Florida

NASCIO names winners of State Technology Innovator Awards

by • 2 weeks 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 weeks 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 • 2 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 • 3 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 • 4 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.

Fired Florida GIS manager creates her own coronavirus dashboard

by • 4 months ago

Rebekah Jones, who was fired in May after accusing her superiors trying to manipulate coronavirus data, created her own dashboard, painting a grimmer picture than the state's record.

Florida's unemployment agency leaked Social Security data last month

by • 5 months ago

Florida, which decommissioned its centralized IT agency last year, has compromised the personal information of 98 unemployment insurance applicants.

'Not a data scientist' says Florida Gov. DeSantis of fired GIS manager

by • 5 months ago

Rebekah Jones, who said she was taken off Florida's COVID-19 dashboard, "exhibited a repeated course of insubordination," according to the governor's office.

Designer of Florida's COVID-19 dashboard says she was removed for not censoring data

by • 5 months ago

A GIS manager for the state's health department said management of a highly praised coronavirus dashboard was taken away after she refused to alter data.

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