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October 9, 2017 In The News

Among the beakers and petri dishes in the Southside High School lab room Monday morning was an ordinary-looking UPS box.

But three ninth-graders in white lab coats, two scientists, and U.S. Rep. Will Hurd gathered around it with fixed gazes.

“I’m afraid something is going to jump out,” joked Hurd as Neco Jimenez, 14, started ripping open the box.

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 6, 2017 In The News

 A big message given in a small West Texas town Friday.

U.S. Congressman Will Hurd made a stop in Rakin to encourage students to take on leadership roles.

"Being a good leader, being a good person of character, takes practice, and that practice should start when you're in school,” said Congressman Hurd.

October 5, 2017 In The News

The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee this week passed a bill to extend key provisions of the government’s primary technology legislation, the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act. The bill will extend by two years requirements for government agencies to consolidate and optimize data centers, joining a companion bill introduced in the House in June.

October 5, 2017 In The News

A House effort to incorporate sensors, radar and other surveillance technology into a border wall with Mexico appears to be gaining traction.

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.

October 4, 2017 In The News

Lawmakers believe by adopting cybersecurity standards for the internet-connected devices it purchases, the federal government can drive the tech industry into building safer and better-protected products for the internet of things.

October 3, 2017 In The News

With the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act seemingly on a clear path to passage in the Defense authorization bill, the federal community is now asking two simple questions — how will the Trump administration implement the law? And what if chief financial officers and deputy secretaries don’t play nicely and use the money from the IT savings for other priorities?

October 2, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump’s new tech-themed White House team has made upgrading government technology a key talking point, but many federal agencies’ top technology positions remain unfilled and it’s unclear how quickly interim chief information officers can act.