Rebekah Jones

Police raid home of former Florida data official turned whistleblower

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A former Florida state official involved in managing its COVID-19 data dashboard said police raided her home and took her computers.

This week brought new police oversight, COVID-19 tools and a first in ransomware

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New requirements for surveillance tools and body-camera footage in NYC, new digital tools for COVID-19 response in Virginia and a marriage of ransomware and unemployment fraud represent some of the highlights from this week's top government IT news.

Fired Florida GIS manager creates her own coronavirus dashboard

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Rebekah Jones, who was fired in May after accusing her superiors trying to manipulate coronavirus data, created her own dashboard, painting a grimmer picture than the state's record.

'Not a data scientist' says Florida Gov. DeSantis of fired GIS manager

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Rebekah Jones, who said she was taken off Florida's COVID-19 dashboard, "exhibited a repeated course of insubordination," according to the governor's office.

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