David B. Grinberg
In this unique and historic situation, I think Uncle Sam should have made an exemption to bypass the traditional convoluted and laborious procurement process.
I agree with folks who say one leading high-tech company should have been brought in to handle the entire construction, coding and website roll out — like Google, Apple, Yahoo, Microsoft, etc. Then waive all the bureaucratic rules due to the historic nature of this situation and let the chosen high-tech company operate as it otherwise would on any major job of this magnitude.
Of course, it’s easy to play “Monday morning quarterback” and hindsight is a wonderful thing. Nonetheless, someone should have known there would be too many cooks stirring the pot, which ultimately resulted in the unfortunate current situation.