Friday, March 15, 2013
"One plan for a dispatch system was canceled in 1998 due to delays and disputes with the vendor. This time, one emergency communications expert said, officials will have to be vigilant in holding the technology contactor’s “feet to the fire.”
“If they get a bad contractor, then they will get fleeced,” said R.P. Eddy, a senior fellow for counterterrorism at the Manhattan Institute who has been a leader in a national initiative to enhance 911 phone systems.
Hewlett-Packard has been hired as the plan’s technology contractor. Paul J. Cosgrove, the commissioner of the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, said that a second contractor, Gartner, had been hired to monitor the first one. “We are absolutely riding herd on them,” Mr. Cosgrove said."
In my opinion a series of contractors and Gartner over billed us....ho hum.
No criminal investigation although John Liu asked for one last year after release audit and Cy Vance did nada.
Posted by Suzannah B. Troy artist at 3/15/2013 07:04:00 PM