Miami-Dade has set steeper restrictions on its cybersecurity infrastructure, including prioritizing domestically made tech.
County commissioners unanimously approved a final vote on an ordinance by Jose “Pepe” Diaz creating the “Cybersecurity Information Technology Procurement and Protection Program.”
Under the program, all future county cybersecurity solicitations of $1 million or more must require that products were American-made or not by a company prohibited under the National Defense Authorization Act.
“Every couple of minutes, we’re facing new challenges,” Diaz told Florida Politics. “The one thing we don’t want is to have certain tech that allows our constituents’ information to get out there.”
– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics