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