James Grant

Hurricane Ian aftermath
Members of Virginia Task Force 2 Urban Search and Rescue receive a briefing before combing through the wreckage on Fort Myers Beach looking for victims of Hurricane Ian on Oct. 4 in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. (Win McNamee / Getty Images)

Florida CIO works through ‘organized chaos’ of Hurricane Ian response

Florida CIO Jamie Grant said the state's response to Hurricane Ian is "the first response that's ever had a truly digital component."
Florida CIO James Grant
Florida Chief Information Officer James Grant, center, speaks at NASCIO’s midyear conference in National Harbor, Maryland, with U.S. Virgin Islands CIO Rupert Ross, North Carolina CIO James Weaver, Georgia CIO Shawnzia Thomas and NASCIO Policy Director Meredith Ward. (Scoop News Group)

Florida CIO says state has history of ‘doing state tech worst’

Speaking at a NASCIO conference, James Grant criticized the many defunct IT agencies that preceded the Florida Digital Service.
Florida State Rep. James Grant
Florida State Rep. James Grant speaks at the Florida House of Representatives in 2017. (Florida House of Representatives)

Florida’s IT agency struggling to hold key employees

Half of the state's cybersecurity board is vacant and key leaders — including the CISO and chief data officer — stepped down in recent months.