Florida

Lacking statewide vaccine plan, Florida counties turn to Eventbrite

by • 2 weeks ago

In places without centralized vaccine management systems, local governments are turning to ticketing websites more commonly used for concerts and happy hours.

Police raid home of former Florida data official turned whistleblower

by • 1 month ago

A former Florida state official involved in managing its COVID-19 data dashboard said police raided her home and took her computers.

Three-fourths of ransomware attacks in Florida targeted public sector

by • 3 months ago

Local government entities accounted for 78% of publicly disclosed ransomware victims over a more than three-year period, researchers found.

Florida man arrested for tampering with governor's voter registration

by • 3 months ago

An alteration to Gov. Ron DeSantis' address was not a hack of Florida's voter database, but does show what can be done using publicly available information.

NASCIO names winners of State Technology Innovator Awards

by • 3 months ago

State technology officials in Colorado, Florida and Tennessee were recognized by the group for their contributions to advancing state technology policy.

Florida extends voter registration deadline following website crash

by • 3 months ago

Secretary of State Laurel Lee said Florida's online voter registration system crashed under "unprecedented" demand just before the original deadline.

Second Florida county hacked in 2016 election identified in new Woodward book

by • 4 months ago

A new book by the legendary Washington journalist names St. Lucie County as the second of two Florida jurisdictions where election systems were hacked in 2016.

Florida State Rep. James Grant to become state's new CIO

by • 5 months ago

James Grant, who introduced the legislation creating Florida's latest technology agency, will now head that division.

Coronavirus kicks Code for America brigades into action across cities

by • 7 months ago

The civic tech group's local chapters have been developing apps and other tools to help people navigate through the economic hardships of the pandemic.

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