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2013-10-20 Science & Technology
Healthcare.gov IT managers are in "pants-wetting panic"
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Posted by Frozen Al 2013-10-20 12:34|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10794 views ]  Top

#1 Some blame the contractors involved

And there you have it once again.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-10-20 13:30||   2013-10-20 13:30|| Front Page Top

#2  the biggest contractor involved in building the site, was not provided with the information it needed to start writing code for the site until the spring of this year. This detail in the story aroused some shock and surprise among outside web developers, and these CMS officials say itÂ’s just not true.

I bet it IS true. I'd guess "Information" was provided it just wasn't what was asked for or useful.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2013-10-20 16:50||   2013-10-20 16:50|| Front Page Top

#3 ...gov't healthcare admin (in)competence from 2006...:

OurPolicy is to Always Blame the Computer: Will Healthcare Computing Incompetence Kill the Elderly?
Posted by Uncle Phester 2013-10-20 16:52||   2013-10-20 16:52|| Front Page Top

#4 My thinking that the specs were being 'changed' at even a basic level right up to a few weeks before the turnover. Designed by committee.
Posted by CrazyFool 2013-10-20 19:34||   2013-10-20 19:34|| Front Page Top

#5 Designed by SEVERAL committees, with no central deciding authority.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2013-10-20 21:04||   2013-10-20 21:04|| Front Page Top

#6 fast, cheap, good. It's always pick 2.

Most likely they didn't have a competent lead. Without someone in charge (who has authority and competency) projects fail.

Personal experience with govt is you never get the authority you need, but you never really get punished either.
Posted by flash91 2013-10-20 22:51||   2013-10-20 22:51|| Front Page Top

#7 Also likely is that every congresscritter and their aid wanted in on the action. Meaning that they likely got leads and managers who were there based on patronage over qualifications. From designers to analysts to coders (who knows if there any testers...).

All based on who they know, skin color, sexual orientation, gender, etc.... instead of qualifications and experience.
Posted by CrazyFool 2013-10-20 23:46||   2013-10-20 23:46|| Front Page Top

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