Recently, Gov’t spokesman, Jay Carney, said he could not answer questions about the exchange sites because, in his own words, “I’m not a computer expert and I don’t build websites!” But, he is the spokesman for the #ObamaNation, i.e. the Federal government. So in this capacity as speaking for the Government or the president’s administration, he is admitting that they are not computer experts and they don’t build websites! Then why on earth did they take on the challenge to try to build this one.
I understand that they hired subcontractors to build its parts. But unlike most projects, they did not hire a contractor to manage the project, to take the pieces and integrate them into a cohesive final system. This is the way virtually every other project the government does is handled.
Carney is correct, the government has no experience in computer engineering, architecture, design and development. They do not build websites! They spend most of their IT assets maintaining ever aging mainframes systems that cost huge amounts to keep running and are difficult, if not impossible, to interconnect with newer more efficient systems. So why did they try to take on such a role in this case?
Is it possible, that they simply did not want any third party to find out how the site would be used? Is there some “secret systems built into this massive infrastructure that the government doesn’t want people to know about? Is there some hidden data system slurping our information as some people have surmised? These would be something that any outside contractor would need to know about in order to build the system and have it work. It could also explain why a system that should at most have 10s of millions of lines of code has 500 million. Could it be that like the NSA’s recent incursions into the lives of American Citizens, there is a much bigger, “Big Data” game afoot that the #ObamaNation does not want Americans to find out? Why else would a government, who admittedly is not computer programmers and does not build web sites decide to take on such a task in the first place. Every part of their reputations were riding on the success of these sites. And clearly money was no object. There has to be a much bigger reason they did not want to bring in real experts to do the job! Maybe the American People need to have someone come in and audit the code and find out just what else may have been afoot here!
Hey I’m just asking!!!