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Military veteran unemployment is declining nationwide, but Rep. Will Hurd believes they need more pathways toward the information technology sector after their service.
Hurd (R-Helotes) met with officials from the nonprofit Project QUEST and Rackspace’s Open Cloud Academy on Thursday as those entities aim to increase access and awareness about their programs to military veterans.
Val Verde County veterans are facing a number of issues pertaining their health-related and other benefits, but their most urgent priority, according to a round table held Tuesday afternoon, is to have comprehensive and affordable transportation for their out-of-town medical appointments.
While some in Washington, D.C., seek funding to build a wall along the southern border, one of San Antonio's five congressmen has pledged his support for building a new international bridge about 160 miles west of the Alamo City.
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 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.