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NYS IT Transformation

Governor Cuomo Highlights Open NY for Sunshine Week

Issues One-Year Report on Open NY Transparency Initiative Encourages New Yorkers to Engage with Open Data Online at Data.NY.Gov

March 18, 2014

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today honored Sunshine Week by issuing a one-year report on Open NY, an initiative aimed at increasing citizens' engagement with their government, and encouraging New Yorkers to visit the State's comprehensive data transparency website, Data.NY.Gov . The Open NY One-Year Report, which reviews accomplishments and sets the stage for the future of the initiative, is available on Data.NY.Gov .

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ITS Names Executive Deputy Chief Information Officer

Mahesh Nattanmai has been appointed Executive Deputy Chief Information Officer at the New York State Office of Information Technology Services (ITS). In his new role, Mahesh will report directly to Brian Digman, NYS Chief Information Officer, and will represent the State’s Office of the Chief Information Officer. He will be responsible for the delivery and operation of major IT services and will provide expert advice in all areas related to strategic planning and agency policy development. Mahesh has played significant leadership roles in several key transformation programs, including the consolidation of IT functions under ITS. Mahesh will start on January 23.

Marking Our First Year

November 22 marks the One Year Anniversary of the creation of the Office of Information Technology Services (ITS). ITS provides an incredible opportunity for State government to better serve New York by uniting 4,000+ technology professionals into one organization focused on providing best-in-class IT service. The NYS Chief Information Officer Brian Digman thanks ITS staff for their efforts as they work side-by-side to build this new government agency. ITS looks forward to continued successes in the years to come.

Governor Cuomo Announces Agreement with Microsoft for Statewide Implementation of Office365

$3 million annual savings from cloud-based system that will consolidate email and Office applications

August 13, 2013
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced an agreement between New York State and Microsoft that will allow all state Executive agencies to move to Microsoft Office365, a single operating platform that will provide consolidated email systems, access to familiar Office applications, and shared calendaring in a cloud-based system.

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Health and Human Services Newsletter

HHS Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 4 - Early Summer 2013


Release of new information from MTA, Port Authority of NY/NJ, DOT, DMV and Thruway Authority Continues New York’s Unprecedented Open Data Access and Transparency

July 24, 2013
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that new information, focused on transportation, has been added to providing the public with access to more than 100 transportation datasets, maps, and charts. The continued expansion of underscores the State’s commitment to transparency, harnessing technology to showcase the vast resources of the state and fostering productive engagement with government. is a powerful tool to empower citizens by providing centralized high-value government data to search, explore, download, and share.

“Since the launch of, we have made millions of state, local and federal government records available to the public and we will continue to expand this website to open up our government to New Yorkers,” Governor Cuomo said. “This information provides a detailed resource that New Yorkers, researchers and businesses can use to study the state’s transportation networks and agencies. This data has great potential to foster greater innovation and efficiency in the transit industry, and I encourage New Yorkers to get involved with their government by exploring”

This new information includes data from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, NYS Department of Motor Vehicles (NYS DMV), NYS Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), NYS Thruway Authority (NYSTA), Capital District Transit Authority (CDTA), and the NYS Bridge Authority (NYSBA), featuring:

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Organizational Health Index (OHI) Initiative

In winter 2013, the NYS Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) conducted an Organizational Health Index (OHI) survey to help the agency collectively understand the baseline for ITS organizational health as we continue the transformation journey. Over 2,400 ITS employees completed the survey, providing a much better understanding of what it is like to be part of ITS. ITS is using these results to take action and measure progress. The survey results showed us that ITS has many strengths on which to build. Our employees are experienced, motivated, and capable employees who focus on their customers.


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