Jun 08, 2018
The Florida Technology Council (FTC) announces that Cyndy Loomis is joining the organization as its Chief Operations Officer on June 10, 2018. The FTC, a 501(c)(6), is the only statewide association focused exclusively on the needs and priorities of Florida's technology sector. It is also one of the driving forces behind Florida becoming the fastest growing technology leader in the nation.
As former CEO of ISF, Inc., Cyndy brings decades of information technology experience to the FTC. Under her leadership at ISF, revenues doubled an ...
May 31, 2018
The seal of the F.B.I. hangs in the Flag Room at the bureau's headquaters March 9, 2007 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images))May 30, 2018
by Brandon A. Weber
There’s no other way to say it: Walk over to your cable or DSL router right now, and disconnect the power. When it comes back on, you’ve done a good thing for the world — and you and your coworkers, for that matter.
According to the FBI, foreign “cyber criminals” have compromised over 500,000 network routers in ...
May 31, 2018
By Steve Bousquet
Tampa Bay Times
Florida formally asked the federal government Wednesday for $19 million in election security money, one week after Gov. Rick Scott directed the state's top election official to request it and two months after the feds announced the money was available.
Secretary of State Ken Detzner signed the letter that went to Washington.
The Department of State released a three-page letter that made Florida the 17th state to apply for its share of a $380 million pot of money included i ...
May 22, 2018
Special to the Democrat Published 12:10 p.m. ET May 10, 2018
Advanced Systems Design, a Tallahassee-based management consulting firm, received an award for the National Institute of Health’s Chief Information Officers – Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) Small Business government-wide acquisition contract for information technology services.
This large contract is administered for the federal government by the NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center, and may be used by all federal customers ...
May 08, 2018
Florida’s Data-Driven Future
Chief Information Officer Eric Larson talks about Florida’s plans to work on how the Agency for State Technology manages data to realize better outcomes across the state.
by Lauren Harrison, Noelle Knell / April 30, 2018
A lot of public-sector work is “unromantic,” as Florida CIO Eric Larson puts it. But so often it’s that behind-the-scenes effort that creates real change in the way government works both internally and for citizens.
At the National ...
Mar 26, 2018
By Kevin Ledgister, Marketing Manager, ImageSoft
I’ll admit that sometimes I like to watch cheesy, B movies from the SyFy channel. Most of them follow the same script – some greedy corporation or government scientists make a mistake and suddenly we have oversized snakes, sharks, or some other creepifying animal terrorizing an island or a city.
I write this because for some government departments, it feels like a science experiment gone wrong and paper is piling up everywhere, terrorizing the office. The shelves keep expandi ...
Mar 08, 2018
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March 8th is International Women's Day, and the Florida Technology Council would like to salute Florida's high-tech women. A peruse of the internet may leave young women feeling less than inspired when it comes to chasing high paying jobs in the IT Industry. It's true that in 2017 women occupied only 11% of executive positions in Silicon Valley. It's also true that women in this industry received more media recognition as part of the "Me Too" movement in Silicon Valley than for any of their ...
Mar 01, 2018
By Mary McKnight, ImageSoft, Director of Professional Services
In a recent Government CIO Outlook magazine article, “IT Transformation at EPA,” Ann Dunkin, CIO, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, writes about the evolution that the EPA has undergone to find a way to deliver solutions faster and better. She’s right that most government agencies as well as the private sector follow a “classic waterfall” implementation methodology and she’s right about the danger that comes with using outdated methods l ...
Feb 07, 2018
After my son graduated high school and left home to attend the University of Florida, I found a transformative use for my empty nest in the Children’s Home Society of Florida’s Senate Page Program.
Kids from all over the state travel up to Tallahassee during the legislative session to gain understanding and experience in advocacy. As a host, my main goal is encourage these teens toward future success in continued education by giving them the tools to really appreciate their own potential.
This is a way to empower kids to mo ...
Feb 01, 2018
ISF, Inc. held its annual company meeting on January 10, 2018 at the spacious, modern TCC Center for Innovation in downtown Tallahassee. ISF staff members, from those who have been with ISF for decades to those who have only recently begun their careers with ISF, enjoyed the opportunity to come connect and discuss the company’s future.
All three ISF locations were well represented, from corporate headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida and offices in Tallahassee, Florida and Austin, Texas.
Keynote speaker Jim Bleech presented on th ...