NYC knew of $2B 911 fiasco in 2011

Consultants' report advised the city not to move forward with the new 911 system


By Josh Margolin
The New York Post

NEW YORK — Mayor Bloomberg's controversial $2 billion effort to modernize the 911 system — billed as a cure-all for every emergency-communications ill — was labeled a boondoggle by the city's own experts two years ago, The Post has learned.

The project "does not have a defined business case" for spending $2 billion on a new 911 system, Gartner Consulting told City Hall in a March 2011 report marked "draft — confidential."

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