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Fla. governor seeks IT funding overhaul

Florida Governor Jeb Bush on Tuesday outlined a 2004-2005 budget that calls for several changes at the State Technology Office, including consolidating its funds to gain better control of cross-sector initiatives. This year, the STO’s Information Technology Security Office is developing a statewide intrusion detection service, or Cyber Center, using funding from a federal grant. That service “will move the office into an expanded role to provide physical monitoring of the state’s IT infrastructure to detect, prevent and minimize cybercrime,” according to budget documents. In the budget released Tuesday, Bush requested almost $1.1 million of the state’s money to continue the security office’s work. Full Story

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