CBS News, February 11, 2014
The Obama administration is relying on the consulting firm Accenture to lead the continued construction and maintenance of HealthCare.gov, but the giant company has a history of performance issues and questionable ethical practices. Last year, for instance, Accenture was hired by the state of North Carolina to streamline the computer program for its food stamp program. However, the program worked so poorly that it led to a major backlog of food stamp distribution. The faulty North Carolina program is just one example of the firm's problems laid out in a Washington Post report.