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Mayor Names New IT Commissioner



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    Post will be in charge of 311.

    Call her Gotham's top nerd.

    New York City has a new commissioner of Information Technology and Telecommunications.

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that Carole Wallace Post will head the city department that is charged with improving the way New York City uses technology to deliver services.

    The agency is best known for operating the city's non-emergency hot line, 311.

    Post has a law degree from Seton Hall University and began her career in city government in 2001 at the Department of Buildings.

    Until now Post had served as the Director of Agency Services in the Mayor's Office of Operations, where she had developed programs like the Stimulus Tracker and a unit of mobile trouble-shooters.

    She will begin her new job on Jan. 19. She replaces Paul Cosgrave, who is retiring.