The city of Sanibel and Lee County in Florida are set to participate in the Local Government Cybersecurity Grant Program, a $30 million initiative aimed at empowering local governments with cybersecurity solutions.
The state of Florida is using artificial intelligence to monitor and transcribe the phone conversations of the 80,000-plus inmates within the prison system. Calls with legal, medical and religious representatives are exempt.
During the recent Florida Public Sector Cybersecurity Summit, several government and industry experts shared their perspectives on the state’s cyber landscape and how to mitigate risks.
Florida schools are grappling with significant disparities in the availability, quality and delivery of computer-science programming, but it should be a top priority given the state's burgeoning tech industry.
Amid an effort to expand domestic sources, some researchers assert that Florida’s phosphate deposits, mined by the fertilizer industry for over a century, could have a second life as a supplier of rare-earth minerals.
Public education researchers and policymakers are weighing the pros and cons of Florida House Bill 379, which took effect July 1. The other 49 states will be watching closely when classes resume next month.
Plus, one Florida city is launching a new digital navigators program; Nebraska names a new state broadband director; a Texas city is launching a digital inclusion art contest for students; and more.
Grant took over as the state’s chief information officer in 2020 after service as a state lawmaker and tech experience in the private sector. A state official has praised his work in streamlining state IT.
Hundreds of residents in the mostly rural areas of east Seminole County face excruciatingly slow and data-restricted Internet service because of the lack of reliable broadband options.