Through the Years: 1990s

The New York State Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated at the Empire State Plaza.

Korean War Veterans Memorial

Korean War Memorial
Korean War Memorial, 2002.


The New York State Police Officers Memorial is dedicated at the Empire State Plaza.

Police Officers Memorial

Police Officers Memorial during the 2017 ceremony.
Police Officers Memorial ceremony, 2017.


Robert Adams is appointed OGS commissioner.


June 1994

OGS offers video teleconferencing service to save agencies thousands of dollars in travel costs and hundreds of hours in travel time.

First teleconference with two screens in a conference room.
First teleconference, 1994.

August 1994

OGS assists with Woodstock ’94 by providing safe and convenient places in and around the Capital Region for concertgoers to park and catch buses to Saugerties, accommodating 8,000 vehicles over the weekend of the music festival.

Bus of people at the 1994 Woodstock.
Woodstock, 1994.


Peter Delaney is appointed OGS commissioner.


August 1996

The first OGS website launches, one year after Governor Pataki announces New York State’s “residence” on the World Wide Web through a public/private partnership.

A screenshot of the OGS website in 1996.
OGS website, 1996.


Joseph Seymour is appointed OGS commissioner.



OGS creates a special Y2K Office to review and prepare for potential Y2K problems that never came.



The New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial is dedicated at the Empire State Plaza.

Fallen Firefighters Memorial

A ceremony at the Faller Firefighters Memorial in 1998.
Fallen Firefighters Memorial, 1998.


Governor Pataki signs Albany Plan legislation to modernize and develop Capital Region state offices and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the city’s facilities.