For Immediate Release
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Contact: ITS Communications Office | [email protected]
VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
WHO: The New York State Office of Information Technology Services (ITS)
WHAT: A Virtual Public Hearing on the Use of Biometric Identifying Technology in Schools
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 20, 2022
WHERE: Virtual via Webex
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The New York State Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) will hold a virtual public hearing examining the use of biometric identifying technology in schools. The meeting will be held online at 5:30 p.m. via Webex.
During the hearing, ITS staff will provide a brief overview of the topic, and members of the public are invited to testify for up to three minutes. In order to testify, you are required to preregister and submit your written testimony by Oct. 17 at the following link: https://on.ny.gov/3ecMg5e
ITS also reminds the public of the many ways to participate in this hearing:
- Submit written testimony in advance at the following form: https://on.ny.gov/3ecMg5e;
- Submit oral testimony via voicemail at (518) 473-9972;
- Email [email protected]; or
- Mail to NYS Office of Information Technology Services (ATTN: Clinton Rickards, Swan Street Building, Core 4, Floor 2, Room 2405, Albany, NY 12223).
All testimony will be included in the final ITS report.
An agenda for the meeting will be posted on the NYS ITS website (https://its.ny.gov/2022-use-biometric-identifying-technology). The survey will close 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2022 (https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6915141/2022-Biometrics-Survey).
The New York State Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) was created in 2012 to transform IT services in an effort to make New York State government work smarter for its citizens and enable the state to be accessible for businesses through the use of technology. ITS provides statewide IT strategic direction, directs IT policy and delivers centralized IT products and services that support the mission of the State. ITS operates data centers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to support statewide mission-critical applications for over 50 Agencies, over 17 million citizen accounts, 120,000 employee accounts, 60,000 phones, 99,000 desktops and laptops, and 3,433 Virtual Desktop remote connections. ITS operates a secure network of over 1,600 miles of fiber to deliver telecommunications, Internet and Intranet services, enterprise email systems and support, IT training, networking, data storage and processing to State government entities in addition to developing new services in support of citizens, businesses and State Agencies.
For more information, visit https://its.ny.gov and follow us on Twitter @nysits.