Gov. Scott Unveils Email Sunshine

By: Eyewitness News; Whitney Ray
By: Eyewitness News; Whitney Ray

Tallahassee, Florida - May 4, 2012 -

Email communications with the governor and his top office staff will be available on line as part of an effort Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday will fulfill a promise made on this first day to hold himself and his leadership team accountable. Dubbed Project Sunburst, the web-based service will make public emails from Scott and 11 of his top staff available to the public, many within 24 hours.. The governor plans to expand the program to include agencies under his control. “I invite Floridians to view my e-mails, as well as those of my leadership team, to learn more about how we are working to make Florida the best state for businesses to grow and expand and create jobs.” For reporters, the service provides an unprecedented opportunity to let colleagues, competitors and the public know what they are working on and may prompt a resurgence of fax machines, messenger services and telephones as verbal transmission devices. E-mails are available with search capabilities on the Governor’s website at through Microsoft Outlook Web Access. Individuals can access the Sunburst system by using the user name and password sunburst. The governor's office will continue to comply with public record requests.

To access the system, click here. Domain and password are "sunburst".

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