Ron DeSantis

'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.

Florida on verge of reorganizing IT governance — yet again

by • 7 months ago

The Sunshine State, which has overhauled its technology agencies three times since 2005, is about to do it one more time.

Florida eliminates IT agency (again)

by • 1 year ago

The Agency for State Technology, created only in 2014, will cease to exist come July 1, when it is absorbed by the state Department of Management Services.

Florida to spend $5.1 million on election cybersecurity, governor says

by • 1 year ago

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.

Florida governor orders statewide review of election cybersecurity

by • 1 year ago

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

by • 1 year ago

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

by • 1 year ago

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.

Florida governor proposes dismantling state technology agency

by • 2 years ago

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

by • 2 years ago

Appointed in 2017, the state's top IT official departed following the inauguration of Gov. Ron DeSantis.