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Millions of dollars worth of maintenance and repairs is needed to keep the San Antonio Missions from falling apart.
The technical term is "deferred maintenance," an ever growing list of projects needed to done, but at the moment, there isn’t enough money or staff to do the jobs.
Long overdue maintenance projects could be moving forward soon in Texas. The state’s precious resources rely on federal dollars to keep the parks safe for visitors.
Our Washington Bureau’s Alana Austin reports on how Congress could address these urgent needs.
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 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.
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.
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.