From the Start, Signs of Trouble at Health Portal
Oh, the things you can get done with $400 million.
The biggest contractor, CGI Federal, was awarded its $94 million contract in December 2011. But the government was so slow in issuing specifications that the firm did not start writing software code until this spring…
As late as the last week of September, officials were still changing features of the Web site, HealthCare.gov, and debating whether consumers should be required to register and create password-protected accounts before they could shop for health plans.
To avoid giving ammunition to Republicans opposed to the project, the administration put off issuing several major rules until after last November’s elections.