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May 24, 2018 In The News

Lawmakers learned in April that the United States needs to write the script when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI). Leave this one to improvisation and we may have a tragedy on our hands.

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May 24, 2018 In The News

Uvalde, Knippa, Sabinal, Nueces Canyon, Brackettville and Leakey high schools will recognize graduating high school seniors in commencement events set tomorrow.

Graduation ceremonies for La Pryor and Utopia high schools are set June 1 and June 2, respectively.

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.
 
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.

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.

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.

May 21, 2018 In The News

Two months after efforts to protect “Dreamers” fractured into a frenzy of opposing factions, a rebellion of House Republican moderates — including San Antonio’s Will Hurd — could force Congress to try again.

May 21, 2018 In The News

Hey Congress, let’s have that debate and vote on DACA.

Let’s put these competing proposals on border security and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals to the test. Let’s see where the chips fall on the House floor, as opposed to meaningless rhetoric and inflammatory red meat.

May 15, 2018 In The News

Three vulnerable House Republicans—Reps. Carlos Curbelo of Florida, Will Hurd of Texas and Jeff Denham of California—have attracted attention by challenging their party’s leadership. They’re trying to get 218 signatures from colleagues of both parties to force a series of votes on immigration bills.

May 15, 2018 In The News

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will elevate the role of agency CIOs.

The order, issued Tuesday afternoon, will require that agency CIOs report directly to the agency head. It will also make CIOs voting members of bureau-level IT governance boards in a bid to increase their enterprise awareness, and give them increased hiring powers.

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