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August 12, 2018 In The News

A medley of folks streamed into Confluence Park on San Antonio’s South Side Sunday: yoga pants-wearing women sat cross-legged at a pavilion, father and son tossed a baseball around, and men toting fishing rods went in search of their big catch.

But missing from the scene outdoors was a classroom of school children taking free hacking lessons from some of the U.S. military’s most skilled cyberwarriors.

August 10, 2018 In The News

A San Antonio-area congressman is warning oil and natural gas companies about threats from Russian hackers.

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, a former CIA agent, believes the success of the shale revolution in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas and the Permian Basin in West Texas has made oil and natural gas companies a target.

August 10, 2018 In The News

Military veteran unemployment is declining nationwide, but Rep. Will Hurd believes they need more pathways toward the information technology sector after their service.

Hurd (R-Helotes) met with officials from the nonprofit Project QUEST and Rackspace’s Open Cloud Academy on Thursday as those entities aim to increase access and awareness about their programs to military veterans.

July 23, 2018 In The News

A Texas congressman warned of the growing threat quantum computing presents if competitors such as Russia or China achieve the technological feat first.

Speaking July 20 at the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colorado, Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, said “whoever gets to true quantum computing first will be able to negate all the encryption that we’ve ever done to date. That is why China, that is why Russia is sucking up ciphertext.”

July 20, 2018 In The News

 Republican Rep. Will Hurd – a former CIA agent – blasted President Trump for failing to defend the U.S. intelligence community and allowing himself to be manipulated by Russia.

"Over the course of my career as an undercover officer in the C.I.A., I saw Russian intelligence manipulate many people," the Texas congressman wrote in an op-ed published Thursday in the New York Times. "I never thought I would see the day when an American president would be one of them."

July 19, 2018 Editorial

Originally published in The Cipher Brief

The United States inherently boasts a creative, risk-taking culture that is inextricably linked to its free enterprise system. And while the federal government has a critical role to play in creating an environment for innovation that advances the common good, it is imperative that private companies, not government bureaucracies, are driving advancements in emerging technology.

July 17, 2018 In The News

There was an unmistakable somberness Tuesday morning at what should have been a joyful event.

U.S. Reps. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, and Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, were at the National Press Club in downtown Washington to accept the Prize for Civility in Public Life, an award from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania.

July 16, 2018 In The News

President Trump ignited a firestorm among Republicans after he failed to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for interfering in the 2016 election during the summit in Helsinki, Finland.

During the conference, Trump sided with Putin over U.S. intelligence agencies on Russians meddling.

"I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today," the president said.

July 16, 2018 In The News

President Donald Trump has been "manipulated" by Russia's Vladimir Putin, Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, a former CIA agent said Monday.

In remarks on CNN's "The Lead," Hurd lashed out at the joint news conference by Trump and Putin after their one-on-one as "disinformation."

"I've seen the Russian intelligence . . . manipulate many people in my career, and I never would have thought the U.S. president would be one of them," Hurd said.

July 16, 2018 In The News

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) on Monday tore into President Trump for refusing to denounce Russian interference in the 2016 election during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.