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WASHINGTON, DC – On April 17, U.S.
WASHINGTON, DC – On April 5 and 6, U.S. Representative Will Hurd visited Brussels, Belgium for meetings with European Union (EU) and NATO officials. Participants affirmed the importance of continued collaboration between the U.S., EU, and NATO and discussed a range of issues, including Russian influence operations, counterterrorism cooperation, cybersecurity, and energy security. They also addressed the importance of coordination between the EU and NATO on common security challenges and threats.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Will Hurd released the following statement in response to the President’s announcement to impose new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports:
February marks Black History Month, an opportunity for all Americans to reflect upon and celebrate the countless contributions of African-Americans to our great nation. Having spent nine years as an undercover officer in the CIA, I had the opportunity to serve shoulder-to-shoulder with our brave men and women in uniform.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, following the House of Representatives budget vote to fully fund our military, U.S. Representative Will Hurd issued the following statement:
In the dead of the desert night, several lumbering figures approach the U.S. border from the Mexican side. Are they smugglers bringing heroin or cocaine into the country, undocumented immigrants risking their lives, or maybe just a couple of hapless cows looking for fresh grass?
Currently, a lack of adequate technology makes it remarkably difficult for the U.S. Border Patrol to get an early warning of just what type of threat such incidents represent, despite an extensive network of video cameras and unattended ground sensors.
The FBI needs access to encrypted files in order to protect the nation against cyber crime, according to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
“Encryption is essential,” Rosenstein said at the Global Cybersecurity Summit on Oct.13. “It is a foundational element of data security and authentication. It is central to the growth and flourishing of the digital economy. We in law enforcement have no desire to undermine encryption. But ‘warrant-proof’ encryption poses a serious problem.”
A Texas-based amnesty group called the plan by President Donald Trump to tie border security and immigration enforcement to a congressional bill to replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program a “ransom note.” The group demands a clean bill issuing amnesty to approximately 800,000 of the so-called “DREAMers.”
One of President Trump’s advisers on Thursday acknowledged that the administration has been slow to permanently fill top information technology roles in the federal government.
Chris Liddell, one of the officials in the White House Office of American Innovation, said that he would like the administration to move “faster” on filling vacant chief information officer (CIO) positions across the government.
Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, is working on the text of his bill to create the Cyber National Guard, a scholarship program that will help train students for cybersecurity jobs in the Federal government.
Students who apply for the Cyber National Guard would receive scholarship money for cybersecurity training programs. Once the students graduate, they would spend the same number of years working for a Federal agency as they did receiving scholarship money to attend school.