CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The company largely responsible for creating the heavily criticized website used to enroll in the new national health care system is also in charge of implementing a massive data-computer system in West Virginia.
Canadian company CGI Federal is bearing the brunt of the national ire over the bungled rollout of Healthcare.gov, the website created for buying insurance under the Affordable Care Act, also called "Obamacare."
Abundant glitches on the site have led to customer frustration, political posturing and an apology from the president.
CGI Federal, with branches in the U.S. and Montreal, is one of 55 companies contracted to help roll out the exchange. It's in charge of the largest portion of the work: As of June, it had received $88 million out of the $394 million spent federally by the government on the project, according to the Washington Post.
The administration announced it's working on the website with CGI and other contractors and said the issues with the website should not overshadow the tenets of the health care law.
At the same time, CGI is slated to receive more than $110 million from West Virginia to help implement the new Enterprise Resource Planning system.
The ERP, also known as WVOASIS, system will gradually house all of the state's data on accounts, personnel and assets while eliminating many other outdated software programs currently used to track the information, according to Daily Mail archives.
WVOASIS -- short for Our Advanced Solution With Integrated Systems -- is a massive program: It's scheduled to take the place of 118 other state systems, according to Daily Mail archives.
Despite the size of the project and recent negative publicity for CGI, state Auditor Glen Gainer is confident the company can handle the WVOASIS project.
"It really doesn't cause alarm to me. I know the system they're developing," Gainer said in an interview earlier this month with the Daily Mail.