For $680 million you could hire a team of 1,000 top-notch programmers and pay them each $300,000. With the remaining $380 million you could build a server farm with 10,000 servers and all the networking gear it takes to connect them. You could then rent the required data center space and after all that still have $100 million left over for dinner and drinks.
If anyone thought this would turn out any other way they have ignored the past 100 years of government wasting and abusing our tax dollars.
This is just another shot of the government spending thousands of dollars to do...What? Mess up a website? Why not just spend about 100 dollars a month and create a website with Weebly in a week? For those that think the government will not do that for security reasons, then the Government should buy the code from Weebly and "secure" it. My view.
Note that this is not about Obamacare pro or con, but more than a few will take that track. This is about accountability. If taxpayer monies were spent, even if those taxpayers were Chinese, we still should get at least what we paid for if not more. If the A team is just now coming on board, who did we get in first place?