New York Agency's focus on Information Technology

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Technological innovation is often associated with Silicon Valley and not the local government that is often linked to bureaucratic offices. However, New York’s Department of Information Telecommunications (DoITT) wants to change this perception. The Department is at the forefront of advancing technology use in various sectors. 

DoITT Commissioner Anne Roest said that one of the steps to be taken is to introduce wireless internet hubs that will be a replacement of payphones within NewYork. She said they are also working on a project to expand internet speed and access for the general public.

Other five officials were questioned and they were also in line with the technological advancements. Stanley Shor, who is the assistant commissioner for franchise administration at the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, said his department has signed several contracts to make sure the telecommunications project is not just a dream but a reality.

The New York City mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order that will direct the agencies in New York to focus on cyber defense and response.  Evan Hines who is the deputy commissioner of the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications stated that he would oversee all the necessary administrative functions to facilitate the innovations.