Information Technology Council

Our membership includes large, global IT organizations, mid-size organizations and smaller IT firms based in Florida, all with a common mission to provide leading products and services to the State of Florida in an open and competitive fashion.

AIF’s Information Technology Council (ITC) is a group of leading information technology and telecommunications companies representing all aspects of the technology industry. The Council includes service and support providers, IT systems integrators, hardware and software companies, consultants and re-sellers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to medium-sized and small businesses. The Council was created in early 2006 with the clear mission to convey the value of IT to Florida’s government as the state was falling behind in re-engineering its business processes used in delivering citizen services.

Council Priorities

The Council will focus on insurance measures that will:

  • Support of modernization and reform of state contracts for information technology and services focused on open competition, and the availability of the best products and services to the state agencies that need them.

  • Support for the modernization of the State of Florida’s new consolidated data center

  • Support for an enterprise approach to business processes and systems in state government aimed at reducing duplicated functions that are supported across multiple state agencies.

  • Support for an “investment view” toward IT spending in the State of Florida. Strategic and well-planned investments in IT should be viewed upon as essential investments in the future of our state.  The Florida Legislature must be willing to make prudent and long-term investments in IT modernization, in order to improve service to our citizens, the efficiency of our government, and our competitive position with other leading states for jobs and industry growth.

Council Contacts

For more information, please contact Brewster Bevis ( or Adam Basford ( at AIF headquarters (850) 224-7173, or IT Council Lobbyist Chuck Cliburn ( at (850) 559-7900.

The ITC will continue to encourage the enhancement of government spending on IT in order to better serve Florida’s citizens and employers. In addition, the Council will continue its support of establishing an IT governance structure that ensures efficiency and takes a system-wide approach.