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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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Steve Auger quits Florida Housing Finance Corp.

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Steve Auger, executive director of the Florida Housing Finance Corp., has resigned. Barney Smith, president of The Smith & Young Company and chair of the agency, confirmed Auger’s resignation Friday. He otherwise declined comment when reached by phone. Auger sent a resignation letter to Smith and Department of Economic Opportunity director Cissy Proctor Thursday, saying he would exit the agency effective Jan. 5. “It has been an honor and a blessing to have been a part of an organization of such fine people who…

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Joe Gruters named chair of FSU Finance Committee

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Florida State University named Sarasota Republican Joe Gruters as chair of the Business, Finance, and Audit Committee this week. FSU Chair Ed Burr named Gruters, a longtime certified public accountant who serves as vice chair and head of fundraising for the Republican Party of Florida, to the post. Burr is the new owner of the Quay property in Sarasota, one of the last open tracts of land on the city’s waterfront. As chair, Gruters, a prodigious fundraiser, will lead oversight…

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