Office for Technology

Implementation of the NYeNET (Follow-Up Review)

In 1996, the Office for Technology (OFT) began to implement the NYeNET, a statewide government telecommunications network supported by fiber-optic cables installed along the New York State Thruway. The NYeNET is intended to replace many of the existing (and sometimes incompatible) telecommunications networks used by State agencies and local governments and to reduce the total cost of government telecommunications in New York State. The NYeNET is also intended to provide enhanced services by allowing users to share information seamlessly across levels of government and to access advanced applications in a secure and user-friendly environment.

In our initial audit report 2002-S-13, we examined whether these goals had been achieved, and found that they had not. OFT had not made significant progress in consolidating the many disparate existing networks or in giving users shared access to advanced applications. OFT also could not demonstrate that the NYeNET had reduced telecommunications costs. We recommended actions that should be taken by OFT to improve the performance of the NYeNET, and in our follow-up review, we found that some of these actions had been taken by OFT.

For a complete copy of Report 2004-F-23 click here.
For a copy of the agency response to the follow-up report click here.