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2006 NYC Excellence in Technology Award Program

Photo Caption: Standing with DoITT Commissioner Paul Cosgrave (left) are: DGM/CIO Avi Duvdevani; DGM for Finance Felix Lam; Energy Dept. Director Lloyd Kass; Cesar Luciano, Quality Assurance Manager, IT; Frank Romano, Operations Chief, Energy Department; and Energy Dept. Deputy Director Mahesh Shah.

2006 NYC Excellence in Technology Award Program

NYCHA’s Computerized Heating Automated System (CHAS) received an award for Most Innovative Use of Technology at the 2006 Excellence in Technology Awards Program (ETAP). The remote monitoring capability of CHAS provides instantaneous information on the status of NYCHA’s extensive boiler systems that is accessible on the wide area network. Within two years of full deployment by the 2007-2008 heating season, reduced fuel consumption from CHAS is projected to save NYCHA $20 million annually. The award was presented to Director of the Energy Department Lloyd Kass and his project team.

In addition, NYCHA’s contribution to ACCESS NYC was recognized with an award for Best IT Collaboration Among Agencies. For many New Yorkers, navigating the array of human services that city agencies provide can be daunting. ACCESS NYC is a free, online service that allows users to pre-screen themselves for eligibility for over 20 human services programs, including NYCHA's Section 8 program.

The 2006 Excellence in Technology Awards Program was hosted by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) on November 2, 2006, at the Brooklyn Marriott Hotel. The awards program salutes innovative projects and exceptional service by the city’s IT professionals and their agency partners, which play a vital role in shaping the way city agencies do business.