Florida to spend $5.1 million on election cybersecurity, governor says
Gov. Ron DeSantis also said the state will soon begin a statewide election cybersecurity review he ordered after two counties were successfully hacked in 2016.
U.S. House bill would require feds to notify public of election hacking
Two lawmakers from Florida say federal officials should be required to inform Congress, state and local authorities and the public if an election-related computer system is hacked.
Florida governor orders statewide review of election cybersecurity
Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered the state and all 67 counties to review their security after learning Russian hackers had successfully breached two counties' voter databases in 2016.
Russians hacked two Florida counties in 2016, Gov. DeSantis says
The governor said he cannot name the counties, citing an "unusual" nondisclosure agreement he signed with federal officials.
Florida will reorganize IT governance yet again
The five-year-old Agency for State Technology will be merged with a telecommunications office, marking the third time since 2005 that Florida has eliminated an IT bureau.
Mueller report details Russian hacking against state election systems
The special counsel wrote that the FBI believes Russian government hackers succeeded gaining access to the network of at least one Florida county just before the 2016 election.
Still 'lack of belief' in GIS among emergency management leaders
On GIS Addressed, former Florida emergency management CIO Richard Butgereit says GIS is still underused and underfunded in disaster response.
Florida governor proposes dismantling state technology agency
If Gov. Ron DeSantis' budget is approved, it would be the third time the state has dissolved its technology agency since 2005.
Florida CIO Eric Larson resigns
Appointed in 2017, the state's top IT official departed following the inauguration of Gov. Ron DeSantis.