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Wireless Rollout New York-Style

NY state Controller Thomas DiNapoli has suggested that the building of a state-wide emergency first responder network be scrapped if builder M/A-Com can’t fix serious tech problems uncovered in a recent audit. The $2Billion contract is the largest tech deal in NY history. Both sides are politically maneuvering with M/A saying the report has inaccuracies and all problems will be fixed and the state declaring that the project won’t be moving forward unless the troubles are corrected. Will NY shut off the tap or is it simply a threat and will M/A be able to keep the millions of dollars flowing with only a promise?  In 2002, the state of California and Oracle played out a similar situation with the taxpayers being the ultimate losers.