGI Federal got a total of $678 million for various services under the contract — including the $93.7 million Healthcare.gov job, which CGI Federal won over three other companies in late 2011.

www.washingtonpost.com...
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posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 04:20 PM
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What shocks me even more is Obama celebrating Christmas! Well, if celebrating the downfall of America has anything to do with Christmas.



posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 04:30 PM
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The picture is priceless, I guess it most be nice to be "friends" with the Obamas, I remember other time when been "friends" with the Clintons will either "gain" your way into the Washington elite, or will "alienate" you from the circle of friends, families and cronies.

But as usual each president have his own way to reward "friends", specially with tax payers money.

You are we us or against us. Remember that.


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