Skip to comments.Obamacare Tech Firm Tried, Failed to Build Gun Registry in Canada
Posted on 10/22/2013 8:26:42 AM PDT by george76
CGI, the Canadian company whose U.S. subsidiary built the failed Obamacare website, was once contracted to build a federal gun registry for the Canadian government...
CGI's contract was canceled in 2007 after a report by the Auditor General found that the Canadian Firearms Information System (CFIS) being built by CGI was "significantly over budget" and that it had been plagued by delays.
The Conservative government that took power in 2006 canceled CGI's gun registry contract, and eventually repealed the Canadian gun registry entirely.
The failed gun registry was only one of CGI's many Canadian failures, which included canceled contracts to build health care databases in the provinces of Ontario and New Brunswick. Despite CGI's checkered record, the Obama administration awarded its U.S. subsidiary, CGI Federal, the $93.7 million contract to build healthcare.gov, part of $678 million in health care services contracts awarded to the company.
The U.S. does not have a gun registry, but one would be required, according to Breitbart News' AWR Hawkins, to implement the universal background checks that Democrats and the Obama administration tried to push through Congress earlier this year.
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So not only does the website not work...but building it didn't even positively affect the U.S. economy?
There is hope for us yet.
I believe they spent something close to 10 years trying to build that gun registry, which at no time worked properly.
Actually, I think quite the reverse. If the Federal Government ever tries to implement a similar comprehensive data base and fails in that, they will unilaterally demand that the only alternative action is to confiscate the weapons they deem problematic.
This company does not seem to have ever gotten anything right, with multiple major failures...
How the hell did Obama decide to hire them? On what basis?
Here in the US, beyond depending on owners voluntarily complying with demands to provide input and comply with whatever law, the only recourse would be to have the ATF confiscate all the ATF Forms 4473 which currently is against Federal law for the government to have and hold.
I for one would never comply with an order to ‘register’ any weapon I might own. I’ll secrete, disperse and distribute before I do that.
I can see a computer system where everything is recorded about every American.
All your tax records, medical records, personal history such as which organizations you belong to, how many guns you own, your history of vehicle ownership, locations of every home you have ever had, who your relatives are, who your friends and neighbors are and where they live, where you were educated, religious preferences, how much money you have and how you spend it.
IT will be fairly simple to cross reference any record to isolate a particular segment of society.
I have been involved with two companies building software for the government. One was a pure private company, and it ended up building a system everyone said couldn’t be built. Not for free, though.
Then the system was to have a second iteration, and more government top down control. It very quickly turned out to be a pure fraud, that is, the responsible parties sucked the money (170 million or so) straight out of the till keeping a few programmers going through motions on something everyone knew would never finish.
Heard on one of the talk shows yesterday that they were bundlers for Obama.
Can you say Solyndra?
404 error for your 338 Laberdoodle.
LOL, Be careful of the element of surprise here by Obama....he starts out with a healtcare .Gov website and a gun registry website accidentally opens up and they change their direction to confiscation....
Thank you CGI for your fine work.
Of course Obama picked CGI.
They’re in Canada and the House can’t subpoena them.
When the government decides to, they’ll go to the gun shops, confiscate all of the 4473’s, and proceed to go door to door confiscating any and all weapons that they find. Why do you think the feds require that dealers keep those records? Easy local access to conquering forces, that’s why.
As a disclaimer, according to official government records, I have never owned or purchased a firearm of any kind. Just look for any 4473 with my name on it. And they will.
There is, in fact, a federal law that makes it illegal to confiscate the 4473s.....they would have to disregard that law.
Yep, anyone who has answered in the affirmative, a doctor who has asked if they own.
A good chunk of this already exists, particularly if it is considered information available under the FOIA. Went on-line to see what was out there under my name and found all my addresses since 1960, every place I had ever worked, information on my marriage, divorce, children’s names and dates of birth, picture of my current vehicle with insurance information and mileage. For a few more dollars I could also have checked to see if I had had any recorded arrests or convictions. There were also some early 1940 census reports which had the name, addresses and social security numbers of my bio father, grandparents, aunts and uncles.
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.
Was it intended to work?
Yes...kinda sad Obama couldn’t use an American company to run ObamaCare...
But Obama is also a big Free Trade Communist....so finding an American company to process ObamaCare is not on his list...
and that's when the shootin starts.
A Canadian company built his big black campaign bus. I think it cost several million.
CGI was also in on the eHealth Ontario fiasco
obama sure can pick them !
What happens when you delegate the CMS as the primary Contract interface. And now, Berwick is gone. Never checked the company’s records of performance??? Graft, gratuitous, no bid contracts awards to friends and collaborators/donors.
Too bad people are not equally outraged that you cannot shop this Barry obomination without entering all sorts of ID which can be used by all the, should be dismantled, government agencies.
We have seen the abuse of power by the IRS, NSA, EPA, DOJ.... so why on earth would we be willing to hand them everything they need to nudge us off our private property, off our health insurance?
These commies belong in the former Soviet Union as criminals.
Yup - cost us a fortune. Complete failure, or success, depending on how you look at it.
By the way, Berwick was one of 0bama’s unilateral “recess” appointments. That *#&@#@*# owns all of this.
It’s the US subsidiary that would get the 3 AM subpoena call. Still plenty of Canuck ballskin to grab here. Issa just needs to find the one who wrote the US checks to the dem party.
And then they’ll would wish they hadn’t.
My guess it was a reward for being good liberals.
Their website oozes with liberalism.
It’s called Facebook.
I am thinking of starting a website for my consulting firm that is just dripping with liberal ooze and another one where it is all conservative values and see which one generates more business
These peoople don't care what the law says. That has already been demonstrated time and again.
However, two can play that game.
These commies would have hanged back in the day.
There a saying in business that if you want to be a success, surround yourself with successful people.
It’s painfully obvious that Zero has it wrong on all fronts!
-——Its painfully obvious that Zero has it wrong on all fronts!-——
No, he is accomplishing his primary objective. Obama is looting the treasury. All the other stuff is merely facade to cover the pillaging.
At the root, Obama is but a thief.
I would love to be given $600 million to fail at doing something.
2nd Amendment bump for later.......
I remember the fiasco of the gun registry in Canada where the original cost estimate was way below the final price tag.
Here’s my take on obamacare’s website
Dude. I’ll underbid you.
Doesn’t matter, I’ll promise no show jobs to Obama’s cronies and kickbacks to the Rat congressman.
Who says they’ve failed?
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