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The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s information technology and government operations subcommittees held a joint hearing Wednesday to key in on the most salient, persistent, and omnipresent issue in Federal agency IT: cybersecurity.
Legacy IT systems continue to limit the overall effectiveness of other cybersecurity solutions, federal CIO Suzette Kent told lawmakers at a July 25 House hearing, but she said the administration is making progress. A report to the president on IT modernization included 52 tasks for federal agencies, many of which deal with cybersecurity.
“Artificial intelligence is a technology that transcends borders,” Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) said during a House hearing on the technology earlier this year.
The lead sponsor of the Modernizing Government Technology Act expressed confidence that congressional appropriators will eventually replenish a revolving fund for IT modernization, but unresolved issues regarding transparency need to be addressed.
The United States National Parks have been in need of a jump start on overdue maintenance projects for a while, and there may now be some hope.
A Texas congressman warned of the growing threat quantum computing presents if competitors such as Russia or China achieve the technological feat first.
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.
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.
It's a tale of two congressmen, mired in tough partisan brawls and yet rising above the divisiveness enough to be crowned Tuesday with an award for civility.
Democrat Beto O'Rourke is trying to topple Sen. Ted Cruz. Republican Will Hurd is battling for survival in the next district over -- political turf that has toggled between the parties almost every election for a decade.