Major Reorganization of Florida IT Agencies Imminent

Government Technology: Florida, which has long flirted with a state technology shakeup, will soon embark on a massive reorganization of IT governance. The process will see previously distinct agencies merged into one and the launch of new tech initiatives — including a cybersecurity task force.   

A bill recently passed by the Legislature and expected to be signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis will see the state’s predominant IT agency — the Agency for State Technology (AST) — folded into the Department of Management Services (DMS), the state’s department devoted to business and workforce related activities. The AST will then be merged with the DMS’ telecommunications division, creating the DMS Division of State Technologies.

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