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Yesterday’s release of the FITARA Scorecard 5.0 did not look promising for Federal agencies. In today’s Oversight and Government Reform IT Subcommittee FITARA hearing, the committee shared their concerns and sought answers from agency officials testifying.
WASHINGTON -- Tax reform is front and center in Washington this week, and Congressman Hurd had much to say about the proposed changes to our tax system.
The federal government is and will continue to be a target of cyber crimes. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, U.S. companies and government agencies suffered a total of 1,093 data breaches in 2016. Mid-year numbers for 2017 show 791 incidents as of the end of June — a 29 percent increase over the same period in 2016.
The compromise defense policy bill finalized this week includes a key provision that would help federal agencies replace outdated information technology with newer, more secure systems.
“While the details of this horrific act are still under investigation, Cecilia and I want to send our sincerest thoughts and prayers to all those who have been affected by this evil act. I want to thank law enforcement for their response and ask that all Texans pray for the Sutherland Springs community during this time of mourning and loss.”
— Gov. Greg Abbott
WASHINGTON — Members of Congress on Wednesday grilled representatives from Facebook, Google and Twitter and demanded to know what the tech giants will do to prevent meddling in coming American elections.
Congressman Will Hurd took a few minutes to answer some of our questions about terrorism in the U.S. and how to prevent it following the attack in New York.
For the second time in Texas A&M University-San Antonio’s relatively short life, it has been recognized for the rigor of its cybersecurity certification program.
The National Security Agency renewed the university’s designation as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education through 2022.
San Diego – El Departamento de Seguridad Nacional de Estados Unidos develó la semana pasada varios prototipos para el muro fronterizo con México que, según dijeron, representan el primer paso para cumplir con el plan del presidente Donald Trump de construir una barda a lo largo de los más de 3 mil kilómetros.
WASHINGTON -- Congressman Will Hurd sat down with us Wednesday to provide an update on the IT subcommittee, which is looking at political ads in new and traditional media and how federal election rules currently apply and should apply.