The Cuomo administration last year entered into a contract with a New York City-based company tasked with helping the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption organize and process the reams of data being collected by the panel.

The contract between the Cuomo administration and Cyber Search Corp. was obtained by Capital Tonight from the state comptroller’s office through a Freedom of Information Law request.

Cyber Search Corp. received the $150,000 contract to help with the technical aspects of the Moreland investigation, including uploading documents to Concordance, software that is used by legal teams to help manage and coordinate large batches of files.

Last week, we reported on the K2 Intelligence contract with the Cuomo administration that showed the company was hired in part to help the Moreland Commission put together “dossiers on persons of interest” as well as organizations.

K2 Intelligence was hired to help comb through data that is available from a variety of sources, including campaign finance reports, lobbying disclosure data on the Joint Commission on Public Ethics website and the Project Sunlight database

The contracts from both K2 Intelligence and Cyber Search provide a window into the Moreland Commission’s work in investigating both the Legislature and, writ large, the intersection of money and politics in state government, however brief its life was.

The Moreland Commission on Public Corruption closed down last month following an agreement on ethics reform in the state budget, including the creation of a new independent oversight counsel at the state Board of Elections.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office last month took possession of copies of documents generated by the commission.

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