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De Blasio administration to scuttle NASA review of NYC 911 system

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NEW YORK — New York City is scrapping a contract for NASA to overhaul the city's 911 system.

The New York Daily News reported Friday that Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration is nixing the $13.2 million deal.

It was struck by his predecessor, Michael Bloomberg.

City officials will now do the system review without outside consultants.

Problems with the 911 system led to a major overhaul. It's now several years behind schedule and $1 billion over budget.

Nearly 20 NASA technicians had been working on the main emergency call center in downtown Brooklyn. It's used by NYPD, FDNY and emergency medical system dispatchers.

De Blasio administration officials told the Daily News (http://nydn.us/1pSG40Y ) that they believe the review can done cheaper.

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