Obamacare Contractor Bags $19 Million for Visa Processing
One of the big data companies responsible for the Obamacare website scored an over-$19 million taxpayer-funded contract from the State Department for its new visa-processing system as well as help managing oversight in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, France, and elsewhere.
Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC), which received at least $4,024,384.42 to work on the Obamacare debacle, bills itself as the “world’s leading provider of Global Citizen Services.”
According to CSC’s website, “Foreign ministries, embassies and consulates around the world rely on CSC to help streamline the visa application process while keeping their national borders secure.”
CSC says it runs “biometric enrollment centers in many countries, from where applicants’ biometric information is transmitted securely to the Department of State.”
CSC has had numerous problems in the past, reports NewsMax:
CSC's failure to meet the delivery deadline for developing an automated refund fraud detection system cost the IRS between $200 million and $300 million.
CSC's problems have continued. In May, the company was forced to pay $97.5 million as a result of a class-action lawsuit. Investors had sued the company claiming it made false statements about its performance on a $5.4 billion electronic patient records contract with Britain's National Health Service. Bloomberg Businessweek reported that CSC also has been under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission for accounting issues in that contract.
According to The Hill, CSC has been working with the State Department “for several years” on the visa system and the contract “focuses on management and oversight efforts in seven countries, including France, Belgium, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda.”