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Michelle Obama’s college classmate is executive at company that built Obamacare website
by SallyMJ
October 25, 2013 at 11:02 PM


4:57 PM 10/25/2013

Patrick Howley


First Lady Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company that earned the contract to build the failed Obamacare website.

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.

Toni Townes ’85 is a onetime policy analyst with the General Accounting Office and previously served in the Peace Corps in Gabon, West Africa. Her decision to return to work, as an African-American woman, after six years of raising kids was applauded by a Princeton alumni publication in 1998

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.

As reported by the Washington Examiner in early October, the Department of Health and Human Services reviewed only CGI’s bid for the Obamacare account. CGI was one of 16 companies qualified under the Bush administration to provide certain tech services to the federal government. A senior vice president for the company testified this week before The House Committee on Energy and Commerce that four companies submitted bids, but did not name those companies or explain why only CGI’s bid was considered.

On the government end, construction of the disastrous Healthcare.gov website was overseen by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a division of longtime failed website-builder Kathleen Sebelius’ Department of Health and Human Services.

Update: The Daily Caller repeatedly contacted CGI Federal for comment. After publication of this article, the company responded that there would be “nothing coming out of CGI for the record or otherwise today.” The company did however insist that The Daily Caller include a reference to vice president Cheryl Campbell’s House testimony. This has been included as a courtesy to the company.

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  • grandmab125
    October 25, 2013 at 11:24 PM

     This doesn't surprise me at all.  In fact in another post today, I commented that the owners of the IT company have probably been funneling money into Dem coffers for years.....especially Obama's election campaigns.

     

  • autodidact
    October 25, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    and? so they both graduated in the same year in a class that was likely over a thousand people. doesn't mean or prove a thing.

  • Ednarooni160
    Eds
    October 26, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    I say we THANK her for the WONDERFUL job they have all done on the website.  This administration  KNOWS who to hire to get the job done..they SURE do..

    eye rolling

  • rocketracer
    October 26, 2013 at 7:36 AM

    "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."

    ...Money out. Money back into Obama's campaign. I said the same thing about the all the money given to all those "green energy jobs"....

    Quoting grandmab125:

     This doesn't surprise me at all.  In fact in another post today, I commented that the owners of the IT company have probably been funneling money into Dem coffers for years.....especially Obama's election campaigns.

     



  • DSamuels
    October 26, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    At least he waited until AFTER he got the contract. SMH

    Quoting rocketracer:

    "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."

    ...Money out. Money back into Obama's campaign. I said the same thing about the all the money given to all those "green energy jobs"....

    Quoting grandmab125:

     This doesn't surprise me at all.  In fact in another post today, I commented that the owners of the IT company have probably been funneling money into Dem coffers for years.....especially Obama's election campaigns.

     




  • JustCJ
    by JustCJ
    October 26, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Quoting autodidact:

    and? so they both graduated in the same year in a class that was likely over a thousand people. doesn't mean or prove a thing.


  • DSamuels
    October 26, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Hmmm, just saw an article where this very same company was in charge of distributing almost $2 Billion of Sandy relief money. We know how well that's gone, two years later some haven't gotten help.


  • Friday
    by Friday
    October 26, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Blech. More corporate cronyism. SSDD

  • SallyMJ
    by SallyMJ
    October 26, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Reread the article, and look up the phrase "no-bid contract."

    And then report tomorrow at zero nine hundred hours.

    Quoting autodidact:

    and? so they both graduated in the same year in a class that was likely over a thousand people. doesn't mean or prove a thing.


  • autodidact
    October 26, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    was this supposed to be a response to a different poster? 

    as a response to this: 


    and? so they both graduated in the same year in a class that was likely over a thousand people. doesn't mean or prove a thing. 


    it's a non sequitur. 

    Quoting JustCJ:

    Quoting autodidact:

    and? so they both graduated in the same year in a class that was likely over a thousand people. doesn't mean or prove a thing.



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