A report prepared by an outside consulting firm on the city's revamped 911 system claims the project—which is over budget by $1 billion and is scheduled to be implemented in 2015—has actually made emergency response time slower. "The system is as inefficient and ineffective an operation as you could get," a source told the Post. "Seconds count in emergencies. People are going to die."

The Bloomberg administration has deemed the 216 page report a "draft," which has held up its release, and though a judge ordered it to be released to the public on Friday, City attorneys blocked its release in an appeal.

"The review of the system by the City and our consultants is still ongoing—we don't release incomplete materials or analysis," Mayor Bloomberg's spokesman Marc LaVorgna said via email. "We provided hundreds of pages of documents, voice recordings and completed materials. We now have three months of experience with the new system and the review will be completed shortly and released."

Besides slower emergency response time, the new 911 system has exposed infighting between the FDNY and the NYPD over the system's administration. The NYPD reportedly wants to keep control over 911 calls, as it allows for a bigger budget; this is also the rationale for its refusal to allow 311 to take some non-emergency calls.

Though it may be more efficient for City Hall to administer the 911 system, a source told the tabloid that the administration's officials "are fearful of angering Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and his team."

The Washington-based firm that conducted the report has not made a statement to the media.