WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Will Hurd released the following statement on the signing of the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act within the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), marking the Congressman’s twelfth piece of legislation signed into law:
THE 20TH CENTURY gave birth to the Nuclear Age as the power of the atom was harnessed and unleashed. Today, we are on the cusp of an equally momentous and irrevocable breakthrough: the advent of computers that draw their computational capability from quantum mechanics.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Rep. Will Hurd (TX-23) and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today introduced a bipartisan House resolution to recognize #GivingTuesday as part of a global movement for giving, volunteerism, and service to others.
Imagine the following hypothetical scenario: you could buy either one of the first cell phone models (the one that could basically double as a brick) for one price or the latest smartphone for a cheaper price. Which would you buy?
DEL RIO, TEXAS -- U.S. Representative Will Hurd issued the following statement on the T-38 Talon Crash at Laughlin Air Force Base:
VAN HORN, TEXAS -- Following the death of Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez, U.S. Representative Will Hurd issued the following statement:
WASHINGTON, DC – Defying what many thought impossible, U.S. Representative Will Hurd’s (R-TX) smart government plan to revolutionize federal IT is now on its way to the President’s desk to be signed into law.
WASHINGTON, DC - Following today’s vote on historic tax reform, U. S. Rep. Will Hurd issued the following statement:
“The last time our tax code saw substantial reform was 1986. This is long overdue and the people have called for fairer, simpler tax reform for decades.
SAN ANTONIO, TX – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Will Hurd traveled to Texas with Vice President Mike Pence to visit with survivors of the Sutherland Springs tragedy and the families of victims lost. Hurd also received a briefing from local law enforcement and participated in a prayer vigil honoring the victims.
As we approach another Veteran’s Day it is time for me once again to take over the Hurd on the Hill column. As a reintroduction, I am a ten-year army veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, the Director of Constituent Services for Congressman Hurd, and I manage all military and VA issues, as well as jokingly serve as Will’s “stuntman”.
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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.