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October 9, 2018 In The News

Three Texas congressmen are asking President Donald Trump and his Mexican and Canadian counterparts to sign the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement in San Antonio — the same place where its 25-year-old predecessor was inked.

September 21, 2018 In The News

Representative Will Hurd conducted a Town Hall meeting at the El Capitan Conference Center last Saturday. Sheriff Oscar Carrillo introduced Rep. Hurd to the compact audience of about a dozen area residents. Rep. Hurd is running for re-election for the 23rd Congressional District which covers 820 miles from Cotulla to San Elizario. Rep. Hurd noted that he plans to visit all 29 counties in five days.

May 23, 2018 In The News
For the third evaluation in a row, the Department of Defense received a failing grade on its Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act scorecard, the only agency to do so in 2018.
 
According to Government Accountability Office Director of IT Management Issues Dave Powner, the reason for DoD’s poor scores ultimately comes down to transparency, or a lack thereof.
 
May 23, 2018 In The News

Of the seven categories the FITARA scorecard uses to assess federal agencies’ adherence to the IT acquisition law, a trio of measures did more to waylay them than any others.

Members of the House subcommittees on IT and Government Operations detailed Wednesday how 11 agencies regressed on the May 21 scorecard due to poor performance concerning tracking software licenses; ensuring CIOs report to department secretaries or their deputies; and setting up the working capital funds authorized by the Modernizing Government Technology Act.

May 23, 2018 In The News

Agencies fared poorly in the new FITARA scorecard released this week, with 11 of the 24 receiving lower grades since the last scorecard was released in November and none receiving the top mark of A.

The report from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, however, noted that many of the lower scores were the result of new and tougher requirements on the scorecard; without the new requirements, three agencies would have scored an A.

May 23, 2018 In The News

Several industry experts told MeriTalk in the run-up to the release of the latest FITARA (Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act) Federal agency scorecards that expected funding flows from the Modernizing Government Technology Act (MGT Act) may go a long way toward helping agencies boost their scores.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR) released its latest agency scorecard(Scorecard 6.0) on Tuesday, highlighted by 11 agencies receiving lower grades than six months earlier, six improving their scores, and seven holding even.

December 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Will Hurd released the following statement on the signing of the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act within the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), marking the Congressman’s twelfth piece of legislation signed into law:

“Every year, the federal government wastes billions of hard-earned taxpayer dollars maintaining outdated, unreliable and unsecured IT systems – some of which were first designed in the 1960’s. Until now.

October 9, 2017 In The News

Expertos de Estados Unidos y de México consideraron que el Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (Tlcan) podría ser víctima de la presidencia atípica de Donald Trump, lo que sería un error histórico.

October 4, 2017 In The News

U.S. Reps. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, and Ruben Gallego, D-Arizona, introduced legislation Wednesday that would prevent the government from acquiring land to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

October 4, 2017 In The News

The House Homeland Security Committee approved Wednesday a border security bill that includes $10 billion for a border wall.

The Border Security for America Act, proposed by committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas), was passed on a party-line 18-12 vote.

The bill includes the $10 billion in border wall funding, $5 billion to improve ports of entry and adds 5,000 agents to both the Border Patrol and Customs and Border Protection.