U.S. won't renew deal with contractor CGI for Obamacare website

|About: CGI Group Inc. (GIB)|By:, SA News Editor

The U.S. government isn't renewing its contract with CGI Group (GIB) to oversee key parts of the Obamacare enrollment website, HealthCare.gov, which struggled with technical problems when it launched in October.

CGI's contract was set to expire Feb. 28 but included options to continue work for as long as 18 months; the government reportedly will instead sign a new contract with Accenture (ACN).

Aside from the political crisis for Pres. Obama caused by the website's troubled rollout, critics also said the insider-driven contract with CGI was an example of crony government at its worst.