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Personnel note: Jonathan Kilman joins Hispanic Chamber board

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Foley & Lardner lobbyist and partner Jonathan Kilman has been appointed to the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce‘s Board of Governors and the its newly-formed Strategy Committee, the group announced Wednesday. “We did our homework and Jonathan is regarded as a widely respected and visionary leader who understands the intersection of business and policy in Florida,” said Julio Fuentes, President and CEO of the Chamber, in a statement. “FSHCC is proud to welcome Jonathan’s leadership.”

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Blaise Ingoglia: Agency for State Technology ‘is going to stay’

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House members voted Monday in favor of a budget conference committee report that keeps the state’s Agency for State Technology. The measure passed on a vote of 109-2. The House had earlier angled for a major overhaul, even doing away with the agency, but agreed to keep it intact during budget negotiations. The agency came under fire in January after a report by Florida Auditor General Sherrill F. Norman’s office laid out a laundry list of security and other problems at the…

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Agency for State Technology reorganization plan moves forward

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The House on Wednesday accepted the Senate’s budget language to reorganize the Agency for State Technology. “The House initially pushed for a complete overhaul of the state’s IT services, which included replacing the agency, but late in the budget negotiations a deal to keep the agency while making changes emerged,” Legislative IQ powered by LobbyTools reported. Proviso language includes the appointment of a “chief data officer.” Jason Allison resigned as head of the agency and the state’s Chief Information Officer in February. He…

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It’s official: Jason Allison resigns as state CIO to join Foley & Lardner

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Jason Allison, Florida’s Chief Information Officer, has told Gov. Rick Scott he is resigning. Allison’s letter, dated Monday, was released Friday by the Agency for State Technology, which Allison heads. News of his departure was exclusively in Friday’s edition of SUNBURN. “My years directing the Agency … and my prior service as your Technology Policy Coordinator have been some of the best in my life,” he wrote. “I cannot thank you enough for all of the opportunities and experiences you have…

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Audit slams security, other lapses at state tech agency

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I hate to overstate the findings of any report, but my first thought while reading the latest audit of the Agency for State Technology was: “Jeez, is this joint as potentially ‘leaky’ as I think it is?” The report by Florida Auditor General Sherrill F. Norman’s office, which I got a copy of on Thursday, lays out a laundry list of security and other problems at the relatively new agency. And the best defense that state Chief Information Officer Jason…

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Gov. Scott reappoints 14 agency heads for another year despite Senate snub

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Gov. Rick Scott on Monday reappointed 14 men and women as directors of state agencies despite the Florida Senate refusing to confirm them during the regular session. The agencies run the gamut from Department of Economic Opportunity to the Agency for Persons with Disabilities to the State Technology Agency. Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Richard L. Swearingen and Department of Environmental Protection Jonathon Paul Steverson are not included in Scott’s press release. Both of those appointments require both Cabinet…

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