White House to ditch builder of HealthCare.gov
The Obama administration will replace CGI Federal, its main IT contractor for the glitch-prone HealthCare.gov.
"CGI and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have mutually agreed to complete work on CGI's contract for the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace (FFM), in line with the previously-scheduled February 2014 contract end date," Linda F. Odorisio, CGI's vice president of global communications, said in a statement Friday to CNBC.
Citing a person familiar with the matter, the Post reported that federal health officials are preparing to sign a year-long contract with Accenture worth about $90 million. The company built California's exchange. The Post said Accenture officials declined to comment.
In its statement, CGI said the move was a "joint decision [that] comes at a time when Healthcare.gov is performing well, due largely to CGI's key role during the 'tech surge.'"