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CNN Reporter: Tech Execs ‘Shaking Their Heads’ at Obamacare Website

Tech exec: A room full of developers with a pizza, $1 million and a deadline could have done it better than the administration

BY:  Washington Free Beacon Staff
December 17, 2013 11:27 am

CNN reporter Laurie Segall said tech industry executives are “shaking their heads” at the prospect $600 million was spent to build the dysfunctional Tuesday morning.

One executive suggested the administration could have fixed the technical issues with “a room full of developers, a pizza, and a deadline. And maybe a million dollars.”

However, the federal government’s inability to implement an efficient fix underscores significant problems with the federal contracting system, Segall pointed out:

CAROL COSTELLO: […] Laurie, I know you’ve spoken Laurie with some of these technology executives. What did they tell you?

LAURIE SEGALL: Yeah. actually I spoke with a bunch of tech executives just last night about Abamacare and they were just shaking their heads. And we’ve heard this before, that $600 million couldn’t have been spent to make this website. One of them said to me. I said, “what are they going to tell Obama, how to fix this kind of thing?” He said “get a room full of developers, a pizza, and a deadline, and maybe a million dollars and you could have done it a lot better. But I think the discussion they’re going to be having along the lines of is really the idea of the federal procurement system and there’s a lot of problems with government, with innovation and the way they go about this — contracting out to other developers, not bringing the best people in-house. You know, Obama is going to be sitting with some of the best and brightest in the tech realm. I can only imagine that they’ll have a larger conversation because Silicon Valley needs Washington and Washington needs Silicon Valley.
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Re: CNN reporter: tech execs 'shaking their heads' at Obamacare website
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2013, 01:22:52 AM »
It's a sad commentary on the modern American [fascist] political/economic system that Silicon Valley needs Washington.  We're defeated before we start.
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