Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office last year entered into a contract with K2 Intelligence in order to provide detailed data analytic services for the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption which includes a requirement for the creation of “dossiers on persons of interest.”

The $175,000 contract, which ran through December, lays out the requirements for the company to help the anti-corruption panel find “pertinent links and patterns” in a huge swath of data.

The contract shows K2 was charged with helping to “develop and execute a strategy for acquiring data” from the Joint Commission on Public Ethics including financial disclosure and lobbying records, Senate and Assembly legislation, campaign finance records and data made available on the Project Sunlight website.

The company’s contract stipulates the information would be used to help “create dossiers on persons of interest” along with organizations and companies as well. K2 was also required to create visual data maps and help analyze events over time.

The agreement was obtained by Capital Tonight from the state comptroller’s office through a Freedom of Information Law request.

Capital New York first reported on the initial request from the Cuomo administration to seek out K2’s services.

At the time, the administration noted K2’s data analysis software had been used by a variety of law enforcement agencies, including the Department of Justice, NYPD, FBI, and the NSA.

The commission closed down last month after state lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo reached an agreement on an ethics package in the state budget, which included the creation of an independent oversight counsel at the state Board of Elections.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s this month took possession of documents generated by the commission during its existence. On Thursday it was reported Bharara’s office had subpoenaed records from JCOPE.

A former commission member says the Moreland panel found as much as a dozen state lawmakers involved in criminality.

FOIL 2014-184 by Nick Reisman