The computer firm that billed taxpayers an average of $250,000 last year for each of 63 full-time consultants it gave the New York City Department of Education appears to have paid those consultants just a fraction of that amount, reports the New York Daily News. Future Technology Associates (FTA) has held a no-bid contract from the city DOE for the past four years to integrate the school system's financial management software with that of other city agencies. Under the contract, the company--which seems to have no other clients--received more than $15.7 million from the school system in fiscal year 2009.


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