The Agency for State Technology (AST) today highlighted Governor Rick Scott’s proposed 2017-2018 “Fighting for Florida’s Future” Budget which recommends $75.9 million to help transform state government technology. The “Fighting for Florida’s Future” Budget provides additional resources to address customer agency growth and enhance information technology (IT) security and remediation.
Governor Scott said, “The Agency for State Technology is working to transform state government technology and ensure we are using the safest, most efficient resource to serve Floridians across the state. As AST launches its third year as our state’s information technology resource, these investments will ensure they can continue on their goal to becoming a national leader in government technology.”
Governor Scott’s “Fighting for Florida’s Future” Budget includes:
- $3.5 million to meet the needs of customer agencies;
- $6.6 million to enhance information technology security and remediation; and
- $2.2 million in consolidation savings
“Governor Scott’s commitment to leveraging technology to provide the best and most valuable services for its customers is reflected in this budget. We applaud the Governor for his focus on technology and making sure our agency has the resources we need to effectively and efficiently serve the many agencies and Floridians we are dedicated to assisting,” said AST Executive Director/State Chief Information Officer Jason Allison.
For additional details on the Governor’s budget, visit www.fightingforfloridasfuturebudget.com.
For more information on the Agency for State Technology, visit www.ast.myflorida.com.