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In 2007, Facebook’s presence in Washington was established by a 23-year-old employee working out of his apartment. He would spend much of his time giving free advice to members of Congress, who wanted to know how they could use the unfamiliar website to win votes and influence people. Ten years on the questions from lawmakers are far less innocent.
The lack of permanent officials filling top cybersecurity roles in the federal government will not impede a push by the new administration to modernize technology across agencies, Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) said Friday.
CIOs of federal agencies that fail to fully comply with the standards laid out in the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act can expect to be dragged into more "boring hearings," according to Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas).
The Homeland Security Department will begin standing up a dashboard in October that shows cyber officials what software is running across most of the civilian federal government and points out dangerous vulnerabilities, a top department official said Friday.
Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, said that he plans to track the IT modernization working capital fund, which will come from his Modernization Government Technology Act, on the FITARA scorecard.
RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:
The Modernizing Government Technology is no stranger to the goal line.
Having twice passed the House and recently passed the Senate as an amendment to the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, the IT modernization bill is a proverbial whisker away from becoming a law.
But the question now becomes when it does pass, who will be there to implement it?
En el marco de celebraciones del Mes de la Herencia Hispana, la Comisión Histórica de Texas produjo un documental que destaca a un veterano de guerra de la región.
El documental “World War I: Texas and the Great War”, forma parte de la exhibición rodante de la Comisión e incluye las hazañas del soldado a del soldado Marcelino Serna.
President Trump's signature campaign issue was his promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border and make Mexico pay for it. Having shown new flexibility on both the border wall and amnesty for illegal immigrants, he may have fenced himself in on immigration.
But will he pay for it?