Mr. Robert Samson & His Executive Cronies
Incompetence/Corruption -- It's What They Do!!
Several months ago an email
was sent to the Governor and his Chamber executives regarding incompetence and corruption occurring at NYS Information Technology Services (ITS).
An IG investigation
commenced and is still underway. The investigation is focusing on the incompetence and corruption with Mr. Samson and his cronies (Mr. Brian Digman, Mr. Ray Rose, and MS. Karen Geduldig). In addition, there are mentions of incompetence and corruption under the previous deputy CIO Mr. Mahesh Nattanmai working in tandem with Mr. Rose on the Buffalo Billions IBM HelpDesk Contract
There should be more investigations into the Todd Howe (IBM lobbyist turned State’s evidence against Percoco), IBM, Mr. Samson, and Alain Kaloyeros dealings!
Mr. Samson's Resume was the subject of an email between Kaloyeros and Todd Howe that was part of the evidence against Percoco - Governor Cuomo's Ex-Aide recently convicted of several felonies.
Link to email listing.
More Stories about Mr. Samson, Todd Howe, Percoco, and Alain Kaloyeros connections.
Ex-employees of IBM run New York's IT office, ties that critics describe as too close
The upcoming trial should shed some light!
Consider The NYS Data Center
- There will never be a return on investment (ROI). The rent alone will cost over $212 million dollars – the equipment, staff, and software will cost another $250 million dollars over the length of the contact. Mr. Samson and his cronies do not care because it will fill the coffers of nFrastructure, IBM, CISCO, and Unisys. Furthermore, the data center lacks the rigorous standards for compliance SOC (security) HIPAA (Health Data), PCI (Credit Card Processing)!
Another example is the state's attempt at building an Electronic Health Record System. The state is building three separate EHR's. The Office Mental Health's Vista
project probably at $100 million now, Office for People With Developmental Disabilities has requested $32.5 mil and asking for another $3.2 million for laptops etc, and
OASAS also wants 6 mil for their own EHR.
The complete lack of leadership with Mr. Samson and his team is permitting three separate costly projects that basically perform the same function?
The result is simple - a waste of taxpayer funds at a time where budgetary constraints are tremendous!
Since the original complaint was made a few changes have taken place at ITS to address the charges. These include Mr. Digman taking an ITS title and giving up his Thruway Authority Title (since he was working at ITS). Mr. Mike Perrin, the ex-deputy of state operations for ITS being demoted which according to insiders was due to his ineptness at recognizing the corruption with Mr. Samson and his group.
This website contains several examples of incompetence and corruption by Mr. Robert Samson NYS CIO and his cronies that work for him. From unnecessary purchases, lack of innovation
, outdated technology initiatives, contract rigging
, a costly reorganization
to consolidate power, ignoring assets
previously purchased, and poor planning/work duplication.