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A man looks over the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare) signup page on the HealthCare.gov website in New York in this October 2, 2013 photo illustration. The federal government A man looks over the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare) signup page on the HealthCare.gov website in New York in this October 2, 2013 photo illustration. The federal government's portal logged over 2.8 million visitors by afternoon October 2, largely in an attempt to sign up for Obamacare. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POLITICS) - RTR3FIUC  

Administration fires Obamacare website contractor

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Patrick Howley
Political Reporter

The Obama administration fired CGI Federal, the contractor responsible for building the disastrous HealthCare.gov Obamacare website.

The administration is getting rid of CGI Federal, the U.S. arm of the Canadian company, and signing a new year-long approximately $90 million contract with Accenture. CGI Federal caused massive headaches for the administration’s Department of Health and Human Services, which knew about potential problems with the site, including security risks, before it even launched.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Friday to force the federal government to notify Americans within two business days if their personal information is breached on the Obamacare site.

As The Daily Caller reported, one of the top executives at CGI Federal, which earned the no-bid contract to build the failed $678 million enrollment website, was Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate and spent “Christmas with the Obamas” at the White House in 2010.

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