She fell on her sword, dramatically, but carried on valiantly in the now typical Obama Administration style ["I did not know 'that' happened; I do not know "why"; what happened before--doesn't matter, we just have to fix it;] Shades of Hillary Clinton and "What difference, does it now make"... that four brave Americans were murdered in Benghazi.....we just have to find out what happened and fix it. (Can you imagine four more years of that excrement!?)
Questions I would have liked answered: [As a battle scarred veteran of military system contract procurement processes].
Ms. Secretary--What is your authority for the award of a non-competed contract to a single source, FOREIGN [Canadian] contractor? Please state the US Procurement regulation(s) that permit this.
What is the HHS definition of the term "GLITCH"?
What were the contracted for provisions for subsystem test and integration testing of all subsystems? Were they properly documented and conducted, and thus, did the Contractor deliver a proven system which met all operational requirements? If not, why was the implementation date not delayed, until the system was PROVEN to perform according to specifications?
Was the Contractor fully paid as though it met all of its requirements for a fully operational system? What after-the-fact monetary recourse does the USA have for improperly disbursed payments? Who is responsible for having approved such disbursements? How will such payments be recovered, so that redesign, repair, modification and retesting may be paid for?
Does HHS plan to demonstrate to the people of the USA, that the [fixed] System works without flaws or breakdowns, BEFORE the new operational date?
Dream on, folks.................................................
"Laugh so hard, that even 'Sorrow' smiles at you. Live life so well, that even 'Death' loves to see you alive". (author unknown) "....would someone please show this poor asshole the way out of town?"....Avram Belinsky, the "Frisco Kid".
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