Double trouble

It hasn't been a good month for some of the Campbell administration's favourite outsourcing contractors. Maximus Inc. - the American firm that administers PharmaCare and British Columbia's Medical Services Plan - has agreed to pay $5 million to the City of Houston after designing "a problem-plagued computer system" for its municipal courts. This, according to the Houston Chronicle's Matt Stiles. And EDS Inc. - which was awarded a controversial contract by the to maximize British Columbia's revenue collection services - got into a spot of trouble when the News of the World reported the firm had "confessed to losing a portable hard-drive disk containing sensitive private information about" United Kingdom jail governors and guards. Oops!

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