Rebekah Jones

Police raid home of former Florida data official turned whistleblower


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


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


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


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.